I cannot believe they canceled this amazing show which I agree picked up steam as the season progressed.... They keep shows like Big Brother and The Bachelor!!!! This show was fun, witty not too much sci fi etc it was real and I wish we could write a petition or something to either bring it back or get Netflix to pick it up.....what do you think? Any ideas out there?
I loved,loved this show. It was never given a fair chance. If it had been given another chance for another season, it would have found its footing. Such a shame.
CBS, big mistake...what are you making room for, more garbage comedy or a NCIS Biose, Idaho?
Dude -- or Dudess, I live in Boise, Idaho. We do not really need an NCIS here. Low crime rate. Also, the nearest large body of water with the Navy on it is a couple states away ....
Dude -- or Dudess, I know where Boise, Idaho is and know it's not near any large body of water...that is exactly the point I wanted to make to CBS.
Here are some amazing statistics -- all true . CBS’s Battle Creek series finale last night after 1 season drew 4.6 million viewers - -the same number that watched AMC’s Mad Men's finale after 7 seasons. Only one difference -- 4.6 million was Mad Men's highest viewership ever and it was Battle Creek's lowest viewership ever. No doubt some Battle Creek viewers were fed up after an excellent show was cancelled just when it was hitting its stride. In fact, the number of people who watched Battle Creek throughout its run was double the number that watched Mad Men. You may think -- apples and oranges -- more people generally watch networks than cable. Ok, then how about just CBS, ABC and NBC viewership last night in Prime Time. Of 13 shows between 7 pm and 11pm on the networks how did Battle Creek fare with its lowest viewership ever? Take a guess. Would you believe --3rd of 13. It's true. More people watched Battle Creek in all of Prime Time yesterday on 3 major networks except for 2 other shows -- 60 minutes and NASCAR. Battle Creek beat 10 shows on the networks in Prime Time. Most of the other shows were reruns but it proves there is a strategy by which quality shows with smaller audiences can be shown on the networks and attract more viewers than most other shows it competes against if shown on the right night at the right time of year. One final piece of network idiocy -- why is the key demographic something like 18-45 years old? Eighteen year olds have no money and 40 year olds are so sleepy from working and raising kids they probably fall asleep before most Prime Time shows air. On the other hand, at 60 I watch plenty of TV and have a lot more money and time to spend it than when I was in that younger poor and sleepy demographic.
Comment modified at May 26, 2015 07:00
Well said. Bravo.
I enjoyed it immensely, although I was hoping for a better ending for Juliett. She will be missed but maybe she had other plans? Who's to say. We think she's dead but maybe she's not? To me anything is open and I am looking forward to season 5.
It was this mentality that confirmed my decision to quit the biz, years ago. I left when they took the 'Show' out of Show Business. Remember....some Idiot bean - counter had the Nerve to Cancel Lucille Ball's final series!! It didn't matter that she was a Legend, that she and Desi practically invented the three-camera sit-com....it didn't 'get' that 'ideal' demographic.The bottom line is All that matters.Fools.^^X^^
It took a little while but I am a fan now and am very sorry it's all over. Is there no hope it might be taken up?
All I can say is now that Juliette is gone give Nick a lot of time before you put him with someone else, it's going to take a long time for him to get over her, and don't you dare put him with Adalind , they were meant to be enemies from the start of the series, for me this whole new baby storyline screwed up everything, thanks a bunch writers.
I watched every episode & am very sad to see it go. It was a great finale though. I hate to start watching new shows anymore, they have so little chance. But this had people from House behind it, so I gave it chance. I'm 55, & try new product all the time. When are advertisers going to realize 50 IS the new 30? Stupid demographics keep garbage like 2 broke girls on the air.Real shame.
I knew this show would be cancelled when the first episode was good. My experience has been "If it's good, it will be cancelled". Nonetheless, it was an excellent show.
Comment modified at May 27, 2015 13:00
Yeah, they don't give them a chance to find their groove, or their audience.
I loved this show and am sad it is over. It was different and quirky, and while it had its bad spots, it had a lot of potential.Can someone tell me why the fixation is on the youth market? I'm a decade or so outside that market - and I and everyone I know has a tonne more disposable income than younger ones. Isn't it about time the key demographic shifted to a) people who are more likely to regularly watch tv shows, especially as they air, and b) people with (theoretically) steadier and larger incomes?
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