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TV Sports
CBS Loses Its Raiders-Chargers Game To NFL Network Because Of Baseball Playoffs
By The Deadline.com - Oct. 1, 2013

Now the football game has been moved from 1:25 PM PT to 8:25 PT

Actually 8:35pt.
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TV Sports
CBS Loses Its Raiders-Chargers Game To NFL Network Because Of Baseball Playoffs
By The Deadline.com - Oct. 1, 2013

File this under “cable confounds broadcast again”: CBS is losing an NFL rivalry game between the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers this Sunday because grounds crews won’t have enough time to convert the O.co Coliseum from a diamond to a gridiron after a baseball playoff game the night before. Major League Baseball didn’t announce the start time for Saturday’s Game 2 of the American League Divisional Series, hosted by the Oakland A’s, until late Monday afternoon.

Now the football game has been moved from 1:25 PM PT to 8:25 PT — and from CBS to the NFL Network. With Raiders-Chargers starting in primetime in the West, it should draw a huge number, especially in LA, an NFL-free city where both teams have large fan bases. That can’t be good news for broadcast networks so early in the new TV season or for HBO and Showtime, which have high-profile Sunday dramas Boardwalk Empire and Homeland, respectively. NBC has its regularly scheduled Sunday Night Football game, which should bleed into the start of Raiders-Chargers.

NFL Network should send out sympathy cards to rival nets – right after that thank-you note to MLB.

http://www.deadline.com/2013/09/cbs-loses-rivalry-game-to-nfl-network-due-to-baseball-playoffs/

I don't understand why they're not moving this game to San Diego. The NFL used to flip games all the time back in the 80's when they had so many conflicts with baseball and more multipurpose stadiums.
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Originally Posted by MRM4 View Post

I don't understand why they're not moving this game to San Diego. The NFL used to flip games all the time back in the 80's when they had so many conflicts with baseball and more multipurpose stadiums.

It's a heck of a lot easier and less expensive to move the game time than it is to move venues, especially since all of those tickets in Oakland have been sold. And as a bonus, it gives the NFL Network a big rivalry game. A big win for the NFL Network and sports bars, a loss to CBS and a kick in the groin for people without the NFL Network in their package or are ota-only.
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We had the Iraq War Forum where moderation was little or non-existent, and some members received death threats. When that was closed, some of the animosity seeped over into other forums and is pretty much gone now, but for a while barbs were traded back and forth. Everyone is crazier, rigid, and more close-minded now than they were then, so I think its best for AVS to do without.

Well if you really need a "fix," there's always the article comment sections on CNN and (MS)NBC. wink.gif At this point, I think it pretty much just "autobots" over there. eek.gifbiggrin.gif
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I'm a forum-addict too but I am very glad they do keep things under control here. Some places I go are not for the faint-of-heart but the most civilized conversations I've had have been here smile.gif.

Agreed. This is the only forum which I've not been banned. I don't get in trouble because we stay on-topic and things don't get too crazy.
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We had the Iraq War Forum where moderation was little or non-existent, and some members received death threats. When that was closed, some of the animosity seeped over into other forums and is pretty much gone now, but for a while barbs were traded back and forth. Everyone is crazier, rigid, and more close-minded now than they were then, so I think its best for AVS to do without.

wow, really? Never heard of the Iraq War Forum on AVS before eek.gif

Death threats isn't cool. Glad it was closed down. I guess we tried to get off topic and it wasn't a good idea rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged View Post

Well if you really need a "fix," there's always the article comment sections on CNN and (MS)NBC. wink.gif At this point, I think it pretty much just "autobots" over there. eek.gifbiggrin.gif


Take any of the talk radio forums, the evening cable show forums, and a few others I won’t mention, and I think it would be safer to open the prison doors and free them, and then lock up the chickensh*t nuts on all of these forums that proliferate the Internet. Of course there would be gridlock over that because it couldn’t be decided who was crazier. smile.gif


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wow, really? Never heard of the Iraq War Forum on AVS before eek.gif

You were just a young pup then. wink.gifbiggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Aliens View Post

Take any of the talk radio forums, the evening cable show forums, and a few others I won’t mention, and I think it would be safer to open the prison doors and free them, and then lock up the chickensh*t nuts on all of these forums that proliferate the Internet. Of course there would be gridlock over that because it couldn’t be decided who was crazier

Even the health and fitness forums I visit are not immune. I've never been told my diet/exercise plan was wrong in so many ways biggrin.gif.

Anyway, a big thank you to the mods who keep us in line, so let's get back on topic smile.gif.
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After 1 week of the tv season what network is in 1st place -- NBC.

