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(The New York Times)   Why would NBC put "The Blacklist" on at 10pm to compete with Monday Night football? According to the article it is their "best time slow" after the Voice   (nytimes.com) divider line 38
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2013-09-22 01:38:52 PM  
CBS owns Thursdays
ABC wants to take over Tuesdays
They could have tried it on Wednesdays?
Thank god for tivo...
 
2013-09-22 01:46:29 PM  
For supposedly being the most hotly anticipated new show of the season, this is the first time I've read anything about it.  I would've figured Agents of SHIELD was the biggest premiere this week.
 
2013-09-22 02:01:52 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: For supposedly being the most hotly anticipated new show of the season, this is the first time I've read anything about it.  I would've figured Agents of SHIELD was the biggest premiere this week.


It was all over Comic-Con here in San Diego.
 
2013-09-22 02:42:19 PM  
Time slow?
 
2013-09-22 03:09:18 PM  

HighOnCraic: Time slow?


And not even a quote at that.  Failed headline fails.
 
2013-09-22 03:50:26 PM  

HighOnCraic: Time slow?


It's been scientifically proven misspelled headlines get more greenlights.

The evidence is there
 
2013-09-22 04:02:26 PM  
You know who ELSE tried to compete against the NFL?

t3.gstatic.com
 
2013-09-22 04:05:25 PM  
Counter programming. There are a lot of people out there that just don't care about football, so you can get a lot of viewers by giving them something to watch. A shiatload of people tuned into Sleepy Hollow instead of the Steelers/Bengals game last week, for example, so it is a valid strategy.
 
2013-09-22 04:59:43 PM  
TF IS A TIME SLOW?
 
2013-09-22 05:30:36 PM  
Revolution debuted last year to 11.65 million viewers and a 4.1/11 rating.  This is NBC's best timeslot, so of course they're going to put the show they think will do the best there.
 
2013-09-22 05:37:48 PM  
On a side note but has anyone noticed how old James Spader now looks?  It looks like he's aged 25 years between the time Boston Legal went off the air and this show's debut.
 
2013-09-22 05:37:57 PM  
Not planning on watching but based on the commercials let me take a wild guess ( Raymond 'Red' Reddington is Elizabeth Keen's father)
 
2013-09-22 05:39:11 PM  

HighOnCraic: You know who ELSE tried to compete against the NFL?

fcfighter.com
 
2013-09-22 05:42:21 PM  

rugman11: Revolution debuted last year to 11.65 million viewers and a 4.1/11 rating.  This is NBC's best timeslot, so of course they're going to put the show they think will do the best there.


How's that doing now?
 
2013-09-22 05:54:40 PM  

js34603: rugman11: Revolution debuted last year to 11.65 million viewers and a 4.1/11 rating.  This is NBC's best timeslot, so of course they're going to put the show they think will do the best there.

How's that doing now?


Eh.  It dropped about 50% by the spring, but it was still NBC's top drama.  They've stuck it on Wednesday nights to fend for itself this year, so I'm not too terribly optimistic.  But it is NBC, so a show doesn't need great ratings to get renewed anyway.

In terms of quality, I'm not a huge fan, though I'm still watching.  There are too many good actors involved to make me drop it entirely.
 
2013-09-22 05:58:04 PM  
Autofill/autocorrect is killing our ability to effectively communicate online.

And idiots who don't check to see if what they're posting makes any damned sense aren't helping the situation.
 
2013-09-22 06:02:03 PM  

rugman11: js34603: rugman11: Revolution debuted last year to 11.65 million viewers and a 4.1/11 rating.  This is NBC's best timeslot, so of course they're going to put the show they think will do the best there.

How's that doing now?

Eh.  It dropped about 50% by the spring, but it was still NBC's top drama.  They've stuck it on Wednesday nights to fend for itself this year, so I'm not too terribly optimistic.  But it is NBC, so a show doesn't need great ratings to get renewed anyway.

In terms of quality, I'm not a huge fan, though I'm still watching.  There are too many good actors involved to make me drop it entirely.



I thought that the quality really dropped off heading towards the middle of the season, but somehow they rallied and really improved it going into the the end of the season. There are still some odd plot holes, but at least now the picture is starting to come together.
 
2013-09-22 06:11:48 PM  

rugman11: js34603: rugman11: Revolution debuted last year to 11.65 million viewers and a 4.1/11 rating.  This is NBC's best timeslot, so of course they're going to put the show they think will do the best there.

How's that doing now?

Eh.  It dropped about 50% by the spring, but it was still NBC's top drama.  They've stuck it on Wednesday nights to fend for itself this year, so I'm not too terribly optimistic.  But it is NBC, so a show doesn't need great ratings to get renewed anyway.

