Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Nielsens No Grey Area

Apparently, those Grey's Anatomy promos featuring that uber-annoying, jaw-dropping mug of the unwatchably irritating Sandra Oh didn't send Super Bowl viewers to the exits.

The post-game episode snared over 38 million viewers, ranking it only behind the debut of Survivor 2 in 2001 and an episode of Friends in 1996.

Galactica Prepares For Spike in Lesbian Demos

Lucy Lawless, former star of Xena, has signed on to Sci Fi Channel's Battlestar Galactica.

She'll be around for a 10 episode arc. I'll assume you Galatician Geeks know why this is important, exciting or interesting.

Goodbye, Farewell, Amen

Sunday's Super Bowl telecast scored big for ABC.

It was the second most watched TV show ever, right after the final episode of M*A*S*H, which aired in 1983.

The Pittsburgh Steelers' victory over the Seattle Seahawks was watched in an average of 45.85 million homes, punting a 41.6 preliminary rating and a 62 share. At least part of the game was watched by an estimated 141.4 million people in the United States alone.

Me? I fast forwarded through the game to see the commercials. Bad idea... they all pretty much blew.

Why Did ABC Get Lost? And Other Random Thoughts

Can someone explain to me why ABC felt it necessary to so heavily promote Lost during the Super Bowl? The show is already a smash. Wouldn't those avails have been better utilized promoting some promising, but struggling shows?

Whoever those promo folks got to loop the chorus to "Addicted to Lost," he sure sounded like the extremely dead Robert Palmer.

Wouldn't ABC have benefitted more by putting a new show in need of exposure in the post-game slot? Like the anemically performing Commander-In-Chief?

What was Burger King thinking with the Whopperettes?

Why is a Rolling Stones song that's been a staple of classic rock radio since 1981 suddenly inappropriate to air unedited?

Who the fuck would eat that nasty-ass pizza Jessica Simpson was plugging?