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NBC To Finish 5th In Sweeps For First Time
Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 21, 2013 | Dominic Patten

Posted on 02/22/2013 11:17:07 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg

An already bad month is getting worse for NBC. For the first time in sweeps history, the network is projected to finish fifth in the key adults 18-49 demographic. That’s a crushing blow for NBC...

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From the beginning of the February sweep on January 31 through February 19, NBC has averaged a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49. That’s below the 1.5 that Univision has been averaging so far over the 20 night of the sweep period. In fact, Univision has bested NBC every single night of the sweep so far among adults 18-49 and is poised to overtake NBC for its first fourth-place sweep finish in the demo.

(Excerpt) Read more at deadline.com ...


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Media Schadenfreude alert.

NBC falling behind the Spanish-language Univision in the February ratings book.

Perhaps more liberalism is the answer.

1 posted on 02/22/2013 11:17:17 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg
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To: Colonel_Flagg

IF THEY GET ANY MORE LIBERAL THEY’LL BE BROADCASTING FROM CARACAS!.......


2 posted on 02/22/2013 11:19:29 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

At this rate their local stations will be pre-empting the prime-time schedule for infomercials and reruns of Get Smart


3 posted on 02/22/2013 11:20:40 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Looks like that new management ain't working out so hot. Maybe they should move farther left and be a big success, like MSNBC. Oh, wait, they are MSNBC. Well, maybe they could move their primetime programs farther left. What? Not possible?
4 posted on 02/22/2013 11:22:27 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Gilligan’s Island.........perhaps I missed an episode or two..........


5 posted on 02/22/2013 11:23:23 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Gay-Powered TV

I’ve never seen a network so obsessed,, well, except for c-more-bs and Bravo and selling LA


6 posted on 02/22/2013 11:23:28 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

more liberalism is the answer.

as aRnie used to say, Latino babes are so Hot Hot Hot! they may not give your brain much exercise watching ‘em .. but.. uhhh..


7 posted on 02/22/2013 11:25:11 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: ozzymandus
Oh, wait, they are MSNBC. Well, maybe they could move their primetime programs farther left. What? Not possible?

I predict they'll do an hour a week of replaying Soviet Mayday parades.

8 posted on 02/22/2013 11:25:41 AM PST by Stentor (Shhhh!)
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To: NormsRevenge
as aRnie used to say, Latino babes are so Hot Hot Hot! they may not give your brain much exercise watching ‘em .. but.. uhhh..

My thanks to whoever invented the mute button. Listening to Primer Impacto is like spending time on a chicken farm.

9 posted on 02/22/2013 11:28:28 AM PST by Stentor (Shhhh!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I just remotely scrolled through the NBC prime time lineup. How much more irrelevant could it get?


10 posted on 02/22/2013 11:29:38 AM PST by Goldsborough
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To: Red Badger

Or Pyongyang, North Korea.


11 posted on 02/22/2013 11:30:02 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: Colonel_Flagg

No Body Cares


12 posted on 02/22/2013 11:33:29 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Yet they will keep flogging The New Normal until its last viewer dies in a bizarre antiquing accident.
13 posted on 02/22/2013 11:34:11 AM PST by wideawake
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To: Colonel_Flagg

What? Americans don’t want to watch gay men with children? Go figger.

I haven’t watched a lot of prime time tv since I was a teenager though I did watch NCIS until they put Jamie Lee Curtis on it last year. blech If I missed NCIS when it aired on Tuesday night, then I would watch on the internet or On Demand. But after Jamie Lee Curtis made her second appearance and I read she would be a regular, I quit watching. Who wants to see Gibbs have a romance with his brother? lol

My teenagers like some of the shows on USA, but the main characters of those shows are gay men (in real life) pretending to be straight. I would rather read a book. Or hit refresh every ten minutes on the internet to see if Freerepublic is back online. I watched Covert Affairs for a while, but I decided scratching my fingernails on a chalkboard would be a better use of time. Who writes that stuff?????


14 posted on 02/22/2013 11:36:56 AM PST by petitfour
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To: Colonel_Flagg

“NBC falling behind the Spanish-language Univision in the February ratings book. Perhaps more liberalism is the answer.”


