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Evil Fox Exec

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« on: 09-04-2003 19:58 »

I picked up a copy of USA today, and it had the ratings for Monday through Sunday.  Since nobody else posted them here, I'll just take care of it.
Futurama
Viewers: 3.6
Household rating:  2.1
Share:  4
Rank:  80
Last week's rank:  73
For anyone wondering how the Fox Box did:
Viewers:  1.5
Household rating:  0.9
Share:  2
Ranks:  114
Man, did that do badly.  Take that, Fox, the channel we all love to hate!   
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #1 on: 09-04-2003 20:01 »

Ya know, I think Fox and Futurama would get along much better if:

a) Fox advertised when Futurama episodes were on
b) Fox DIDN'T actually cancel Futurama for good
c) Fox weren't a bunch of cheapskate executives in suits with a lust for making big bucks.
Jesse X Barboza

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« Reply #2 on: 09-04-2003 20:05 »

This just proves that people like Fry and Leela better than Sonic the Hedgehog and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
SuperFry

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« Reply #3 on: 09-04-2003 20:16 »

hey i like sonic the hedgehog and futurama sonic is my favorite video game character
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #4 on: 09-04-2003 20:20 »

Right on, Barboza.
SuperFry

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« Reply #5 on: 09-04-2003 20:20 »

whats that mean
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #6 on: 09-04-2003 20:28 »

What does what mean? I was talking about how the Turtles show was stupid... I mean, how can Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles still be shown on TV, yet Futurama is cancelled???
Slashco

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« Reply #7 on: 09-04-2003 20:42 »
« Last Edit on: 09-04-2003 20:42 »

For the same reason that reality shows are entering another season, and shows like Futurama, Family Guy and Andy Richter get cancelled. Network execs care for nothing but money, and the average TV viewer is an idiot.
Killerfox

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« Reply #8 on: 09-04-2003 20:42 »

mhhh I dont know what the hell that mean can anybody care to explain???
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #9 on: 09-04-2003 20:46 »

Oh. Good point, Slashco.

What in god's name is a reality show, anyway (I'm 14, don't have a clue what they are, and have no shame in this)? It sounds like an oxymoron. Reality isn't really a TV show.. well, most of the time it isn't.

Whatever Reality Shows are, they suck. Someone (not me, I'm too stupid to do this) should organize a protest against cancelling Futurama, outside the Fox HQ. Maybe they could invade Fox News and broadcast live their victory in penetrating the Fox HQ. Mwahahahaha!

Ok, Asylum's going a little crazy here.
Killerfox

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« Reply #10 on: 09-04-2003 20:57 »

@Asylum: A reality show is those who have no script, no real actors(most of the time) just like fear factor & big brother.
HamNEggs116

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« Reply #11 on: 09-04-2003 21:01 »

Reality show are basically everything u see on TV lately. Th Real World, Road Rules, Making the Band, Joe Millionare, Survivor... everything without a script or writers.
Evil Fox Exec

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« Reply #12 on: 09-04-2003 21:02 »
« Last Edit on: 09-04-2003 21:02 »

That's why they're so cheap to make, right?  They don't need to pay for good writers.
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #13 on: 09-04-2003 21:05 »

Hm.. I've kept clear of anything that's not Futurama or Jeopardy on TV as of late.. I watch some MST3K once in a while. That's the extent of my TV watching habits, and I haven't seen any of those three lately... (( why couldn't Futurama be on earlier on CN!? WHYYYYY!? ))
Evil Fox Exec

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« Reply #14 on: 09-04-2003 21:06 »

Just set your VCR to record it.  Despite what many people believe, it's not rocket science to set your VCR to program things.
Killerfox

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« Reply #15 on: 09-04-2003 21:11 »

no, the problem is setting the time!!!!!!
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRGGGGGGGGGG
no really Reality shows Suck and the worst part is that they are watched by most of the people
FRY300

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« Reply #16 on: 09-04-2003 21:19 »

We  will  be  there  with Futurama  in  all its glory  will  watch  as  fox  and its cheap  ass  shows all  come  crumbling  down.
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #17 on: 09-04-2003 22:03 »

Futurama decided to make fun of Fox as it curled up and died (nooo Futurama!)... in the episode (second to last, I believe) Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV, they made fun of the Fox Execs and their need for money..

