This Week In TV * Season Finale of Shark Tank is on Tuesday. Next Tuesday ABC has It's The Great Pumpking, Charlie Brown. The week after that, the series premiere of V takes over the timeslot. * ALCS Game 4 is on Tuesday, Game 5 if necessary is on Thursday, and Game 7 if necessary is on Sunday. Games 3 and 6 (if necessary) are also on FOX, but they are afternoon start times and should hopefully be finished by primetime. * Supernanny premieres on ABC on Friday night. * Reruns start this week. CBS and The CW have reruns for their Thursday night shows (except for Survivor). FOX probably has reruns planned if any of those ALCS games don't happen as well.
For all the crap Heroes gets, it being NBC's number eight show in the demographic has to count for something right, right? Big Bang has been crossing over into mainstream since last year and its the one show on facebook that my friends' comment on. Yet, my friends are dorks, so I don't know if that is a good barometer. Once again even in almost meaningless football beats all. The NFL is God.
I have it sorted that way because that's what matters to advertisers, and therefore that's what matters to the networks (with the possible exception of CBS). Not that people over the age of 50 don't have money to spend. The theory I've heard is that by the age of 50 you're pretty set in your ways in terms of what products you're going to buy, so there's no point in advertising to you.
What's amazing to *me* is how well the Fox Sunday lineup is doing. The Simpsons is up 30% over last year, Family Guy is up 30% over last year, American Dad is up 20% over last year, and The Cleveland Show is 35% higher than King of the Hill did last year. Pretty amazing for shows that have all been on the air for at least 5 seasons.
I'm also surprised that nothing else has gotten canceled yet. I think we'll probably see it happen in the next two weeks as November sweeps start.
Originally posted by Mr. BoffoI have it sorted that way because that's what matters to advertisers, and therefore that's what matters to the networks (with the possible exception of CBS). Not that people over the age of 50 don't have money to spend. The theory I've heard is that by the age of 50 you're pretty set in your ways in terms of what products you're going to buy, so there's no point in advertising to you.
The makers of Bartles and James Wine Coolers would strongly disagree with that statement. Those commercials with Wilford Brimley made them millions!
What is sad is how NCIS had more viewers, yet the household rating does not show this. Mark Harmon is getting ROBBED!!!
Originally posted by Cerebus What is sad is how NCIS had more viewers, yet the household rating does not show this. Mark Harmon is getting ROBBED!!!
I actually looked at that one time. There is a variation in the number of viewers per household rating for each show. But once you've figured out what that number is for each show, it's easy to figure out the viewers if you know the household rating (or vice versa).
So I tried to figure out what the high ratio shows had in common, and likewise what the low ratio shows had in common. No luck. So far in 2009, the show with the highest ratio is The Simpsons. Converting the household rating into number of households, we know 8.4 million viewers from 5.3 million households watch The Simpsons on an average week. That means if you watch The Simpsons there's something like a 50/50 chance that you watch it with someone else. On the other end of the spectrum is Melrose Place, which has the lowest ratio I've seen in 3 years. It is being watch by 1.55 million viewers from 1.5 million households. So if you're watching Melrose Place, there's a 97% chance you're watching it alone (since it's Melrose Place, you're probably a teenage girl). Pretty amazing disparity.
THIS WEEK IN TV, OR THE RETURN OF NETWORK TELEVISION Well technically last week was, with the premiere of Saturday Night College Football. But that's dependent upon the NCAA schedule, so we're not going to count that.