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Action Jacktion

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« on: 07-26-2004 21:37 »
« Last Edit on: 07-26-2004 21:37 »

Last Thursday, the list of the fifteen highest-rated cable TV shows for July 12-18 came out, and one showing of Futurama was ranked #15.  It was the one from Wednesday the 14th, which I believe was "Obsoletely Fabulous."  It had more than 2.6 million viewers, which isn't a lot by TV standards but was still more than half of what the #1 show received.

The episode of Family Guy from the same day ranked #10, but no other episodes from either show were in the top fifteen.  Is there something special about Wednesday showings?

I'll check this week to see if Futurama makes it in again.

www.zap2it.com/television/news/ratings/cable
comiccollector5

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« Reply #1 on: 07-26-2004 21:51 »

Its because Futurama has a strong base, and none of us should leave just because they cancelled it, even if ive seen the episodes 10-20 times its still hilarious.
IndieRocker J

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« Reply #2 on: 07-26-2004 22:49 »

If Futurama stays strong like this then something will happen to it.
Squeaky

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« Reply #3 on: 07-27-2004 02:15 »

Good info Jacktion... I watched that episode so I was one those 2.6 million.
Roddney

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« Reply #4 on: 07-27-2004 07:47 »

Unfortuantly i dont have cable and channel 4 has stopped showing it (not sure if completley or just because its end of season)so i can only watch it on dvd.

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aslate

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« Reply #5 on: 07-27-2004 09:14 »

C4:
  • Are never showing "I Dated a Robot".
  • Cut the shows to bits for censoring.
  • Air a new season at 1:30 AM with no advertising.

I think our DVDs are better!
Bushmeister

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« Reply #6 on: 07-27-2004 11:49 »

Bloody Channel Four. I remember seeing WMIBACIL for the first time on it, and only after seeing the same episode on DVD a good while later did I realise on how they cut out quite a good deal of it.
Flexooo

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« Reply #7 on: 07-27-2004 13:35 »

What was wrong with 'I Dated a Robot'?
Or did it just get in the way of big brother?!
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #8 on: 07-31-2004 23:10 »
« Last Edit on: 07-31-2004 23:10 »

Well, it didn't make it in this time, and neither did Family Guy.  I wonder if it was just some fluke last time.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #9 on: 08-14-2004 12:05 »
« Last Edit on: 08-14-2004 12:05 »

On the latest list, one episode of Futurama was the #7 highest rated cable program for the first week of August, with 2.89 million viewers.  It was the 5 August episode, which I believe was "Why Must I Be A Crustacean in Love?"  It beat Family Guy, Nip/Tuck, and even SpongeBob SquarePants.

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040812/ap_en_tv/cable_nielsens_2
Lrrrr

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« Reply #10 on: 08-14-2004 15:27 »

yay i was one of the 2.89 millon that watched it
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #11 on: 08-14-2004 17:32 »

Holy crap! It seems that through word of mouth, magazine articles, and advertising, Futurama is doing great, as are most of the [AS] shows. Just shows what Futurama can do on a network that appreciates it.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #12 on: 08-14-2004 18:08 »

Wow. I've very suprised how well good ol' Futurama is doing in the ratings. If it stays like this, someone at FOX has gotta notice.
Alliteration

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« Reply #13 on: 08-14-2004 19:17 »

We can only hope Nasty. Its awesome that Futurama is doing so well!
Whoopwhoopwhoop

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« Reply #14 on: 08-14-2004 22:26 »

Futurama's ratings may keep it from not going back on... Think of it Rupert Murdoc will not give the rights to it because he wants those ratings, not for Cartoon Network to have it...
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #15 on: 08-15-2004 05:27 »
« Last Edit on: 08-15-2004 05:27 »

Hmm. Seems Futurama is cementing it's place as a sleeper hit. Good for it.
Hedonism Bot

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« Reply #16 on: 08-15-2004 16:18 »

 
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Originally posted by IndieRocker J:
If Futurama stays strong like this then something will happen to it.

Surely... you don't mean...   eek

More repeats?

  big grin

Oh sure, blame the wizards...
Alliteration

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« Reply #17 on: 08-15-2004 18:45 »

Meh, more repeats is better than nothing.
Lrrrr

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« Reply #18 on: 08-15-2004 18:51 »

sadly come school i wont beable to watch it considering that it comes on at 12:00 AM where i live. but i still will have the dvds to fall back on :P
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #19 on: 08-16-2004 00:42 »

 
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Originally posted by Lrrrr:
sadly come school i wont beable to watch it considering that it comes on at 12:00 AM where i live. but i still will have the dvds to fall back on :P

by the time skool starts, I too will be in Season4 heaven...

