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TV Ratings: CBS and FOX Split Monday - 3-D 'Chuck' posts season...

There are 58 comments on the Zap2it.com story from Feb 3, 2009, titled TV Ratings: CBS and FOX Split Monday - 3-D 'Chuck' posts season.... In it, Zap2it.com reports that:

Emily Procter of 'CSI: Miami' Fast National ratings for Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 CBS and FOX waged a tight ratings battle Monday night, with each network claiming a share of victory.

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Rena Moretti

Rosemead, CA

#1 Feb 3, 2009
The fact that each network "claims" victory is no reason to award i to both.

Perhaps CW should also claim so sort of victory in the "highest rated low-rated network" category...
Rena Moretti

Rosemead, CA

#2 Feb 3, 2009
So Gossip Girl is sinking lower while NBC is stunting Chuck and still not getting audiences...

Plus ca change...
Rena Moretti

Rosemead, CA

#3 Feb 3, 2009
By the way, thanks for giving the Two and a Half Men ratings separate. It's much appreciated. :)
Shanae

Honolulu, HI

#4 Feb 3, 2009
OK... 3-D CHUCK...???? I'd expected to find 3-D glasses in the Sunday newspapers - but nada.... So, remembering the previous ads, I used a pair I have from another movie - and again...NADA... Nothing jumped from the screen at me - nor did I see anything in 3-dimension. I did watch it anyway, and it was a good episode - with Charlie from LOST as a rockstar - awesome...

Since: Dec 08

Wayland, MA

#5 Feb 3, 2009
Somewhat surprised by the low ratings of NBC's lineup, especially given the airtime and hype from the superbowl. I'm particularly surprised that "Medium" outperformed "Heroes".
Thorny

Decatur, IL

#6 Feb 3, 2009
I'm not...Medium has an already-established, cross-categorical fan base that has been awaiting the show's return. Heroes so seriously screwed up the first part of this season that a lot of middling fans who tend to jump ship at the first sign of trouble won't be back, even if this run turns out to be the best-written drama this side of Upstairs, Downstairs. Chuck was awesome, but they need to lose gimmicks, particularly if there is a near-elitism amongst those who got the glasses and those who had to watch a show with some seriously-weird color schemes. Chuck is good enough on its own, and with Dom Monaghan on board, the 3-D bit was overkill.

Then again, maybe they need to do a Heroes episode in 3-D...Ali Larter and Hayden Panetierre could wear string bikinis...and so on and so forth.:P
Richard

AOL

#7 Feb 3, 2009
Chuck is still stupid but these ratings, after all the promotion NBC gave them during the Super Bowl, has to be considered a huge letdown and disappointment as that network is just desperate to get whatever eyeballs they can on their shows.
djkl

New York, NY

#8 Feb 3, 2009
"lose the gimmicks"? Right.. because every episode has had some sort of 'gimmick'. The 3D thing was the first and only. Idiot.
Rena Moretti

Rosemead, CA

#10 Feb 3, 2009
Richard wrote:
Chuck is still stupid but these ratings, after all the promotion NBC gave them during the Super Bowl, has to be considered a huge letdown and disappointment as that network is just desperate to get whatever eyeballs they can on their shows.
With respect to my friends who like the show, but when did Chuck show any sign of ratings life? The only reason it looked "good" to NBC is because Bionic Woman was such an unmitigated disaster.

NBC needs to lower the cost of making pilots and needs to have many shows to try out.

In other words, they need to do the opposite of what they're doing. It couldn't be any worse even if it didn't work... ;)
johnd

AOL

#11 Feb 3, 2009
"Chuck" can't seem to decide whether its a comedy or a drama, it doesn't work as both. As for "Medium" there was a time when it was NBC's #1 show, those days seem to be over.
IggyPop

Spain

#12 Feb 4, 2009
So a new episode of HEROES came in fourth. That can't be good.
Lily

United States

#13 Feb 4, 2009
I watched HOUSE and I enjoyed it very much.
I also ADORE HUGH LAURIE!!
I'll catch BIG BANG later.
Pilkdownman

