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Oen
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« on: 02-02-2005 04:47 »

Last night(2/1/05) I saw something comparing Futurama to Family Guy... it had Futurama on top for everyday of the week. Like 1 million for Futurama and 800 thousand for Family Guy.

Does anyone know what it was about? I missed the beginning, was it like viewers for each show or what? Sorry if I missed a previous post.
MrMoose

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« Reply #1 on: 02-02-2005 11:26 »

It was obviously the number of people killed in the making of the show.
Futurama Nerd

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« Reply #2 on: 02-02-2005 12:59 »

I'm beginnig to like you MrMoose.

I din't watch Futurama last night, so I don't know what the hell your talking about. Welcome to PEEL Oen, there is a really good FAQ page somewhere, and I suggest you read it. Enjoy your stay at Nerd World.   smile
Oen
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« Reply #3 on: 02-02-2005 14:09 »

LOL.. well was it some kind of serious comparision.. or something funny? No one knows?
MrMoose

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« Reply #4 on: 02-02-2005 14:13 »

Based on it's Adult Swim the creators might not even know....but I'm still sticking with my answer.
Oen
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« Reply #5 on: 02-02-2005 15:26 »

Yeah.. I know.. it does seem reasonable.. how else would Fox kill off a great show? By killing off it fans when producing it. Those poor souls.. died making our life better.  wink
Zeep

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« Reply #6 on: 02-02-2005 15:35 »

Yeah, I understood it as the numbedr of viewers that night for each show. But maybe I was wrong.
David A

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« Reply #7 on: 02-02-2005 15:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Oen:
Last night(2/1/05) I saw something comparing Futurama to Family Guy... it had Futurama on top for everyday of the week. Like 1 million for Futurama and 800 thousand for Family Guy.

Does anyone know what it was about? I missed the beginning, was it like viewers for each show or what? Sorry if I missed a previous post.

It was probably the ratings (i.e. how many people watched each show).  I like MrMoose's explanation, though.

Welcome to PEEL, Oen.
Oen
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« Reply #8 on: 02-02-2005 15:51 »

LOL.. well my thought was.. doesn't that show Futurama is more popular.. every day of the week it had 100-300 thousand more viewers than Family Guy.
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #9 on: 02-02-2005 16:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Oen:
Last night(2/1/05) I saw something comparing Futurama to Family Guy... it had Futurama on top for everyday of the week. Like 1 million for Futurama and 800 thousand for Family Guy.

Does anyone know what it was about? I missed the beginning, was it like viewers for each show or what? Sorry if I missed a previous post.


I saw it, it was about the highest Week day ratings. Futurama won obviously.
Fry´s Nightmare

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« Reply #10 on: 02-02-2005 17:15 »

I saw it too, and it sure beat the heck outta those other shows. Hopefully Fox sees this and says something like "Blah blah blah we're stupid lets bring Futurama back blah blah blah"

Not very likely, but sure gives me hopes.  big grin
Bender2.0

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« Reply #11 on: 02-02-2005 17:18 »

Aww crap, I wasn't able l to see it!
LoveForFry

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« Reply #12 on: 02-02-2005 17:20 »

Hopefully theyll show it on saturdays, the only day im able to watch AS.
Procyon

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« Reply #13 on: 02-02-2005 18:47 »

I saw it to. Well, usually if the ratings are that much higher, they'll move the show back to 11. I hate it being at 11:30, I missed my 30 minutes of sleep when I went back to school after winter break. Maybe Fox will notice. 1 million+ viewers in one night is alot of people, especially for something that has been cancelled and you don't see adverstisments for it unless it's airing
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #14 on: 02-02-2005 18:52 »

 
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Originally posted by Bender2.0:
Aww crap, I wasn't able l to see it!

It was a good victory for FA, it kicked the shit out of every other show by like 500,000 points by the end of the week. Even FG.

