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(Bitten and Bound)   According to the latest ratings, Charlie Sheen's new show could be heading into train wreck territory. #possiblynotwinning   (bittenandbound.com) divider line 40
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2012-07-07 12:57:36 PM  
3 million viewers on cable? Uhhh... I'd say he's still winning.
 
2012-07-07 01:20:54 PM  
Apparently the ability to deliver a line doesnt amount to much without good lines to deliver. Should have been nicer to Chuck Lorre, dude.
 
2012-07-07 01:33:17 PM  

missmez: Apparently the ability to deliver a line doesnt amount to much without good lines to deliver.


You're crazy if you think Charlie Sheen is going to share any good lines.
 
2012-07-07 01:34:17 PM  

NewportBarGuy: 3 million viewers on cable? Uhhh... I'd say he's still winning.


Except that it's down 40% from the first week, and FX is on the hook for 90 more episodes of this mess if they pick it up.

If it holds steady where it is, yeah, it'll be picked up, but if it continues to decline like this, he's done.
 
2012-07-07 02:07:23 PM  
Watched the premiere ep last night with very low expectations.

My wish wasn't only granted,it was surpassed.
 
2012-07-07 02:09:26 PM  

jake_lex: but if it continues to decline like this, he's done.


I highly doubt we see 40% weekly drops. I can see it settling at 2-2.5 million. He does have a fan base that is big enough to keep him in the top 50 shows. That's about it. Was anyone really expecting it to be in the top 10 on a regular basis?
 
2012-07-07 02:09:38 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: missmez: Apparently the ability to deliver a line doesnt amount to much without good lines to deliver.

You're crazy if you think Charlie Sheen is going to share any good lines.


Thread is officially over. Excellent volley,good sir!
 
2012-07-07 02:12:41 PM  
It isn't any worse than two and a half men to me. I watched it on Hulu because, hey it's free. Better than whitney... not saying much.
 
2012-07-07 02:17:51 PM  
I watched the first episode, and there was nothing there that I haven't seen in a three-camera sitcom a million times before.

The only thing it seems to have going for it is the subtext that Sheen's been a mess in the past and is now sober and trying to be a better person. If that's actually the case, I say: good for him.
 
2012-07-07 02:23:35 PM  
I have a theory every cast member in it was actually at a bar at the same time they were writing.
"Hey, isn't that Selma Blair? And who's that over there? Is that.....is that Brett Butler?"

The show is average. It's sad that 2 1/2 Men is edgier now without him.
I mean, they have Charlie Sheen and they've tied his hands down with a wife and kid and a professional job.
He needs to shoot everyone there on the finale and head to Mexico with the cops after him.
 
2012-07-07 02:25:22 PM  
He has another tv show?
 
2012-07-07 02:31:30 PM  

Apos: Thread is officially over. Excellent volley,good sir!


*tips hat*

Much appreciated, amigo - cheers!


BalugaJoe: He has another tv show?


FX had some extra money lying around and thought, "Ah, hell, why not? What's the worst that could happen?"
 
2012-07-07 02:37:59 PM  
The highest rated show in FX's history is Sons of Anarchy with 4.9 million. If Anger Management finds an audience of around 3 million Charlie is definitely winning.
 
2012-07-07 02:47:15 PM  

jake_lex: NewportBarGuy: 3 million viewers on cable? Uhhh... I'd say he's still winning.

Except that it's down 40% from the first week, and FX is on the hook for 90 more episodes of this mess if they pick it up.

If it holds steady where it is, yeah, it'll be picked up, but if it continues to decline like this, he's done.


That can't be right, that has to be a misprint of 9 more episodes, right? Satan himself couldn't have negotiated a 90-episode commitment in this day and age.
 
2012-07-07 02:53:22 PM  
Another farking hashtag in a headline. Stop.
 
2012-07-07 03:03:28 PM  

Bashatizin' Smashmaster: Another farking hashtag in a headline. Stop.


Also, this.
 