In terms of quality, I'm not a huge fan, though I'm still watching.  There are too many good actors involved to make me drop it entirely.


Revolution looks like it had a mid season re write and was turned into something it wasn't meant to be. They spent all their money on the first episodes then cruised to mid season on fumes

/minor spoilers: the whole nano technology thing looks like it was decided on later in the show and crowbarred in

The first 6 episodes felt like Brisco County Jr with touches of doomsday preppers.

At least the production value went up when NBC committed to it. Sadly, most of the audience left
 
2013-09-22 06:19:01 PM  
Not really sure which one Blacklist is but if it is aimed more at women or geeks then the timeslot is fine
 
2013-09-22 06:24:13 PM  
You know who ELSE liked time slow?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tP6TEEBVeYU
 
2013-09-22 06:29:07 PM  
Isn't MNF on Basic Cable now?
 
2013-09-22 06:32:54 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Isn't MNF on Basic Cable now?


not only is it on basic cable its getting worse games than thursdays and is now the final refuge of degenerate fantasty football players and gamblers
 
2013-09-22 06:49:09 PM  

smerfnablin: rugman11: js34603: rugman11: Revolution debuted last year to 11.65 million viewers and a 4.1/11 rating.  This is NBC's best timeslot, so of course they're going to put the show they think will do the best there.

How's that doing now?

Eh.  It dropped about 50% by the spring, but it was still NBC's top drama.  They've stuck it on Wednesday nights to fend for itself this year, so I'm not too terribly optimistic.  But it is NBC, so a show doesn't need great ratings to get renewed anyway.

In terms of quality, I'm not a huge fan, though I'm still watching.  There are too many good actors involved to make me drop it entirely.

Revolution looks like it had a mid season re write and was turned into something it wasn't meant to be. They spent all their money on the first episodes then cruised to mid season on fumes

/minor spoilers: the whole nano technology thing looks like it was decided on later in the show and crowbarred in

The first 6 episodes felt like Brisco County Jr with touches of doomsday preppers.

At least the production value went up when NBC committed to it. Sadly, most of the audience left


Yeah, now that I think about it, there was a change of tone, but regardless if it was the original plan, it got better.  There was only so much more 'wandering around the woods being all emo' that I could take.
 
2013-09-22 07:15:07 PM  
It's the best time to watch netflix. All the youngtards have gone to bed, DL increases. Who watches this shiat anyway?
 
2013-09-22 07:34:29 PM  

farbekrieg: OtherLittleGuy: Isn't MNF on Basic Cable now?

not only is it on basic cable its getting worse games than thursdays and is now the final refuge of degenerate fantasty football players and gamblers


So the Mos Eisley Bar got DirectTV?
 
2013-09-22 07:37:41 PM  

smerfnablin: rugman11: js34603: rugman11: Revolution debuted last year to 11.65 million viewers and a 4.1/11 rating.  This is NBC's best timeslot, so of course they're going to put the show they think will do the best there.

How's that doing now?

Eh.  It dropped about 50% by the spring, but it was still NBC's top drama.  They've stuck it on Wednesday nights to fend for itself this year, so I'm not too terribly optimistic.  But it is NBC, so a show doesn't need great ratings to get renewed anyway.

In terms of quality, I'm not a huge fan, though I'm still watching.  There are too many good actors involved to make me drop it entirely.

Revolution looks like it had a mid season re write and was turned into something it wasn't meant to be. They spent all their money on the first episodes then cruised to mid season on fumes

/minor spoilers: the whole nano technology thing looks like it was decided on later in the show and crowbarred in

The first 6 episodes felt like Brisco County Jr with touches of doomsday preppers.

At least the production value went up when NBC committed to it. Sadly, most of the audience left


Oh, yeah, there was definitely a mid-season course correction.  I mean, the entire storyline of the first half is basically nullified in the first episode of the second half.
 
2013-09-22 07:44:47 PM  

rugman11: smerfnablin: rugman11: js34603: rugman11: Revolution debuted last year to 11.65 million viewers and a 4.1/11 rating.  This is NBC's best timeslot, so of course they're going to put the show they think will do the best there.

How's that doing now?

Eh.  It dropped about 50% by the spring, but it was still NBC's top drama.  They've stuck it on Wednesday nights to fend for itself this year, so I'm not too terribly optimistic.  But it is NBC, so a show doesn't need great ratings to get renewed anyway.

In terms of quality, I'm not a huge fan, though I'm still watching.  There are too many good actors involved to make me drop it entirely.

Revolution looks like it had a mid season re write and was turned into something it wasn't meant to be. They spent all their money on the first episodes then cruised to mid season on fumes

/minor spoilers: the whole nano technology thing looks like it was decided on later in the show and crowbarred in

The first 6 episodes felt like Brisco County Jr with touches of doomsday preppers.

