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Old November 14 2011, 11:30 PM   #166
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Re: the state of sf/f TV development for 2012-13

NBC doesn't do anything that is "in" or really appeals to their audience...I believe I posted an article a while back on the age of NBC's audience...I believe it averaged over 40 for sure.

[edit] With the new fall line up they wanted a much younger and sophisticated audience. Good luck NBC...this isn't the 90's.
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Old November 14 2011, 11:32 PM   #167
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All the networks skew old, except the CW, due to its intensive focus on cultivating the young female demo. FOX doesn't skew quite as old as the other nets. The fact that younger viewers are bailing on TV altogether is a problem for all the networks.

And the CW strategy of narrowly focusing on one demographic just gets you an audience that barely qualifies as a "real" network, so if NBC decided to be "CW, but for guys," their ratings wouldn't necessarily improve even if they succeeded.

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Old November 14 2011, 11:34 PM   #168
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CW was about 40 too...but NBC was slightly older. MTV was the only net really getting that younger demo...that article is posted in TV/Media somewhere.
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Old November 14 2011, 11:42 PM   #169
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CW would commit hari-kari if their median age was over 40! Here's a HuffPo article that gives the stats.

For years, these networks (except for CBS) have sold advertising based on how many people were watching in the 18-to-49-year-old demographic. Both CBS (55) and ABC (51) had median ages above that range last season, according to the report. NBC's median age was 49 and Fox's was 44.

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Among broadcasters, the small CW network specifically targets young women and has a median age of 33
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Old November 14 2011, 11:50 PM   #170
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The article I posted was by EW. http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/03/15/ratings-by-age/

CW: 41
NBC: 49.4
MTV: 23.2
ABC: 51
CBS: 54.9
Fox: 46.1

I am not sure where HuffPo gets 33 for CW.

I do think NBC would do good if they appeal to Universal about adapting a few successful movie projects to TV...not gonna happen but nice to dream.
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Old November 14 2011, 11:51 PM   #171
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Their numbers are "average," not "median." Fun with statistics! If only I could remember what such a discrepancy between average and median means...something to do with the range of ages that the CW attracts (I wouldn't be surprised if they attract a very wide range of ages, but concentrated in the younger end.)

Or maybe it's this confusing statement:
We singled out the male demos versus the female ones since they’re the toughest group for advertisers to reach
Does that mean EW did a survey only of male viewers? Well no wonder the CW figures are off, since males would be less representative of the CW audience than true for other networks. That would also explain why the other networks' figures are not off nearly as much.

I don't see what the purpose of in only including figures for male viewers. If I were the suspicious sort, I'd wonder if there's some kind of agenda behind all this...making the CW look bad to advertisers?
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Old November 14 2011, 11:54 PM   #172
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Either way NBC & CW...possibly FOX have a problem I am not sure they can fix.
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Old November 17 2011, 03:39 AM   #173
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The Munsters is making headway!

Less than 2 weeks after receiving Bryan Fuller’s script for The Munsters, NBC has given a pilot order to the Pushing Daisies creator’s reboot of the 1960s comedy. Universal Television is producing the project, described as an imaginative reinvention of The Munsters as a visually spectacular one-hour drama.
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Old November 17 2011, 05:54 AM   #174
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ugh. Give me The Addams Family over the Munsters any day.
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Old November 17 2011, 06:03 AM   #175
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The Munsters is making headway!

Less than 2 weeks after receiving Bryan Fuller’s script for The Munsters, NBC has given a pilot order to the Pushing Daisies creator’s reboot of the 1960s comedy. Universal Television is producing the project, described as an imaginative reinvention of The Munsters as a visually spectacular one-hour drama.
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Old November 17 2011, 07:55 AM   #176
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I'm hoping something comes of this. The original Munsters was bland and forgettable stuff, but I can very easily see the core concept working under the guidance of Bryan Fuller, who is quite talented and created one of the most entertaining shows of the last decade in Pushing Daisies. If his Munsters is half as "visually spectacular" as Pushing Daisies it'll be worth it for that aspect alone, especially since I'm a fan of all the old classic Universal monsters the original Munster characters were based on.
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Old November 17 2011, 10:34 AM   #177
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^^ Hey, the original Munsters was great.

But Pushing Daisies was great, too. If this displays the same color and creativity that PD did, then it could be very good. I don't understand why it must be a re-imagining of an old concept, though-- this guy is hardly incapable of coming up with an original concept.

Unless he plans to make it about the Munster family 45 years later....
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Old November 17 2011, 10:49 AM   #178
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I don't understand why it must be a re-imagining of an old concept, though
Because otherwise the network wouldn't buy it?

All those reboots and remakes don't just exist because creators don't WANT to come up with original ideas, but because that's pretty much all the studios and networks are willing to finance.
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Old November 17 2011, 11:17 AM   #179
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Yeah, I suppose so. Dopes.
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The Munsters is making headway!

Less than 2 weeks after receiving Bryan Fuller’s script for The Munsters, NBC has given a pilot order to the Pushing Daisies creator’s reboot of the 1960s comedy. Universal Television is producing the project, described as an imaginative reinvention of The Munsters as a visually spectacular one-hour drama.
A 60s sitcom transformed into a one hour drama? OMG it's going to get the "family-friend" angsty treatment. So much for this. If it goes to series I will be surprised. I'll be even more surprised if it lasts 13 episodes.
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