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(Entertainment Weekly)   'The Walking Dead' is so big in the ratings AMC doesn't even know what networks 'The Voice' and 'Modern Family' are on   (insidetv.ew.com) divider line 91
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2013-04-04 05:23:24 PM
It's really too bad it sucks so bad.
 
2013-04-04 06:07:57 PM
I don't care about those shows either.
www.iruntheinternet.com
 
2013-04-04 06:10:07 PM
What the hell is with the spaces in the letters

Not even all of them, just some of them
 
2013-04-04 06:11:24 PM
The Walking Dead? Oh, you mean the AMC commercial hour with 25 minutes of zombie clips thrown in.
 
2013-04-04 06:15:05 PM
DVR is the best way to watch these shows.  Walking Dead is fun--don't over analyze it.

/Thank goodness Andrea and "Where's Carl?!?!!!" mom bought it.
 
2013-04-04 06:19:13 PM

fickenchucker: DVR is the best way to watch these shows.  Walking Dead is fun--don't over analyze it.

/Thank goodness Andrea and "Where's Carl?!?!!!" mom bought it.


I was waiting for that dumb white biatch to die for a while now.
 
2013-04-04 06:21:12 PM
so we got a lot of the haters out of the way early. but i do agree that AMC is killing the show with a ton of ads.
 
2013-04-04 06:25:58 PM

justtray: It's really too bad it sucks so bad.


this

this

Popcorn Johnny: The Walking Dead? Oh, you mean the AMC commercial hour with 25 minutes of zombie clips thrown in.


this also
 
2013-04-04 06:27:55 PM
The quality of it is questionable, especially the writing, but AMC has no competition.   I imagine that the success will continue until some other network comes along and show's everyone what a zombie tv show could be.
 
2013-04-04 06:28:19 PM
So big that they're doing everything they can to kill it outside of just cancelling it outright.
 
2013-04-04 06:28:35 PM

fickenchucker: /Thank goodness Andrea and "Where's Carl?!?!!!" mom bought it.


Ahh, memories...

24.media.tumblr.com

4.bp.blogspot.com
How can so many people take a preposterous story like a zombie apocalypse and over analyze it to the point of distraction?

/huh huh, huh huh, ... "anal"
 
2013-04-04 06:29:21 PM

Satanic_Hamster: fickenchucker: DVR is the best way to watch these shows.  Walking Dead is fun--don't over analyze it.

/Thank goodness Andrea and "Where's Carl?!?!!!" mom bought it.

I was waiting for that dumb white biatch to die for a while now.


Me too. She was damn obnoxious.
 
2013-04-04 06:29:22 PM

Old enough to know better: So big that they're doing everything they can to kill it outside of just cancelling it outright.


it's almost like it's a show of syfy or something...
 
2013-04-04 06:32:04 PM
TV Companies pull crap like AMC's gratuitous amount of commercials, then wonder why so many people acquire the shows through nefarious means.

Look, I get it. Ads pay the bills. All that I can totally understand. But there's a line, and cable TV isn't just crossing it, they're leaping over it and nuking the line behind them as they go.

/never owned a TV or cable TV service. Don't understand people who do.
 
2013-04-04 06:32:17 PM
Wow. THREE WD threads in one day?

Granted, one of them is mine, so I really can't complain...
 
2013-04-04 06:35:39 PM
All the complaints about commercials make me glad I didn't opt to pay my provider for the bundle HBO comes with and instead opted to DL it from iTunes commercial free at a couple bucks an episode.
 
2013-04-04 06:44:06 PM
Last Sunday, my plan was to watch Game of Thrones and DVR The Walking Dead, That way I could cruise through it, avoiding all the commercials. I couldn't hold out and ended up watching it first and then catching the replay of GoT. After sitting through ridiculously excessive commercials in the finale, I'll never watch it again live.
 
2013-04-04 06:44:45 PM

Nogin Lame: All the complaints about commercials make me glad I didn't opt to pay my provider for the bundle HBO comes with and instead opted to DL it from iTunes commercial free at a couple bucks an episode.


I see what you did there.
 
2013-04-04 06:46:04 PM
When the geriatric bus rolled into the prison The Walked Dead jumped the shark.
 
2013-04-04 06:46:31 PM

Popcorn Johnny: Last Sunday, my plan was to watch Game of Thrones and DVR The Walking Dead, That way I could cruise through it, avoiding all the commercials. I couldn't hold out and ended up watching it first and then catching the replay of GoT. After sitting through ridiculously excessive commercials in the finale, I'll never watch it again live.


Mr. Unsympathetic and I have a 20 minute policy. Wait 20 minutes to let the DVR suck up all the commercials, finishes nearly at the same time as the regular broadcast.

