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(AP)   What was the No. 1 TV show last week? "Deal Or No Deal"? Nope. "CSI"? Nope. Would you believe CBS's NFL Postgame Show?   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 74
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2007-01-03 10:26:08 AM
How is that strange? Everything is in its half-season break. There's nothing but reruns...


/Didn't RTFA.
 
2007-01-03 10:36:38 AM
Add one part "overtime game/exciting finish which spills over into this time slot" and another part "old people tuning in early for 60 Minutes" and, presto!
 
2007-01-03 10:39:29 AM
People still watch network television?
 
2007-01-03 11:06:53 AM
darkyn:
People still watch network television?

Sports aren't available on BitTorrent fast enough.
 
2007-01-03 11:25:40 AM
darkyn : People still watch network television?

Not only is that so, but the quality of shows have been improving greatly the past several years. "Lost", "Heroes", and "24" and just three quick examples of network shows that are far better than most other entertainment options out there.
 
2007-01-03 11:30:10 AM
KellyLockhart

But, it's way cool to say that "I don't watch network TV".

It's basically the "I'm so cool, I don't own a TV" phrase for people who can't get away with saying that.
 
2007-01-03 11:30:17 AM
Etchy333: Sports aren't available on BitTorrent fast enough.

I still couldn't find the damn Boise State game last night.
 
2007-01-03 11:33:56 AM
dletter: It's basically the "I'm so cool, I don't own a TV" phrase for people who can't get away with saying that.

This would be the cue for someone to link to the Onion article.
 
2007-01-03 12:44:45 PM
That is crazy! [insert tv show name here] is SOOO much better than sports@!!Q!!!

I hate teh jocks!!!1!!@QQ!!2!@!~`!
 
2007-01-03 12:45:50 PM
Yep, rerun time.
 
2007-01-03 12:45:56 PM
Televised football is used (by the government of course) to control the minds of the weak.
 
2007-01-03 12:46:25 PM
People still buy and rent VHS, this is 2007 people, dvd players are $25 in Walmart, get with the program grandad
 
2007-01-03 12:46:28 PM
no
 
2007-01-03 12:48:47 PM
 
2007-01-03 12:48:47 PM
KellyLockhart: Not only is that so, but the quality of shows have been improving greatly the past several years. "Lost", "Heroes", and "24" and just three quick examples of network shows that are far better than most other entertainment options out there.

I dunno about the first two since I don't watch em, but I think 24 has become a joke. It lost the edge and intensity of the first few seasons. If back then every episode would end too soon and I couldn't wait for next, but now I'm just counting down the minutes till it's over, that says something. Prison Break became the same way in just a season and a half.

Cable shows FTW.
 
2007-01-03 12:53:13 PM
the reason this happened, is alot of people wanted to see who's in who's out of the playoffs, and nobody wanted to listen to Joe Buck tell them.
Joe Buck, stop pretending you know jack about football.
 
2007-01-03 12:54:06 PM
You know, C3PO could decipher millions of languages but I bet he never heard Shannon Sharpe.
 
2007-01-03 12:55:31 PM
I gotta say, I actually like Deal or No Deal. Interesting insight it gives into risk-taking behavior.
 
2007-01-03 12:56:19 PM
This would be the cue for someone to link to the Onion article.

Hark? Mama needs a link. Stat.

Football is awesome. Even more so since during said football game broadcasts on FOX, they show extended trailers for 24.

Dr Romano: You're hurting me!
Jack Bauer: Trust me. I'm not.
 
2007-01-03 12:57:13 PM
Damn. Thanks for the link, TryinToThink.

F5 next time, I know.
 
2007-01-03 12:57:20 PM
I'd much rather watch the idiots on the Fox pregame/postgame than the idiots on the CBS pregame/postgame.

Irvin's habit of squinting while raising his eyebrows is extremely annoying. Plus, he talks like he's shouting across a Scottish Glen in the fog. Just shut up. You add nothing.

(The interview with T.O was a farking blow job.)
 
2007-01-03 12:58:39 PM
That Boise St./Oklahoma game was one of the best games I've seen. Too bad the people at Fox put it on so late that a lot of people didn't bother watching it. And they did the same thing last night. And they'll do the same thing tonight. And they'll do the same thing next Monday. Only difference was that we didn't start back to school until today.

I still say that it takes a large pair of nuts to go for 2 in the first overtime when all you need is a PAT to go to a 2nd overtime.
 
