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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

It's Not Low-Rated. It's HBO.

HBO was certainly expecting more from the return of the expensively bizarre Carnivale on Sunday. After a year off, the quirky drama's return only attracted 1.8 million viewers, roughly a third of what its debut grabbed back in September 2003. This didn't help the premiere of the Soderberg/Clooney reality hybrid Unscripted, which nabbed a paltry 814,000 viewers.

This can't thrill HBO. As the network prepares to lose the fading Six Feet Under, and with The Wire and Entourage drawing less than Sex in the City numbers, they're desperate for a new hit.

Do we hear negotiations for an emergency seventh season of The Sopranos beginning?

3 other geekspeak:

  • Maybe if ANYTHING happened last season on Carnivale, more of us would have tuned in for the premiere. When you spend an entire season without advancing the plot at all, you lose your viewers' good will.

    -Irina D.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:20 PM  

  • TheSlammer:

    >>>Do we hear negotiations for an emergency seventh season of The Sopranos bwginning<<<<<<


    Based upon the increasing extended gaps between seasons......what milenium should we be expecting that?.......and how many more pounds will Gandolfini put on in between?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:53 PM  

  • The Slammer:

    Can we face the reality that Carnivale isn't about anything? As the Geek rightly points out ; If you want to get America to watch dwarfs, you have to get them drunk first. See below.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:24 PM  

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