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evan

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« Reply #15 on: 02-02-2005 20:17 »

So, even at a later timeslot, Futurama is more popular than Family Guy.  This is a good sign for the show, no matter how you spin it.  While I doubt this will cause FOX to un-cancel the show, it does show that FA is now the big fish in a small pond.  Futurama goes up against tough competition at 11:30 (the late night talk shows), so the show's holding it's own shows it has a really tough fanbase.  On the other hand, it's sad FG isn't doing as well, because there are new episodes coming in a few months.  You would think there would be a bigger response to that show, or maybe FG fans are just sick of watching the same episodes.
MrMoose

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« Reply #16 on: 02-02-2005 21:40 »

Not to be the downer, but I'm willing to bet it's just that People are sick of watching the same family guy epiosodes over and over....I know I am. I stopped watching them about 4 or 5 months ago. I don't think family guys has enough in it to make you want to watch any one episode more than a few times just because a good deal of them are basically the same show, just in different situations. Where Futurama does better because each individual show has enough of a difference between them that people enjoy watching them an insane number of times.
canned eggs

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« Reply #17 on: 02-02-2005 21:41 »

 
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Originally posted by Futurama Nerd:
I'm beginnig to like you MrMoose.

I agree.  MrMoose is the shit.  I've seen like four of the dude's posts, and each one was memorable.  Go MrMoose!

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evan

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« Reply #18 on: 02-02-2005 21:50 »

 
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Originally posted by MrMoose:
 I stopped watching them about 4 or 5 months ago. I don't think family guys has enough in it to make you want to watch any one episode more than a few times just because a good deal of them are basically the same show, just in different situations.

Yeah, I just wanted to put a positive spin on it.  I think there are like twice as many Futurama episodes as Family Guy, so FA has more rewatchability.
winna

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« Reply #19 on: 02-02-2005 21:52 »

I concur.

Anyways, what I was gonna say is that Family Guy new episodes premier after the SuperBowl along with American Dad.  Also it's official, Futurama is coming back!
Oen
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« Reply #20 on: 02-03-2005 00:07 »

"Also it's official, Futurama is coming back!"

Yeah right.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #21 on: 02-03-2005 00:29 »

Lack of rewatchability does hurt Family Guy, but it is still doing really well.  200,000 fewer viewers.....that's a significant amount lower then Futurama, but its hardly anything to sneeze at (especcially if it stays steady or goes up when the new ones finally come on).  Keep in mind Fox has been re-airing old episodes recently too, so that has to cut into the ratings.  And the episode numbers aren't really that different, about a seasons worth more for Futurama (72 versus 50).  Its new episodes will surpass Futurama's run in any case (regardless of which show was more deserving....)

Also, Family Guy doesn't re-appear until May, Winna, so that's wrong too.  American Dad is the only Mcfarlane show coming on post super-bowl (right after a Simpsons).

In any cases, good news for Futurama ratings wise.  1 millions viewers.....that's ridiculously good for late night basic cable.
VCH

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« Reply #22 on: 02-03-2005 00:35 »

Yeah thats sweet 1million yeaa. Oh and a side note Im so sick of the welcome to PEEL now read the FAQs learn everything, do it how we want U to speech. Im sure everyone nows to read the FAQS if they want 2 I never do how boring   sleep   sleep
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #23 on: 02-03-2005 08:56 »

Maybe that comparision is just a ratings thing.  Futurama is just as popular as Family Guy, so _both_ shows should come back.  But I don't think FOX should show Futurama even if it does come back.  It could be shown on Adult Swim instead. 
CaptanYesterday

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« Reply #24 on: 02-03-2005 13:18 »

WINNA

Were you being serious about FA coming back?
MrMoose

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« Reply #25 on: 02-03-2005 13:21 »

ah... and people's hopes and dreams are once again raised of the sole purpose of smacking them down time and time again....it makes me giggle.
CaptanYesterday

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« Reply #26 on: 02-03-2005 13:46 »

 wink
greenwaldsj

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« Reply #27 on: 02-03-2005 19:52 »

The ad was on both last night and the night before...  It said:

"Ever wonder how the weekday ratings compare to the weekend's?

They're much higher.

Monday Futurama 774,000 FG 752,000 ATHF 623,000
Tues Futurama 974,000 FG 942,000 ATHF 925,000
Wed Futurama 1,137,000 FG 1,040,000 ATHF 835,000
Thur Futurama 1,069,000 FG 835,000 Tom 608,000"
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #28 on: 02-03-2005 23:37 »

Haha! Thanks for posting those greenwald. Looks as if good ol Futurama really kicked some ass in the viewer ratings.