At least the production value went up when NBC committed to it. Sadly, most of the audience left

Oh, yeah, there was definitely a mid-season course correction.  I mean, the entire storyline of the first half is basically nullified in the first episode of the second half.


They figured out that the kids were less interesting then the adults.
 
2013-09-22 08:03:20 PM  
Lol at fail
 
2013-09-22 08:40:52 PM  

Disgruntled Goat: Autofill/autocorrect is killing our ability to effectively communicate online.

And idiots who don't check to see if what they're posting makes any damned sense aren't helping the situation.



Testify brother!!!!

/lik
//totes
 
2013-09-22 09:26:10 PM  
with the TiVo, doesn't matter when stuff is on (now that they actually track that stuff so your favorite show wont get cancelled because they don't track the viewers enough)
 
2013-09-22 09:33:59 PM  

tlchwi02: with the TiVo, doesn't matter when stuff is on (now that they actually track that stuff so your favorite show wont get cancelled because they don't track the viewers enough)


That's a good point.  It's annoying that Nielsen still hasn't caught up though.  They still calculate ratings based on diaries sent out to customers and special set top boxes that capture the information (but which require a phone line to report).  As more and more younger people eschew landlines, and really, who has the time to fill out a paper book, this is going to skew the ratings reports.

It would make more sense if they were to contract with the cable and satellite companies to get raw data on which shows the set top boxes were tuned to and which ones the DVRs recorder.  I assume that Comcast, Time Warner, Dish, etc, has that data.
 
2013-09-22 11:29:00 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: tlchwi02: with the TiVo, doesn't matter when stuff is on (now that they actually track that stuff so your favorite show wont get cancelled because they don't track the viewers enough)

That's a good point.  It's annoying that Nielsen still hasn't caught up though.  They still calculate ratings based on diaries sent out to customers and special set top boxes that capture the information (but which require a phone line to report).  As more and more younger people eschew landlines, and really, who has the time to fill out a paper book, this is going to skew the ratings reports.

It would make more sense if they were to contract with the cable and satellite companies to get raw data on which shows the set top boxes were tuned to and which ones the DVRs recorder.  I assume that Comcast, Time Warner, Dish, etc, has that data.


A couple of things.  The diaries aren't used that much.  90% of the country lives in a market with set-top boxes.

Second, even if they could get the data from the cable company boxes it a) wouldn't give them demographic info (age, sex, race, etc.), b) wouldn't tell them how many people are watching, and c) wouldn't be a representative sample because it wouldn't count people who don't have digital cable, which Nielsen still counts.
 
2013-09-22 11:58:10 PM  

rugman11: smerfnablin: rugman11: js34603: rugman11: Revolution debuted last year to 11.65 million viewers and a 4.1/11 rating.  This is NBC's best timeslot, so of course they're going to put the show they think will do the best there.

How's that doing now?

Eh.  It dropped about 50% by the spring, but it was still NBC's top drama.  They've stuck it on Wednesday nights to fend for itself this year, so I'm not too terribly optimistic.  But it is NBC, so a show doesn't need great ratings to get renewed anyway.

In terms of quality, I'm not a huge fan, though I'm still watching.  There are too many good actors involved to make me drop it entirely.

Revolution looks like it had a mid season re write and was turned into something it wasn't meant to be. They spent all their money on the first episodes then cruised to mid season on fumes

/minor spoilers: the whole nano technology thing looks like it was decided on later in the show and crowbarred in

The first 6 episodes felt like Brisco County Jr with touches of doomsday preppers.

At least the production value went up when NBC committed to it. Sadly, most of the audience left

Oh, yeah, there was definitely a mid-season course correction.  I mean, the entire storyline of the first half is basically nullified in the first episode of the second half.


Here's what really pissed me off about the show:

Good Guy: Now I have you! You will DIE you SCUM!!
(points gun, point blank, at bad guy)
Bad Guy: Oh, man.... you can't kill me like this, we were BFFs after all.
Good Guy: I don't care about that, you WILL PAY!!
Bad Guy: But we were best buds.... remember that thing that time at that place... good times, eh?
Good Guy: Yeah, they were something alright. OK, not going to kill you after all.
(lowers gun)
Bad Guy: OK guys, GET HIM!!
Good Guy: Oh FARK! RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY!
(good guy runs off)
Bad Guy: You farking schmuck.

The final two episodes of the season didn't help much either. They see more like they were pulled out of someone's ass rather than planned that way from the start.
 
2013-09-23 12:09:08 AM  

DigitalCoffee: rugman11: smerfnablin: rugman11: js34603: rugman11: Revolution debuted last year to 11.65 million viewers and a 4.1/11 rating.  This is NBC's best timeslot, so of course they're going to put the show they think will do the best there.

How's that doing now?

