Ratings for "The Chopping Block" - KR's replacement

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Ratings for "The Chopping Block" - KR's replacement

Post by neps » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:48 am

Thought ya'll would appreciate this:

from pifeedback.com

In series-premiere news, NBC reality/competition The Chopping Block was DOA with a mere (and fourth-place) 2.8/ 5 in the overnights from 8-9 p.m. One week earlier, Knight Rider concluded with a 3.3/ 5 in the time period. And one year earlier was Deal or No Deal at a 6.9/11. All I can say is…ouch! Leading out of The Chopping Block was sophomore drama Life (#3t: 3.1/ 5 at 9 p.m.), which is likely to be facing the chopping block, followed by granddaddy Law & Order at a second-place 5.4/ 9 at 10 p.m. While Law & Order deserves accolades for building by 74 percent out of the second half of lead-in Life, let’s be honest: this show is certainly not what is used to be.

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Post by 85DropTopTA » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:52 am

I bet those cancelled knight rider episodes are looking pretty good right now.

I can just imagin the headlines. "The chopping block gets chopped"

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Post by PunkMaister » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:02 am

85DropTopTA wrote:I bet those cancelled knight rider episodes are looking pretty good right now.

I can just imagin the headlines. "The chopping block gets chopped"


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Post by CrimsonK9 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:21 am

Personally I laud the failure of ALL reality shows as a rule and - until KR is officially renewed - all NBC shows in general.

What can I say - I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it anymore!!!!

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Post by weeezl » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:32 am

neps wrote:Thought ya'll would appreciate this:



Then you thought right then! :D

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Post by SilverFoxThief » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:46 am

weeezl wrote:
neps wrote:Thought ya'll would appreciate this:



Then you thought right then! :D


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Post by Harry Singh Jr. » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:52 am

That's good news.
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Post by gotigers1 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:03 pm

Can someone PLEASE wipe the smile off my face! :lol:

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Post by larmindy » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:25 pm

neps wrote:Thought ya'll would appreciate this:

from pifeedback.com

In series-premiere news, NBC reality/competition The Chopping Block was DOA with a mere (and fourth-place) 2.8/ 5 in the overnights from 8-9 p.m. One week earlier, Knight Rider concluded with a 3.3/ 5 in the time period. And one year earlier was Deal or No Deal at a 6.9/11. All I can say is…ouch! Leading out of The Chopping Block was sophomore drama Life (#3t: 3.1/ 5 at 9 p.m.), which is likely to be facing the chopping block, followed by granddaddy Law & Order at a second-place 5.4/ 9 at 10 p.m. While Law & Order deserves accolades for building by 74 percent out of the second half of lead-in Life, let’s be honest: this show is certainly not what is used to be.


I do appreciate this....I actuallt wathced it and it was lame. Trying to do what has already been donr on Fox Hell's Kithchen, Food Netowrk various shows, and Bravo (isnt this and NBC channel) Top Chef.
The wife and I enjoy cooking shows and these reality ones are usually good, we worked in the industry so can relate a bit to the competitors. Granted we were not chefs.

Once again I am getting the Jericho feel all over. They replaces Jericho with a reality show that did not do well either, the kids without parents around in an isolated "Old West" town.

Still waiting for NBC to "chime" in on the status of KR. Life was prettty good btw, it is a show we like to watch...Im a red head=)

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Post by Stylez » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:27 pm

Well if this doesn't make KR08 look good I don't know what will. On a side note, E! here in Canada continued to air KR at the usual time, A Hard Days Knight was shown last night. :good:

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Post by Knight316 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:41 pm

I wonder what kind of difference it would have made not having American Idol or Dancing with the Stars against it for the first time. If they would've kept the rest of the season we could have built up some more viewers.

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Post by trissybabes » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:11 pm

I reckon audiences are pretty much down globally anyway.

There are so any distractions these days, the web, games, computers etc. that to maintain a relatively steady viewership like KR did wasn't really that bad going...

As has always been said, those ratings DO NOT take into account downloads and people who watch on the web etc, DVR recordings etc.

Gone are "the good old days" of 20mill consistent bums on seats.

I really will cheer the day that "reality TV" dies a death.

It's long overdue.

However, it's quite strange that KR '08 MIGHT fall because of the same predicament it's predecessor had - changing economic times and a cutting back of big TV budgets - look at the 1986 season - all the good big budget action shows went out of the window in favour of cheaper studio based alternatives...

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Post by ozikool » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:18 pm

I dont really get what The chopping block and Knight rider got to do with each other and what is The chopping block

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Post by Shapeshifter » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:22 pm

It's cold comfort at this point, but comfort nonetheless. :)

It is interesting that the new reality show, against no competition, couldn't come close to KR's last (and building) audience. Now, if Kings and Southland tank (as they probably will) if could be a new ball game...

I'm basing this on nothing but wishful thinking, but still...

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Post by KITT_Vs._KARR » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:25 pm

The Chopping block is some kind of cooking show. As another user said, food network already has a show called "Chopped".

It goes to show NBC that KR was giving them ratings. if anything lets put "The Chopping Block" on the Chopping Block, and can that show.

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Post by djshag69 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:35 pm

I was hoping for this last night, i can't stop laughing. I hope the knuckleheads at NBC wake up now.
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Post by tmtcnya » Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:12 pm

You know I am a fan of Celeb Apprentice and I kept seeing the ads for series prem of the chopping block in KR's time slot. All I was thinking was "why did I never see any KR ad on any NBC show?" Yet KR's ratings were better then a series premiere AND against American Idol. AI didnt air last night until 9. What a mistake on NBC's part not advertising KR and giving them the full series!!!!!!!!

Now they have to dump tons of money promoting all these new crap shows BAD BAD BAD BAD move NBC. They put another cooking show in place of KR, HA HA HA. If you want to see cooking put on the food network. I want to see action.

Thank you for the ratings of this great new show

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Post by Luis » Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:19 pm

Guys,

Now is the time to make noise on Twitter. Neps has embraced it with some *great* results. It's the easiest way to fight back and get our message across.

NBC must be crapping themselves right now. Losing Knight Rider on that slot means they lose all the male viewership along with VERY profitable car commercials. And if we know NBC, we know how much they care about being profitable.

Let's push and push and push. We just got a little closer to Season 2!

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Post by K.A.C.I. » Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:24 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! SERVES 'EM RIGHT!!!!!!
They cut short KR by 5 episodes, underpromote it, and then advertise its successor every chance they get, and what happens?
"Chopping Block" Premiere ratings are about at the lowest point KR ever was, right off the bat.
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Post by Mr. M » Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:41 pm

Wow. I figured if anything "The Chopping Block" would have more viewers initially and then taper off. I can't believe Deal or No Deal was that low in the ratings. Now I see why NBC wanted to try and replace it.

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Post by PunkMaister » Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:59 pm

KITT_Vs._KARR wrote:The Chopping block is some kind of cooking show. As another user said, food network already has a show called "Chopped".

It goes to show NBC that KR was giving them ratings. if anything lets put "The Chopping Block" on the Chopping Block, and can that show.

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Post by GT500KR » Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:15 pm

Chopping block didnt have to compete against American Idol either
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Post by PunkMaister » Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:23 pm

GT500KR wrote:Chopping block didnt have to compete against American Idol either


And yet is doing far, far, far worse than K.R ever did...

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Post by Mr.Marcus » Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:28 pm

I remember when Marco Pierre White was featured on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations London episode. Sucks that his show didn't do that well.

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