Edited by Mexicanguy, Nov 1, 2005 @ 11:21 PM.
Ratings and Scheduling: Medical Appointments
Posted Nov 1, 2005 @ 9:16 PM
Posted Nov 1, 2005 @ 9:45 PM
ABC is certainly being supportive of GA, by giving it that spot. I totally expected 'Lost'.
Posted Nov 1, 2005 @ 9:49 PM
Yeah, while I love the fact that GA will have more exposure to new viewers thanks to the post-Super Bowl slot, I completely believed that Lost was going to get it. It seems to fit better.
ABC is certainly being supportive of GA, by giving it that spot. I totally expected 'Lost'.
Posted Nov 1, 2005 @ 9:52 PM
Well, it is traditionally quite a coup to land the post Super Bore spot, so maybe GA will draw in more male viewers?
I'm sure that's what ABC is expecting, but GA doesn't seem like the kind of show the Super Bowl audience will watch. What will the producers of the show do to attract a male audience? A sub-plot with Izzie modeling lingerie?
Edited by Mexicanguy, Nov 1, 2005 @ 9:53 PM.
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Posted Nov 1, 2005 @ 11:07 PM
Great to have a whole big thread to speculate about this.
Posted Nov 1, 2005 @ 11:19 PM
My theory, which is pure conjecture and is backed by absolutely no information at all, is that ABC is positioning Grey's Anatomy to move to another night in 2006 - 2007.
I was thinking the same thing.
If ABC had any gonads (tm George), they'd move the show to Thursdays at 9:00 to take on CSI and The Apprentice. Grey's Anatomy wouldn't beat CSI, but it could hurt it, and help ABC on a very weak night.
Thursdays is a huge risk that it might not even pay off; what if GA loses a sizeable chunk of it's audience? Mondays seems like a better option because there is not a lot of competition that night and ABC won't have Monday Night Footbal the next season so they will need one or two succesful shows there.
Edited by Mexicanguy, Nov 1, 2005 @ 11:22 PM.
Posted Nov 2, 2005 @ 12:18 AM
I doubt they will even consider Thursdays.
Posted Nov 2, 2005 @ 12:17 AM
Mexicanguy, that's why it would take some huge gonads on ABC's part. But it needs to do something on Thursday night. Again, it's the most lucrative night of the week in terms of advertising, due to movie studios and retailers advertising for the weekend. Any new show that ABC puts on that night is going to get killed (see The Night Stalker). I would liken this to CBS moving Survivor from Wednesday, where it originally aired, to Thursday to take on Seinfeld way back when. That helped fuel CBS' rise to the top.
Thursdays is a huge risk that it might not even pay off; what if GA loses a sizeable chunk of it's audience?
That was my second thought, although CSI: Miami is a top ten show. You're assuming that What About Brian? is going to bomb, which it may. Actually, this might not be a bad lineup:
Mondays seems like a better option because there is not a lot of competition that night and ABC won't have Monday Night Footbal the next season so they will need one or two succesful shows there.
8:00 - 9:00: Wife Swap / The Bachelor
9:00 - 9:30: Emily's Reasons Why Not
9:30 - 10:00: Jake in Progress
10:00 - 11:00: Grey's Anatomy
They're all lighter shows with an appeal to women.
Did I say I love having an entire thread to speculate about this?
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Posted Nov 2, 2005 @ 10:16 AM
ETA IIRC both ER and Chicago Hope aired on the same night and time for a while so there could be 2 medical dramas on at the same time.
Edited by snowfall, Nov 2, 2005 @ 10:19 AM.
Posted Nov 2, 2005 @ 10:48 AM
Actually, I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that more women watch the Super Bowl than the Oscars, so I think there will be plenty of audience for it.
I'm sure that's what ABC is expecting, but GA doesn't seem like the kind of show the Super Bowl audience will watch.
I agree with the theory that they are planning on moving it to another night. It got a lot of first-time viewer attention from the DH lead-in, but has now established that it doesn't need the DH lead-in to achieve good ratings. I'm sure ABC would like to use DH as a lead-in for another new show, now that it seems that Grey's can stand on its own.
Posted Nov 2, 2005 @ 11:01 AM
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Posted Nov 2, 2005 @ 11:57 AM
Even if GA moves to Thursdays, anything would perform better than 20/20 or Night Stalker.
Posted Nov 6, 2005 @ 8:56 PM
Posted Nov 7, 2005 @ 2:44 PM
ABC, as expected, took top-rated honors on Sunday with its winning combination of a two-hour edition of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (Overnights: #2, 9.5/14; Viewers: #2, 15.18 million; A18-49: #1, 5.9/14 from 7-9 p.m.), Desperate Housewives (Overnights: #1, 16.8/23; Viewers: #1, 24.35 million; A18-49: #1, 10.3/23), and Grey’s Anatomy (Overnights: #1, 13.2/20; Viewers: #1, 18.96 million; A18-49: #1, 8.5/20).
