The Blacklist 0.8 second week. Welcome To The Dead Zone

Sony’s hands on involvement has ruined the show. They can pretend Ressler has a storyline, but he doesn’t. The second male lead props Sony’s new lead, Enrique Murciano’s “Gale.”

The current plot-driven story placement destroyed this once incredible show. Audience is gone.

Lizzington got Red/Liz front and center, “the heart of the series” Ah no. When they debuted this show back in 2013, they had three leads-that was the core of the show. Red/Liz/Ressler. They stopped writing the show around those three, and lost their audience.

Sony took a more micromanaged approach in 3B and show cases Tom/Liz for an entire year. Sony pushes Aram now to carry as second male lead till they bring back Eggold? No mention of Ressler like he doesn’t exist. That is effed up marketing by Sony, Davis Entertainment and the Jo(h)ns. They’ve got Amir out like they did Eggold pushing the same crap, and now have Aram, another morally up right character, cheating on two women and is romantic lead?

What. A. Joke.

He’s not a victim he sleeps with the woman who betrays him worse than any other, while trying to appease his guilt for lying to the other by trying to make it up to the other?

Yeah no that’s another misogynistic plot. To “sell” “Janet” the “other” Sony actress, they character assassinate Samar, like Ressler.

Plot driven format is weak storytelling.

Character Assassination to “Real” beloved characters just to prop up “one bad character,” doesn’t fool the viewer.

Kaplan is a villain now because of Tom Keen and Liz lying to everyone.

Why should audience care what she does?

Liz never paid for her mistakes, she just coasts while everyone else, carries her cross for HER SINS to be with “Tom.”

You can’t root for her.

Redemption killed the audience, Tom Keen alienated the core audience. They split up the leads all to appease “Sony” and regressed every character.

The Blacklist is officially in the Dead Zone.

S5 partial or not will be its last.

Count on it.

And viewers won’t like the ending because original canon is now gone.

send me a tv series and I’ll tell you:

  • my all-time ultimate fave character: 
  • a character I didn’t used to like but now do: 
  • a character I used to like but now don’t: 
  • a character I’m indifferent about: 
  • a character who deserved better: 
  • a ship I’ve never been able to get into: 
  • a ship I’ve never been able to get over: 
  • a cute, low-key ship: 
  • an unpopular ship but I still enjoyed it: 
  • a ship that was totally wrong and never should have happened: 
  • my favourite storyline/moment:
  • a storyline that never should have been written: 
  • my first thoughts on the show: 
  • my thoughts now: 
Pasta Emoji Ratings

A classic, nice simple sauce, would eat this no problem. Probably tastes pure and the kids would love it. 7/10

Fun, simple, but dangerously close to Mac n Cheese with that level of orange saturation. They would probably steal your labeled food from the fridge, simply shameful. Not sure what the purple spots are either, not sure if i’d eat this one. 5/10


Shameful, it appears to be a few noodles left on a plate, what a waste. Would not eat someone’s leftovers. 0/10

Elegant, simple, modern. Reminiscent of a pizza, which is a fresh new way to approach the subject. The stray noodle is a little worrying, but for the most part they’re a hardworking, well put together pasta. Would hang this up in my modern art gallery. 8/10

Not sure how to feel about this one. While the sauce is one of the best renditions I’ve seen, beautiful detail, the rest of the dish is lacking. The leaves look dangerous, like those delinquents that try to roll with the pure kids, but we’re onto them. I love the symmetry of the three noodles rising from the sauce, would eat them for sure. Not so sure about the rest. 6/10

Fake. This obviously canned pasta is trying to play itself off as genuine, unforgivable. While the taste is probably fine, a pasta you’d let your daughter hang out with, it doesn’t excuse the fact that it’s a filthy liar. would not eat for fear of my health. 2/10 

A very small noodle, good with young children, tries their best at all times. It has the perfect portion of sauce for such a tiny thing, and it deserves all it can get. I would eat this, but gently, as not to intimidate it. 9/10

Magnificent! Tasty! A real winner of a dish! The attention to detail and shading simply astonishes me. This dish is to die for, and the kind you’d bring home to your mother. Simply lovely, would definitely eat. 10/10

This is just abhorrent, not tasty at all. The choice of thick white noodles surrounded by a yellow liquid, while an interesting take, is incredibly inaccurate and tasteless. Would not eat, especially with that trident thing. 1/10

flavourless, an absolute bore of a dish. White I appreciate the detail of the cell shaded noodles, they lack charisma and courage. Would be a true pure friend, someone you can rely on, but very easily manipulated and a momma’s boy. Need’s more saturation if it want’s to roll with the big boys. 4/10. 

