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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.25
Aint It Cool (aintitcool.com) has a breakdown of how television is doing so far this year. It's interesting to see what's doing well with the grown ups. It's even more interesting to see what's doing poorly.

Apparently, 30 Rock is doing worse at 8pm Thursdays than Community did. This shouldn't make me happy, but it does. When will NBC finally call of Regionals?

Alcatraz, which I do not watch, is doing worse for FOX than Terra Nova did, which I did watch mainly to inconsistently mock.

Ringer is now the bottom of The CW. Doesn't that also technically make it the bottom of all television? (Oops, it's the bottom rated scripted series, there's something doing worse that I've never heard of.)

Christina Aguilera makes a butt ton of money to be on The Voice.

Your observations?

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.41
I am super pumped that Happy Endings is doing so well despite little to no push from ABC.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.15
It seems everyone had a bad week this week minus of course Walking Dead. I am curious to see how Comic Book Men is going to do after being trashed by everyone and starting a feud with www.comicsalliance.com. I still don't understand why they are doing Talking Dead at 10:00 pm instead of 11:00pm. I will say I am now concerned for Archer if it isn't even on the list.



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Is it wrong that if it came down to choosing between Community and 30 Rock in a sudden-death battle, I'd choose Community without even thinking? I still like 30 Rock, but something's felt ... off about that show this year.

I'm glad I never bothered to watch Alcatraz if it isn't long for this world.

When did Cougar Town come back? I need to get caught up.

Do these ratings count hulu and on demand viewings? That's pretty much entirely how I watch tv now. I find it odd that 30 Rock and Community are only available through hulu proper (no streaming to devices) and they are rated so low. Does NBC restrict availability for shows it's concerned about, or did the restrictions affect viewership?
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.25
    Originally posted by EddieBurkett
    Is it wrong that if it came down to choosing between Community and 30 Rock in a sudden-death battle, I'd choose Community without even thinking? I still like 30 Rock, but something's felt ... off about that show this year.


If it came down to sudden death, I'd shoot 30 Rock in the head Rick Grimes Walking Dead style myself.

30 Rock remains a brilliant joke machine but to me... it's just done. Or I'm just done with it. Six seasons later, nothing has changed; the characters are all pretty much exactly the same as they were in season one. You could watch any episode in any order and it really wouldn't matter. I mean, I still like the show and laugh at their jokes but I don't care about anyone or anything about the show.

Community to me still has work to do. Still has brilliance to explore, especially coming off the first half of season 3, which I think was their very best consistently so far. I also love those characters way, way more than I ever liked even Liz Lemon or Jack Donaghy. I think 30 Rock's best days are behind it.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.14
I guess if I had to bite the bullet and choose one, Community is currently the better show. But, I think 30 Rock's highs are higher than Community's. Can they ever regain what they had? I guess honestly probably not. I really don't know why it fell off so far (and so suddenly).

Truth is, I'd much rather have Up All Night go down and leave both. And this is coming from someone with a 3 month baby at home. It's by far the least funny of the thursday night shows, and it doesn't fit at all.
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.14
Also, over on the drama front, I've been contemplating ditching BOTH Alcatraz and Person of Interest. I think seeing the pilot of THE TOUCH showed me what to replace them with.
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.19
30 Rock is one of my all-time favorites but yeah, this season it's just a wacky-one-liner-spewing machine. However, when those jokes are about Ghostbusters plot themes and the Phillie Phanatic, how can I say anything bad?

I do miss the crew at Greendale...

I would be OK with The Office wrapping up... I'm two weeks behind on it and my girlfriend, who loved the show at one point, doesn't even care about catching up...

Sad that Fringe is the lowest rated show on Fox... I only watch it On Demand (because if I'm home on a Friday night, I spend it with Booker T's stellar commentary). In fact, I'm going to do that right now!

    Originally posted by theremin
    Also, over on the drama front, I've been contemplating ditching BOTH Alcatraz and Person of Interest. I think seeing the pilot of THE TOUCH showed me what to replace them with.


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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.25
    Originally posted by Spiraling_Shape

    I would be OK with The Office wrapping up... I'm two weeks behind on it and my girlfriend, who loved the show at one point, doesn't even care about catching up...


But these last two weeks have been the best episodes of the season so far! Faint praise, but still. But yeah, if this is the last season of The Office, they had a good run.