2007-01-03 01:02:04 PM
bambi121899

If you check out a program called Utorrent for Windows, it has a built in search box. Within the search box you can choose from 4 or 5 of the most popular torrent search engines. BitComet has this feature too. No need to go looking for search engines ;-)
 
2007-01-03 01:02:04 PM
And everyone was curious how the play offs would pan out. I bet the NL post game show is not always on top, but last week was critical.

GO PATS!
 
2007-01-03 01:02:39 PM
darkyn

People still watch network television?

Sports, yes. And I tape "Friday Night Lights." That's about all, though. The rest is trash.

"24" was good for one year. "Heroes" is too convoluted, and will take about seven seasons to reach any kind of payoff. "Desperate Housewives" was good for one year. "Lost" lost me after six or seven episodes, whenever they introduced the "other" crash victims. Blah.

I do like to tape "The Office" as well, but it's not near as good as the original BBC version.
 
2007-01-03 01:04:38 PM
darkyn: People still watch network television?

I came in here to say "people really watch Deal or No Deal?" WTF is it with that show? They don't have to DO anything. I'm not a Fear Factor fan, but at least they had to chew on some nads to get some money. These chodes just say yes or no to the amount of money offered to them. God damn. And about network television, no, I don't watch too much of that. It's more a matter of continuity. If I don't watch a show from the beginning of the series, I don't get into it. I watch an awful lot of cable shows, but ABC, CBS, NBC, not so much. Fox sunday nights is about it.

/vowed not to watch any new series on Fox since their dickish treatment of Arrested Development. Still have to get around to watching Firefly since that is held in high esteem and seems to be a casualty of the Fox dicketry.
 
2007-01-03 01:06:25 PM
MooseBayou


I do like to tape "The Office" as well, but it's not near as good as the original BBC version.



But at least you can understand what they are saying.
 
2007-01-03 01:07:16 PM
Battlestar Galactica...

that is all.
 
2007-01-03 01:08:07 PM
PoopsMcGhee: I still say that it takes a large pair of nuts to go for 2 in the first overtime when all you need is a PAT to go to a 2nd overtime.

Oklahoma scored their overtime TD on one run. Near the end of the game, Oklahoma started dominating and Boise State did what they had to do to win the game. If they had decided to go for one point, they probably wouldn't have won.
 
2007-01-03 01:10:02 PM
I'm not a Fear Factor fan, but at least they had to chew on some nads to get some money.

i11.photobucket.com

Joe Rogan, here's something you might not know about me. I smoke rocks.
 
2007-01-03 01:10:54 PM
MooseBayou I do like to tape "The Office" as well, but it's not near as good as the original BBC version.

The NBC version did not start off as strong as the BBC version, but Season 2 was better than the original. I bet you liked Nirvana before Nevermind or Fall Out Boy before From Under the Cork Tree as well.
 
2007-01-03 01:13:13 PM
xero69 You're my hero for today! Thank you!
 
2007-01-03 01:15:23 PM
udeng01: You know, C3PO could decipher millions of languages but I bet he never heard Shannon Sharpe.

*spit take*

/it was an old keyboard, anyway
 
2007-01-03 01:17:09 PM
MooseBayou: Irvin's habit of squinting while raising his eyebrows is extremely annoying. Plus, he talks like he's shouting across a Scottish Glen in the fog. Just shut up. You add nothing.



I can't look directly at him, his tieknot is so big that it has some kind of black hole effect.

Who dresses that dude anyway, my god man.
 
2007-01-03 01:17:29 PM
amindtat: Joe Rogan, here's something you might not know about me. I smoke rocks.

I got you the rock you always wanted!
 
2007-01-03 01:18:51 PM
When will network TV reduce commericial advertising time? Even football is getting difficult to watch.

If I do get a DVR, how many minutes (or hours) do I need to wait after kickoff to be able to eliminate all of the breaks up to halftime?

/did you know this is our country? Let us tell you again in 2 minutes. And again shortly after that. And again...
 
2007-01-03 01:24:52 PM
archerjoe

With my ReplayTV (DVR) I can watch a three hours of recorded football in about 45 minutes. That includes skipping all commercials and all of halftime. I also hit the skip ahead button the second the play is over, which will typically get you to about 1 second before the ball is hiked again.
 
2007-01-03 01:25:34 PM
archerjoe

With my ReplayTV (DVR) I can watch a three hours of recorded football in about 45 minutes. That includes skipping all commercials and all of halftime. I also hit the skip ahead button the second the play is over, which will typically get you to about 1 second before the ball is hiked.
 
