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Pepperidge



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:36 am Reply with quote
Just for the record, YTV's Friday night block does target 12-17 teen viewers, which is why we're really hoping that Case Closed manages to take off up here.
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joel_s95387



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 1:47 am Reply with quote
So nobody watched TV on Saturday Nights? I didn't know that.

Seem like another slow week. I want to see Nausica, but unfortunately it's on Saturday/tomorrow and that is my girlfriends birthday. Maybe I can ditch her...
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malikchan17



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 5:02 am Reply with quote
Hmmm, so I noticed that Disney is still not including those Daemon Corps episodes. Really, what resemblance to certain events in America several years ago is there? I found none. It's not like the children can see it, nor the parents. Please Disney, stop cutting those episodes, as they are Ken-centric and he is my favorite character in the series (besides almost everyone in season three). Sad

Yes, that would be me who pointed out that Yu-Gi-Oh is new! w007!
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Captain_Byakuya



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:49 am Reply with quote
Samuari 7 is on the Independent Film Channel. Does anyone know what channel that would be for Time Warner?
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patch



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:34 pm Reply with quote
Captain_Byakuya wrote:
Samuari 7 is on the Independent Film Channel. Does anyone know what channel that would be for Time Warner?


81 on Time Warner Cable NYC.
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RezSav



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:16 pm Reply with quote
I agree with Brian Hanson's prologue, but shows like The Boondocks and Family Guy bring in nearly a mill every week, also Adult Swim has been #1 with the 18-35 demographic (or whatever it is) for over a year. I'd assume that's what brings in the money.
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CaliSerenity



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 12:09 pm Reply with quote
joel_s95387 wrote:
So nobody watched TV on Saturday Nights? I didn't know that.


I'm reminded of all the discussions everytime [as] showed the ratings on their bumps - how the [as] anime community say that the ratings are misleading 'cause it doesn't take into consideration the fact that Saturday has the smallest amount of household viewers tuning in.

In terms of percentage viewers, I heard that anime does pretty well. Anime smile
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Lampbane



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:54 pm Reply with quote
Completely forgot to mention another sign that Adult Swim has given up: Saved by the Bell.
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Stueypark



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:27 pm Reply with quote
The 18-35 demographic is one of the most coveted in television, right behind the 18-49 demographic (which is hard to pry away from the broadcast networks.)

It gets even more complicated when the demographics get broken down in all sorts of weird ways. For instance "The Office" on (I think) NBC, dosen't get particularly high ratings comapred to other shows that could fill it's timeslot, but it has an exeptionally high number of affluent/rich 18-49 viewers. This means the advertising for this 8 million people can be sold for the same amount as the advertising space for a gameshow with 20 million low income viewers.

Same goes for programming on adult swim. certain shows pull in certain types of crowds.
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Wyvern



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:14 am Reply with quote
AS was trying to move anime out of Saturdays for a while, with new episodes of InuYasha, Champloo, and Evangelion on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays respectivly. I'm not sure how that worked out, but they seem to have given up on that, since Eureka 7 will be premiering on Saturdays. Hopefully they'll repeat it during the week, but the bigger problem is that they never show anime before midnight except on Saturdays, and the later the show airs, the less viewers you're going to have. I'd like to see them try airing an anime show at the first show on the block some weeknight, just to see what kind of numbers it does.

I think it's pretty silly not to count teens as part of your ratings anyway. Almost all of the stuff I see advertised on Adult Swim-video games, Axe body spray, CD's for punk bands, cellphones-are things teenagers want, too, and often have. I'm sure there are all sorts of internal bean-counter reasons for that, but it doesn't change the fact that things like those stupid talking squirrel PSP ads are more likely to appeal to a 15 year old.
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patch



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:57 pm Reply with quote
are we still in april fool's mode? last week you were off your rocker and now this?

Brian Hanson wrote:
Adult Swim, it seems, has simply given up. Fed up with the fact that, perhaps, due to the name “Adult Swim,” they can't proudly report age 12-17 ratings on their press reports, no matter how many repeats of Inuyasha beat out The Real World. The only time-slots they devote to anime are those that fall into the “ridiculously late or ridiculously early” category. Or, Saturday nights. Question: what other show aside from Saturday Night Live has been a regular fixture on Saturday nights? The answer would be none, because nobody watches TV on Saturday nights. This is especially sad as Adult Swim readies for Eureka 7 and Bleach, two of the biggest and most popular anime series of the past couple years. What could potentially be two very popular, mainstream-accessible series instead suffer a miserly fate in a godawful time-slot, where only the unemployed, the insomnia-suffering, and the TiVo-ers will make any difference, while all those hundreds of thousands of teens tuning in diligently every night despite their parent's protest will mean not a thing.


What were you smoking when you wrote this? We're lucky that some great anime series have recently been coming to [adult swim] where they actually respect anime works by showing as close the original format as possible with virtually no edits, original OP/EDs, as well only one commercial break, which is how the series is aired on Japanese television. What other network does this? CN? G4? IFC? FOX? What are you living in Canada or somewhere they have a network that airs anime in a better format that [adult swim]?

You totally missed the target on this one. I'd rather have less people see the works properly presented than more people see a chopped up mess.
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