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Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #560 on: 06-28-2013 17:31 »
« Last Edit on: 06-28-2013 17:34 »

I agree with MuchAdo that it deserves to die with dignity, so despite the fact that it is my favorite show and it will always hold a very special place in my heart, I'm almost happy to see it go: I don't want it to go on interminably and embarrass itself even more than it already has. I'm fairly pleased with the season thus far, so if things continue in this manner, I'll be fine with this being Futurama's last hurrah.

I think Futurama deserves an ending that is not "a possible finale"-episode, although it is something that's part of Futurama. Since Futurama's ratings are bad and DVD sales good, I don't see why it wouldn't be profitable to release a straight-to-DVD movie (again) with this fanbase. So all I'm asking is one movie with a proper ending (If this is truly the end.)
DannyJC13

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« Reply #561 on: 06-28-2013 18:51 »
« Last Edit on: 06-28-2013 18:52 »

Sigh, I guess there really isn't any place for Futurama on television.

The internet is definitely the perfect place for the show to go next, that is if it somehow gets revived for a third time.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #562 on: 06-28-2013 18:52 »

God.

This is a nightmare. Somebody please invent a suicide booth for me. These ratings are getting really bad. I guess alot of people lost all hope for the show. Soon we're going to be getting 600,000 viewers a week.

Not that I'm rejoicing at the show's low ratings or anything, but at this point it seems totally irrelevant to me whether the show brings in a bunch of viewers or not. Comedy Central has canceled it, and I don't think awesome ratings are going to change any of the executives' minds. It's still probably more economically viable to air these episodes to low ratings than to not air them at all, so it's not like bad ratings are going to prevent the network from airing the ten remaining episodes. Moreover, as the show has always done pretty well in terms of its DVD sales, it's not like Fox is going to hold back on releasing 7B on DVD in December. These low ratings literally have no effect on anything, as far as I'm concerned.

Honestly, I find the fact that the show's been canceled kind of liberating. I don't feel obligated to watch the episodes the moment they air; I don't feel obligated to tell other people how great the show is so as to improve its ratings. Instead, I can just sit back and enjoy the rest of the series at my leisure, knowing that nothing I do will change the fact that the show will be ending in ten short weeks. I agree with MuchAdo that it deserves to die with dignity, so despite the fact that it is my favorite show and it will always hold a very special place in my heart, I'm almost happy to see it go: I don't want it to go on interminably and embarrass itself even more than it already has. I'm fairly pleased with the season thus far, so if things continue in this manner, I'll be fine with this being Futurama's last hurrah.
I can see where you're coming from. I, too hope that it dies with dignity. I am also aware that Ratings aren't going to do anything. Once a decision is made, it's pretty much final. I am just surprised that it dropped down like this so fast.

Although knowing that there's only going to be 10 more weeks of the show is disheartening, while at the same time a slight breeze of good news. We all knew the day would come again, that it would have to be cancelled. We hate that kind of news. But hopefully, they can end the season at a high note, and the crew might get around to making a theatrical release to wrap up the series. That'd be the perfect ending for me.

Watching this show since Adult Swim has been an awesome experience. Also, the show gave us PEEL (not really, but PEEL is a Futurama Fan Forum after all...), and I got to meet all of these cool people here off PEEL. Better yet, the show gave us a good 140 episodes to keep us content. There couldn't be anymore to ask for. I'm also glad that the show didn't outrun itself like The Simpsons, or even Family Guy. Almost makes the cancellation seem like a wise choice. Even though one more season couldn't hurt, to be honest.
Kornography

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« Reply #563 on: 06-28-2013 19:22 »

That's a bad drop  hmpf
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #564 on: 06-29-2013 01:21 »

I feel like the low ratings are not only due to severe lack of advertising and the swap to Wednesday nights but, I dare say, might also be because last season was not exactly swimmingly spectacular. I won't say it was utter tripe but it was not the best season the show has had. Ever since its return Futurama has not felt the same to me and as every new season aired it has felt as thus. This final season so far has seemingly, at least for me, turned that around to an extent. They surely know they have to give us the best they can because they're going away. Quite possibly forever. That's just my two cents though.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #565 on: 06-29-2013 15:51 »

If I wasn't such a die hard fan of the show and so autistic when it comes to watching new episodes of shows that I follow, anyway, I know that the last run of episodes would have been enough to stop me caring about catching the show as it went out. I'd still watch them eventually, but there wouldn't be a rush to do so.

My housemates that I watched the last run of episodes with only stuck with that run of episodes, itself, because I was watching them in the house whilst they were around. They were both Futurama fans and felt that the new episodes were so bad that they wouldn't bother watching them if it weren't for me.