Remember when pig virus tried to make howard say WNNNBC WNNNBC....anyways....

It could be close this year NBC has the voice + SNF + olympics.
Fox has idol + the nfc championship game + NY/NJ Super Bowl LVIII.

Usually the net with the Super Bowl wins but doesnt seem so clear cut this year.
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LOL Pig Virus! Yeah, I remember those days smile.gif.

Both networks have big offerings this year so I think it'll be close.
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Originally Posted by MRM4 View Post

I don't understand why they're not moving this game to San Diego. The NFL used to flip games all the time back in the 80's when they had so many conflicts with baseball and more multipurpose stadiums.
It's possible Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego might already have something scheduled there. According to the official schedule for the venue, the only thing happening this weekend is the SDSU Aztecs vs. Nevada Wolfpack college football game, but that game is on Friday, October 4.

However, they do use the parking lot for other things that are not on the official schedule (like used car tent sale or RV tent sale events). One of those might be scheduled for this upcoming weekend. Since that requires a lot of vehicular movement in and out of the facility, that may be why it can't be changed that quickly.

Also, since it's the Raiders, extra precautions (like lots of extra police) have to be taken to keep things sane. Yes the Raiders haven't been that good, football wise, lately, but their fans are as rowdy as ever.

The last time a rescheduling on short notice took place like this, if I remember correctly, was the 2003 wildfires, where the stadium and parking lot was used as an evacuation center. A scheduled Monday Night Football game was moved to Sun Devil Stadium in Arizona. Forced the game to be shown in SD instead of HD (before all games were shown in HD).
Edited by humdinger70 - 10/1/13 at 10:17am
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Didn't need to read the NCIS huge spoiler, warning next time? thanks

(we speculated how she would leave but the article says too much IMO)
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Didn't need to read the NCIS huge spoiler, warning next time? thanks

(we speculated how she would leave but the article says too much IMO)
It didn't really say anything that hasn't been said here and on other sites for quite some time. I still can't believe the "spoiler-phobia" on this forum. confused.gifsmile.gif
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Originally Posted by dcowboy7 View Post

After 1 week of the tv season what network is in 1st place -- NBC.

Remember when pig virus tried to make howard say WNNNBC WNNNBC....anyways....

It could be close this year NBC has the voice + SNF + olympics.
Fox has idol + the nfc championship game + NY/NJ Super Bowl LVIII.

Usually the net with the Super Bowl wins but doesnt seem so clear cut this year.

It was Pig Vomit as played by Paul Giamatti.
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Originally Posted by BoilerJim View Post

It didn't really say anything that hasn't been said here and on other sites for quite some time. I still can't believe the "spoiler-phobia" on this forum. confused.gifsmile.gif

AVS isn't that bad about it. I've seen forums where they gripe about time zones! i.e. "You can't post about the show that just ended because you're in an earlier time zone than me."

Don't think I've ever read that here on AVS.
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AVS isn't that bad about it. I've seen forums where they gripe about time zones! i.e. "You can't post about the show that just ended because you're in an earlier time zone than me."

Don't think I've ever read that here on AVS.
Good point. As Miranda Lambert says, "It takes all kinds of kinds..."
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^^
#19 moving up the chart + her duet with keith urban is #14 after only 4 weeks with a chance to already go top 10 next week if they can jump taylor swift & joe nichols should be close.

+ blakes single just went top 10 this week….they must be really raking in the $$$.
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Originally Posted by dcowboy7 View Post

^^
#19 moving up the chart + her duet with keith urban is #14 after only 4 weeks with a chance to already go top 10 next week if they can jump taylor swift & joe nichols should be close.

+ blakes single just went top 10 this week….they must be really raking in the $$$.
I'm a huge country music fan. I have all of Blake's & Miranda's CDs and would hate to think how much I've spent on music media (records, tapes, CDs, digital downloads, et al) during my life. Then there's the equipment to play them on... whew!
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Originally Posted by mhufnagel View Post

It's a heck of a lot easier and less expensive to move the game time than it is to move venues, especially since all of those tickets in Oakland have been sold. And as a bonus, it gives the NFL Network a big rivalry game. A big win for the NFL Network and sports bars, a loss to CBS and a kick in the groin for people without the NFL Network in their package or are ota-only.

Doesn't the NFL require a local network to show the game regardless if its on NFLN or ESPN?
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Won't the NFL have the game picked up OTA in Oakland and San Diego, the local markets.
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Originally Posted by Young C View Post

AVS isn't that bad about it. I've seen forums where they gripe about time zones! i.e. "You can't post about the show that just ended because you're in an earlier time zone than me."

