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(The Hollywood Reporter)   The Walking Dead just dethroned High School Musical's ratings record. Yes, until now High School Musical was the most-watched cable program ever   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 47
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2013-10-18 07:43:29 PM
High School Musical 2.

And only when you don't include sports.

And when you include three days of DVR viewing.

But close, subby.

When you're discussing statistics the actual qualifiers around the data matter a lot.
 
2013-10-18 07:47:16 PM
I bet the advertisers like the Walking Dead's demo a lot more, too. Tweens don't have a helluva lot of buying power.
 
2013-10-18 07:52:19 PM

fusillade762: I bet the advertisers like the Walking Dead's demo a lot more, too. Tweens don't have a helluva lot of buying power.


I have trouble believing the whole pop culture zombie thing hasn't died yet.
 
2013-10-18 08:38:02 PM
Imagine "Walking Dead Musical!"

Ratings GOLD!!
 
2013-10-18 08:52:42 PM

Sid_6.7: fusillade762: I bet the advertisers like the Walking Dead's demo a lot more, too. Tweens don't have a helluva lot of buying power.

I have trouble believing the whole pop culture zombie thing hasn't died yet.


Hell, Vampires are apparently still going strong, I just saw a promo for a new Dracula series coming out soon.
 
2013-10-18 08:58:09 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Sid_6.7: fusillade762: I bet the advertisers like the Walking Dead's demo a lot more, too. Tweens don't have a helluva lot of buying power.

I have trouble believing the whole pop culture zombie thing hasn't died yet.

Hell, Vampires are apparently still going strong, I just saw a promo for a new Dracula series coming out soon.


It's only a matter of time before that abomination about glittering vampires gets a TV series.
 
2013-10-18 09:32:53 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Imagine "Walking Dead Musical!"

Ratings GOLD!!


static.guim.co.uk
Duh.
 
2013-10-18 09:42:07 PM
Heard a rumor that Zac Effron was one of the Walkers on the fence in the premiere.

Just so he could double his own score and never be beaten.
 
2013-10-18 09:42:49 PM
Sort of moot. It's impossible to believe there could be viewers who like both zombies AND musical theater.

It's Golden Apples to Annoying Oranges.
 
2013-10-18 09:45:03 PM
I like Walking Dead and all, but how is it seriously more watched than Breaking Bad?
 
2013-10-18 09:46:55 PM
I don't know about any of you but I'll never watch Phineas and Ferb the same way again
 
2013-10-18 09:47:58 PM

Mobius strip of human stupidity: Sort of moot. It's impossible to believe there could be viewers who like both zombies AND musical theater.

It's Golden Apples to Annoying Oranges.


Speaking of apples and oranges, it's hardly fair to disparage an entire genre based on one Disney TV movie franchise. Conversely, I'm sure there are really bad zombie movies out there.

/Big fan of TWD, by the way
//Some musical theatre can be good
 
2013-10-18 09:49:26 PM

Shredda: I like Walking Dead and all, but how is it seriously more watched than Breaking Bad?


I can't watch movies or TV shows about people dying of cancer. Too much reality for me. People dying of a zombie virus is just fantasy.
 
2013-10-18 10:06:56 PM

B.L.Z. Bub: I'm sure there are really bad zombie movies out there.


www.best-horror-movies.com

The best part is the movie expects you to believe that a passenger jet has air vents big enough to crawl around in.
 
2013-10-18 10:10:50 PM

fusillade762: B.L.Z. Bub: I'm sure there are really bad zombie movies out there.

[www.best-horror-movies.com image 301x427]

The best part is the movie expects you to believe that a passenger jet has air vents big enough to crawl around in.




Is that by Asylum? If so, they also have Sunday School Musical, which somehow had an $8400 budget.
 
2013-10-18 10:12:50 PM
I thought High School Musicals were movies?
 
2013-10-18 10:20:45 PM
SPOILERS++

It's because of all the awesome sauce.

media.portable.tv

/and T-Dawg
//RIPTBG
 
2013-10-18 10:22:47 PM
Clearly season four needs Vanessa Hudgens in a cheerleader outfit.
 
