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Old 04-07-2014, 02:57 AM   #121
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Turning Dateline into a freaking reality show trying to catch predators!

Expanding The a Today Show to three hours!
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Canceling The Michael J. Fox Show.
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NBC canceling Twenty One in 2000.
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:16 AM   #124
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When Pat Sajak left Daytime Wheel of Fortune to host his short-lived late night talk show, Jimmy Connors auditioned for Wheel. He knew the game inside and out and watched the show every day. But NBC stepped in and thought he'd be better off in their sports department. They should hsve given him a chance to host Wheel. Jimmy watched the show, unlike Rolf Be irschke who only watched Wheel in snippets.
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Canceling Hollywood Squares, High Rollers, and Chain Reaction for David Letterman and speaking of David Letterman passing him over for The Tonight Show.

Canceling $ale of the century and Super Password for Generations.
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What if NBC had never introduced their current six-feather peacock logo in 1986, and stuck with the 11-feather peacock (with or without the abstract N behind it) even today?

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I think part of that is that when NBC screws things up, they do so on an epic level. Fred Silverman's tenure at NBC generated such classics as "Supertrain" and "Pink Lady" and a promotional campaign so overbearing that the music company produced its own version mocking NBC. Then we had Saturday Night Live's 1980-81 season under Jean Doumanian, which culminated in an F-bomb being used on the air and a 1981 regime change to Dick Ebersol. Oh, and NBC had the 1980 summer Olympics that we boycotted. Then there's Deborah Norville on Today, the first late night war between Letterman and Leno, and of course the more recent mishaps with "Today" and "Tonight".

CBS, ABC, and Fox have all suffered worse in the past, but NBC just... when they screw up, they screw the hell up.
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I do think that NBC has come the closest to "disappearing" with their 1980-81 season, and the last days of Jeff Zucker and his brilliant idea of putting Jay Leno on five days a week. Actually, with the rise of "American Idol" and the overexposure of "Millionaire", ABC was the first of the big 3 networks to slip into 4th. NBC last year, was the first to slip into 5th (for February sweeps).
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Another mistake would be if they discontinued Community in the wrong time, no matter how bad the ratings are or not.
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At least $ale went out on top: the last WBMG for $6000 was won, IINM.
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Putting Let's Make a Deal 2003 on Tuesday Nights against American Idol.
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I wouldn't consider that a mistake. It had fallen to 0.6 a few times, that's CW territory. Plus it was a big disappointment creatively, nowhere near the level of Family Ties or even Spin City.
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During the 1961-62 season, Wagon Train was the most-watched show on American broadcast television. The following year (1962-63), Wagon Train moved to ABC, and its rank fell to 25th. Is there any reasoning why WT moved from NBC to ABC?
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First off, I should've replied to this thread sooner. This is really good. I read a couple of them about how the XFL and the Jay Leno Show were mistakes. Let me take these two:

XFL-There was a lot of hype for this by WWE but I dont think you could blame NBC. The quality of the XFL wasnt there and critics panned it and called it trash BEFORE the first snap of the first game. I also think WWE made a mistake by trying to knock the NFL. No way you could do that back in 2001 or 1991. The NFL is just too powerful.

Jay Leno Show-Believe it or not, I might be the only person who thought it was a decent idea. I say that because you werent giving this slot to some rookie. I mean Jay had hosted the Tonight Show for 17 yrs. And yes, Leno is funny. I would've watched more of him had he not been opposite Letterman. Be careful, what you replace Leno's show with. I mean at least its Leno a proven commodity. Would you want another lousy reality show in his slot that will probably get cancelled after 3 episodes?

To me, the biggest mistakes were the fact that NBC didn't plan for the future. I mean first, take your sports. You lose MLB, NFL and the NBA within 4 yrs. Those were huge blows.
Second, what about there shows? I mean shows like ER, Will and Grace, Frasier, Friends etc. were not going to be on forever. When those shows were ending, they should've been introducing new shows and build for the future but they didnt and paid the price for it.
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Second, what about there shows? I mean shows like ER, Will and Grace, Frasier, Friends etc. were not going to be on forever. When those shows were ending, they should've been introducing new shows and build for the future but they didnt and paid the price for it.

They really should have used E.R. to develop a spin-off of some sort... Yeah, there was "Third Watch" which was kinda set in the same universe as E.R., but frankly they should have spun-off one of the major characters into their own series....

They should have also done a Frasier spin-off of some sort...
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