2012-07-07 03:09:44 PM  
Speaking of FX, I got to hand it to Louie. It's not every day you get to see an Oscar winning actress delivering a line about sperm dying in her mouth.
 
2012-07-07 03:17:53 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Speaking of FX, I got to hand it to Louie. It's not every day you get to see an Oscar winning actress delivering a line about sperm dying in her mouth.


Check out The Extras. Many Oscar winners saying things you'd never believe they'd say, even for pay and a laugh.
 
2012-07-07 03:55:56 PM  

FitzShivering: Mad_Radhu: Speaking of FX, I got to hand it to Louie. It's not every day you get to see an Oscar winning actress delivering a line about sperm dying in her mouth.

Check out The Extras. Many Oscar winners saying things you'd never believe they'd say, even for pay and a laugh.


Oh yeah, that was a great show too. Loved the Kate Winslet episode.
 
2012-07-07 04:00:28 PM  
I never pay attention to ratings ever since about ¾ of SPIKE TV remained on the air.

Plus, ratings seem to have overloaded us with Ghost Hunters by the ton, with some appearing to be SWAT wannabes. Including the show where one guy kept shouting at the 'ghost' of Libby Borden to appear and pay for her crimes.

Now we've got shows displaying rampant greed, ranging from storage vultures to house flippers complete with fat white men, usually in black shirts, acting all macho and aggressive with each other.

Hoarders was interesting at first -- for a few episodes, but now houses full of trash are just houses full of trash. Nothing interesting unless they uncover something like a Sherman Tank under all the stuff.

Pickers was interesting, until I noticed how many 'collectors/sellers' left their precious antiques out in the weeds to rot and wanted high prices for rusty stuff.

Plus the Sci-fi channel has wrestling on it, which, agreed, it is mostly fictional, but it's NOT science fiction.

Since this stuff is still on, I don't trust ratings.

Especially those programs dealing with hunts for mythological or legendary creatures who never manage to find any concrete proof -- just like no one else has. Ever.
 
2012-07-07 04:01:09 PM  
Oh come on FX. You blow minds with Breaking Bad and Walking Dead but decide that this is worth a go?
 
2012-07-07 04:01:52 PM  
How long do we have to wait for a Charlie Sheen "reality" show showing his daily life. Of course, it would have to be on Cinemax, but I would watch it.
 
2012-07-07 04:02:22 PM  

TheSwizz: Oh come on FX. You blow minds with Breaking Bad and Walking Dead but decide that this is worth a go?


Bath salts, man.

They make folks do crazy things.
 
2012-07-07 04:14:10 PM  

jayhawk88: jake_lex: NewportBarGuy: 3 million viewers on cable? Uhhh... I'd say he's still winning.

Except that it's down 40% from the first week, and FX is on the hook for 90 more episodes of this mess if they pick it up.

If it holds steady where it is, yeah, it'll be picked up, but if it continues to decline like this, he's done.

That can't be right, that has to be a misprint of 9 more episodes, right? Satan himself couldn't have negotiated a 90-episode commitment in this day and age.


No, the article is correct. Right now, FX only has a 10 show commitment, but if they renew the show, they will be on the hook for 90 more episodes.

I've seen it called the 10-90 model, and it's the same thing that the various Tyler Perry shows on TBS got.
 
2012-07-07 04:20:34 PM  
90 episodes is an interesting commitment (I know this show only has 10 atm). Enough for syndication, but 100 would be much easier to sell.
 
2012-07-07 04:23:52 PM  

TheSwizz: Oh come on FX. You blow minds with Breaking Bad and Walking Dead but decide that this is worth a go?


You should learn the difference between FX and AMC.
 
2012-07-07 04:28:41 PM  

Pokey.Clyde: TheSwizz: Oh come on FX. You blow minds with Breaking Bad and Walking Dead but decide that this is worth a go?

You should learn the difference between FX and AMC.



That may be,but the rest of the post is spot-on.
 