Don't think I've ever read that here on AVS.

Yes I have actually read it even here on AVS, I think it was on the Lost threads. As it was explained then that it was fair game if the episode had already aired on the east coast.
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Originally Posted by Ray Lucca View Post

Won't the NFL have the game picked up OTA in Oakland and San Diego, the local markets.


Yes,

KFMB in San Diego will air the game.

If the game sells out in Oakland it appears it will be shown on KBCW in San Francisco.


As far as the game itself, the NFL knew this was a possibility a week ago, the Chargers and Raiders are division rivals they could have swapped dates with the Dec 22 game moved to Oakland.
Edited by Charles O - 10/1/13 at 3:25pm
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As far as the game itself, the NFL knew this was a possibility a week ago, the Chargers and Raiders are division rivals they could have swapped dates with the Dec 22 game moved to Oakland.

Swapping dates would have given each team 3 home games in a row. The NFL was reluctant to let this happen.

I am one of the unlucky ones with tickets to this game. Not looking forward to walking to my car in Oakland after midnight. Nor needing to get up at 7AM for work the next day! mad.gif
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MONDAY's fast affiliate overnight prime-time ratings -and what they mean- have been posted on Analyst Marc Berman's Media Insight's Blog
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Nielsen Overnights (18-49)
NBC dominates another Monday night
'Voice' is the night's top show with a 4.6 in 18-49s
By Toni Fitzgerald, Media Life Magazine - Oct. 1, 2013

NBC remains dominant on Monday, and CBS may have a few issues with its new shows on the night.

NBC’s “The Voice” was last night’s top-rated show with a 4.6 adults 18-49 rating from 8 to 10 p.m., according to Nielsen overnights, off 10 percent from last week’s strong debut.

Lead-out “The Blacklist” continued to post strong ratings at 10 p.m., averaging a 3.6 for its second episode and finishing as the night’s No. 2 show behind “Voice.”

That was down only 5 percent from last week, a good sign for the new drama.

Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow” also continued to hold its audience, falling only a tenth from last week to a 3.0 at 9 p.m. despite tough competition from “Voice.”

But CBS’s new shows aren’t holding up as well. The 10 p.m. drama “Hostages” fell 17 percent from last week’s already-low debut, to a 1.5, finishing well behind “Blacklist” and ABC’s “Castle” (2.2, even to last week) in the timeslot.

It seems some people are taping “Hostages” to watch later. The show saw a 50 percent bump in with live-plus-three-day-DVR playback numbers added in last week.

“We Are Men,” the new comedy that bowed behind “How I Met Your Mother” last night, also put up disappointing numbers. It averaged a 2.0, becoming CBS’s lowest-rated in-season comedy debut ever on Monday and losing 35 percent of “Mother’s” 3.1 lead-in.

Another new comedy, “Mom,” fell 12 percent from last week’s debut at 9:30 p.m., but it also had a weaker lead-in than last week, with the 9 p.m. comedy “2 Broke Girls” tying a series low with a 2.4.

ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” meanwhile, averaged a 2.0 from 8 to 10 p.m., off 13 percent from last week.

NBC finished first for the night among 18-49s with a 4.3 average overnight rating and a 12 share. Fox was second at 2.6/7, ABC and CBS tied for third at 2.1/6, Univision was fifth at 1.3/4 and Telemundo and CW tied for sixth at 0.4/1.

As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback, which includes shows replayed before 3 a.m. the night before. Seven-day DVR data won’t be available for several weeks. Forty-eight percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.

NBC was first during each hour of the night, starting with a 4.1 at 8 p.m. for “The Voice,” followed by CBS with a 2.5 for “Mother” (3.1) and “Men” (2.0). Fox was third with a 2.2 for “Bones,” ABC fourth with a 2.0 for “Stars,” Univision fifth with a 1.6 for “Porque el Amor Manda” and CW and Telemundo tied for sixth at 0.4, CW for “iHeartRadio Music Festival” and Telemundo for “Dama y Obrero.”

At 9 p.m. NBC was first with a 5.1 for more “Voice,” followed by Fox with a 3.0 for “Hollow.” CBS was third with a 2.3 for “Girls” (2.4) and “Mom” (2.2), ABC fourth with a 2.0 for more “Stars,” Univision fifth with a 1.3 for “La Tempestad,” Telemundo sixth with a 0.5 for “Marido en Alquiler” and CW seventh with a 0.3 for the final hour of its music special.