Or....too many illegal immigrants watching TV??? What happens when the new Muslim channel starts getting better ratings?


15 posted on 02/22/2013 11:41:41 AM PST by Yulee (Village of Albion)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

They need more gays, cross-dressing kids, christian bashing, unfunny hacks (Tina Fey), and maybe a musical number about Obama?


16 posted on 02/22/2013 11:44:12 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: petitfour
Who wants to see Gibbs have a romance with his brother? lol

I felt the same way.

17 posted on 02/22/2013 11:46:13 AM PST by saminfl
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To: Yulee

Good point.


18 posted on 02/22/2013 11:47:05 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Perhaps more “STOP BULLYING GAYS” commercials are in order. LOL!!! The best show on television is TOP GEAR (British one not American one) and it’s on BBC America.. OUTSTANDING SHOW!!! Even gals not into cars will LOVE these guys and their British humor!!! WATCH IT!!!!


19 posted on 02/22/2013 11:48:12 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Well, I've been watching GMC in prime time - reruns of "Touched by an Angel."

Good stories, uplifting, well written and well acted.

It's on ch 188 Dish. But I don't know what GMC stands for ....

20 posted on 02/22/2013 11:49:37 AM PST by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

The boycott is working.


21 posted on 02/22/2013 11:50:42 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Ahhhhhh....NBC. Bravely standing on the deck of their sinking Titanic network telling everyone they think a brisk dip in the ocean will do them good.


22 posted on 02/22/2013 11:52:57 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

“Full speed ahead, Bob! Maybe we can jump over the iceberg like Fonzie!”


23 posted on 02/22/2013 11:54:20 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Colonel_Flagg
We canceled our cable not long ago. I was surprised how little I miss it. The Walking Dead was my only concern and we can pay a 1.99 for an episode off of Amazon. Sure beats the 110 bucks plus a month we were paying.

More and more people I know are just dropping cable they use the internet and tend to do more around the house and read more. I was a voracious reader before we dropped cable and now since we cut the cord I've read 6 books in a little over a week. Got a bunch more storage shelves built for much needed storage space and got a huge chunk of writing finished and ready for my "first reader" and his critique.

I Wish I'd canceled it 20 years ago!

I think the reason NBC and everyone else is losing viewers is because their business model isn't working AND they spend less money on making good programming and spend more money on promoting the crap they do make. It seemed like every channel I watched the commercial breaks were for other TV shows and maybe one Consumer goods ad and maybe a Car ad. How can they sustain a business model when all the do is promote their product with ad space that used to be for paying customers like McDonalds and Pepsi? Its like TV ads are one big circle jerk.

I noticed AMC would put teaser ads for the Walking Dead in their other TV shows to try and raise viewership.

Why not get the people who make good TV and pay them more to make MORE good TV? No instead lets put another stupid ass show that has some "alternate lifestyle" couple who is oh so much more intelligent than the straight people on the show.

One of the reasons I think the Walking Dead is so popular is they haven't had the obligatory "Gay/Lesbian" character yet. Not because people hate such characters but because its become such a cliche now to have one in every show.

24 posted on 02/22/2013 11:57:35 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: All

No need to worry NBC....there’s always curling ;)


25 posted on 02/22/2013 12:02:26 PM PST by Kolath
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To: Colonel_Flagg

26 posted on 02/22/2013 12:10:53 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
At this rate their local stations will be pre-empting the prime-time schedule for infomercials and reruns of Get Smart

"Missed fourth place by THAT much ...."

27 posted on 02/22/2013 12:15:05 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: NormsRevenge

Who needs brain exercise? :)


28 posted on 02/22/2013 12:16:30 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: wideawake

Since you asked (okay, you didn’t...)

“The New Normal” finished third from last in Tuesday night’s overall rankings. But it did kick butt on CW’s series premiere of “Cult”.


29 posted on 02/22/2013 12:18:58 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: petitfour

I watch “The Mentalist” and that’s about it for primetime television.