I feel like this is a failed attempt at what HTC excelled at. The abstract look they’re going for just doesn’t execute well at all. And that black border feel’s very threatening and hostile, as if I’m not allowed to eat it. The kind of pasta who has problems with it’s masculinity. Probably wouldn’t eat. 3/10

Why the fuck is there chocolate syrup on my pasta. 0/10

anonymous asked:

Is this accurate? I'm sorry, I don't really know how to read ratings correctly, but did they at some point go below 1 million? programminginsider(.)com/network/updated-wednesday-ratings-abc-cbs-top-night/?platform=hootsuite

If only you could hear me laughing right now. I was waiting for the half-hour breakdown to come out and hoping this would be the case. 

When the show started at 9:00pm 1.10 million people were tuned in and watching The Flop.

By the time 9:30pm rolled around 137,000 people had said “Fuck this dude” and changed the channel on a Bellini heavy episode bringing the total number of people who made it to the halfway point of the episode only 963,000. 

When you average the two is when you get the 1.03 total ratings for the entire episode, but in reality they ended the episode with significantly less than a million viewers and I don’t recall that ever happening before. 

Gotham Season Four/ Twitter

This is some great advice from @sunlitroom , who’s got some experience with using Twitter from being a Fannibal!

1. Nielsen begins counting tweets three hours before the show airs, and then up to three hours after it airs. You want to use all that time if you can.Make sure everyone is clear on timezone differences in advance.

2. Only have TWO hashtags per post – anything beyond that isn’t counted.  #Gotham is the constant throughout, but we need to agree on unique ones for before and after and KEEP THE EPISODE TITLE FOR DURING THE EPISODE. If it’s used before that time, it makes it harder to trend.  So, for example, for the first episode back:

(pre-episode) #Gotham #GothamReturn

(during the episode) #Gotham #HowTheRiddlerGotHisName

(after the episode) #Gotham #EdWentHatShopping

3. Don’t swear in your tweets, Nielsen doesn’t count them if you do.  On a similar note - try to keep tweets positive and open to everyone.  This is not the time or place to rabidly promote your favourite ship, denounce the writers, share wildly explicit fanfic or fanart, or tell everyone how much you hate that Harvey never wears his glasses anymore. The place for that is Tumblr (preferably on my dash 😉)

4. Follow the #Gotham hashtag before, during and after the episode.  Make sure you respond to other fans, and retweet their tweets.  This increases our ‘unique audience’, and this is how Nielsen ranks shows for its daily top 5.

5. International Gothamites can count towards trending, but NOT towards Nielsen.  BUT Nielsen WILL count international tweets if they’re retweeted by someone in the US – so international Gothamites need to put INT at the beginning of their tweets, and US Gothamites need to make sure to retweet these.

6. People who can’t be on Twitter while episodes air (time differences, work, whatever) can schedule tweets using tweetdeck or hootsuite.  Fannibals created templates for this – I’ll look these out and retweet them so people can get the idea.  Depending on what you want to do, you could schedule tweets for every minute, 5 minutes, 10 minutes.  A tweet a minute is really easy to do - and we have loads of time to schedule stuff in advance before the show starts again.

7. Keep it ship-free.  Stick to tags that everyone will be happy to use no matter their personal preferences, and that also won’t confuse the bejesus out of anyone who isn’t super-involved in fandom.  As soon as we split into factions, we’re sunk.  Fannibals were successful at trending at cancellation time because we have a unified fandom.  Gotham’s advantage is that it probably has a wider audience, some of whom are more casual: take advantage of this by keeping everyone involved.

8. Thunderclap is like one huge scheduled post on Twitter.  One person would choose the message, and then we circulate it so everyone can sign up. People can sign up way ahead of time, so they don’t have to worry about remembering on the day.  The more people who sign up – the stronger it is.  Again – the key is to keep it positive and accessible, so – for example – #GothamIsBack on the day of the episode. 