/The Mr. likes to point out how efficient he is by finishing a 60 minute show in 42.
 
2013-04-04 06:47:07 PM

Baelz: When the geriatric bus rolled into the prison The Walked Dead jumped the shark.


They're running out of food, what else were they supposed to do?
 
2013-04-04 06:57:38 PM

Esroc: TV Companies pull crap like AMC's gratuitous amount of commercials, then wonder why so many people acquire the shows through nefarious means.

Look, I get it. Ads pay the bills. All that I can totally understand. But there's a line, and cable TV isn't just crossing it, they're leaping over it and nuking the line behind them as they go.

/never owned a TV or cable TV service. Don't understand people who do.


The Walking Dead's episodes are always between 42 and 45 minutes, with less than 20 minutes of commercial time.  It's no different than any other show on cable or broadcast.
 
2013-04-04 07:17:39 PM
I don't know why it took us so long, but we finally started watching it on Netflix last week.  We are into Season 2 now and hooked. The bulk of what I've seen so far was filmed within 10 miles of us and it's pretty cool to recognize places I know.

This, and getting caught up on Breaking Bad, makes Netflix worth the $7.99 a month.
 
2013-04-04 07:26:36 PM

rugman11: Esroc: TV Companies pull crap like AMC's gratuitous amount of commercials, then wonder why so many people acquire the shows through nefarious means.

Look, I get it. Ads pay the bills. All that I can totally understand. But there's a line, and cable TV isn't just crossing it, they're leaping over it and nuking the line behind them as they go.

/never owned a TV or cable TV service. Don't understand people who do.

The Walking Dead's episodes are always between 42 and 45 minutes, with less than 20 minutes of commercial time.  It's no different than any other show on cable or broadcast.


[CITATION NEEDED]  Show us your data because I think you are wrong, especially the most recent episodes.
 
2013-04-04 07:26:49 PM

Baelz: When the geriatric bus rolled into the prison The Walked Dead jumped the shark.


Bah, it jumped the shark when the first zombie appeared. As if zombies could actually happen. After wasting all those minutes over an entire quarter of an hour I was finally done with the Walking Dead for good. I just couldn't take one more bit of nonsense from that show.
 
2013-04-04 07:46:03 PM

Farty McPooPants: rugman11: Esroc: TV Companies pull crap like AMC's gratuitous amount of commercials, then wonder why so many people acquire the shows through nefarious means.

Look, I get it. Ads pay the bills. All that I can totally understand. But there's a line, and cable TV isn't just crossing it, they're leaping over it and nuking the line behind them as they go.

/never owned a TV or cable TV service. Don't understand people who do.

The Walking Dead's episodes are always between 42 and 45 minutes, with less than 20 minutes of commercial time.  It's no different than any other show on cable or broadcast.

[CITATION NEEDED]  Show us your data because I think you are wrong, especially the most recent episodes.


Amazon has the season finale at 44 minutes. I'm assuming that's without commercials.

Walking Dead Season 3, Ep. 16 "Welcome to the Tombs"

i48.tinypic.com
 
2013-04-04 07:46:17 PM

Farty McPooPants: rugman11: Esroc: TV Companies pull crap like AMC's gratuitous amount of commercials, then wonder why so many people acquire the shows through nefarious means.

Look, I get it. Ads pay the bills. All that I can totally understand. But there's a line, and cable TV isn't just crossing it, they're leaping over it and nuking the line behind them as they go.

/never owned a TV or cable TV service. Don't understand people who do.

The Walking Dead's episodes are always between 42 and 45 minutes, with less than 20 minutes of commercial time.  It's no different than any other show on cable or broadcast.

[CITATION NEEDED]  Show us your data because I think you are wrong, especially the most recent episodes.


I don't have an outside citation, I just have the episodes I've downloaded.  Here are the run times for the spring episodes:

03x09 - 43:17
03x10 - 43:17
03x11 - 43:25
03x12 - 43:20
03x13 - 43:13
03x14 - 43:15
03x15 - 43:21
03x16 - 42:45

The shortest episode of the season was the first at 42:41.  Now, AMC may occasionally run their episodes for 62 minutes (I don't recall off the top of my head and I can't find listings), but you never get more than 20 minutes of commercials.
 
2013-04-04 07:46:35 PM

Farty McPooPants: rugman11: Esroc: TV Companies pull crap like AMC's gratuitous amount of commercials, then wonder why so many people acquire the shows through nefarious means.

Look, I get it. Ads pay the bills. All that I can totally understand. But there's a line, and cable TV isn't just crossing it, they're leaping over it and nuking the line behind them as they go.