Network President: "Greetings, gentlemen. You already know my execubots. Executive Alpha, programmed to like things it has seen before."
Executive Alpha: "Hey, hey, hey!"
Network President: "Executive Beta, programmed to roll dice to determine the fall schedule."
Executive Beta: *rolls dice* "More reality shows!"
Network President: "And Executive Gamma, programmed to underestimate middle America."
Executive Gamma: "It's funny, but is it going to get them off their tractors?"

Bwahahaha that's probably what the Fox Execs really are like!
VelourFog

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« Reply #18 on: 09-04-2003 22:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Evil Fox Exec:
That's why they're so cheap to make, right?  They don't need to pay for good writers.

good writers don't get paid that much anyway.
Metallica

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« Reply #19 on: 09-04-2003 22:21 »

  those rich bastards...
Beamer

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« Reply #20 on: 09-04-2003 23:46 »

Reality TV shows are so stupid and pointless. If I wanted to see real life, why the hell would I buy a TV?!

Anyway - I really think that with late-night Futurama repeats doing so well on CN, Fox are really starting to realise what an awful decision they've made. If only they had realised that BEFORE it was too late...
Rage Dump

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« Reply #21 on: 09-04-2003 23:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
Reality TV shows are so stupid and pointless.


And cheap to make... Not that i'm hinting that fox is cheap.  roll eyes
El Zilcho

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« Reply #22 on: 09-05-2003 00:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
Reality TV shows are so stupid and pointless. If I wanted to see real life, why the hell would I buy a TV?!
FOX reality shows aren't reality. Telling someone you'll give them a hot fudge sundae, then kicking them in the nuts isn't reality. (No, that didn't really happen, it's a reference to a comedian whose name I can't remember.)
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #23 on: 09-05-2003 00:14 »

FOX will never admit to their stupidity. They'll be doomed, yes, but I'm afraid the "rich bastards" think that one descision can't hurt them...

We'll see who gets the last laugh, won't we?
Lionel Hutz Esq

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« Reply #24 on: 09-05-2003 00:15 »

 
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Originally posted by HamNEggs116:
Reality show are ... everything without a script or writers.

Let's face it, some of them have scripts, and almost all of them have a writer of some sort.  Look at how much Survivor manipulates everything.

The cool thing is that Futurama, with a terrible lead in, doubled Fox's viewership.  And I bet all the folks stayed for the next show.  Fox doesn't know the value of what they have. 

What makes a good man go neutral?  Lust for gold? Power? Or were you just born with a heart full of neutrality?[/b]
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #25 on: 09-05-2003 00:18 »

Lionel is right on the dot... Fox doesn't know the value of anything but money. Once Futurama is gone, Fox is gonna be one big brain-sucking TOILET CHANNEL!

I actually learned stuff from Futurama, which is hard to say about most other animated shows.

"Another sci-fi show cancelled before its time"
Evil Fox Exec

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« Reply #26 on: 09-05-2003 16:31 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
 good writers don't get paid that much anyway.
Seriously?  So the Futurama and Simpsons writers don't get paid a whole lot?
Rover

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« Reply #27 on: 09-05-2003 17:08 »

I learned stuff from Futurama as well. Like who Marissa Tomei is.
newhook_1

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« Reply #28 on: 09-05-2003 19:22 »

reality shows are just a fad and will die off almost completely within the next 3 years. Once the networks lose the "shock value" people will stop watching. a few of the biggies will stay around like American Idol and Survivor but I'm betting that most will just ride off into the pop culture sunset.
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #29 on: 09-05-2003 19:35 »

Pop culture sucks. There is little-to-no denying that. (Frankly, you can deny it all you want, but I'm going to make a serious statement now. If this is wrong, I want a MOD to tell me, not anyone else.)

Unfortunately, in my opinion, the fact that some people are so confused, stupid, or some other bad trait, they're willing to go with the flow of "what's in". I fail to see why I ought to waste my own good money on crap like M and M CDs(or whatever, never did learn that crapforbrains' name), low-cut shirts with cutesy 'Princess' written on it, or any of that other fashionable baloney. If the people with the power of influence in this world weren't scamming you and being stu-

WAIT! It's come to me! I LEARNED THE SECRET OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR!!! The stupider and more hard-headed you are about things, the more influence you have on others! YES I KNOW NOW WHY THE WORLD WILL NEVER WORK!

*Asylum discovered another quirk in human nature*

*Asylum does her happy dance before regaining formality*

Oh yeah, to those who were offended by this, I'll say sorry for what I said, but personally I don't think you've got a point in arguing that fashion and one week of popularity IS what life's all about. Cause it's not.
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