2013-10-18 10:25:04 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Clearly season four needs Vanessa Hudgens in a cheerleader outfit.


In fact forget the outfit!
 
2013-10-18 10:38:27 PM

B.L.Z. Bub: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Clearly season four needs Vanessa Hudgens in a cheerleader outfit.

In fact forget the outfit!


She already did.
 
2013-10-18 10:58:48 PM
Clearly, today's television audience wants a show with braaaaaains. :P
 
2013-10-18 11:10:18 PM
What's the deal with all this High Musical and Glee shiat? Does that sort of thing really happen in high schools? Is that a California thing?
 
2013-10-18 11:22:48 PM

Shredda: I like Walking Dead and all, but how is it seriously more watched than Breaking Bad?


because character development and tightly written plots are no match for the awesomeness of wooden stock stereotypes and mushy half-rotted creepers.

also, people are dumb.

mostly because people are dumb.
 
2013-10-18 11:23:27 PM

Mugato: What's the deal with all this High Musical and Glee shiat? Does that sort of thing really happen in high schools? Is that a California thing?


I've never seen High School Musical, but high schools do indeed usually have drama clubs that put on plays, including musicals.  Glee is more of a show-choir thing, which is mostly popular in the midwest.  It takes the standard television liberties however, just like shows about doctors, the police, or lawyers don't actually show anything close to a realistic portrayal of those fields.
 
2013-10-18 11:25:34 PM

fusillade762: B.L.Z. Bub: I'm sure there are really bad zombie movies out there.

[www.best-horror-movies.com image 301x427]

The best part is the movie expects you to believe that a passenger jet has air vents big enough to crawl around in.


I love how they couldn't decide on which movie title to lampoon so they went for two.
 
2013-10-18 11:28:15 PM

Sid_6.7: fusillade762: I bet the advertisers like the Walking Dead's demo a lot more, too. Tweens don't have a helluva lot of buying power.

I have trouble believing the whole pop culture zombie thing hasn't died yet.


i286.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-18 11:35:44 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Mugato: What's the deal with all this High Musical and Glee shiat? Does that sort of thing really happen in high schools? Is that a California thing?

I've never seen High School Musical, but high schools do indeed usually have drama clubs that put on plays, including musicals.


Huh. I can't remember if we had any of that or not. But I barely remember college, let alone high school.
 
2013-10-18 11:51:22 PM

Pokey.Clyde: Sid_6.7: fusillade762: I bet the advertisers like the Walking Dead's demo a lot more, too. Tweens don't have a helluva lot of buying power.

I have trouble believing the whole pop culture zombie thing hasn't died yet.

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When did I say I don't like it?

Sensitive much? Maybe you should switch to decaf.
 
2013-10-19 12:22:57 AM
imageshack.us

I need some new material.
 
2013-10-19 12:33:49 AM

bdub77: TuteTibiImperes: Sid_6.7: fusillade762: I bet the advertisers like the Walking Dead's demo a lot more, too. Tweens don't have a helluva lot of buying power.

I have trouble believing the whole pop culture zombie thing hasn't died yet.

Hell, Vampires are apparently still going strong, I just saw a promo for a new Dracula series coming out soon.

It's only a matter of time before that abomination about glittering vampires gets a TV series.


It exists, or existed. I don't really know. The Vampire Diaries. My special lady friend had a soft spot for it. She understood it was crap, but couldn't stop watching.
 
2013-10-19 12:58:50 AM

Need a Dispenser Here: bdub77: TuteTibiImperes: Sid_6.7: fusillade762: I bet the advertisers like the Walking Dead's demo a lot more, too. Tweens don't have a helluva lot of buying power.

I have trouble believing the whole pop culture zombie thing hasn't died yet.

Hell, Vampires are apparently still going strong, I just saw a promo for a new Dracula series coming out soon.

It's only a matter of time before that abomination about glittering vampires gets a TV series.

It exists, or existed. I don't really know. The Vampire Diaries. My special lady friend had a soft spot for it. She understood it was crap, but couldn't stop watching.


