Struggling Jericho: “Please don’t TiVo our show!”

Speaking with OnMilwaukee, actor Brad Beyer answered suggestions that the plot of the show was too slow by saying that the real problem with Jericho is that viewers weren’t watching it as it was broadcast.” […] Nina Tassler, the president of CBS Entertainment, told the New York Times that if fans want the show to live, they need to watch the broadcast because that’s how the money gets made.

Sorry guys, but if the plot in the second season will be as slow as it was, I will continue using my DVR and watch “Jericho” whenever I have nothing better to do rather than watching it live. “Jericho” didn’t deserve to get canceled, but it wasn’t “Lost” either. It was slow and boring at times, but granted, overall not a bad show. But if Nielsen Ratings can’t count towards DVR/TiVo views, well then, don’t use Nielsen as your guide to do your business. Start an awareness campaign for your advertisers regarding which shows are mostly viewed on DVRs rather than live. Besides, a further renewal of “Jericho” should not depend on me, but on you: make the show interesting so I would want to watch it live. Just make sure you don’t put it at the same timeslot as “Lost”. ;-)


mikesum32 wrote on June 12th, 2007 at 1:10 AM PST:

AFAIK, the only people who have to worry about ratings are people with a Nielson ratings box.

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Eugenia wrote on June 12th, 2007 at 1:14 AM PST:

Yeah. I wonder why Nielsen hasn’t made a deal with Tivo and comcast/directv etc. I mean, especially for Tivo, it’s easy to know which shows were most viewed.

I think Nielsen is really suffering from the “we know how to do one thing and one thing only, and we will continue to do it for the next 100 years without changing to satisfy the new needs of the market”. That’s their deathbed as a company.

Dennis wrote on June 12th, 2007 at 1:27 AM PST:

While I disagree with your opinion about it being boring and “not Lost”, I agree with your overall point. Either Nielsen needs to come up with a better way of tracking actual ratings across time-shifted viewing, or the networks need to quit seeing Nielsen as the end-all be-all of how to measure a show’s success. It is a business’s duty to meet the demands of the consumer, not the other way around.

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Eugenia wrote on June 12th, 2007 at 10:54 AM PST:

Thanks, but we don’t need the spam. Neither I will watch a show that I already have. Jericho ain’t that good to deserve a re-watch.

Mergele wrote on June 12th, 2007 at 10:49 AM PST:

Season One re-broadcast starts July 6th – Watch it!

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