In fact, I ended up watching some of the later episodes of the season on my own so I guess they never did finish it.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #566 on: 07-05-2013 08:23 »

Futurama should just go on hiatus for a few years and come back with more DVD movies and actually finish the series off proper, any leftover ideas or big things they wanted to do.. do it and be done.
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #567 on: 07-06-2013 02:08 »

Franklin & Bash (9:00) - TNT
2.185 million viewers, #1; 0.716 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #1

Mystery Diners (10:00) - Food
1.414 million viewers, #2; 0.629 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #2

Toddlers & Tiaras (9:00) - TLC
1.135 million viewers, #3; 0.477 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #4

Love Thy Neighbor (9:00) - OWN
0.830 million viewers, #4; 0.260 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #8

Futurama (10:00) - Comedy Central
0.807 million viewers, #5; 0.551 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #3


Love Thy Neighbor (9:30) - OWN
0.800 million viewers, #6; 0.274 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #7

Chef Roble & Co. (10:00) - Bravo
0.677 million viewers, #7; 0.337 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #6

The Soup (10:00) - E!
0.615 million viewers, #8; 0.425 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating

Fuckin aye.
Jarvio

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« Reply #568 on: 07-06-2013 03:27 »

Franklin & Bash (9:00) - TNT
2.185 million viewers, #1; 0.716 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #1

Mystery Diners (10:00) - Food
1.414 million viewers, #2; 0.629 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #2

Toddlers & Tiaras (9:00) - TLC
1.135 million viewers, #3; 0.477 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #4

Love Thy Neighbor (9:00) - OWN
0.830 million viewers, #4; 0.260 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #8

Futurama (10:00) - Comedy Central
0.807 million viewers, #5; 0.551 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #3


Love Thy Neighbor (9:30) - OWN
0.800 million viewers, #6; 0.274 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #7

Chef Roble & Co. (10:00) - Bravo
0.677 million viewers, #7; 0.337 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #6

The Soup (10:00) - E!
0.615 million viewers, #8; 0.425 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating

Fuckin aye.

Does this make it the lowest rated futurama episode ever? (As of yet that is)
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #569 on: 07-06-2013 03:39 »

Franklin & Bash (9:00) - TNT
2.185 million viewers, #1; 0.716 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #1

Mystery Diners (10:00) - Food
1.414 million viewers, #2; 0.629 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #2

Toddlers & Tiaras (9:00) - TLC
1.135 million viewers, #3; 0.477 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #4

Love Thy Neighbor (9:00) - OWN
0.830 million viewers, #4; 0.260 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #8

Futurama (10:00) - Comedy Central
0.807 million viewers, #5; 0.551 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #3


Love Thy Neighbor (9:30) - OWN
0.800 million viewers, #6; 0.274 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #7

Chef Roble & Co. (10:00) - Bravo
0.677 million viewers, #7; 0.337 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #6

The Soup (10:00) - E!
0.615 million viewers, #8; 0.425 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating

Fuckin aye.

Does this make it the lowest rated futurama episode ever? (As of yet that is)
Indeed. The previous lowest episode in ratings was Free Will Hunting with 0.99. This also makes this the 2nd episode to go under the million mark. Jesus Christ, do people really think the show has declined that damn bad? Because I can't see any other reason as to why the ratings are this freaking low.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #570 on: 07-06-2013 03:54 »

Yes, that is exactly why. Is that even a question?
MuchAdo

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« Reply #571 on: 07-06-2013 20:29 »
« Last Edit on: 07-06-2013 22:08 »

The ratings are terrible and reflect the quality of the episodes.

An AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE repeat on ADSM on (same night) at 1:15 AM got 1.143 million viewers for comparison.

It's time to put Futurama to bed.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #572 on: 07-06-2013 21:22 »

This episode was aired right before a major holiday so that MAY have contributed; a lot of people (especially in Futurama's target audience of younger people; a lot of those shows that outrated it are for older audiences) probably went out and did stuff that night rather than staying in and watching TV, since they wouldn't have had work the next day. Obviously the ratings are not doing great, but I'd be hesitant to say this particular airing follows the overall pattern until we see the ratings for the next few.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #573 on: 07-06-2013 22:07 »
« Last Edit on: 07-06-2013 22:08 »

The top five cable telecasts of the wednesday night were all re-runs!

Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.631 million
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2.975 million
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 2.613 million
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.416 million
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1.954 million

I cannot blame CC for stopping Futurama at this point.
SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #574 on: 07-06-2013 23:55 »

I cannot blame CC for stopping Futurama at this point.
Muchado, do you ever take notice of how the other CC shows' rates are? They're all not so good, with the exception of South Park. But even those declined over the years. Comedy Central is just a dead-beat channel anymore. Once South Park ends, that channel is pretty much history.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #575 on: 07-07-2013 00:06 »

I didn't think it would go out on a bang, bit I didn't think the whimper would be this pitiful.
DotheBartman

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #576 on: 07-07-2013 00:14 »

A lot of the top shows on cable tend to be reruns in general (as it is, cable is intensely reliant on reruns of network shows; most cable shows actually lose money, but high-rated ones attract the attention of companies the cable channels can do business with for syndicated programming).

Saying Comedy Central is a deadbeat channel would be exaggerating. Cable channels in general just do not attract audiences in the multi-millions very often. By cable standards, not just Comedy Central, something like The Daily Show (which rarely attracts as much as 2 million viewers) is considered an enormous hit. Even without South Park, they'll be fine (though it is certainly a hugely important and valuable show for them).

Nonetheless, I'd agree I can't blame them for stopping Futurama when its numbers aren't a lot better than this. There are other CC shows that attract similar ratings (or even less) and are considered successful enough, but they aren't anywhere near as expensive to make. Given that, I think the writing was on the wall. It had a good run.
DannyJC13

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #577 on: 07-07-2013 01:23 »

It's time to put Futurama to bed.

It's hilarious how easily and swiftly people alternate their opinions on here... roll eyes
MuchAdo

Professor
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« Reply #578 on: 07-07-2013 02:21 »
« Last Edit on: 07-07-2013 02:22 »

I cannot blame CC for stopping Futurama at this point.
Muchado, do you ever take notice of how the other CC shows' rates are? They're all not so good, with the exception of South Park. But even those declined over the years. Comedy Central is just a dead-beat channel anymore. Once South Park ends, that channel is pretty much history.

I concur!

It's not so much the numbers.. but the high cost combined with those numbers.

SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #579 on: 07-07-2013 06:23 »

I cannot blame CC for stopping Futurama at this point.
Muchado, do you ever take notice of how the other CC shows' rates are? They're all not so good, with the exception of South Park. But even those declined over the years. Comedy Central is just a dead-beat channel anymore. Once South Park ends, that channel is pretty much history.

I concur!

It's not so much the numbers.. but the high cost combined with those numbers.


I can't argue with you there. But if crap like Tosh.0, or Amy Schumer live and get insanely lower numbers, then why can't Futurama? CC is all about money. Of course, most broadcast systems are all about money. But I don't think CC has any compassion for Futurama, despite the ratings they get from Futurama, which are actually pretty good for their standards.

I think the Tosh.0 Season Finale back in May got alot less views than Futurama did for this week. And that show's still alive, right? So why can't Futurama?

I only wished for one more season. But if it's gotta end sooner, then so be it.

Of course, I think Futurama has a good chance of getting back on track after "The Inhuman Torch", It looks very promising, since it was written by Dan Vebber, and he hasn't written any stinkers so far.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #580 on: 07-07-2013 11:29 »

I think Tosh is usually considered to be one of the network's biggest shows (though perhaps it's finally on its way out, at this point). But it's still not comparable even if the ratings actually are dropping. It's almost certainly a cheaper show to make. How long would you imagine a Tosh episode actually takes to make? What would its budget be? Without knowing the specifics, it's still probably safe to say the show costs a lot less to make than Futurama does. And since it is outright owned by Comedy Central (and Viacom), I'm pretty sure, they're able to profit a lot more off of DVDs, possible syndication deals, etc.

Again, there are other shows on CC that generally get weaker ratings than Futurama, but are more successful for them for the simple reason that their operating budget is a lot lower. The fact that Futurama lasted as long as it did on cable, with the budget it has, is sort of amazing in its own right, I think.
futz
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« Reply #581 on: 07-07-2013 19:25 »

You could look at it another way. A Futurama fan gets to view an episode of a high cost show he or she likes as almost a personal screening. Where else in the TV world of most viewers for the lowest cost programs does that happen. Enjoy it while you can.

