Once Again, AGT Was Moved To Avoid Stronger Competition.

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  1. tv910

    tv910 Well-Known Member

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    Originally this year NBC announced that AGT would premiere on May 28th, then changed it to June 4th just a few days later. I wondered at the time if they were moving it to avoid stronger competition (like they did several times last year) but I couldn't find any TV listings that far in advance. Checked again today and found that both CBS and ABC have series that premiere on May 28th, plus some cable channels also have premieres or finales on that date. Clearly NBC knows that AGT can only preserve their bogus #1 ranking when they compete against reruns. It will be interesting to see how many times they move it this year and what new excuses Howard comes up with now that he doesn't have the Olympics to blame for the decline in ratings.

    Tuesday, May 28
    7 | "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition," ABC (season premiere)
    7 | "Brooklyn DA," CBS (series premiere)
    8 | "The Haves and the Have Nots," OWN (series premiere; drama about rich Cryer family and the hired help)
    8 | "Family S.O.S. with Jo Frost," TLC (series premiere; families in crisis)
    9 | "Body of Proof," ABC (season finale)
    9 | "Brooklyn DA," CBS (series premiere)
    9 | "Bigger, Badder Celebrity Feuds," E! (special)
    9 | "Weird of What?" Syfy (season 2 finale)
    10 | "Never Ever Do This at Home," Spike TV (series premiere)
     
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  2. Herc

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    Move it to Howard TV. Howard needs more free content to provide to his Sycophants . . . :coffee:
     
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    "last of a dying breed..."

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    Any baseball that night? Everyone knows baseball kills ratings!
     
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    Couldn't find any detailed TV listings for June 4th but it will be interesting to see how they handle the MLB All Star Game in July. They didn't move AGT to avoid it last year (and AGT had always beaten it in the past) but this time they lost to baseball. Wonder if they'll move it this year or risk losing again.
     
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    Are there really any of those left?
     
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    Sure. His apologists even exist here as well . . . :secret:
     
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  8. tv910

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    Next week (June 18th) they're moving AGT again. It's on at 8:00 PM to avoid competing with the NBA game (The Voice is on at 9:00 PM). I'm sure Wiggy will whine and use it as one of his many excuses for bad ratings, even though the numbers would be worse if it wasn't moved. He should thank NBC for saving him from further embarrassment.

    Note: Howard and AGT will be competing against Jimmy Kimmel's pregame show at 8:00 PM, the actual game doesn't start until 9:00 PM.
     
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    The local news is even laughing at Wiggy's Gong Show; the ratings and how heavily the show is edited. :hhh:
     
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    The Voice should be nearly over. When AGT has to go it alone expect a large drop off
     
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    I wonder how Howard's going to spin it when AGT doesn't resign him. Actually, I do know... "I was tired of all the traveling, I wanted to do the show, I did it for two seasons, it's enough already."
     
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    "AGT took away too much from The Show, Robin. I'm committed to giving my audience my full attention and to make this show the best it can be!"
     
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    Gary from the speakerbox: Yeah Boff all I hear is that the show has never been better now that you left AGT
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    The NBA Finals aren't competition?
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    It beat it's lead in by .3 and had nearly an equal number of viewers as the NBA Finals and more than The Voice---no matter how you try to spin, the ratings are very good---sorry to disappoint
     
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    no
     
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    wrong as usual
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    I'm looking at the ratings, how am I wrong?
     
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    Are Klu Klux Klan rallies competition to NAACP marches?
     
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