NBC was first again at 10 p.m. with a 3.6 for “Blacklist,” while ABC moved to second with a 2.2 for “Castle.” CBS was third with a 1.5 for “Hostages,” Univision fourth with a 1.2 for “Que Bonito Amor” and Telemundo fifth with a 0.5 for “Santa Diabla.”

Among households, NBC led the night with an 8.2 average overnight rating and a 13 share. ABC was second at 7.8/12, Fox third at 4.5/7, CBS fourth at 4.4/7, Univision fifth at 1.8/3, and CW and Telemundo tied for sixth at 0.6/1.

http://www.medialifemagazine.com/nbc-dominates-another-monday-night/

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TV Review
‘Welcome to the Family,’ but don’t stay
NBC sitcom sets out to play the ethnic card but then pulls back
By Tom Conroy, Media Life Magazine - Oct. 1, 2013

Comedies about ethnically mismatched in-laws go back at least as far as the 1920s stage hit “Abie’s Irish Rose.” These comedies usually rely on the assumption that audiences know their ethnic stereotypes and enjoy seeing them either confirmed or mocked.

NBC’s new sitcom “Welcome to the Family” is a laboriously constructed piece of fluff about ethnically mismatched in-laws that timidly sidesteps stereotypes and thus removes the point of having an ethnic mismatch in the first place.

Despite a few good jokes, viewers will finish the premiere episode with no interest in either what happened or what might happen next.

Premiering this Thursday, Oct. 3, at 8:30 p.m., the series is about what happens when Junior Hernandez (Joseph Haro), a slightly nerdy kid who is his high school class’s valedictorian and is headed to Stanford, impregnates his girlfriend, Molly Yoder (Ella Rae Peck), a ditz who barely managed to graduate and get into Arizona State.

Molly’s father, Dan (Mike O’Malley), says that he hopes that having Molly away for “somewhere between two and seven years at the nation’s leading party school” will allow him and his wife, Caroline (Mary McCormack) to start “the big renaissance.”

Unaware that Molly is pregnant, he kicks off his plan to get into shape by using a coupon for a free lesson at a boxing gym run by Miguel (Ricardo A. Chavira), who just happens to be Junior’s father. In case we’re wondering what are the odds of that, Dan later points out that there are 4 million people living in the Los Angeles area.

welcome to the family1Dan and Miguel get into an out-of-thin-air argument so that when they meet again they have a reason to dislike each other. Caroline and Miguel’s wife, Lisette (Justina Machado), serve as peacemakers.

Although the show acknowledges the families’ ethnic difference — both Miguel and Molly accuse Dan of being racist when he assumes that his family will wind up taking responsibility for the child — but by making Junior a model student and Molly a troublemaker, it’s reversing the stereotypes.

The scenario of upwardly mobile Latinos and downwardly mobile Anglos is probably closer to the truth than the stereotypes are, but if “Welcome to the Family” is going to be realistic, it has to confront the fact that being pregnant at 18 isn’t very funny, even with supportive parents on both sides.

Similarly, the episode ends with a surprise that is more depressing than comical.

Despite the hints of realism, the show’s creator, Mike Sikowitz, is evidently planning to use the premise as simply a base for silly comedy. When the families visit an amusement park, Miguel and Dan compete like teenage boys at the arcade games.

welcome to the family2In another nod to irreality, Dan is supposed to be a doctor, even though Mike O’Malley’s looks and line readings scream “regular guy.”

The show may not have been originally intended to be a traditional three-camera sitcom with a studio audience — like Sikowitz’ previous shows, “Friends” and “Rules of Engagement” — but the jokes read that way.

Molly occasionally gets on a feminist high horse, denouncing our “patriotic” society, then our “parochial” society. Both times, someone asks if she means “patriarchal.”

“Welcome to the Family” could definitely use a laugh track, which would give the performers time to add the mugging and double takes that the writing needs.

The single-camera treatment only highlights the show’s retro nature. These families’ predicaments may be modern, but time has passed them by.

http://www.medialifemagazine.com/welcome-family-dont-stay/
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Nielsen Notes
How Did The Networks Do, What Did We Learn?
By Nellie Andreeva, Deadline.com - Oct. 1, 2013

The broadcast premiere week started off with fireworks as several breakout hits emerged Monday and Tuesday — The Blacklist, Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Sleepy Hollow — and some veteran series returned up year-to-year. But the euphoria subsided as the days went on and the week ended on a whimper, with a weak series launch (ABC’s Betrayal) and across-the-board ratings losses for everyone on Sunday. Here is a look at the four broadcast networks’ performance and a few Premiere Week takeaways:

NBC:

Strong showing on Monday-Wednesday plus Sunday Night Football was enough for NBC to repeat as the No. 1 network during premiere week in adults 18-49 with its best premiere week rating in five years, 3.1, and the only net to post year-to-year increases in both 18-49 (up 7%) and total viewers (9.7 million, up 19%). What’s more, NBC widened its margin of victory from last year to 35%, the largest for any network in 16 years. And the bump came solely from the entertainment side as premiere week’s SNF was actually down 16% year-to-year (but still the top program of the week by a wide margin). With the exception of Revolution, NBC’s Monday-Wednesday returning shows were all up, led by The Voice. And NBC launched a solid new drama in The Blacklist, which posted the best 18-49 rating for a regular 10 PM drama (3.8) in the past year and the biggest viewer Live+3 increase ever, gaining 4.4 million persons in the first 3 days of DVR viewing. NBC’s problem spot once again is Thursday night where only one series, newbie The Michael J. Fox Show, broke the 2 demo rating threshold.

ABC:

One swallow may not make a spring but one big hit can make a good fall. Look at ABC, which finished second in premiere week among adults 18-49 (2.3, up 5%), up from No. 4 last September, despite disappointing launches for Lucky 7 (1.3) and Betrayal (1.5), the lowest-rated series premieres so far this season with numbers that immediately open the cancellation door. But the network put all of its eggs in the Marvel basket and scored big with Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. which opened with a 4.7 18-49 rating, the top-rated new series and the biggest drama premiere in almost four years. The show also became a shining example of the new paradigm by almost doubling its live TV audience via repeat airing, DVR and online viewing in the first several days as more networks, led by Fox, are pushing multi-platform viewing stats. But there is a lot of reason for concern in the ABC executive suite as most of the network’s returning shows came back down, including flagships Modern Family and Grey’s Anatomy, and besides the S.H.I.E.L.D.-boosted The Goldbergs, the rest of the network’s new comedies, Trophy Wife and Back In The Game, had tepid debuts, and the upcoming Super Fun Night is already raising a red flag with the decision to scrap the pilot episode. In total viewers, ABC (8 million) was down 4%.

CBS:

For the first time in years, CBS’ Monday night is vulnerable. The process actually started a couple of years ago when the network transplanted first The Big Bang Theory and then Two And A Half Men to Thursday. After a big first season, 2 Broke Girls has not grown into a formidable 9 PM anchor; none of the new Monday entries — Mom, Hostages and last night’s We Are Men — have impressed; and the series that is holding the night together, How I Met Your Mother, in its final season. The network’s biggest success came on Thursday, where The Big Bang Theory continues to defy gravity and posted series highs in Season 7 as the highest-rated entertainment program of premiere week (6.1 in 18-49, 20.44 million in Live plus same day) It also helped new comedy The Crazy Ones score the best opening for a comedy series so far this season with a 3.9 as CBS successfully expanded its Thursday comedy block to two hours. But most of the network’s returning shows were down and it finished premiere week tied with Fox for third place among adults 18-49 (2.2, down 8%) while maintaining the top position in total viewers (10.4 million, down 3%).

FOX:

Fox (2.2, 6 million) posted the biggest year-to-year premiere week declines (15% in 18-49, 13% in total viewers). Some of the drops are tied to the fact that Fox launched most of its lineup a week early this year vs. during premiere week last season, so the network’s 2013 premiere week averages included second-week drops for many shows. But some of the losses are organic as The X Factor, Glee and the Sunday comedies are down double digits year to year. Fox’s Tuesday comedy block remains a work in progress, with newcomers Dads and Brooklyn Nine-Nine not providing ratings help and The Mindy Project trending down. But on the bright side, Fox has a solid new drama in Sleepy Hollow, which logged Fox’s biggest fall drama premiere in 6 years and is doing well three weeks in, both live and in DVR viewing where it is a big gainer. Fox also is making inroads on Fridays with a promising start for Masterchef Jr.

As we close the page of premiere week, here are a couple of lessons learned:

--Lead-in still matters unless your title has Marvel in it. The Voice has successfully launched a third consecutive series, NBC’s The Blacklist, one of the breakouts this fall. (Last fall, The Voice served as a springboard for the biggest new fall series, Revolution, and the midseason before that it even made Smash look like a hit for a couple of months.) The Big Bang Theory buoyed CBS’ new Robin Williams comedy to a strong start and dominating victory over fellow newcomer The Michael J. Fox on NBC, which had a far weaker lead-in.