Posted Nov 13, 2005 @ 9:46 PM
1. My understanding is it is a push for more mail viewers (other than me I guess).
2. Related to that, I usually attend a Super Bowl party at a local restaraunt. A friend rents out the back room, gets a huge screen, a never ending buffet, and charges 50 bucks a head. Room is usually full. The question, how do I convince him to allow me use of room afterwards to watch the show - or do I haul ass out of there, missing post game stuff and watch at home?
By the way Livia52001 - Monday Night Football is going to ESPN next year. NBC will get the Sunday night games (is this too much football talk for this site - don't want to upset AB Chao again).
Posted Nov 14, 2005 @ 3:38 PM
ABC's "Desperate Housewives" reeled in its largest audience and six weeks while "Grey's Anatomy" hit a season high to push ABC to an easy victory on another busy Sunday in primetime. The second half of CBS' killer-storm miniseries "Category 7: The End of the World" didn't pack quite the same punch as the first half did last Sunday, but it still improved markedly on the eye network's showing this season in adults 18-49 in its 9-11 p.m. movie slot. NBC didn't get much of a bounce in benching its regular Sunday night dramas for a two-hour "Saturday Night Live" 1980s retrospective. "Housewives" popped at 9 p.m. to finish out the night with an average of 26.5 million viewers and 11.1 rating/24 share in the adults 18-49 demographic. "Grey's Anatomy" (20.7 million, 9.1/21) rose to season-high ratings in the 10 p.m.
Posted Nov 17, 2005 @ 2:59 PM
1. Establish an ABC presence on Thursday nights, the most lucrative advertising night of the week.
2. Hurt CSI a little bit, maybe enough to make Desperate Housewives the #1 show on television.
3. Provide a better lead-in to Primetime Live.
I think what they'll do is the same that they did with Boston Legal and Grey's Anatomy. Sometime in the spring (maybe March, after the February sweeps), pull Grey's Anatomy for four or five weeks and put another show in the Sunday 10:00 time slot with Desperate Housewives as a lead-in. If that show does well, like Grey's Anatomy did, then it would come back in that time slot during 2006 - 2007 and Grey's Anatomy could be moved to another night.
Posted Nov 17, 2005 @ 3:28 PM
Thursday nights, the most lucrative advertising night of the week.
Can someone explain this to me? It seems somewhat counter-intuitive...
I would think the ever-important 18-35 age range (is 18-49 seriously a demographic? - it seems quite broad) would be the least likely to be sitting at home watching television on a Thursday night - the official start of the weekend - of any weeknight.
I suppose college kids are hanging out before going out drinking on Thirsty Thursday later in the evening because for whatever reason at that age it's not "cool" to go out before 11+. And perhaps young professionals would be getting home around 10 or so after Happy Hour(s) post work.
I know when I was young I used to really look forward to Thursdays - it always had the best TV... Cheers way back in the day, 90210 in middle school, and ER in high school, but then when I got to college and since, not so much. I just can't see too many people (well, maybe for GA) re-arranging their social lives for a television show.
At any rate - I hope they don't change the day. I used to dread Sunday nights because you have the whole work week ahead of you. Now I can't wait - GA is really the only show I watch on a regular basis... and more to the point, I'm usually around on Sunday nights. :)
Edited by bsg27, Nov 17, 2005 @ 3:30 PM.
Posted Nov 17, 2005 @ 4:05 PM
(1) The movie studios are plugging their movies especially hard in advance of the weekend.
(2) Retailers are also advertising a lot to boost weekend sales.
Posted Nov 17, 2005 @ 5:03 PM
My television viewing habits probably aren't your average persons...
Posted Nov 30, 2005 @ 2:03 PM
Desperate Housewives (ABC: 25.89 million), CSI (CBS: 25.72), Grey’s Anatomy (ABC: 19.59), Survivor: Guatemala (CBS: 19.54), Without A Trace (CBS: 19.50), Cold Case (CBS: 19.36), CSI: Miami (CBS: 19.35), Lost (ABC: 19.29), Law & Order: SVU (NBC: 17.08), NCIS (CBS: 16.43) . . .
Desperate Housewives (ABC: 11.1/24), Grey’s Anatomy (ABC: 8.9/21), CSI (CBS: 8.4/23), Lost (ABC: 7.8/20), Survivor: Guatemala (CBS: 6.6/20), CSI: Miami (CBS: 6.6/16), Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC: 6.5/15), Monday Night Football: Minnesota at Green Bay (ABC: 6.1/16), Without A Trace (CBS: 5.9/17), Law & Order: SVU (NBC: 5.7/15) . . .
True, CBS' Thursday lineup was hurt by Thanksgiving, but it's nice to see GA beat CSI in the 18 - 49 demographic. Could GA do it if they went head-to-head? With Alias now ending after this season, Thursday remains a big hole in ABC's lineup.
Posted Nov 30, 2005 @ 3:16 PM
Could GA do it if they went head-to-head?
I doubt it. Let's wait and see what happens with AI on January, shall we?
Edited by Mexicanguy, Nov 30, 2005 @ 3:16 PM.
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