30 posted on 02/22/2013 12:20:18 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
The best show on television is TOP GEAR (British one not American one)

Jeremy Clarkson is a raging Tory and Top Gear is the best show on TV bar none.

31 posted on 02/22/2013 12:22:27 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: eCSMaster
It's on ch 188 Dish. But I don't know what GMC stands for ....

When founded, GMC stood for Gospel Music Channel.

32 posted on 02/22/2013 12:23:31 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Old Sarge

A salute, my friend. :)


33 posted on 02/22/2013 12:25:25 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Never seen that show, but NBC’s “Dateline” has sometimes been quite good. I used to watch “America’s Most Wanted” but no longer can find it. I recommend Jeanine Pirro’s show on Fox.


34 posted on 02/22/2013 12:28:46 PM PST by apocalypto
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To: petitfour
Jamie Lee Curtis has not been back since those episodes last year. If you stopped watching it, you missed great season this year. Ziva’s father was killed as well as the directors wife. Really good TV. NCIS, not NCIS LA.
35 posted on 02/22/2013 12:32:00 PM PST by MarineMom613 (RIP Sandra Sue, my fur baby 12/31/1999 ~ 7/2/2010 - See you on the other side!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Doesn’t NBC own Univision??


36 posted on 02/22/2013 12:33:07 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: MarineMom613
Ziva’s father was killed as well as the directors wife.

Spoiler! :)

37 posted on 02/22/2013 12:34:57 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Red Badger

Might as well broadcast from the Kermlin.


38 posted on 02/22/2013 12:34:57 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: GeronL

No. From Wiki:

Univisión was acquired on March 29, 2007 by a consortium led by Haim Saban’s Saban Capital Group (who had previously owned the entity Saban Entertainment), TPG Capital, L.P., Providence Equity Partners, Madison Dearborn Partners, and Thomas H. Lee Partners for $13.7 billion or $36.25 per share plus $1.4 billion in acquired debt. The buyout left the company with a debt level of twelve times its annual cash flow, which was twice the norm in buyouts done over the previous two years.


39 posted on 02/22/2013 12:36:26 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: GeronL

NBC Universal does own Telemundo, however.


40 posted on 02/22/2013 12:37:42 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: NormsRevenge

They saw the multi-colored peacock logo and thought it was a rainbow sticker.


41 posted on 02/22/2013 12:38:44 PM PST by relictele
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To: Mozilla

Izzat where Kermit lives?...........


42 posted on 02/22/2013 12:39:35 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: MarineMom613

I figured I could watch it all at once if someone tells me it is worth it. I think I saw one episode this last Fall, but I can’t remember what happened. (did Tony’s dad spend Christmas with him? was that this season?)


43 posted on 02/22/2013 12:40:47 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Colonel_Flagg

The only show from NBC that I can think of from memory, is the “The Office”, and I quit watching that 2-3 years ago after it jumped the shark.


44 posted on 02/22/2013 12:42:44 PM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

The sooner this liberal dish rag tanks and is bought off and fires the socialists running it the better....I knew there was going to be some good news today!!!!


45 posted on 02/22/2013 12:47:45 PM PST by ontap
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To: catfish1957

They overplayed the Jim-Pam thing to the point I couldn’t watch an episode without wanting to puke or suffer douche-chills.


46 posted on 02/22/2013 12:51:40 PM PST by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Colonel_Flagg

thanks, that makes my day.

Unfortunately, all of the networks should be last IMO


47 posted on 02/22/2013 12:57:10 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/02/20/tv-ratings-broadcast-top-25-the-big-bang-theory-tops-week-21-viewing-among-adults-18-49-with-total-viewers/169949/

The first list is the 18-49 viewers...

check out the total viewers list. Not a single NBC show in the top 25


48 posted on 02/22/2013 1:00:06 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: petitfour

I watch FX a lot Justified is a great series, it also has Two and a Half Men and Anger Management if you like Charlie Sheen!!!


49 posted on 02/22/2013 1:01:20 PM PST by ontap
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To: Colonel_Flagg

lol.

Just cancel NBC and get it over with


50 posted on 02/22/2013 1:06:44 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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