Whoopwhoopwhoop

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« Reply #20 on: 08-16-2004 00:45 »

Do you watch DVD's more then you watch it on TV?  I think that may be hurting ratings...
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #21 on: 08-16-2004 00:47 »

 
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Originally posted by Whoopwhoopwhoop:
Do you watch DVD's more then you watch it on TV?  I think that may be hurting ratings...

I watch Futurama every nite when its on, but i do watch the DVDs alot too.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #22 on: 08-16-2004 03:29 »

I don't think it even matters anyway, unless you have a Nielsen box in your house.  They just inflate the ratings of the Nielsens and make an educated estimate about how many people watched each show.
Whoopwhoopwhoop

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« Reply #23 on: 08-18-2004 01:46 »

Ratings dont bring shows back though... Most shows with a huge fan support are gone for reasons beyond ratings...
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #24 on: 08-18-2004 01:52 »

 
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Originally posted by Whoopwhoopwhoop:
Ratings dont bring shows back though... Most shows with a huge fan support are gone for reasons beyond ratings...

*cough*InvaderZim*cough*
Whoopwhoopwhoop

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« Reply #25 on: 08-18-2004 23:33 »

yes lol, maybe I should get a job in TV eh?
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #26 on: 08-19-2004 01:15 »

 
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Originally posted by Whoopwhoopwhoop:
yes lol, maybe I should get a job in TV eh?

yeah, as president of FOX.

Shouldnt be too hard.
KAH

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« Reply #27 on: 08-19-2004 06:22 »

Thank you, DoTheBartman, everyone always forgets how Nielsen ratings work.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #28 on: 08-19-2004 09:26 »

Futurama isn't on this week's ratings list.  It's odd that it can score so highly one week and then drop off completely the next.  It's as if every few weeks, everyone watches one episode but doesn't watch any others.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #29 on: 08-19-2004 09:30 »

Because Wednesday night is usually the only night I'm in a house with cable. When I'm here, I don't get Cartoon Network. I only get that when I'm at my dad's apartment. So yes, I am one of those "once a week" people.
Hedgecore

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« Reply #30 on: 08-20-2004 20:48 »

futurama does ok with rating but i think for the most part its because it follows family guy.
Lrrrr

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« Reply #31 on: 08-20-2004 21:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Hedgecore:
futurama does ok with rating but i think for the most part its because it follows family guy.

Funny to say because I watch Family Guy because Futurama comes on after it   tongue
winna

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« Reply #32 on: 08-21-2004 04:28 »

How do the Nielson ratings work?  I need an elaborate step by step guide on how this process occurs and takes into account viewers that ARE NOT me......
DotheBartman

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« Reply #33 on: 08-21-2004 04:33 »

 
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Originally posted by Hedgecore:
futurama does ok with rating but i think for the most part its because it follows family guy.

Nah.  Futurama was added to Adult Swim a few months before Family Guy, and was instantly earning Cartoon Network its highest ratings ever.  Futurama and Family Guy are on about the same level ratings-wise.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #34 on: 08-30-2004 00:19 »
« Last Edit on: 08-30-2004 00:19 »

Futurama was on the list again, not once but twice.  The episode from Monday, 16 August ("The Deep South," I believe) was rated #10, and the episode from Thursday, 19 August ("The Problem with Popplers") was #11.

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/breaking_news/9504730.htm
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #35 on: 08-30-2004 00:25 »

WOW! It beat out Family Guy!

Thats a nice barrier to overcome.
newhook_1

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« Reply #36 on: 08-30-2004 21:11 »

Not only that, it beat Family Guy twice. Only one Family Guy episode made the list, while 2 Futurama episodes made it. Too bad Family Guy's two DVD sets have still sold more than all 4 Futurama sets combined so far. If that wasn't the case, Futurama would have a shot at a Family Guy style revivel.
Squeaky

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« Reply #37 on: 08-30-2004 23:38 »

Hey, The Season 4 Dvd's just came out (In America) so with recent uproar in ratings I wouldn't be suprised if FOX has some ideas of bringing it back. For some reason I would actually hope if CN (Cartoon Network) got the show because they would advertise and make it the backbone of Their network.

A man can dream... A man can dream.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #38 on: 08-31-2004 01:13 »

 
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Originally posted by Squeaky:
Hey, The Season 4 Dvd's just came out (In America) so with recent uproar in ratings I wouldn't be suprised if FOX has some ideas of bringing it back. For some reason I would actually hope if CN (Cartoon Network) got the show because they would advertise and make it the backbone of Their network.

A man can dream... A man can dream.

That may be a bit wishful, but who knows.

From what I've heard, DVD sales have been very good.

And as you said, THAT coupled with the high ratings on CN might be worthy of FOX's attention.

Action Jacktion

Professor
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« Reply #39 on: 09-03-2004 11:15 »

Well, it isn't on the list this week.  It might have been forced off by the MTV awards show, which somehow occupies three different ranks.
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