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Rockets Streak Ends, Jericho's Hawkins Loses Nuclear Warhead

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March 18th, 2008

"Jake, I lost the bomb. The Army's got it.  It's on its way to Cheyenne."

I believe I called that. I know, who didn't see it coming?  A million innocent people.  Will the bomb go off in Cheyenne?  Will it instead detonate somewhere where there aren't a million innocent people. Or will it not go off at all.  Since all are possibilities in the 24 playbook that is now being drawn from, it's anyone's guess.  With the possibility of next week's episode being either merely a season finale or a series finale, even nuking Jericho is in the mix.

The Houston Rockets impressive winning streak is over.  The Boston Celtics won convincingly in Houston.  The Lakers/Maverick's game was very entertaining though.  Along with the NBA, and Hawkins losing the bomb on Jericho, I did sneak a glimpse of Dancing with the Stars.  I hate to admit it but I'm getting a little sucked in.  I'm not sure if Priscilla Presley makes the case for or against Botox, but for almost 63 she can dance her butt off. 

The most amazing thing to me is Marlee Matlin, who is deaf.  Even though she can't even hear the music, she has 1000 times more rhythm than I do.  I believe her score from the judges landed her third among the women (behind Kristi Yamaguchi and Presley).  Yeah, I can't believe I'm writing about that either.

Jericho ratings in the morning...  I'll also write a response to the comment from CBS Interactive CMO Patrick Keane.  He wants combined TV and internet ratings.  So do I.  So does Nielsen.  Keane notes that one episode of Jericho would've been boosted from a 4.2 HH Rating to a 5.1 HH rating if you count the online viewing.  But, Keane doesn't note whether CSI and Two and a Half Men have more online viewing than Jericho.  And neither generate more web traffic than American Idol (at least not according to Hitwise). The thing I wonder about is the opportunity cost.  Do you give up the opportunity for a show that could do a 7 household rating or better for a show that can do a 4.2?  Even when you factor in online viewing?  More on that tomorrow.

 
  • http://www.JerichoNet2.com MikesMom

    Edited to add, my last reply was to Andrew.

  • http://www.JerichoNet2.com MikesMom

    Edited to add, my last reply was to Andrew.

  • Bill Clay

    Even though the signs are pointing to Jericho's cancellation again, I don't feel as sad as I did the first time. We fans got together to protest Jericho's original cancellation and our voices were heard! Against all odds, we got a second (small) season with some of the best episodes of the entire run. I wish CBS had given it a better time slot on a different night, but that's all water under the bridge now. We got a second chance to enjoy this great series, which is a privilege that most fans of canceled series never get!

  • Bill Clay

    Even though the signs are pointing to Jericho’s cancellation again, I don’t feel as sad as I did the first time. We fans got together to protest Jericho’s original cancellation and our voices were heard! Against all odds, we got a second (small) season with some of the best episodes of the entire run. I wish CBS had given it a better time slot on a different night, but that’s all water under the bridge now. We got a second chance to enjoy this great series, which is a privilege that most fans of canceled series never get!

  • KIC

    Bill Clay:

    You are a better man than I, Ghunga Din.

  • KIC

    Bill Clay:

    You are a better man than I, Ghunga Din.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    I'm with KIC, Bill Clay is a good man and that's a great attitude. I think that really is the story — against all odds the fans were heard and got(at least) 7 more episodes.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    I’m with KIC, Bill Clay is a good man and that’s a great attitude. I think that really is the story — against all odds the fans were heard and got(at least) 7 more episodes.

  • Karen

    Well, true dat. Doesn't make me feel any better. Nor does the extended ominous silence while they add little features to the website. I can only hope just maybe a shift of networks is in the mix. Normally, I would not want that but this cast seem to LOVE working together (I mean, it really seems to be a love fest) so chances are better for a good move. But, to praise CBS when it sometimes seems like a backhanded bone being thrown to us, with a smidge of hope something might turn up to help out Big Brother all on its own, a very wierd little publicity tour for the show by Skeet at WEEK 5 when they have probably already made a decision….it's just all very weird to me. But I have to admit, I do love that they made the 2 minute drills (which you would probably appreciate if you haven't seen them Robert. Especially the last 2 or 3.)

  • Karen

    Well, true dat. Doesn’t make me feel any better. Nor does the extended ominous silence while they add little features to the website. I can only hope just maybe a shift of networks is in the mix. Normally, I would not want that but this cast seem to LOVE working together (I mean, it really seems to be a love fest) so chances are better for a good move. But, to praise CBS when it sometimes seems like a backhanded bone being thrown to us, with a smidge of hope something might turn up to help out Big Brother all on its own, a very wierd little publicity tour for the show by Skeet at WEEK 5 when they have probably already made a decision….it’s just all very weird to me. But I have to admit, I do love that they made the 2 minute drills (which you would probably appreciate if you haven’t seen them Robert. Especially the last 2 or 3.)

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