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TV Bigshot Blog posts for the Week Feb 11-17, 2008

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February 12th, 2008

We've begun writing regular blog posts for Television Without Pity's TVBigshot game. I'd encourage anyone who's interested in television and ratings to check it out.

Here are our posts for the week:

Weekly Results for February 4-10, Slim Pickings

No Strike, but No New Shows Yet Either, Feb 18-24
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  • Angela Thorpe

    Just wondering if Dexter is going to be added to the TV Bigshot show list?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    Angela, I'm sorry but it's the TVBS Tech folks in either the TWOP forum or by email who'd know the answer to that question for sure.

  • Angela Thorpe

    Just wondering if Dexter is going to be added to the TV Bigshot show list?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    Angela, I’m sorry but it’s the TVBS Tech folks in either the TWOP forum or by email who’d know the answer to that question for sure.

  • Ike

    I don't think they will add Dexter, because it's a cable show that only appears on broadcast TV in reruns. They don't list L&O: Criminal Intent, which (this season anyway) is also a cable show rerunning on broadcast.

    And Bill, thanks for pointing out that Don't Forget the Lyrics is getting a big lead-in boost temporarily. That's a good buy this week.

    However, I don't agree that America's Next Top Model will out-earn its price tag. The premiere of its last cycle got a 3.5 HH rating:
    http://pifeedback.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/633104
    …and the premiere of the previous cycle got a similar number.

    I don't like Medium to hold up well since it's been off the air for four weeks after being unceremoniously yanked by NBC in favor of expanded AG/DoND. (Those peacocky jerks!) Will Medium's viewers even know it's back? It only had a chance to build up three weeks' worth of momentum before they pulled it. Bad scheduling move for Medium — I think NBC disrespects it because it isn't produced in-house, and the main character is a woman above the age of 30 who doesn't look like she's friggin' starving to death.

  • Ike

    I don’t think they will add Dexter, because it’s a cable show that only appears on broadcast TV in reruns. They don’t list L&O: Criminal Intent, which (this season anyway) is also a cable show rerunning on broadcast.

    And Bill, thanks for pointing out that Don’t Forget the Lyrics is getting a big lead-in boost temporarily. That’s a good buy this week.

    However, I don’t agree that America’s Next Top Model will out-earn its price tag. The premiere of its last cycle got a 3.5 HH rating:
    http://pifeedback.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/63310451/m/36910417?r=56610617#56610617
    …and the premiere of the previous cycle got a similar number.

    I don’t like Medium to hold up well since it’s been off the air for four weeks after being unceremoniously yanked by NBC in favor of expanded AG/DoND. (Those peacocky jerks!) Will Medium’s viewers even know it’s back? It only had a chance to build up three weeks’ worth of momentum before they pulled it. Bad scheduling move for Medium — I think NBC disrespects it because it isn’t produced in-house, and the main character is a woman above the age of 30 who doesn’t look like she’s friggin’ starving to death.

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