Re: John Wells wants "ER" to continue
- From: Rob Jensen <ShutUpRob@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2007 09:34:54 -0600
On Tue, 6 Nov 2007 09:32:42 -0500, "Obveeus" <Obveeus@xxxxxxx> wrote:
"Taylor" <fetchwithruffruffman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Try checking your humongous ego at the door, lower your per-episode
price and accept this creatively tired dinosaur _doesn't_ deserve the
plum Thurs. at 10 time slot.
Plum Thursday 10pm timeslot? The lead-in (Office/Scrubs) was 4th in viewers
and 3rd in demo. The 10pm Thursday timeslot is only 'plum' if you happen to
be the CBS or ABC show.
Meanwhile, ER has lowered its per-episode price several times over the years
as NBC has driven iteself further into backmarker status with increasingly
limited appeal comedy offerings on Thursday.
ER anchors the night while the sitcoms keep tugging hard on the
anchor. I think that what NBC is doing with ER, since the show still
has a large following, it's renewing ER and just trying to see which
show ages out faster, ER or Without a Trace. If WaT were to get
cancelled due to old age first, then ER could be retired as well and a
sucessful 2nd or 3rd year show could be moved into its place ala
Grey's moving from Sundays at 10pm to Thursdays at 9pm last season.
First, though, NBC has to cultivate a 10pm show that becomes a hit as
any 9pm show moving to any 10pm slot is a demotion due to the
naturally decreased audience overall as viewers naturally start going
to bed during that hour.
LORELAI: I am so done with plans. I am never, ever making one again.
It never works. I spend the day obsessing over why it didn't work
and what I could've done differently. I'm analyzing all my shortcomings
when all I really need to be doing is vowing to never, ever make a plan
ever again, which I'm doing now, having once again been the innocent
victim of my own stupid plans. God, I need some coffee.
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