2007-01-03 01:26:38 PM
damn my first double post ever, sorry about that.
 
2007-01-03 01:35:47 PM
The reason it the NFL Postgame Show was so popular was because it was the end of the regular season and playoff matches were being announced. A few teams shuffled around in spots, most were secure before the games last week, but none of week one of the playoffs had been decided. The teams who have a bye week (ahem) are also interested, because they wanted to see who their teams might be playing from the matchups.

/would love to play Romo-oh-no again.
www.divshare.com
 
2007-01-03 01:40:56 PM
When will network TV reduce commericial advertising time? Even football is getting difficult to watch

Considering they're bleeding viewers to teh intarwebs and TiVo, probably not until shows agree to regularly utilize product placement in their shows.

I'm not sure how that would affect sports, though. I'd guess that commercial breaks would be reduced overall but you know... wouldn't hold my breath and all that jazz. Football is such a slow-moving game anyway, throwing in commercials during time-outs isn't the worst idea ever.
 
2007-01-03 01:41:11 PM
Rigby-Reardon: With my ReplayTV (DVR) I can watch a three hours of recorded football in about 45 minutes. That includes skipping all commercials and all of halftime. I also hit the skip ahead button the second the play is over, which will typically get you to about 1 second before the ball is hiked.

I am so getting that when I have cable.
 
2007-01-03 01:47:06 PM
archerjoe



If I do get a DVR, how many minutes (or hours) do I need to wait after kickoff to be able to eliminate all of the breaks up to halftime?


Never timed the amount of comercials, but I watched Spiderman 2 last night on TV. Let it record for 20 minutes before watching, just to give me a "buffer" for comercials. That got me under halfway.
 
2007-01-03 01:48:19 PM
archerjoe



If I do get a DVR, how many minutes (or hours) do I need to wait after kickoff to be able to eliminate all of the breaks up to halftime?


Never timed the amount of comercials, but I watched Spiderman 2 last night on TV. Let it record for 20 minutes before watching, just to give me a "buffer" for comercials. That got me under halfway.

But lets say an average football game is 4 hours long, with only an hour on the play clock. that's 3 hours of shiat, so I'd give yourself 1.5 hours of lead time to watch it to half time.
 
2007-01-03 01:48:31 PM
DaSwankOne
The NBC version did not start off as strong as the BBC version, but Season 2 was better than the original.

I am actually agree with you on this. I think now that they have started making the Michael Scott character more believable, and started leaving the BBC storyline the American version is superior.

Here are my current views on character breakdown.

David Brent is equal to Michael Scott
Gareth was better that Dwight is
Tim was not as good as Jim is
Dawn was not as good as Pam is
Lee is equal to Roy
Chris Finch is equal to Todd Packer
Keith was not as good as Kevin is

The British version was not written with the ability to extend the storyline for a longer period of time, they fixed that with the American version. They have kept Jim and Pam apart, and also kept Pam and Roy apart, unlike allowing Dawn and Lee to get together. They have also added the extra characters and extra romances to keep the story from being to focused on just four people (David, Gareth, Tim, and Dawn).
 
2007-01-03 01:49:06 PM
The 80's was the Golden Age of TV:

- Miami Vice

- Riptide

- The A-Team

- Magnum P.I.

- The WWF with Hulk Hogan and Roddy Piper.

- Really good Saturday morning cartoons.
 
2007-01-03 01:49:15 PM
wow screwed up posts. Sorry mods. Please delete the first. I must have gotten caught up in some space time continuum or sumptin.
 
2007-01-03 02:01:52 PM
archerjoe

With my ReplayTV (DVR) I can watch a three hours of recorded football in about 45 minutes. That includes skipping all commercials and all of halftime. I also hit the skip ahead button the second the play is over, which will typically get you to about 1 second before the ball is hiked again.

Skipping halftime and I'd miss all the costume malfunctions!
 
2007-01-03 02:03:13 PM
FTFA (updated with actual figures)

VHS SALES

1. "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Special Edition)," Walt Disney Home Video. Total=8

2. "Frosty the Snowman," Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Total=7

3. "Shark Tale," DreamWorks Home Entertainment. Total=5

4. "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," New Line Home Entertainment. Total=3

5. "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" Warner Reprise Video.Total=2
 
2007-01-03 02:04:08 PM
ColdFusion
I gotta say, I actually like Deal or No Deal. Interesting insight it gives into risk-taking behavior.

I used to like it for that reason. But they could literally have four contestants per night. Only showing two makes the show drag on so much it's painful to watch.
 
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