Archive for the ‘Thoughts’ Category

October 26th, 2008 at 11:50 am

Why Do Some Shows Resonate With Broad Audiences While Others Don't?

Due mostly to comments on this blog, I've thought a lot more than I otherwise would've about why some shows appeal to


October 25th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

Presidential Election Winner? Apply the "Law of 14"

Forget the polls, the pundits, the politics, the Presidential election is all about the "Law of 14" and Freshness. This article from Jonathan


July 25th, 2008 at 10:15 am

I'm Out For A Month, Our Ratings Posts Reduced

I'll be out for the next month on vacation and won't be back posting on the site again until the week of


April 24th, 2008 at 8:22 am

What Should We Be Writing About?

In a couple of hours I'll be taking a long walk over to BART (for those not familiar with the bay area,


April 17th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

Obama & Hillary Debate: Tom Shales and Lons, Beautiful Dreamers Like Tim Robbins

I really am apolitical, and I didn't watch last night's democratic debate.  I did look at the overnight ratings data, and that


November 26th, 2007 at 10:15 am

Playing TV Bigshot? Take My Advice...

I'm guessing that many of our readers play TVBigshot, TelevisionWithoutPity's, TV mogul "stock market" game. If not, its definitely worth checking out.


October 17th, 2007 at 11:56 am

Why You Should Read TVbytheNumbers

I am not much for self-promotion, but Bill has explicitly banned me from belittling anyone or any particular web site (and in


September 25th, 2007 at 11:58 pm

The New New Ratings Heroes: Would Hiro Approve?

Note: If you bought Heroes in your TVBigShot fantasy league, it's looking like a better deal!  Apparently there are some loopholes in the new

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