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.14
1) Community
2) Parks and Rec
3) The Office
4) 30 Rock
5) Whitney (was Thursdays in the Fall)
6) Up All Night

Someone once pointed out how Whitney didn't fit with all the good thursday comedies, cause all of the other ones involved workplaces. That you could to all night never seeing anyone's home, but on Whitney, it's like no one works.

Up all Night also doesn't fit in that regard. The parts involving work (and Maya Rudolph) are the worst, and even when they are at work, it rarely has to do with work.
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.14
Also, looking at those numbers and show times and knowing the solid base that Community has they should try putting community on later (which they might do when up all night gets cancelled).

They're probably worried about changing anything up with the office (notice that it's still one of their top shows), but they should probably slide that earlier, or make it parks and rec, 30rock, office, community.
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.54
I guess I'm the only one watching The River? I haven't started watching American Horror Story or Walking Dead yet, so for me The River is the scariest television show I've EVER seen. It's very apparent it's from the same family as Paranormal Activity, so if you liked those movies then you'll probably like this show. And if you didn't, then you should probably stay far away. But judging by its ratings, it might not be around for much longer.

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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.75
My girlfriend DVR'd "The River" and we watched the first episode - the second one is on the DVR to be watched. I thought it was fine, a mix of Lost and Paranormal Activity. I'll stick with it if only because it's a limited commitment (eight episodes).



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.07
The main shows I catch:

CSI has been really fun this season - they removed the dead weight that was Laurence Fishburne and replaced him with an exceptionally quirky Ted Danson.

THE NEW GIRL is a lot of fun, too - I was hoping Justin Long would be a full time addition to the show, but the main cast is gelling together quite nicely.

GLEE sucked at the start of the season, but the return of Chord Overstreet has helped. Wonder why he's back...was it the fans revolting or writing FOX? The irish dude has done nothing of note since joining. His rendition of Michael Buble's HOME really sucked.

I barely watch THE OFFICE anymore. I'm still mourning the cancellation of OUTSOURCED, too.



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.67
    Originally posted by lotjx
    I am curious to see how Comic Book Men is going to do after being trashed by everyone



OMG was that show fucking bad !!!! Everyone on there (except maybe Kevin Smith) is either completely uninteresting or completely unlikeable. And don't even get me started on the premise of the show.


Alcatraz isn't doing very well? Shit. That show has actually got me hooked.







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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.30
    Originally posted by Oliver
    GLEE sucked at the start of the season, but the return of Chord Overstreet has helped. Wonder why he's back...was it the fans revolting or writing FOX? The irish dude has done nothing of note since joining. His rendition of Michael Buble's HOME really sucked.

I heard Glee get compared to Heroes in terms of its complete dip in quality from the first season. It's really hard for me to argue, because a lot of the plot points in the past season have been utterly wretched. Finn's an unlikable dolt (as opposed to a likable knucklehead), Rachel's still annoying, I haven't been able to look at Quinn the same since her TERRIBLE season-opening plot point, and Puck's still an obnoxious wannabe rebel. I did notice one storyline with potential, however, and that's the recent introduction of an actual foil for Sue. And it's being done so well, it might just suck me back in.

    Originally posted by Oliver
    THE NEW GIRL is a lot of fun, too - I was hoping Justin Long would be a full time addition to the show, but the main cast is gelling together quite nicely.

Justin Long was MADE for this show and I was disappointed that he was dropped just as quickly. But this is still one of my favorite shows of the year.

    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    Apparently, 30 Rock is doing worse at 8pm Thursdays than Community did. This shouldn't make me happy, but it does. When will NBC finally call of Regionals?

I'm hoping this teaches someone at NBC that you can't just go head-to-head with The Big Bang Theory and expect gangbuster ratings. And speaking of 30 Rock, I'm hoping someone's taking notes on The Office's slump before someone decides that the show must go on once Alec Baldwin leaves for good.



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    Originally posted by It's False
    I'm hoping someone's taking notes on The Office's slump before someone decides that the show must go on once Alec Baldwin leaves for good.


I'd argue Tina Fey is the Steve Carell of 30 Rock. That show is enough of an ensemble that it can survive without Baldwin.
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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.30
Did y'all know that Big Bang Theory has been beating American Idol head-to-head from 8-8:30 in this demo? That's insanity.



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What exactly does the red mean on this rating sheet?





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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.67
    Originally posted by EddieBurkett
    I'd argue Tina Fey is the Steve Carell of 30 Rock. That show is enough of an ensemble that it can survive without Baldwin.




Tina Fey says in her book that the only reason 30 Rock was continually renewed by the network was because Alec Baldwin was in it.





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