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Why Some US Comedy/sitcom Gets Only 1 Season...(?)  
User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1537 times:

One of our TV channels had the last episode of "The Comeback" last week.
It was only one season so nothing more to see. But i loved it! It was really fun.

If you compare that with "Notes from the Underbelly", who has been shown for
2 seasons (!), is that so bad that i want to hide behind the sofa... How can TV
networks in the USA make such bad judgement?

"The comeback"

"Notes from the Underbelly"

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User currently offlineMoo From Falkland Islands, joined May 2007, 5023 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1530 times:

Quoting Bofredrik (Thread starter):
How can TV
networks in the USA make such bad judgement?

If it gets low ratings, whats a network supposed to do? Advertisers will dump the slots so it wont command as much revenue as other shows, so its essentially taking up space that could be used for better revenue producers.

User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4145 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1530 times:

It comes down to ratings. During each new season, networks put out a number of new shows knowing that not all of them will be successful. They do it in the hope that one or two will end up big. This leads to stupid shows being introduced like "Cavemen." In the end, based on the advertisements, it's not hard to predict which ones will probably get cancelled.

"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1523 times:

The ratings go in big cycles, too.

When a network gets one new show that is a hit, the other shows around are watched more and can become hits in and of themselves. That's why you will see one network have a bunch of 'good' shows all at one time.

It's up to the other channels to keep reinventing and see what sticks, then the momentum can shift their way.

I'll rassle ya for a bowl of bacon!
User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9819 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1519 times:

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 3):

Look at ABC...

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