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Monday, October 30, 2006

I was surprised to see that NBC is bumping Studio 60 this week -- for Friday Night Lights! But it makes perfect sense. So far FNL has had poor ratings (correct me if I'm wrong, Bridget) but rave reviews. Which suggests to me that while it might not be doing all that well in the Red States (apparently Tuesday night is Peewee Football night), it's got to be doing well in upscale coastal demos. That's Sorkin territory. With S60 losing audience, it makes sense to trick those audience members into watching a show they might not think to watch, but might love once they saw it.

Or it might not. Who knows?

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7 Comments:

Being a Red State guy, I can't imagine why the football show would be a hit around here. From my perspective, it seems that areas like Boston and New York are far more obsessed with sports on every level.

I think the small town obsession with football is probably accurate in some areas, but it's hardly the norm. I'd bet that it's more of a stereotype than an actual phenomenon, at least from my experience living in Red State small town America.

And in places where it is accurate, they're interested in real football, not fictional shows about football. So with that, I suppose I can understand why it's not hitting with small town America.

Probably the same reason people that like sketch comedy aren't that interested in Studio 60, a fictional show about fictional sketch comedy. It seems a little too far removed from the source.

By Blogger Kody Chamberlain, at 10:40 AM  

Word on the street here is that NBC really loves the show and wants FNL to live. They are hoping it is a better fit out of Heroes -- currently Studio 60 is only retaining about 55% of Heroes lead-in audience. If FNL can improve that, it stands a good chance of sticking around.

There's also a little bit of prestige work at play. Both FNL and S60 have gotten good critical reviews but have struggled to find an audience. Of the 2, FNL has received MORE universally positive response than S60 which seems to be a love it/hate it kind of show with critics. If NBC can only champion one critical darling, it appears they have more love for FNL than S60. I'm of course fascinated and intrigued (and yes, I am the biggest TV nerd on the blog block).

By Blogger Shawna, at 12:30 PM  

Studio 60 getting bumped isn't necessarily a bad sign for that show, either - it was a scheduled rerun that was pushed aside for FNL.

By Blogger Diane Kristine, at 12:51 PM  

I don't think they want to cancel either show and are testing the waters to see if they can draw better numbers in different time slots.

By Blogger Caroline, at 6:27 PM  

Being a Georgian in the heart of football season, we're up to our eyeballs in high school and college ball. Don't much care about the pro stuff. Living the football life is a lot more fun and interesting than watching other people pretend to live it and try to tell us what it's like.

By Blogger Angela, at 9:36 AM  

Which of course meant that I missed it, because I was looking for it at its normal time. So they lost at least one viewer with the move... [/grumpy]

By Blogger Katya, at 5:09 PM  

looking for Lisa Hunter, but great blog site Alex...we met a couple of weeks back at the 7a 9 at Hurleys pub, and had mentioned to Lisa my sisters opening

its Friday night (17th of November) at Wilder Davis Gallery (257 rue Rachel) coin Hotel De Ville and Rachel

thought she may be interested...if you dont know it, its a funky space which houses classical instruments under repair and for sale, and they have two floors of viewing space for the artist

you can contact me at hibbard11@hotmail.com

again, not the right spot for comments on the blog, but thought I would try it!

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