/never owned a TV or cable TV service. Don't understand people who do.

The Walking Dead's episodes are always between 42 and 45 minutes, with less than 20 minutes of commercial time.  It's no different than any other show on cable or broadcast.

[CITATION NEEDED]  Show us your data because I think you are wrong, especially the most recent episodes.

I download it.  it was about 45 minutes in length
/yohoho
 
2013-04-04 07:50:52 PM

rugman11: Farty McPooPants: rugman11: Esroc: TV Companies pull crap like AMC's gratuitous amount of commercials, then wonder why so many people acquire the shows through nefarious means.

Look, I get it. Ads pay the bills. All that I can totally understand. But there's a line, and cable TV isn't just crossing it, they're leaping over it and nuking the line behind them as they go.

/never owned a TV or cable TV service. Don't understand people who do.

The Walking Dead's episodes are always between 42 and 45 minutes, with less than 20 minutes of commercial time.  It's no different than any other show on cable or broadcast.

[CITATION NEEDED]  Show us your data because I think you are wrong, especially the most recent episodes.

I don't have an outside citation, I just have the episodes I've downloaded.  Here are the run times for the spring episodes:

03x09 - 43:17
03x10 - 43:17
03x11 - 43:25
03x12 - 43:20
03x13 - 43:13
03x14 - 43:15
03x15 - 43:21
03x16 - 42:45

The shortest episode of the season was the first at 42:41.  Now, AMC may occasionally run their episodes for 62 minutes (I don't recall off the top of my head and I can't find listings), but you never get more than 20 minutes of commercials.


That is still a lot of commercials for an hour long show than it use to be in the 90s. Almost all the Star Trek shows were around 46 minutes long. They are adding a lot more commercials now and less running time on shows, but all the channels are doing that, not just AMC.
 
2013-04-04 07:53:31 PM
Season 1 episodes were average 45 min
Season 2 and 3 have been 42-43 min according to iTunes
 
2013-04-04 07:54:35 PM

demonfaerie: That is still a lot of commercials for an hour long show than it use to be in the 90s. Almost all the Star Trek shows were around 46 minutes long. They are adding a lot more commercials now and less running time on shows, but all the channels are doing that, not just AMC.


Take a look at some of the TOS runtimes.  51 minutes.

By 2030, shows will be 30 seconds long with 59.5 minutes of commercials.
 
2013-04-04 07:59:40 PM

Shazam999: demonfaerie: That is still a lot of commercials for an hour long show than it use to be in the 90s. Almost all the Star Trek shows were around 46 minutes long. They are adding a lot more commercials now and less running time on shows, but all the channels are doing that, not just AMC.

Take a look at some of the TOS runtimes.  51 minutes.

By 2030, shows will be 30 seconds long with 59.5 minutes of commercials.


Most likely. Networks wouldn't have to put out so many commercials if they made good programming. More people will want to tune into to watch a show rather than DVR it, and buy it when it comes out on dvd.
 
2013-04-04 08:03:39 PM
There is no reason in this day and age to watch a commercial. Ever.
 
2013-04-04 08:04:02 PM
Raise your hand if seeing commercials actively makes you want to buy or look up that product...

I can't remember any time I have seen a commercial, especially a car or food, commercial that has made me think. "Hmm that looks awesome, let me go buy it!". Most commercials just turn me off to whatever they are selling. So are advertisements really that profitable for companies? Do people really buy more Hondas because they saw a Honda commercial?
 
2013-04-04 08:15:48 PM
this show has really gone downhill.

the premiere and season 1 were awesome. season 1 finale = awesome

season 2 on the farm was great too but some aspects went on for way too long (the search for sophia...). season 2 finale = awesome

season 3 started off good but then went to shiat reeeaaal quick. the best episode of the season was probably "Clear" when they went back to Rick's hometown to get supplies. season 3 finale = a huge let down.

i'm not holding out too much hope for season 4.

/watched the first two season on netflix and then made the mistake of watching season 3 on AMC. the commercials alone made me want to go on a killing rampage.
 
2013-04-04 08:17:20 PM
also, when the hell does Breaking Bad start up again? it's a shame this will be the final season (err-half) because now THAT is a great show and TWD writers should really take notes.
 
2013-04-04 08:17:42 PM

freetomato: I don't know why it took us so long, but we finally started watching it on Netflix last week.  We are into Season 2 now and hooked. The bulk of what I've seen so far was filmed within 10 miles of us and it's pretty cool to recognize places I know.

This, and getting caught up on Breaking Bad, makes Netflix worth the $7.99 a month.