--Marketing (mostly) matters. The series that got the lion’s share of promotion, like S.H.I..E.L.D., Blacklist and Sleepy Hollow, opened well. Some, like ABC’s The Goldbergs reaped the benefits of both a big promotional push and strong lead-in (from S.H.I.E.L.D.), but the show’s solid early going may be deceptive — just look at last fall’s Go On on NBC, also propped up by a big lead-in from The Voice and wide marketing campaign that included a preview during the Summer Olympics. But when the show was left on its own, the wheels came off. And a massive launch campaign didn’t help new CBS’ Hostages.

--More than ever, Premiere Week performance is only a snapshot and doesn’t provide the full picture as the viewership for a number of shows is expected to double when DVR and online exposure is factored in. Still, for the most part, the snapshot is accurate in predicting which shows have a shot at staying on for the long run and which are heading into the proverbial bubble a week in.

http://www.deadline.com/2013/10/broadcast-premiere-week-how-did-the-networks-do-what-did-we-learn/
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TV Notes
NBC Cancels Summer Series ‘Camp’
By Jethro Nededog, TheWrap.com - Oct. 1, 2013

NBC isn’t into “Camp.”

The broadcaster canceled the drama series created by Liz Heldens (“Friday Night Lights”) and Peter Elkoff (“Gossip Girl”) and starring Rachel Griffiths (“Brothers & Sisters,” “Six Feet Under”).

Cast member Nikolai Nikolaeff broke the news on Twitter on Tuesday.

“So… It was a great summer and I loved every minute of it,” he wrote. “Sorry to all the @NBCCamp fans out there but no go on #CampSeason2. #upsetting.”

An individual with knowledge of the situation confirmed the decision.

Griffiths starred as a divorced camp director looking for a fresh start. The series explored the campers and counselors at Little Otter Family Camp, where summer memories are made.

Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein served as executive producers with Heldens and Elkoff. It was co-produced by Matchbox Pictures and BermanBraun.

Part of a trend in which networks presented new series year-round, “Camp” was an inexpensive scripted drama shot in Australia with a predominately Aussie cast.

NBC only aired 10 of the 13 episodes it ordered. “Camp” premiered in July to 5 million viewers. By its finale on Sept. 11, the audience shrunk to 3.22 million people.

http://www.thewrap.com/nbc-cancels-summer-series-camp/
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TV Notes
On The Air Tonight
WEDNESDAY Network Primetime/Late Night Options
(All shows are in HD unless noted; start times are ET. Network late night shows are preceded by late local news)

ABC:
8PM - The Middle
8:30PM - Back In The Game
9PM - Modern Family
9:30PM - Super Night Fun (Series Premiere)
10PM - Nashville
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11:35PM - Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Tim Allen; Kenny Rogers performs)
12:37AM - Nightline

CBS:
8PM - Survivor
9PM - Criminal Minds
10PM - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
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11:35PM - Late Show with David Letterman (Kerry Washington; reality-TV star Ariel Tweto; Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band performs)
12:37AM - Late Show with Craig Ferguson (Robin Williams)

NBC:
8PM - Revolution
9PM - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
10PM - Ironside (Series Premiere)
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11:34PM - The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (Kathy Griffin; author Newt Gingrich; Demi Lovato performs)
12:36AM - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (Paul Giamatti; Anthony Mackie; MS MR performs)
1:36AM - Last Call with Carson Daly (Astronaut Buzz Aldrin; Big Black Delta performs)
(R - May 17)

FOX:
8PM - The X Factor (120 min.)

PBS:
(check your local listing for starting time/programming)
8PM - Earthflight, A Nature Special Presentation: Asia and Australia
9PM - NOVA: Inside the Megastorm
(R - Nov. 18)
10PM - Quest for the Lost Maya
(R - Mar. 28, 2012)

UNIVISION:
8:02PM - Porque El Amor Manda
8:59PM - Amores Verdaderos
10:06PM - Qué Bonito Amor

THE CW:
8PM - Arrow: Year One (Special)
9:03PM - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
(R - Jul. 23)
10:02PM - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
(R - Aug. 6)

TELEMUNDO:
8PM - Dama y Obrero
9PM - Marido en Alquiler
10PM - Santa Diabla

COMEDY CENTRAL:
11PM - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Sandra Bullock)
11:31PM - The Colbert Report (Chris Matthews)

TBS:
After the MLB Playoff Game - Conan (Musician CeeLo Green; writer Stephen Merchant; Goodie Mob performs)

E!:
11PM - Chelsea Lately (Jenna Dewan-Tatum; Michael Yo; Arden Myrin; writer Josh Wolf)
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TV Review
Rebel Wilson is 'Super Fun' to watch
By Robert Bianco, USA Today - Oct. 1, 2013

Watch Rebel Wilson.

