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PCC Fred

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« Reply #40 on: 03-08-2004 11:22 »

Good point, EspanolBot.  That fact that FOX haven't carried on Futurama despite it's obvious popularity in terms of CN ratings and DVD sales suggests one of two things.  Either FOX are really, really dumb, or their reasons for cancelling Futurama aren't financially motivated.

I'd believe both.
CrazyDoc

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« Reply #41 on: 03-08-2004 16:42 »

Maybe they hate MG for some bizarre reason? Jealousy, perhaps?
Yinger36

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« Reply #42 on: 03-08-2004 18:00 »

They probably didnt wanna take away from The Simpsons "glorious" spotlight.
Teral

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« Reply #43 on: 03-08-2004 20:15 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
Good point, EspanolBot.  That fact that FOX haven't carried on Futurama despite it's obvious popularity in terms of CN ratings and DVD sales suggests one of two things.  Either FOX are really, really dumb, or their reasons for cancelling Futurama aren't financially motivated.

As happy as I am for the succes Futurama have on CN, we have to remember the C in CN stand for Cartoon. Meaning that the people who watch Adult Swim are allready cartoon-fans. Transfering the ratings from the Adult Swim audience to a general segment, such as the one that watch FOX, isn't as straight-forward as we would like it to be.

And as far as I've heard the Futurama DVD's are making good sales, but not Family Guy numbers (why, only the Gods know).
jdan

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« Reply #44 on: 03-09-2004 09:19 »

It's kinda typical how everything I like goes to hell.  smile

Sure, I think Family Guy and The Simpsons are hilarious, (not the newer Simpsons episodes tho, ffs) but they can't even compete with the attraction of Futurama.
Gleno

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« Reply #45 on: 03-10-2004 09:46 »

1. Woo Leela_19 has an avy similar to VelourFog's....!

2. If anybody but Katy Segal voiced Leela, it would be so wrong....

3. Futurama will not return....

Let me break....let me break you down....for your sake....I will break you down...."[/small]
alenacat
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« Reply #46 on: 03-10-2004 10:01 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:So buy Futurama DVDs, keep it on your TV when it airs, and who knows. I'm sure stranger things have happened.

It won't affect the ratings unless you have a ratings box thing(?) attached to your tv.
PtPA

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« Reply #47 on: 03-14-2004 14:09 »

 
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Originally posted by alenacat:
 It won't affect the ratings unless you have a ratings box thing(?) attached to your tv.

Well, I beg to differ. Family Guy is coming back on right? So how'd they get the numbers for that? Here in Ontario, if you have satellite or digital cable, the ratings thing is already in the reciever...but I'm not too sure what the deal is for le states.
bish

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« Reply #48 on: 03-17-2004 11:05 »

maybe everyone should petition...oh wait. never mind. face it unless a miracle happens futurama aint coming back.
nerdlingus

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« Reply #49 on: 03-17-2004 16:39 »

 
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IF Futurama did return

We will all be very lucky!

I'm still hoping. smile
PCC Fred

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« Reply #50 on: 03-19-2004 05:49 »

 
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Originally posted by bish:
maybe everyone should petition...oh wait. never mind.

Yeah.  frown

Maybe we'd have been better off petitioning for another network to pick up the show, rather than trying to persuade FOX to rethink their decision.
bish

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« Reply #51 on: 03-19-2004 11:28 »

maybe, but would any other company take it seriously. sure its a good show, but thinking from their viewpoint, it cant have been that good if FOX let it go. the only companies possibly thinking about picking it up would be obscure ones, probably unable to pay the estimated $1-1.5 million an episode. i cant think of anyone like NBC, or ABC taking it up when they can invest in prosumably less costly animations. also, if another company did take it up, first it would have to pay FOX compensation to release the contract(which im unsure about the existing length). the only upside to the show from a buyers point is the fans, but are there enough to justify:
a) a multi-million dollar buyout of the show
b) the production costs
c) fitting it into a tv schedule.

petitoning may be the way to go to attract attention to it for another firm, but i doubt it would make enough attention to convince a firm to pay that much money.

sorry i went on so much. my replys arent normal this long but i got into a thing then i couldnt remeber how it ended.
Jarhead

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« Reply #52 on: 03-19-2004 15:11 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
I think the best thing you can do to get Futurama back is to buy the DVDs. It worked for Family Guy, people bought the DVDs left and right, ratings were incredible on Adult Swim, and now Family Guy's coming back for a fourth season! Doesn't that kick ass? So buy Futurama DVDs, keep it on your TV when it airs, and who knows. I'm sure stranger things have happened.

I agree! The DVD sales are number 10 on Yahoo.com right now.

Fry: "While others were out living thier lives, I wasted mine watching TV, because I knew it might someday help me save the world.
Plus.. I would have lost my workman's comp. if I left the house!
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