Eh.  It dropped about 50% by the spring, but it was still NBC's top drama.  They've stuck it on Wednesday nights to fend for itself this year, so I'm not too terribly optimistic.  But it is NBC, so a show doesn't need great ratings to get renewed anyway.

In terms of quality, I'm not a huge fan, though I'm still watching.  There are too many good actors involved to make me drop it entirely.

Revolution looks like it had a mid season re write and was turned into something it wasn't meant to be. They spent all their money on the first episodes then cruised to mid season on fumes

/minor spoilers: the whole nano technology thing looks like it was decided on later in the show and crowbarred in

The first 6 episodes felt like Brisco County Jr with touches of doomsday preppers.

At least the production value went up when NBC committed to it. Sadly, most of the audience left

Oh, yeah, there was definitely a mid-season course correction.  I mean, the entire storyline of the first half is basically nullified in the first episode of the second half.

Here's what really pissed me off about the show:

Good Guy: Now I have you! You will DIE you SCUM!!
(points gun, point blank, at bad guy)
Bad Guy: Oh, man.... you can't kill me like this, we were BFFs after all.
Good Guy: I don't care about that, you WILL PAY!!
Bad Guy: But we were best buds.... remember that thing that time at that place... good times, eh?
Good Guy: Yeah, they were something alright. OK, not going to kill you after all.
(lowers gun)
Bad Guy: OK guys, GET HIM!!
Good Guy: Oh FARK! RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY!
(good guy runs off)
Bad Guy: You farking schmuck.

The final two episodes of the season didn't help much either. They see more like they were pulled out of someo ...


Yeah, the whole treatment of Monroe was bad, he went from being a sinister mastermind, to a whiny biatch, to a cold hearted psychopath, to a misunderstood and troubled man, to a power hungry egomaniac, and probably had a few other stops in between.  It felt like they were trying to up the ante on him as a 'big bad' while trying to get the audience to feel sorry for him at the same time, and it didn't work.

That being said, I really liked the last two episodes.  After such a long time of nothing happening, finally a lot of stuff happened.   If nothing else it did get me excited for the second season just to see where they're going with it all.
 
2013-09-23 12:43:08 AM  

DigitalCoffee: rugman11: smerfnablin: rugman11: js34603: rugman11: Revolution debuted last year to 11.65 million viewers and a 4.1/11 rating.  This is NBC's best timeslot, so of course they're going to put the show they think will do the best there.

How's that doing now?

Eh.  It dropped about 50% by the spring, but it was still NBC's top drama.  They've stuck it on Wednesday nights to fend for itself this year, so I'm not too terribly optimistic.  But it is NBC, so a show doesn't need great ratings to get renewed anyway.

In terms of quality, I'm not a huge fan, though I'm still watching.  There are too many good actors involved to make me drop it entirely.

Revolution looks like it had a mid season re write and was turned into something it wasn't meant to be. They spent all their money on the first episodes then cruised to mid season on fumes

/minor spoilers: the whole nano technology thing looks like it was decided on later in the show and crowbarred in

The first 6 episodes felt like Brisco County Jr with touches of doomsday preppers.

At least the production value went up when NBC committed to it. Sadly, most of the audience left

Oh, yeah, there was definitely a mid-season course correction.  I mean, the entire storyline of the first half is basically nullified in the first episode of the second half.

Here's what really pissed me off about the show:

Good Guy: Now I have you! You will DIE you SCUM!!
(points gun, point blank, at bad guy)
Bad Guy: Oh, man.... you can't kill me like this, we were BFFs after all.
Good Guy: I don't care about that, you WILL PAY!!
Bad Guy: But we were best buds.... remember that thing that time at that place... good times, eh?
Good Guy: Yeah, they were something alright. OK, not going to kill you after all.
(lowers gun)
Bad Guy: OK guys, GET HIM!!
Good Guy: Oh FARK! RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY!
(good guy runs off)
Bad Guy: You farking schmuck.

The final two episodes of the season didn't help much either. They see more like they were pulled out of someo ...


I got sucked into the show during the recent marathon on the SyFy channel; I kinda hated the scene you just described, but I'm willing to give it a shot in the second season.
 
2013-09-23 11:42:00 AM  
Hey, has anyone mentioned the TIME SLOW yet?
 
2013-09-23 05:51:22 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: For supposedly being the most hotly anticipated new show of the season, this is the first time I've read anything about it.  I would've figured Agents of SHIELD was the biggest premiere this week.


Know how I know you don't watch NBC?

Promos for this show every 9 freaking seconds all summer.
 
2013-09-24 02:56:08 AM  

Digitalstrange: Not really sure which one Blacklist is but if it is aimed more at women or geeks then the timeslot is fine


It's basically Spader playing Lex Luthor.
 
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