True, her performance and the ABC sitcom she's created for herself are still very much works in progress — as witness the decision to scrap the pilot and jump right in with the show's second episode. Seams and cracks are too often visible as the series struggles to figure out how best to showcase its exuberant young Australian star, best known for Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids.

But make no mistake: Wilson is well worth showcasing. In a medium too often content to let the bland lead the bland, she's a fearless, brakes-free, bracingly original comedian who layers wildly inappropriate behavior over an essentially sweet core.

She's special, and if her show is not yet as special as it needs to be, there are at least promising signs that it could be on its way.

Sporting an American accent (generally successfully), Wilson stars as Kimmie, a newly-promoted attorney whose rising status at her law firm inspires her to kick-start her largely cloistered social life. So she and her two best and equally reclusive friends — Liza Lapira's meek Helen-Alice

The setup may seem silly, but the message isn't. These are women who bought into the "loser" label applied to them in high school and are now struggling to shake free of its chains. Tonight, that means visiting a piano bar, and for Kimmie, conquering her fear of singing in public. ("I have a voice like a one-legged angel," she explains. "Sometimes shaky, but magical.")

Just to further test her confidence, she and her friends are joined at the bar by her British boss Richard, a nicely against-the-grain character charmingly played by Kevin Bishop. Worse yet, she has to deal with the office mean girl Kendall (Kate Jenkinson), who wants to break the odd, outcast bond Kimmie has formed with Richard.

If the confrontation goes over the top, that's to be expected in a show that does not always embrace subtlety. Wilson commits body and soul to Fun's big slapstick moments, from an opening sight gag involving a dress-eating elevator to a closing joke about Kimmie and Spanx. She's going for laughter, spiced with the cringe that humiliation brings, and she generally hits her target.

Still, while the star's skill is beyond question, the show may want to limit how often it asks us to laugh at what are, essentially, fat jokes, even when the overweight person is in control of the joke. There are only so many times you can use Kimmie being disrobed in public as a subject of humor without it crossing from comic to cruel.

Those scenes, however, are not all there is to Fun. This is a series about outcasts trying to find their way in, and it's often at its best in its quieter moments. That's particularly true when it's exploring the goofy, budding friendship between Richard and Kimmie, from their bonding over doughnuts to Kimmie's inability to talk when asked if they're dating (a bit Wilson pulls off with an encouraging ease).

If the show can build on those moments, Fun will truly be worth watching. And even if it can't, Wilson will be.

See for yourself.

SUPER FUN NIGHT
Wednesdays at 9:30 ET/PT on ABC
Rating: ★★★ (out of four)


http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2013/10/01/super-fun-night-review/2902151/
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TV Review
'Ironside': Blair Underwood can't save the redo
By Verne Gay, Newsday - Oct. 1, 2013

CRIME DRAMA "Ironside"

WHEN | WHERE Wednesday night at 10 on NBC/4

WHAT IT'S ABOUT
Det. Robert Ironside (Blair Underwood) of the NYPD suffered a grievous wound in the line of duty (the pilot explains what and how) that has confined him to a wheelchair. But a generous settlement with the city gave him a few perks, including his own team of detectives -- Virgil (Pablo Schreiber), Holly (Spencer Grammer, yup, Kelsey's daughter) and Teddy (Neal Bledsoe) -- who embrace unconventional methods. Department boss Capt. Ed Rollins (Kenneth Choi) doesn't always approve, but he can't ague with the results. The show is a remake of the Raymond Burr NBC series that aired from 1967 to '75. Tonight, a young woman is found dead, and then....

MY SAY NBC has decided that What Critics Like is of secondary importance to What Viewers Like. (Professional critics didn't even like "Smash," so to hell with them.) But everyone is a critic nowadays. What we know about "Ironside" so far is that Underwood's wheelchair-bound cop is smart, tough, unconventional and subject to bouts of self-pity that alternate with impulsive acts of steel resolve. (Promos tell you that much.) What's missing is some twist that will blast this antiquated procedural business into the 21st century. But that never comes. Underwood is an attractive small-screen presence, surrounded by his personal mod squad of young proteges whose sole purpose is apparently to remind advertisers that this won't be a geriatric play. But even viewers who remember the first "Ironside" won't grasp why this redo is suddenly here. "Ironside" doesn't seem to know, either.

BOTTOM LINE A competent, connect-the-dots procedural that never offers much of a case for why a remake was needed.