This season has been a bit different for me. I'd be comfortable buying the first four episodes on DVD. I found them enjoyable enough and if the rest of the season is comparible I'll like buy it on DVD. The 3 seasons prior I'd have trouble purchasing more than 4 or 5 episodes gathered from all 3.
DotheBartman

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #582 on: 07-12-2013 18:01 »

Major rebound this week, with 1.427 million viewers. I think the holiday was to blame after all.
Just Fan
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« Reply #583 on: 07-12-2013 19:00 »

Well, that's awesome! I hope the viewership would at least stay at 1.4 million.
SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #584 on: 07-12-2013 19:44 »

This is great! Maybe it was the holidays. Since this weeks episode was so good, I wouldn't be surprised if the viewership rises a little bit next week. wink

I hope Saturday Morning Funpit is way better than the other non-canon garbage I had to sit through last year. God, Naturama was terrible. One of the worst episodes ever.
DannyJC13

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #585 on: 07-12-2013 19:46 »

I didn't think Naturama was that bad. hmpf

My only complaint is that it was way too un-science-fiction-y.
SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #586 on: 07-12-2013 20:04 »

I liked the first segment, it was pretty awesome. But after that it just got too uncreative, and really fell down a steep slope for me. The professor as the turtle seems like it was an interesting concept, but they had most of it filled with him walking around and talking to the crew as birds ( the character designs were pretty awesome, I gotta admit). Nothing really important happened at all. Plainly boring. Everybody as Seals were kinda bland to me. None of it was really amusing. Even seeing Kif stand up to Bender was just dull and boring. It was definitely better than the Professor-Turtle one, but it still had alot of fair issues. It tried too hard to be funny. None of the jokes landed on my first viewing. And also, it was very un-science-fiction-y, like you said. That usually wouldn't bother me, and I can understand why this episode didn't have much of that, but it'd be cool if it had some kind of twist at the end of the segments, that were kinda science-fiction-y. But oh well. There's still alot of good visual content in the episode that I really liked.
DotheBartman

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #587 on: 07-12-2013 21:21 »

I don't really care about canon vs. non-canon, but Naturama is just really laughless and embarrassing. Definitely one of the very worst episodes of the series.

The bits we've seen of this one already have some laughs in them, though, so by definition it will be a better episode, at least for me.
MuchAdo

Professor
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« Reply #588 on: 07-13-2013 00:25 »
« Last Edit on: 07-26-2013 00:00 »

Holy shit the ratings are good again!

Well... damn decent at least.

1. 427 million tuned into see Bender as a firefighter!

Futurama finished 17th out of the 100 top cable telecasts overall for the night on the 7/10/2013.
DannyJC13

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #589 on: 07-13-2013 00:42 »

7/10/1013.

Woah, Matt Groening has the technology to air his shows in the past too? Neat. cool
Box Incorporated

Bending Unit
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« Reply #590 on: 07-13-2013 01:23 »

Really suprising comeback for Futurama's ratings. I guess 4th of July vacation does affect the ratings alot. Hopefully the rest of the Season is able to stay around this level in viewers, or at least above a million.
Just Fan
Starship Captain
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« Reply #591 on: 07-19-2013 02:10 »

Saturday Morning Fun Pit
Futurama CMDY 10:00 PM 1.135 0.7
Source.
SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #592 on: 07-19-2013 02:19 »

It probably lost viewers because of that PSI awards, or whatever it was called.
Asylum

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« Reply #593 on: 07-19-2013 06:49 »
« Last Edit on: 07-19-2013 06:53 »

It still got 0.7 in demo matching the last episode and exceeding Forty Percent Leadbelly by wide margin (0.4) smile
MuchAdo

Professor
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« Reply #594 on: 07-25-2013 23:59 »
« Last Edit on: 07-26-2013 00:01 »

"Calculon 2.0" finished 21st out of the 100 top cable telecasts of the day.

Futurama on CMDY at 10:30 PM - 1.079 million / 0.6 demo share.
Just Fan
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« Reply #595 on: 07-26-2013 00:01 »

Calculon 2.0
Futurama CMDY 10:00 PM 1233 0.7
Source.
SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #596 on: 07-26-2013 17:51 »

Niice, glad to see Futurama is at least keeping consistent rates.
MuchAdo

Professor
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« Reply #597 on: 07-27-2013 04:40 »
« Last Edit on: 07-27-2013 04:41 »

Calculon 2.0
Futurama CMDY 10:00 PM 1233 0.7
Source.

My source was the same as yours, only they changed the numbers a few hours later!

It still finished 21st, but new numbers are higher!
Mongo

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« Reply #598 on: 08-01-2013 20:39 »

No, actually there were two episodes.  The 10:00 PM show was the new episode at 1.233M viewers, while the 10:30 show was a repeat at 1.135M viewers.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #599 on: 08-01-2013 21:04 »

Any news on how last night's episode did?  hmpf
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