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less than hero

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« on: 08-10-2003 15:31 »

Do you reckon Fox will realise the loss of viewers after the end of Futurama?  Will they finally realise the mistake they have made?  Will they see that Futurama is just as good as, if not better than, the Simpsons?  And will the comics last forever?
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #1 on: 08-10-2003 15:40 »

I don't think Fox will ever see, they've got their heads in their asses...
Teral

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« Reply #2 on: 08-10-2003 15:51 »

Depends what they throw into the Death Slot.

Futurama did far better than expected in the 7 pm slot, considering what is was up against. Maybe FOX will notice a small drop in their ratings, but probably not enough for them to care. Sad, but true.

The comics will continue.
evan

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« Reply #3 on: 08-10-2003 17:03 »

Apparently, Fox is just going to run repeats of "Futurama" until the fall. By then, they should have some found another show that they hate and give it the death slot. Either that, or we'll be treated to more Simpsons repeats.
Cube_166

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« Reply #4 on: 08-10-2003 17:23 »

 
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Either that, or we'll be treated to more Simpsons repeats.

Whoopie!
SQFreak

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« Reply #5 on: 08-10-2003 20:18 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
Depends what they throw into the Death Slot.

Futurama did far better than expected in the 7 pm slot, considering what is was up against. Maybe FOX will notice a small drop in their ratings, but probably not enough for them to care. Sad, but true.

The comics will continue.

Speaking of which, last week's Nielsens were in USA Today on Thursday. Futurama did better than Bonzai, by over a full point. And you know what? Bonzai will live forever and get plenty of advertising power.
ataricat

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« Reply #6 on: 08-10-2003 20:41 »

Banzai is considerably cheaper to make, so it'll probably be cut more slack, than Futurama. It also appeals to the lowest form of TV viewers, who unfortunatly are the majority. I don't see Banzai going too far, though. My attention span for it wore out after a couple episodes. The graphics are still interesting, but that's about it.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #7 on: 08-10-2003 20:42 »

Some comic book geek told me the comics would stop at #15 because of the show's cancellation, but it doesn't look that way. Thankfully, we'll have new adventures, even if they are in comic form. Also, welcome to PEEL, ataricat!
canned eggs

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« Reply #8 on: 08-10-2003 20:45 »
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Ataricat has put his finger on the trouble, though.  Fox doesn't care if they lose viewers right now.  A reality show costs an eighth as much as a real show, so even if it gets half the audience, they still make money, and they're much faster to produce, so you can turn them over quickly when they inevitably fail.  Eventually TV will be entirely unwatchable.

Edited because I misspelled "Fox."  Coincidence... or not?
NoAPOlogies

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« Reply #9 on: 08-10-2003 22:42 »

Ataricat hit the nail on the head. Unfortunatly people for some reason or another, want to see more "Temptation Island" more "Banzai", more "Celebrity Boxing". Intelligent television on Focks may die tonight with Futurama. As long as that dickwad Bill O'reilly isn't put in Futurama's old time slot, I won't become totally pissed. I'd say that from now on, Focks leaves the 7-7:30pm sunday night spot blacked out as a tribute to the show, wouldn't that be nice? Of course they won't.
payn
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« Reply #10 on: 08-10-2003 22:53 »

You know, I pitched something very similar to "Banzai" a few years ago to Universal Television when they were looking to do internet broadcasting. They turned it down because it would be too expensive to make....

I guess that shows the difference between Universal's internet broadcasting and Fox's prime-time television broadcasting....

But my show was funnier.

NoAPOlogies: Well, 30 minutes of blackness would certainly be cheap to produce. And no annoying executive producers arguing with them about creative control. But you know what would be even cheaper: snow. No signal at all. That'd save some _real_ money.
zoidburgisking

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« Reply #11 on: 08-10-2003 22:55 »

I'm not going to watch Fox again. THey take off the best show on TV and put on Banzai, a sick disgusting show.
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