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Old Oct 31st 2005, 4:25 am
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Desperate Housewives tonight is a repeat!!!! Why?????
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Originally Posted by CaliforniaBride
Desperate Housewives tonight is a repeat!!!! Why?????
Had the same problem with "International Bass Fishing" last week....it happens
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Originally Posted by gruffbrown
Had the same problem with "International Bass Fishing" last week....it happens
Twice in a fortnight? You must have a face like a slapped trout!!
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this happened with many shows this week.. no clue why
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Originally Posted by USBound
this happened with many shows this week.. no clue why
Ty for your unjaded response. Few more posts and you'll be a sarky b**trd like everyone else around here (me included )
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Default Re: WTF?? Desperate!!!

Originally Posted by USBound
this happened with many shows this week.. no clue why
When stations are up against the World Series, they show repeats. It just happened that the World Series finished a little earlier than expected
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Default Re: WTF?? Desperate!!!

Originally Posted by ScousePete
When stations are up against the World Series, they show repeats. It just happened that the World Series finished a little earlier than expected
"World" Series??? My ar$e. Still, "Blinkered World Series" doesn't quite have the same ring to it....
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Default Re: WTF?? Desperate!!!

Originally Posted by ScousePete
When stations are up against the World Series, they show repeats. It just happened that the World Series finished a little earlier than expected
I read quite an interesting article (which I can't find now) about why this happens. Basically, the "value" of a new episode of a top-rated show on US TV is so high that if there is any chance of it going head-to-head with another high-rated show, and thus losing ratings that week, the network will run a repeat instead.

It seems that the ratings analysis that the whole TV industry uses to judge whether something is a "hit" thinks the public are so fickle that any one-week dip in a show's ratings could result in the show no longer being seen as a "hit" and the network canning it or not commissioning another season.

...which all goes to show that American business models can be as stupid and childish as any in the world. You'd think by now they'd have a neat little computer model that tells them why there was a 1.2% dip in Desperate Housewives' ratings this week, and let it run as scheduled.

Which leads to the obvious question: why the **** would there be an overlap between the target audience for International Bass Fishing or the World Series and Desperate Housewives?
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Probably because it's November tomorrow and that is a 'sweeps' month, so all the programmes will be new episodes, no repeats

Happy Halloween everyone.. have fun
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Ahh.... the fantastic kindergarten run broadcasting system that is US T.V.....don't you just love it!!!!!
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But tonight on Discovery ...American Choppers is not a repeat ..The OCC boys do Europe .....
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Default Re: WTF?? Desperate!!!

Originally Posted by CaliforniaBride
Desperate Housewives tonight is a repeat!!!! Why?????
...because this is American TV? How else do you think broadcasting companies can offer so much "choice"? Do you expect them to make endless new episodes of our favorite programs?
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But tonight on Discovery ...American Choppers is not a repeat ..The OCC boys do Europe .....
I'll watch that with interest, although I don't think we'll see many choppers getting built, more likely the Teutels annoying the crap out of everyone
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I'll watch that with interest, although I don't think we'll see many choppers getting built, more likely the Teutels annoying the crap out of everyone
Thats why I enjoy it ..
I don't know anybody that enjoys arguing like that ...
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I'll watch that with interest, although I don't think we'll see many choppers getting built, more likely the Teutels annoying the crap out of everyone
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