2012-07-07 04:43:00 PM  
I like the casting (his ex, played by Shawnee Smith, was Linda a high spot on Becker). The premise has potential. Even if it's been done on everything from Bob Newhart to Jane Lynch on 2 1/2 Men, it still has a viable place in 2012. But they'd better find some very funny writers, and they'd better do it fast.
 
2012-07-07 04:54:43 PM  
This reminds me that I never got around to watching season 2 of Louie. Yo-ho-ho, off I go-o-o-oh!

*tips hat*
 
2012-07-07 05:51:31 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Speaking of FX, I got to hand it to Louie. It's not every day you get to see an Oscar winning actress delivering a line about sperm dying in her mouth.


By the end of that episode my jaw was on the farking floor. The man is absolutely fearless.

/Who didn't let the gorilla into the ballet theater?
 
2012-07-07 05:51:36 PM  

Wasilla Hillbilly: 90 episodes is an interesting commitment (I know this show only has 10 atm). Enough for syndication, but 100 would be much easier to sell.


Well, they got 10. Add another 90 and there's your hundred...
 
2012-07-07 06:36:16 PM  

rooftop235: Wasilla Hillbilly: 90 episodes is an interesting commitment (I know this show only has 10 atm). Enough for syndication, but 100 would be much easier to sell.

Well, they got 10. Add another 90 and there's your hundred...


Wow. dumbass moment for me. Thanks.
 
2012-07-07 07:52:19 PM  

2CountyFairs: jayhawk88: jake_lex: NewportBarGuy: 3 million viewers on cable? Uhhh... I'd say he's still winning.

Except that it's down 40% from the first week, and FX is on the hook for 90 more episodes of this mess if they pick it up.

If it holds steady where it is, yeah, it'll be picked up, but if it continues to decline like this, he's done.

That can't be right, that has to be a misprint of 9 more episodes, right? Satan himself couldn't have negotiated a 90-episode commitment in this day and age.

No, the article is correct. Right now, FX only has a 10 show commitment, but if they renew the show, they will be on the hook for 90 more episodes.

I've seen it called the 10-90 model, and it's the same thing that the various Tyler Perry shows on TBS got.


Huh. I had no idea a TV company would ever do such a thing. I guess it makes some sense, if you assume that 10 episodes is enough to tell you what kind of ratings the show is going to get over it's life, + or - 10% maybe, but considering where TV is headed that seems like a ridiculous commitment to make. I suppose there's probably a buyout clause, or maybe they just figure there's a floor when it comes to these kinds of things: Regardless of how bad a show it, there's X number of people who will tune in no matter what. People in traction at hospitals or something.
 
2012-07-07 09:09:17 PM  
Conan would kill for Charlie's ratings.
 
2012-07-07 10:26:12 PM  
That show is just the movie Anger Management, without the plot, jokes, charm, or great err, hasbeen err decent actors. Why the hell people feel every sitcom needs a damn laugh track is beyond me. It's distracting and obnoxious, just like this show.
 
2012-07-07 10:36:27 PM  
If he can pay the bills for Louie and Wilfred, fine by me. Like Walking Dead paying the bills of Breaking Bad, or South Park paying the bills for Ugly Americans.
 
2012-07-07 11:02:51 PM  

Zombie DJ: He needs to shoot everyone there on the finale and head to Mexico with the cops after him.


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Agrees
 
2012-07-08 06:46:35 AM  
I caught bits and pieces of it while flipping through the channels. What I did see of it was infinitely more watchable than Russel Brand's new show. It's bad enough that Brand's a hideous, obnoxious waste of life, but it seems he also has to produce a show that actually caused me physical pain to watch. The few times the audience laughed seemed to me like someone was either paying them to, or pointing a gun at them and forcing them to.
 
2012-07-08 09:06:34 AM  
Just watched the first two eps on FX's site. There were some laugh-out-loud moments.

It's basically 2.5 Men before Charlie left.
 
2012-07-08 12:00:32 PM  
Charlie Sheen is always winning because Charlie Sheen has already won.

/Charlie Sheen taught me how to tie an onion onto my belt, as that was the style at the time
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/Charlie Sheen taught Chuck how to Norris
 
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