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Old 01-14-2014, 10:52 AM   #61
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Chuck Norris was Walker, Samo Hung was Martial Law. Martial Law was awesome then got ruined by retooling in season 2, Walker got real stale real quick.
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:21 PM   #62
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If they had left Martial Law alone, it would have lasted a few more years.
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:38 PM   #63
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Default early eiditon & marial law

I was bummed when they canceled Early Edition . it was one of my favorite shows growing up they didn't even gave it an ending. I heard that they wonted to do reality shows that was it got canned . I enjoyed martial law I enjoyed the early edition and marital law cross over a lot.
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I heard that CBS got the rights to air eight NFL games on Thursday nights at the beginning of the season. Can CBS relaly back themselves into a corner with this deal? Since it can affect premiere week and it means moving BBT to another night (like Monday or Wednesday), and delaying the premieres of other established shows to midseason, etc.
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:16 AM   #65
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Less repeats starting in November, and starting BBT on Monday to give their Monday comedies a boost then moving back to Thursday in November.

I was a bit surprised that CBS got the package as well since they don't need it. I guess they were worried that ABC or NBC would get it and make a dent into their Thursday ratings.
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:27 PM   #66
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Less repeats starting in November, and starting BBT on Monday to give their Monday comedies a boost then moving back to Thursday in November.

I was a bit surprised that CBS got the package as well since they don't need it. I guess they were worried that ABC or NBC would get it and make a dent into their Thursday ratings.
i think it was stupid for cbs to buy a thursday nfl package when that fid not even need it
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:22 AM   #67
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My father LOVED 60 Minutes. He was always home at 6 PM on Sunday for it to come on. More than likely, we would have dinner on the table when it was on (we would have a TV at the table, not on the table, but close enough) Sounds weird, but the voice of Morley Safer reminds me of food.

He also hates sports and especially football with a passion. He would get so worked up when he precious 60 Minutes was not on at 6 PM and he would have to wait for it to come on, he would actually whine and bitch like a child about it at the dinner table "How long is the GD football game going to be on....." A game might have three minutes left on the clock, but 3 minutes might be another 30 minutes if the game was close, and God help us if the game went into overtime!

I don't know, but 60 Minutes could have been scheduled later in the evening, or during football season, another night of the week.

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I don't think the Rural Purge was such a bad thing. Most of those classic TV shows were on the wane by 1971. All of them were losing viewers, the times have changed and the country was much more urbanized and younger. All In the Family, Bob Newhart, MTM Show, MASH, were more in tune with the 1970's.

Hillbillies and RFD were losing viewers by 1970. Ed Sullivan was an old relic of a bygone era. Out with the old, in with the new. Not all the older shows from the 1960's died out before the 70's classics began. Gunsmoke stuck around until 1975. Probably it could have lasted longer, but it was on over 20 years. Lucy had her last CBS show until '74.

CBS was the "old people network" in the 1990's and have turned that around too. Those shows also had good ratings, but were not watched by the main TV demographic

CBS is the clear champion of the four major networks. Abc was number one for a bit in the 1970's and NBC had their great run in the 1980's, but in TV overall CBS has kicked the pants off the other networks. Look at the ratings of shows in the 1960's. Around 1965, CBS had all 20 shows.
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:43 AM   #68
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NBC also ruled the ratings in the 90s until CBS regained its' crown.
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:29 PM   #69
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The Evan Cortez character was forcely killed off in the wrong time in Nash Bridges without a reason.

Martial Law second season was too overchanged because the show was trying to help WTR actor Chuck Norris 1) solve his precarious acting career and 1) return to the movies from where he left off.
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I can't recall If I already posted this, but maybe not like "the biggest" mistake ever, but a big mistake was CBS underappreciating and undervaluing "The New Adventures of Old Christine".

that show was a decent, solid hit and they messed with it by moving it to Wed night, which frankly killed any momentum the show had built.
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Constantly moving around WKRP in Cincinnati

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Here's perhaps a slightly more damning mess up that CBS made:


I'll also add CBS' treatment of WKRP... w/ them never really giving it a stable time-slot. After WKRP... was finally canceled in 1982, it went on to become a huge success in syndication (in a sense, the Star Trek of sitcoms).

They should have kept it on Monday nights.
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Bringing Robin Williams back from movies to a TV series is obscene. He is doing well in movies, there's no way he should go backwards at all. If he still appears in this current TV sitcom, then he should continue appearing in current movies at the same time.
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Bringing Robin Williams back from movies to a TV series is obscene. He is doing well in movies, there's no way he should go backwards at all. If he still appears in this current TV sitcom, then he should continue appearing in current movies at the same time.

Oh really...:
What the Hell Happened to Robin Williams?
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:45 PM   #75
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Accepting Thursday Night NFL games in it. ABC is a better fit to accept Thursday Night NFL games instead of CBS!
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