Now if only FOX saw these results...
Unknown

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« Reply #29 on: 02-04-2005 16:05 »

They did.  But they also saw the DVD sales.
Calvyn79

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« Reply #30 on: 02-04-2005 16:36 »

I just don't understand it.  I mean, I think futurama is way better than the simpsons.  There is so much creativity involved, and it just has way better plots.  Doesnt anyone agree with me on this?  Don't  get me wrong, I like the simpsons, but I just think futurama should be back.  To be honest, I don't even remember watching Futurama on a regular basis until it got to Adult Swim.  and now, I never thought that I would say this about a tv show, but I can't stand to not be with out it,  red face)  I think someone said before that not many people saw it on fox due to the lack of advertising for it.  I mean, how are people going to watch a show if they don't know about it.  Plus, didn't fox keep changing the time it was aired?  I am not sure.  But, I was doing some research on the petitions.  Family Guy had almost 200,000 signatures to Futurama's 10,000.  I am not sure, cuase I am not a regular on Peel, but I have sent the link to all of my email list.  Here is the link incase anyone else wants it: http://www.petitiononline.com/safu/petition.html    Keep in mind, there are atleast 2 petitions from futurama, this one and one that has only like 250 signatures.  Thanks for listening!
Futurama Nerd

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« Reply #31 on: 02-04-2005 18:15 »

I've already signed that petition Calvyn79 like three times (my brother, my mom and myself), but online petitons are hard because a lot of people like to spam on them, plus they don't count the signatures if the name is like dsfydsvfsdf (which was a signature taken from the petition) and if the comments are just a bunch of letters. It would be really cool if there was a hand writtin one somewhere, but that would take so much time to complete and it would use so much paper   tongue

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Calvyn79

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« Reply #32 on: 02-04-2005 19:34 »

Well, does anyone know what kind of petition Family Guy had?  Plus, we all know how adult swim is, and are the statistics they gave accurate?
Shippy Mandy

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« Reply #33 on: 02-04-2005 22:03 »

My main problem with that petition is the whole "boycotting everything that appears on FOX" thing. I don't see why I shouldn't be allowed to, say, go to Disneyland. It's just a bit stupid in my opinion.

Anyway, I think that stats thing is neat.
Procyon

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« Reply #34 on: 02-04-2005 22:12 »

While I don't agree with Fox canceling Futurama, they do actually have so OK shows. Examples: That 70's Show, American Idol (though its getting kind of old) and I'm kinda fond of Point Plesant. And lest us not forget they did air Futurama. Hopefully eventually they will see the error of their ways. Or we can just kill them. Either way is fine.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #35 on: 02-05-2005 21:15 »

Calvyn, I wouldn't bother.  CGEF's petition to save Futurama was literally the biggest show petition in history, with over 160,000 signatures (Around 120,000 when it was delivered; they cut out double names, threats to Fox execs, etc).  Family Guy's.....It mighta been around 60,000 eventually, I'm not really sure.  But neither petition mattered, and FG was brought back because of dvd sales and (to a lesser extent) the AS ratings.  Really, the best thing you can do to help Futurama would be just to reccomend the dvds to family and friends.  And if you know anyone with a Nielsen box in their home, get them hooked on the reruns.

And if you plan on making petitions in the future, I wouldn't put a boycott in there unless there's more of a specific reason.  People aren't going to boycott every product on television because of one show, and the networks know that, so they don't care even if the petition numbers are truly high.  The only people that would go that far would be people in those "Parents Television Council" type groups, whom the networks almost always ignore as well.
LoveForFry

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« Reply #36 on: 02-05-2005 22:06 »

Was watching an extra on the Family guy dVds;Seth mcfalane says that fox said"the outpouring for family guy was the buggest they evr saw.Online petitions,diapers and bottles mailed in for stewie."I thought how we did that and more, and our show isnt back yet.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #37 on: 02-05-2005 23:48 »

Well the petition itself had more signatures then Family Guy's, but it is true that FG had another big campaign to save it, specifically the idea of sending in diapers and all that.  That got it its third season, renewed at the eleventh hour.

But honestly, the biggest thing that saved FG was the dvd sales. 

T-Veronica

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« Reply #38 on: 02-07-2005 16:29 »

Hmmm. [as] didn't actually ever say what the weekend ratings for Futurama were, does anyone know? I guess it's not too important, seeing as they already stated up front that the weekday ratings were higher for all the shows, but...

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klipped

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« Reply #39 on: 02-07-2005 16:41 »

family guy?
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