ABC (ended 2006)
Do the Networks not realise that a major reason that new shows are not getting the ratings they deserve is that the viewers have lost faith in them? Viewers are not picking up on new serials because they know there is a greater than 50% chance that it will be cancelled. So they wait until it is is given a complete series or the 1st series is complete and a 2nd ordered. All the viewers know that they can then pick it up on repeats so why invest in getting involved in a new series when there is a good chance the idiot execs will cancel it? In effect they are causing their own downfall.
If a network committed to a series I'm sure it would pick up more initial viewers. If they came out and said they would guarentee to air the whole series as planned more people would commit to it I'm sure. Not only that but why do the various networks plan their line up around 3 hours in the evening 5 nights a week? Why do they put new unproven shows up against proven shows with big audiences such as Lost and then wonder why it doesn't get the ratings? Smith springs to mind as a recent example.
Alot of people record their TV viewing now so they can watch it when they want so why not put new shows on in a later slot or even at weekends? Personally I thought Day Break was a great show. Good acting, great story line, and actually made you think. Gutless execs really need to start backing their original decisions.
I hope the same doesn't happen to Veronica Mars after this season. In my opinion its one of the best written most entertaining shows ever to appear on TV. Its an absolute gem but again doesn't get the audience it should due to a bad time slot and poor marketing.
Networks wake up. Stop looking at demographic stats from less than 1% of the population and look at sites like this and IMDB where the show is highly rated on both scores. If a show is rating well there is nothing wrong with the show.....there is something wrong with your marketing or your time slot. Show some balls and commit to your decisions. Keep short changing the viewer by cancelling shows and you will just lose your audience.
|Also may I add I have never understood why networks cancel an original series such as this and put reruns of a show in its place that gets even less ratings?? |
It was supposed to continue airing until late December with KOP replacing it on Jan 3rd but now they have taken it off ait all together to no doubt be replaced by something on its 5th rerun. Why?
Why not just let it air as planned then move the final 4 episodes to a later slot so its fans can at least complete the experience? Even if you air them at midnight or 3am in the morning at least they can record them to view later!
|ABC made some real serious mistakes. This may be the beginning of the end for the alphabet. sinking fast. I will be watching showtime and DEXTER , **** network TELEVISON, sad sad sad. dummies|
Veronica Mars is having this same trouble with the ratings because there are no Nielsen boxes in college dorms, the primary audience of the show. It is sickening how eager networks are to get shows off the air nowadays. Adam Baldwin can't catch a damn break! First Firefly, then Angel, now Day Break! Can't this guy find a steady job?
On a side note, does anyone who has had experience with their show getting cancelled and being shown on the network's website know if it is one show a week or all at once? I mean, they're dumping the show anyway, why wouldn't they just throw them all up there?
|It's mainly horrible in the sense that the series is going to end without full closure. They'll resolve the Garza murder conspiracy, but they apparantly won't fully explain everything (including why Hop keep Day Breaking etc). |
The fact that they had to write the series with the ability to adapt to a longer-running drama kills its ability to be a successful inclosed story, yet the business of network television will prevent it from being told the way they made it to. It's another case of networks birthing flawed incomplete stories. I hate this. (I only watch Daybreak, Lost, House and Prison Break on tv anymore because of this kind of crap).
It should've been on HBO.