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(Entertainment Weekly)   NBC chairman: "We had a really bad fall season"   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, NBC, Sunday Night Football, prime suspect, Robert Greenblatt  
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2012-01-07 11:23:28 AM  
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What an asshole this guy is to blame Chuck's dismal end on the fans. I have no problem admitting the show isn't what it used to be, but NBC set the show up to fail in every single season it was on the air. The only reason it's still on the air is because of the fans.

Good news for me, though. Once Chuck goes off the air, the last reason I had to ever tune into NBC goes with it.

Nemo's Brother: Nick at Night won't be showing it in 20 years.

Who's going to need Nick at Nite in 20 years? Chuck is already available on DVD and streaming services like Netflix. Whether anyone will watch it may be debatable, but it's always going to be there.
2012-01-07 04:36:47 AM  
1 vote:
The balls on this guy to say that (and I'm paraphrasing) "We won't decide if we're cancelling Community until May when I watch all the pilots. If those all suck, then Community is safe."
2012-01-06 07:15:06 PM  
1 vote:
Personally I hope this is a curse NBC got for cancelling Life. That show was amazing, but those farktards couldn't keep it in a normal time slot.

/and taking Sarah Shahi off of TV should require someone's execution.
2012-01-06 07:14:16 PM  
1 vote:

germ78: FlashHarry: because americans, on the whole, are morons.

This is true.

mitchcumstein1: Ratings, as they are currently done, are an antiquated system.

And so is this.

/I should have added that NBC programming execs are clueless at best, malicious at worst

Let me just say one thing about this, that I have to say on every thread. Ratings are NOT about the program, it is about how many people are watching the advertisements. The program is an "advertisement delivery mechanism". This is because ads (by and large) are what pays for the programming. Product placement gets around some of this. But those of us that record a program on our DVRs are not, by and large, watching the ads. So ratings are antiquated if you are using them to measure who watches a program, but they are pretty good about determining who watches the ads. That being said, there are other revenue paths now (product placement, DVD sets, pay outlets like Netflix and other internet and VOD) These other outlets are pretty small change compared to what advertisers bring to the table.
2012-01-06 05:20:12 PM  
1 vote:

dletter: Because these are the Top rated programs on TV today:
American Idol
Dancing with the Stars
Two and a Half Men
Big Bang Theory
60 Minutes
Mike & Molly
2 Broke Girls

Exactly one of those shows is watchable...oh fark it, two, I like NCIS, but 60 Minutes is the only one of those I will readily admit to watching.

Can someone explain to me how the gal on Mike & Molly won the emmy last year? I mean, I'm not even saying she is a bad actress.... it's just how can you judge with how awful the writing is on that show.

She was piss your pants funny in Bridesmaids, and it carried over?
2012-01-06 05:04:47 PM  
1 vote:
NBC vexes me. They routinely have the best shows on network TV (in the past several years, these include Parks and Rec, The Office, 30 Rock, Community, Life, Chuck, Parenthood and Friday Night Lights) and they SUCK as a network. It is seriously confusing.

Seriously, name me one other network which has a top 8 of quality shows over the past five years as good as NBC. And they can't get ratings.
2012-01-06 04:05:58 PM  
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germ78: In before the B-b-b-but Community! Parks and Rec!

/as good as those shows may be, they're not getting the ratings

because americans, on the whole, are morons.
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