Skip to comments.Peacock looking plucked as NBC cancels shows (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
Posted on 10/18/2011 7:42:41 AM PDT by abb
The Peacock is looking like a bedraggled starling at the start of its first fall TV season in Comcast's nest.
Three weeks in, overall viewership, according to the Nielsen Co., is up at CBS and Fox, and down less than 1 percent at ABC, vs. year-ago numbers.
But at NBC, it's down 6 percent.
More ominous: Despite a new entertainment boss and a large bump in spending on program development, NBC has seen the average viewership of its five new series drop a stunning 28 percent from levels achieved by last year's five new series in the first three weeks of the season.
I don’t follow network TV much. Is there a listing of the shows about which they’re discussing?
Other than Sunday Night Football I can’t think of a single program I’ve watched on NBC in many years. And I nearly dumped that when Keith Olbermann was anchoring their halftime show.
Looks like ‘Playboy Club’ and ‘Free Agents’ so far.
Forgot to fill in the blank. Thanks for putting it up.
Most of the ‘new’ series on most of the big 4 are little more than rehashes of existing or old series.
At least 5 of the ‘detective/police’ type stories have at least one main character whose family/wife/parent(s) were killed by some unknown bad guy.
Most of them use the same script, with minor variations.
All we need is another American Idol Dancing With the Schlepps Sing Off Sing Off Sing Off clone piece of crap and we will all be entertained so much it will make our heads spin...
How are they doing on their MSNBC Democrat Infommercials?
USA Today: Can’t Give It Away; Man Sues After Being Charged for It
Many years ago, the USA Today founder and Gannett newspaper chain chief, a flashy corporate buccaneer named Al Neuharth, rolled the newspaper industry’s official circulation auditor, the Audit Bureau of Circulations, into accepting as “paid circulation” copies of a newspaper that are, as a significant portion of the USA Today print run has always been, essentially handed out for free, or deeply discounted in various bulk-sales distribution deals with hotels, airlines and other outlets.
Often the so-called bulk sales arrangement involves a barter deal for advertising space with hotels, airlines and other heavily traveled sources, and no actual money changes hands. USA Today, which counts bulk sales for roughly half of its sales, has always claimed a very large daily circulation, even though bulk sales account for about half of the 1.8 million papers it claims to sell five days a week. I, for one, have never actually purchased a copy in the quarter century that the newspaper has been in existence.
Paywall coming to LA Times?
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Gannett Broadcast Revenue Down 6%
Thanks for the input.
“essentially handed out for free, or deeply discounted in various bulk-sales distribution deals with hotels, airlines and other outlets.”
It probably depends on the size and power of the hotel/motel re what deal they can get.
I used to buy it back before the internet days, simply for compiling the fantasy football stats on Monday/Tuesday. That is it.
As long as they keep Parks & Recreation, I’ll be watching at least a little bit of NBC. WEll, that and Sunday night football.
I love CBS shows. NCIS, NCIS LA, Survivor, 21/2 Men, Mike and Molly, CSI’s, and so many. I would say that 80 percent of my TV watching is on CBS. ABC and especially NBC is not good. I know everyone hates CBS here, but it is the news section that is hated and not the family oriented shows they have at night.
I heard they canceled “The Playboy Club”. Reportedly Hugh Hefner was sad they didn’t allow it to build an audience. Ratings were in the toilet for that show.
2 1/2 Men is "Family Oriented"?
They also follow fads. On one network, witches, werewolves and vampires were all the rage now I see at least 2 networks (NBC and ABC) are going to try modernized scarey fairy tales as themes.
I'll admit I enjoyed The Playboy Club. It was more a crime drama/ murder mystery than a sex romp. No more naughtiness than anything else out there now. It was actually mild. I've seen worst at the 7 pm hour.
The next NBC show to be canceled will probably be Up All Night starring Christina Applegate. It goes head-to-head with Survivor, The X Factor and The Middle.