I'm planning to try that eventually (my wife and I are suckers, no pun intended, for vampire crap, but no Twilight, we have some sense of taste), but there's also True Blood. Of course, in many ways, it's the anti-Twilight.
 
2013-10-19 01:17:37 AM
Every high school moran thinks he or she is gonna become the next Britney or Justin. The Glee's and Fame's and High School Musicals, and "reality" shows just perpetuate all of these hormone-pumped, idiotic, delusional, teens that live in bfe America that have false ideas that they too can be on TV. To them it is possible. To the rest of the world, it is insane. But they are dead-set on at least pretending that they live in a "reality" show and they seriously need psychological help. After all, their parents were raised on Jerry Springer. Great role models.
 
2013-10-19 01:42:20 AM

B.L.Z. Bub: Shredda: I like Walking Dead and all, but how is it seriously more watched than Breaking Bad?

I can't watch movies or TV shows about people dying of cancer. Too much reality for me. People dying of a zombie virus is just fantasy.


Same here.  Breaking bad was just too "real" for me.  I love Bryan Cranston and I really tried to give it a shot, but it was way too depressing.  I'm glad it did so well, though.
 
2013-10-19 02:03:59 AM

razyjean: Same here. Breaking bad was just too "real" for me. I love Bryan Cranston and I really tried to give it a shot, but it was way too depressing. I'm glad it did so well, though.


My wife said she couldn't stand it because of all the drama she has to deal with with her actual family.
 
2013-10-19 02:37:11 AM

Sid_6.7: razyjean: Same here. Breaking bad was just too "real" for me. I love Bryan Cranston and I really tried to give it a shot, but it was way too depressing. I'm glad it did so well, though.

My wife said she couldn't stand it because of all the drama she has to deal with with her actual family.


It was tough for me at first too, as my dad died of cancer a few years ago. I had to put BB down and come back to it later after all of that had somewhat faded. Totally worth it in the end, though. Absolutely brilliant.
 
2013-10-19 02:53:49 AM

Sid_6.7: When did I say I don't like it?

Sensitive much? Maybe you should switch to decaf.


Well, the fact that you said

I have trouble believing the whole pop culture zombie thing hasn't died yet.

tends to lead one to believe you might not like it?

/oh, and I don't drink coffee, smartass
 
2013-10-19 07:13:11 AM

Shredda: I like Walking Dead and all, but how is it seriously more watched than Breaking Bad?


This is what I came to ask as well.

Whenever I encounter someone who hasn't watched the show its usually because they decided the show is too serious for them, I have to admit the first season had me in so-so land and its too bad it was mostly about setting up Walt as a believable character who's truly at the end of his rope and getting desperate, it had to be done though and I appreciate having had the patience to continue onward into the second season and beyond.  It just starts building up speed and never stops after that, and I don't think I even once threw up my hands and went "Really?  What the fark." at Breaking Bad's writing or character consistency.  They were all very believable and humanly flawed in an almost Shakespearean way, it was solid the whole way through.

Meanwhile in even just the first season of Walking Dead I cringed so often at the bullshiat by season two I'd pretty much shrugged the show off and haven't resumed, I've heard its only gotten worse.

/where's carl?
 
2013-10-19 08:40:10 AM

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I need some new material.


True but, it's still great.
 
2013-10-19 10:48:45 AM

BumpInTheNight: I like Walking Dead and all, but how is it seriously more watched than Breaking Bad?

This is what I came to ask as well.


Well, "teacher with cancer who becomes a meth cook initially with good intentions slowly becomes a megalomaniac drug kingpin" doesn't have the mainstream appeal as "zombies".

The Walking Dead is actually kind of boring, IMO but I'll watch it if it happens to be in front of me. The characters are just so boring. Except Daryl because he's a bad ass and Maggie because she's hot.
 
2013-10-19 11:20:47 AM

fusillade762: I bet the advertisers like the Walking Dead's demo a lot more, too. Tweens don't have a helluva lot of buying power.


Actually, the millennial demographic (11-29) is still very targeted as they spend their money from part time jobs and their parent's money.
 