Most of their series for that matter, including the older stuff.  All the Treks, BSG, Rescue Me, Futurama, the two you mention, etc etc.  Law and Orders could keep you occupied for a year if you like that sort of thing.  Netflix + other internet offerings are going to make me drop cable soon.  I just dont watch it much anymore.
 
2013-04-04 08:17:54 PM
No commercials = no television

Deal with it.
 
2013-04-04 08:20:55 PM

ActionJoe: Raise your hand if seeing commercials actively makes you want to buy or look up that product...

I can't remember any time I have seen a commercial, especially a car or food, commercial that has made me think. "Hmm that looks awesome, let me go buy it!". Most commercials just turn me off to whatever they are selling. So are advertisements really that profitable for companies? Do people really buy more Hondas because they saw a Honda commercial?


Mostly it's mainly about brand awareness. Commercials aren't meant to make go run out and buy the product, they're meant to stick in your head and influence you to choose those products later when you're shopping.
 
2013-04-04 08:21:08 PM
Seriously?  People are complaining about commercials?  Farking DVR it, jesus.  For as long as I remember, shows with commercials have always been about 2/3 show and 1/3 commercial, give or take a few minutes in either direction.

The hating is just because the show is popular.  Yeah I don't agree with everything they do in the show.  But the fact that I watch it and critique it, is the mark of a good show.  The bad ones are the shows you don't care to watch, and there are a freaking ton of those.  There has never been a show like Walking Dead before and they are doing a great job.  This last half of the 3rd season was the best it has been so far.  Good mix of drama and action, got a little less manic about jumping around and started concentrating on specific characters in specific episodes.  If there is anything you can say about the show it is that their original cast of actors wasn't that great.  But the ones that are still around are doing better and the ones that have sucked have been dying off.

Anyways, I'm glad it is getting great ratings, it just means more to watch in the future.  Yay
 
2013-04-04 08:22:15 PM

Baelz: When the geriatric bus rolled into the prison The Walked Dead jumped the shark.


I don't think that's the case at all. It's without a doubt the only interesting new idea with amazing potential I saw in the final episode. I like where this seems to be going. Hopefully the re-organized creatives will finally get their shiat together and work as an effective team.

I don't watch too much TV but this seems to be a unique position they are in. Huge ratings with a show that is commonly perceived as lackluster at best. They have the money and some of the talent in place, Now they have to just think and work a little harder for next season. But the raw material for an amazing event is now in place.
 
2013-04-04 08:29:47 PM
dvr it and then whine about spoilers on facebook

got it
 
2013-04-04 08:50:27 PM
I wonder what percentage of the ratings are losers who say they hate the show, but keep watching so they can whine on and on about it on Fark.
 
2013-04-04 09:16:46 PM

demonfaerie: That is still a lot of commercials for an hour long show than it use to be in the 90s. Almost all the Star Trek shows were around 46 minutes long. They are adding a lot more commercials now and less running time on shows, but all the channels are doing that, not just AMC.


Is it?  From my old days of burning things on a disk to share them, hour long shows were usually  42 plus or 22 plus pending whether it was supposed to be a full or half hour.  Those shows were 90s shows and international shows for that matter.

anyways that finale sucked. SPOILERAt least andrea finally died
 
2013-04-04 09:27:16 PM

nastyboi: I wonder what percentage of the ratings are losers who say they hate the show, but keep watching so they can whine on and on about it on Fark.


All of them? Like with LOST, I'm glad I haven't wasted my time on it.
 
2013-04-04 09:39:21 PM

Satanic_Hamster: fickenchucker: DVR is the best way to watch these shows.  Walking Dead is fun--don't over analyze it.

/Thank goodness Andrea and "Where's Carl?!?!!!" mom bought it.

I was waiting for that dumb white biatch to die for a while now.


I loved how Andrea literally talked herself to death.
 
2013-04-04 09:44:28 PM

ezra466: Season 1 episodes were average 45 min
Season 2 and 3 have been 42-43 min according to iTunes


Doesn't the 68 minute long series premiere throw off the season 1 average?
 
2013-04-04 09:46:10 PM
What's a "commercial"?

Oh, wait. I remember those things! Those are the things you people who watch live TV have to put up with. I haven't seen one of those things in about three years, now, and even then it was only because I caught a glimpse of someone else's TV.

It's like none of you have ever used the Internet before.

/And yes, you can get them legally on the Internet.
//If you choose.
 
2013-04-04 09:50:40 PM
Most shows are around 42-43 minutes. The "problem" with the finale was that AMC ran it to 10:05pm, thus cashing in on extra commercial time. I watched via DVR and didn't have a problem. Just had to be careful scrolling down the Fark thread.
 
2013-04-04 10:02:32 PM
Modern Family is farking outstanding. Walking Dead is for queertards.
 
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