Dillon, MT

#14 Feb 4, 2009
Where's everyone's sense of fun & adventure? Chuck is a funny show with sexiness and a sense of drama to boot. That's the whole point of the show. I betcha it would score very high in Europe but American audiences prefer A or B, black or white, comedy or drama etc. If you can get off the couch and start living healthily, you may acquire a taste for silliness on the screen. Hey, it must start with you giving yourself unconditional love because you'll get that nowhere else.
Rena Moretti

Rosemead, CA

#15 Feb 4, 2009
IggyPop wrote:
So a new episode of HEROES came in fourth. That can't be good.
Amazing how quickly Heroes collapsed isn't it? Then again I don't think it ever won its hour in new vs. new races.
Pilkdownman

Dillon, MT

#16 Feb 4, 2009
Shanae wrote:
OK... 3-D CHUCK...???? I'd expected to find 3-D glasses in the Sunday newspapers - but nada.... So, remembering the previous ads, I used a pair I have from another movie - and again...NADA... Nothing jumped from the screen at me - nor did I see anything in 3-dimension. I did watch it anyway, and it was a good episode - with Charlie from LOST as a rockstar - awesome...
The glasses you had probably employed a different technology than that used for the 3d Chuck episode. Technology can be fickle that way.
Alan 59

Schenectady, NY

#17 Feb 4, 2009
johnd wrote:
"Chuck" can't seem to decide whether its a comedy or a drama, it doesn't work as both. As for "Medium" there was a time when it was NBC's #1 show, those days seem to be over.
"Chuck" works very well for some of us. Obviously, it doesn't work for you. There's plenty of other programming on Mondays.

There hasn't yet been a time when "Medium" was NBC's highest-rated show, but since "The Biggest Loser," at #26, captured the title for the week of January 19-25, perhaps that day is soon upon us.
Rena Moretti

Rosemead, CA

#18 Feb 4, 2009
Alan 59 wrote:
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"Chuck" works very well for some of us. Obviously, it doesn't work for you. There's plenty of other programming on Mondays.
There hasn't yet been a time when "Medium" was NBC's highest-rated show, but since "The Biggest Loser," at #26, captured the title for the week of January 19-25, perhaps that day is soon upon us.
That says a lot about how low NBC can (and will) go under the wise stewardship of Jeff Zucker.
Fakeem

Washington, DC

#19 Feb 4, 2009
Is "Medium" the first show in the post "Heroes" timeslot to increase upon ratings? If not, can someone give me a history of the ratings for the post "Heroes" programs?
Thorny

Decatur, IL

#20 Feb 5, 2009
Well, remember that Heroes has only been on for a few seasons, so there really isn't that much history to talk about. If I remember correctly, besides Medium (which was never helped nor harmed by having Heroes as a lead-in) and My Own Worst Enemy (which never caught on with viewers, so Heroes didn't have much to do with it, either), the only show that came after Heroes during its time on the air was that show written by the guy who did The West Wing that isn't coming to me right now. That too didn't catch on with viewers, so Heroes didn't have much impact on its ratings, either.

As I noted earlier, Medium already has a long-running fan base that was awaiting the show's return, so Heroes being on before it probably didn't matter one way or the other. People who only like certain shows often don't care about the programs on either side of it (if any).

Heroes, then, is not really much of an influence on either Chuck or whichever show happens to come after it. It's attached to its own anchor and will float or sink on its own.
Rena Moretti

Fullerton, CA

#21 Feb 6, 2009
Thorny wrote:
Well, remember that Heroes has only been on for a few seasons, so there really isn't that much history to talk about. If I remember correctly, besides Medium (which was never helped nor harmed by having Heroes as a lead-in) and My Own Worst Enemy (which never caught on with viewers, so Heroes didn't have much to do with it, either), the only show that came after Heroes during its time on the air was that show written by the guy who did The West Wing that isn't coming to me right now. That too didn't catch on with viewers, so Heroes didn't have much impact on its ratings, either.
As I noted earlier, Medium already has a long-running fan base that was awaiting the show's return, so Heroes being on before it probably didn't matter one way or the other. People who only like certain shows often don't care about the programs on either side of it (if any).
Heroes, then, is not really much of an influence on either Chuck or whichever show happens to come after it. It's attached to its own anchor and will float or sink on its own.
In other words, Heroes has no coattail. The reason is that it was never a huge hit. It did OK ratings for a year and is now getting middling ratings that would cause it to be canceled if not for NBC being a disaster zone overall.

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