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Bad timeslot is deadlier than Kryptonite

26 Oct 2015 23:24 #44762 by jumperprime
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OK, it wasn't until I set my DVR to record Supergirl that I realized what an absolutely HORRID timeslot CBS has stuck the Girl of Steel with. The first episode of Supergirl starts at 8:31 PM Eastern time. By starting it halfway through established shows like Gotham and The Voice, they are vastly reducing the chances that people will tune in. Either CBS is intentionally trying to kill Supergirl before the show even starts, or their scheduling guys are complete IDIOTS.

By making it out of synch with the other big shows, they are making people choose between watching 2 of their favorite shows, or one new show. I mean, really? With a timeslot like this, only hardcore, ultra-dedicated fans will tune in, everyone else interested in the show will DVR it.

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27 Oct 2015 00:04 #44763 by shadar
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jumperprime wrote: OK, it wasn't until I set my DVR to record Supergirl that I realized what an absolutely HORRID timeslot CBS has stuck the Girl of Steel with. The first episode of Supergirl starts at 8:31 PM Eastern time. By starting it halfway through established shows like Gotham and The Voice, they are vastly reducing the chances that people will tune in. Either CBS is intentionally trying to kill Supergirl before the show even starts, or their scheduling guys are complete IDIOTS.

By making it out of synch with the other big shows, they are making people choose between watching 2 of their favorite shows, or one new show. I mean, really? With a timeslot like this, only hardcore, ultra-dedicated fans will tune in, everyone else interested in the show will DVR it.


This is just for the first show. They've squeezed in a Supergirl-themed Big Bang Theory 30 minute show at 8:00pm, Part of introducing the Supergirl show I guess.

Next week and beyond Supergirl starts at 8:00pm and Big Bang Theory is gone.

Don't panic...

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27 Oct 2015 00:05 #44764 by shadar
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Also, if this is anything like other popular Pilots, there may be other showings that will pop up later this week and weekend.

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27 Oct 2015 00:22 #44765 by steelknight3000
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It's common practice to have a lead-in to draw ratings to the first episode of a show. Too bad it's shitty Big Bang Theory.

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27 Oct 2015 00:44 #44767 by shadar
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steelknight3000 wrote: It's common practice to have a lead-in to draw ratings to the first episode of a show. Too bad it's shitty Big Bang Theory.



Might be a shared demographic of viewers. Which would not be encouraging because I don't like Big Bang either.

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27 Oct 2015 01:52 #44772 by jimbob
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Casual people love Big Bang Theory. It's the reason people that knew nothing about comics and other "Nerd" stuff are somewhat familiar with it because Big Bang drops it all the time. My sister watched all of Star Trek Nex Gen on Netflix because she wanted to know what the big deal was with Will Wheaton hate.

And it worked. My whole family watched Supergirl because it was after Big Bang. And they all thought it was pretty good.
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27 Oct 2015 22:44 #44802 by ArgentDragon
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The scheduling doesn't seem to be a real issue. Overnight ratings have Supergirl at 12.9 million viewers and a 3.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic. By comparison, Arrow's Season 4 premier (the best since the series launch) had 2.6 million viewers and a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 bracket.

The critics are loving the show too, so if the next few weeks don't taper off much, we may have a Season 2 order around the corner.

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28 Oct 2015 04:05 #44819 by Random321
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Does anyone know if it managed to take any share away from Gotham at the 30 minute mark?

My schedule doesn't allow me to watch either show - so I have to stream it later. Right now the SG pilot is free on CBS - will be interesting to see if I have to get the service for the second episode. I have a Hulu subscription for Gotham. I just hope those streaming views count as much or more.

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