What, Another #@!% Enterprise re-run?!

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  1. doug zdanivsky

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    Just when we were settling into a despicable pattern (good episode, bad episode, aweful episode, rerun, rerun, repeat)... Just enough to keep us die-hards watching.. They have to rub our noses in it and take it up another notch!

    Am I the only one who finds this offensive and blatent manipulation?

    BTW I'm referring to my recent discovery that tonights episode marks the 3rd consecutive Enterprise re-run.. What is this, Moonlighting?
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Smallville will have something like 5-6 reruns in a row until the middle of April. We're all suffering.
     
  3. Glenn Overholt

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    Yeah, the February sweeps are over - and well, look at it this way. There is less than a month and a half until May.

    Glenn
     
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    I dont mind it since I missed most of the episodes in the last month or two [​IMG]
     
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    Actually, that's how I'd describe the show's scripts.
     
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  9. Jason Seaver

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    Blame sweeps. You start with 26 episodes. Subtract 4 each for November, February, and May. Actually, subtract 1 more for May since UPN's planning a 2-hour "finale event". That leaves 13.

    And you want to start the season with a run of new episodes, so subtract five for October and the last week of the end of September. Down to 8, which must be distributed between December, January, March, and April.

    Now... is it more useful to do a strict alternating pattern (2 new, 2 repeat; or even 1-and-1), or to clump them up a little more? The guys running the networks probably have research data that favors clumping - you can do more promotion, build some momentum, etc.

     
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    What you say makes sense, Jason. Still gets my back up! [​IMG]
     
  11. Jason Seaver

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    Besides, look at it this way - starting 2 April, nine new episodes in eight weeks, with only two or three being written by B&B!
     
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    They should just show the 26 episodes in a row. And networks wonder why they're losing audience share.
     
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    Will, as episodes take more than a week to produce, that would mean holding some back well after they're completed. Studios don't like sitting on something that could be making money.
     
  14. Jason Seaver

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    And then there's the question of how the newtork fills the slot the rest of the year. "Show all 26, repeat all 26" probably isn't the healthiest thing for them.
     
  15. Daniel Kikin

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    I think the final 9 episodes start running on April 2, with May 21 having two episodes.
     

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