GRADE: C+


http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/tv/ironside-review-blair-underwood-can-t-save-the-redo-1.6170153
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TV Sports/Nielsen Notes
YES Viewers Say Their Goodbyes
By Richard Sandomir, The New York Times - Oct. 1, 2013

The Yankees’ 85-77 record prevented them from making the American League playoffs. A disappointment, yes, but grounds to shun them? No.

Yet a staggering 111,000 viewers disappeared from the Yankees’ telecasts for each game on the YES Network, leaving an average of 244,000 devoted souls to watch. That 31.2 percent plunge suggests deep dissatisfaction with a team that played most of the season without many of its stars and fielded lineups filled with the likes of Zoilo Almonte, Luis Cruz, David Huff and Brennan Boesch.

The season-long farewell to Mariano Rivera, emotional as it was, could not stanch the viewer disaffection. When he pitched, he was rarely in the game too long. His goodbye game attracted 258,000 viewers, a little above the season’s average. But from 9:45 to 10:15 p.m. — from Rivera’s entrance into the game to his removal after a mound visit by Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte and the cathartic aftermath — viewership soared to a peak for the game of 585,000.

That brief moment aside, this is unhappy, unknown territory for YES, which started in 2002, a little late for the dynasty years but in time for plenty of highly rated Red Sox games and one World Series championship. YES has never televised a losing season by the Yankees, but the surprisingly large abandonment by viewers made this year feel like one.

As a corporate progeny of the team, YES needs spectacular, star-driven winning as its business rationale. Fans have come to expect the same.

This season might have stripped YES’s Yankees viewership to its core viewers, without casual and fair-weather fans.

“It’s like the N.B.A. after Michael Jordan,” said Alex Belth, the founder of the Bronx Banter blog. He added: “There is an apathy that takes place when a team is so successful for so long. And this coincides with the end of the Jeter-Rivera era.”

In 2008, when the Yankees last failed to make the playoffs, they had an 89-73 record. They finished third in the A.L. East, but their star lineup was largely intact, featuring Alex Rodriguez with 35 home runs and Jason Giambi with 32. The season was disappointing enough to produce a nearly 11 percent drop in average viewership on YES, to 405,000. But when the Yankees rebounded in ’09 to beat the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series, nearly all the lost viewership was recovered.

A look at Yankees viewership since 2007 shows a troubling trend that did not start with this year’s disappointing finish. There were 454,000 viewers six years ago, but 210,000 — nearly half — have since departed.

Part of that drop might be attributable to fans being bored with winning and the empire slowly fraying. Some fans might have switched to watching on laptops and mobile devices; that use is not measured by Nielsen. There could be a quirk in the way Nielsen measures television viewing. Or fans might be watching less of each game, which reduces viewership.

Mike Axisa, the editor in chief of the Yankees blog River Avenue Blues, said: “My generation of fans, when I was 11 or 12, when the Yankees started getting really good, were easy to hook on to and a lot of fans jumped on the bandwagon. Now, the interest just isn’t there.”

Things could be worse. The Mets’ viewership on SNY also took a big dip. But there was good reason: they finished with their fifth consecutive losing record. And their viewership fell 29 percent from last season, to 139,000. Since 2007, a winning season for the Mets that finished in a collapse, viewership has fallen by 55.7 percent..

Then there are the Houston Astros, who this season lost an Amazin’ 111 games.

On Sept. 22, a Sunday afternoon Astros-Indians game on Comcast SportsNet Houston attracted no viewers, at least according to the way Nielsen measures such things. It is entirely possible that a few dozen Astros players’ wives and children were watching. But then things managed to get worse: CSN Houston, a partnership of Comcast, the Astros and the N.B.A. Rockets, is in crisis.

Last week, Comcast filed an involuntary Chapter 11 petition, saying that the network, which has not received wide distribution in the Houston market, was insolvent. Jim Crane, the Astros’ owner, has vowed to fight Comcast, but he conceded Monday to The Houston Chronicle that the team returned half its rights fees in May and June to keep the network afloat and had received no payments since.

YES has no solvency problems, and even the loss of almost one-third of Yankees viewers will not affect its finances much. Its monthly subscriber fees are locked in and will rise annually despite the vagaries of viewership.

At worst, the lost viewership could eat into advertising sales, but those sales represent barely 20 percent of YES’s revenue.

Still, many viewers have suddenly joined a pinstriped diaspora. And YES might not lure them back until the Yankees retool with more compelling and charismatic stars.

“Fans could be jumping ship for a couple of years,” Belth said. “This is like a mourning period.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/02/sports/baseball/a-season-of-goodbyes-by-yes-viewers.html?ref=media
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