2013-10-19 12:25:20 PM

Sid_6.7: Need a Dispenser Here: bdub77: TuteTibiImperes: Sid_6.7: fusillade762: I bet the advertisers like the Walking Dead's demo a lot more, too. Tweens don't have a helluva lot of buying power.

I have trouble believing the whole pop culture zombie thing hasn't died yet.

Hell, Vampires are apparently still going strong, I just saw a promo for a new Dracula series coming out soon.

It's only a matter of time before that abomination about glittering vampires gets a TV series.

It exists, or existed. I don't really know. The Vampire Diaries. My special lady friend had a soft spot for it. She understood it was crap, but couldn't stop watching.

I'm planning to try that eventually (my wife and I are suckers, no pun intended, for vampire crap, but no Twilight, we have some sense of taste), but there's also True Blood. Of course, in many ways, it's the anti-Twilight.


Don't. It's bloody awful. Stories that go absolutely nowhere, and stupid forced conflict. The demographic for this show is a teenage girl, so take from that what you will.
 
2013-10-19 12:34:19 PM

Sid_6.7: fusillade762: I bet the advertisers like the Walking Dead's demo a lot more, too. Tweens don't have a helluva lot of buying power.

I have trouble believing the whole pop culture zombie thing hasn't died yet.


the walking dead is going to zombifie the zombie genre.

Seriously.  I freaking love the concept of a mysterious plague that turns the victims into weapons rather than just corpses.  But these hollywood farkwads seem to be so interested in what test audiences think that they butcher it EVERY TIME.

Imagine if Shane came back as the leader of the zombies.  Taught them to use guns, to flank their opposition.  Imagine a REAL threat.  Faster, smarter, undead.  That's where this genre ALWAYS goes wrong.  It ends up being a group of survivors hacking their way through a horde.  Booooooring.  I am legend was on the right track.. but WIll Smith's ego had to get in the way of a proper ending and set up for some badass sequels.

These arseholes are staring a cash cow right in the face and don't even know it.  GIVE US WHAT WE WANT!!
 
2013-10-19 02:52:34 PM
So I just played Telltale's "The Walking Dead" video game a few weeks ago. I guess it's more of an interactive graphic novel than a video game, but it had the most engrossing plot of any game I've ever played.

In fact it was far better than The Walking Dead television show. I think the writers of the show ought to play that game. They might learn a thing or two.
 
2013-10-19 05:20:07 PM

MithrandirBooga: So I just played Telltale's "The Walking Dead" video game a few weeks ago. I guess it's more of an interactive graphic novel than a video game, but it had the most engrossing plot of any game I've ever played.

In fact it was far better than The Walking Dead television show. I think the writers of the show ought to play that game. They might learn a thing or two.


That's because the game is based on the comic book, not the TV show. The book is WAY better than the show, in my opinion.

The show is good, but it often gets crippled by director/actor/special effect limitations. Comics don't need to worry about any of that, so the story they want to tell is the story that gets told. The show needs to compromise because they can't blow their effects budget early in the season, or because an actor isn't capable of portraying the character as written, or because the director is dicking around with vague subtext and "his vision" too much.

But yes, the game is ridiculously good. It's one of the only games that made me cry.
 
2013-10-19 07:33:13 PM
Two years into the apocalypse and they are still acting like Seal Team Six looking for hidden snipers. Yet nobody even bothers to look under the cars before they declare the area safe and let the children randomly wander off.

All those theatrics for an enemy that will literally come when you call them and then just stand there as you stab them in the forehead with a sharpened hockey stick.


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2013-10-19 10:06:05 PM

Mentat: [imageshack.us image 300x800]

I need some new material.


heh.  New to me.
 
2013-10-20 11:02:44 AM

Sid_6.7: High School Musical 2.

And only when you don't include sports.

And when you include three days of DVR viewing.

But close, subby.

When you're discussing statistics the actual qualifiers around the data matter a lot.


If you had a kid in that age bracket when high school musical 2 came on TV you'd know that nearly every kid in North America watched that and Disney were running promos for months and months leading up to it.
 
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