Edited by Nikki125, Aug 22, 2005 @ 9:46 PM.
Hard Time: Scheduling & Ratings Issues
Posted Aug 22, 2005 @ 8:41 PM
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ETA: Thanks. Who knows, maybe the first episode prominently features a pilot named Allen.
Edited by BanjoSteve, Aug 23, 2005 @ 12:39 PM.
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Posted Aug 23, 2005 @ 4:08 PM
I hope they don't move it to Wed. 9pm if they cancel "Head Cases". I already have two other TWoP shows in that time slot! Thursday is not going to be a productive day at work this fall...
Nope: I did too. Thanks for the suggestion! -- sobell.
Thanks, Sobell. That made my day.
Edited by jerusha, Aug 25, 2005 @ 4:30 PM.
Posted Aug 23, 2005 @ 4:37 PM
I think that the main reason for that is that Prison Break is only scheduled to run 13 episodes. If we get any more episodes, it wouldn't be until the second season.
From what I can tell, the official programming grid from Fox shows that Prison Break will be replaced by 24 in January.
Posted Aug 23, 2005 @ 8:19 PM
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Posted Aug 24, 2005 @ 11:51 AM
They can always schedule two 2 hours-episodes - sometime mid-season and the season finale. To my understanding the original plan was that the complete season airs before 24 starts.
Now that I add it up (two eps in August, four in September, four in October, four in November, four in December) I see there's not enough time for that
Posted Aug 24, 2005 @ 1:18 PM
Anyway, I think it'll be better that way. This is precisely the type of show that should have shorter seasons. Look at what happened to Lost in the early months of 2005: too much padding and adding more and more mysteries just to keep the ball in the air. I've been saying for a while that more network TV shows should have seasons more like Survivor, with three months on, then three months off and so on, with each season being a relatively self-contained arc. Prison Break looks like it might follow a similar plan.
Posted Aug 24, 2005 @ 2:16 PM
I've been saying for a while that more network TV shows should have seasons more like Survivor, with three months on, then three months off and so on, with each season being a relatively self-contained arc.
You're not the only one who's been saying that: HBO's really showed how you can get a lot of storytelling bang for the 13-episode buck. And I hope that's the case with this show: I'd love to have 13 episodes that tell a solid story, as opposed to 22 episodes that string out the same story.
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Posted Aug 29, 2005 @ 5:43 PM
Both Two and a Half Men and Football are Top 10 shows.
Posted Aug 29, 2005 @ 9:33 PM
Question: I remember reading a very very short notice before upfronts that Prison Break was waiting in the wings for a summer release. Instead The Inside took that spot. Would this explain the short season? Or did I just read some notice wrong and prison break was always intended for the fall season?
If Prison Break takes off decently (time slot improvement) and it was originally supposed to be only a summer series, I have to give it to Peter Ligouri for changing it up and putting the show in the fall.
Posted Aug 30, 2005 @ 3:03 AM
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Posted Aug 30, 2005 @ 10:25 AM
For those of you who donít already know, the two-episode premiere is August 29th @ 8pm. And according to The Futon Critic, Fox will air it again on September 1st and FX will run a marathon of the first seven episodes on October 23. Awesome. I guess this means Fox has a lot of faith in the show and are doing all they can to get it the exposure it needs.
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Posted Aug 30, 2005 @ 10:46 AM
Anyone know if Fox is re-airing the pilot at any point before the FX reruns in October? I missed it last night, but it sounds good so I'd like to catch it sometime if possible...
Fox is re-airing the premiere on Thursday night @ 8pm ET.
Posted Aug 30, 2005 @ 10:59 AM
Edited by sobell, Aug 30, 2005 @ 10:59 AM.
Posted Aug 30, 2005 @ 11:17 AM
Fox got a boost last night, with the two-hour premiere of the action-packed Prison Break at a second-place 7.5/11 in the overnights from 8-10 p.m. Prison Break built as the night progressed as follows: 8:00 p.m.: 6.9/11, 8:30 p.m.: 7.4/11, 9:00 p.m.: 7.6/11, 9:30 p.m.: 7.8/11.
The 18-49 demo isn't available because Nielsen messed up.
Posted Aug 30, 2005 @ 11:39 AM
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Posted Aug 30, 2005 @ 11:47 AM
ETA: Never mind. It was the second place show of the night, behind CSI Miami, and it won its time slot. So those are good ratings. It looks like it even beat a preseason MNF in the ratings.
Edited by BanjoSteve, Aug 30, 2005 @ 11:50 AM.
Posted Aug 30, 2005 @ 11:58 AM
Basically I'm ratings poison as a viewer, so I just assumed this would do crap numbers as well. Glad to see I'm wrong, at least this week. Next week may show my true deadliness.
Posted Aug 30, 2005 @ 1:04 PM
FOX's 6.8 rating/11 share for the night tied CBS for first among households, but FOX was alone in first among total viewers, drawing 10.46 million people to CBS' 10 million. ABC took third at 5.4/9, followed by NBC at 3.6/6. UPN's 1.5/2 beat out The WB's 1.3/2 for fifth.
"Prison Break" also delivered a victory among adults 18-49 for FOX, which averaged a 4.6 rating in the key ad-sales demographic. CBS, 3.3, took second, and ABC was third at 3.1. NBC averaged 1.8, UPN 0.8 and The WB 0.7.
The first half of "Prison Break's" two-hour premiere posted a 6.6/10 for FOX at 8 p.m. "Prison Break" improved to 7.1/11 at 9 p.m. to keep FOX on top.