9.We also did a masterpost on Tumblr of Fannibals’ twitter handles, so we could follow each other and retweet.

10.Hannibal has a relatively small fandom - but still managed to trend for hours at a time.  Even if there could be a core of people who were willing to do it, it might make a dent.  People who don’t really want to be involved but will do the occasional retweet during the episode using the hashtag can still be helpful.  The key thing to avoid is different groups emerging who want to use their own hashtags - then no-one has any impact.

The above all sounds like a lot of work - but I can promise you it’s also a lot of fun.  Being on Twitter with other Fannibals - even though we had been cancelled - felt like a proper community.  I’m still mutuals with loads of Russian fannibals on Twitter :))

Ratings Talk

Of all the CW superhero shows, Supergirl is the only one that’s not at the series lows this week. In fact, it rose from last week. 

For a Mon-El centric episode.

Where are all the ratings blabbers now? 

Supergirl ratings are fine and have been fine this year. All the alternate facts you spew to support your hate for a character will not work.

Ratings for a Leo in a relationship and why

Leo + Aries: 9/10 independent, vivacious, creative, compatible, passionate, hard time figuring out who is taking the lead

Leo + Taurus: 4/10 uncomfortable, intense, instant connection, protective, sees things differently, lots of fights

Leo + Gemini: 8/10 communicative, intellectual, social, compliment eachother, hard time getting a grasp of emotions

Leo + Cancer: 8/10 strong connection, needs adjustments, honest, dependable, has a homey feel

Leo + Leo: 5/10 powerful, disastrous, EGO CLASHING, fight for attention, needs honestly and loyalty, very intimate

Leo + Virgo: 6/10 forceful, cute, bff’s, view are very different, enjoys company, small and useless fights

Leo+ Libra: 10/10 warm, loving, pleasing, optimistic, open-minded, social butterflies, adaptable

Leo + Scorpio: 9/10 romantic, powerful, demanding, unnecessary fights

Leo + Sagittarius: 9/10 explosive, understanding, adventurous, honest, romantic, sometimes emotions get confusing

Leo + Capricorn: 3/10 destruction, uneasy, hard to adapt, loyal, too serious, fighting

Leo + Aquarius: 5.5/10 similar, suitable, opposites, will either succeed or fail terribly or really well

Leo+ Pisces: 2/10 needs compromise, different takes on everything, misunderstandings, needs a considerable amount of work for it to be successful

Bundesländer-Slogan-Rating

Jemand muss es tun. (Keine spezifische Reihenfolge, nur zufällige Ratings). 

1. Der echte Norden - Stimmt, ist definitiv der Norden. Der Norden Deutschlands… ansonsten wäre das ‘ne Lüge. Geht nördlicher als Schleswig-Holstein. Aber gut, 10/10, ist der Norden. 

2. Land der Frühaufsteher - Kann sein, warum auch nicht? Wenn Sachsen-Anhalt so für sich werben möchte? Anstatt “Land der AfD-Wähler” oder so, ja, da sind Frühaufsteher natürlich lieber gesehen. 10/10, positives Marketing. 

3. Be Berlin - 10/10, ist hipster und populär mit den Kidz. Will jeder Berlin sein? Fragwürdig, aber gute Verwendung einer Alliteration mit internationalem Flair. 

4. Wachsen mit Weitsicht - Wohin wächst Hamburg denn? Ins Meer hinein? 10/10, kann bis nach Schleswig-Holstein sehen. 

5. Bremen erleben - ein unreiner Reim, ich kann den Lyrikversuch akzeptieren und ihm 10/10 geben. Wenn man in Bremen ist, wird man wohl zwangsweise die Stadt erleben. 

6. Wir machen’s einfach - Was macht Rheinland-Pfalz denn so? Und wem machen die Rheinländer-Pfälzer es einfach? Ich lebe für dieses Double Entendre, diese Zweideutigkeit die dieser clevere Slogan an den Tag legt. 10/10, RP macht’s uns allen. 

7. Neue Perspektiven entdecken - Als Touri entdeckt man bestimmt neue Perspektiven, so… durch Brandenburg durch… um nach Berlin zu kommen. 10/10, ist um Berlin drumrum. 

8. Germany at its best - da müssen wohl die Haferflocken der Republik den faden Geschmack kompensieren mit einer kleinen Hyperbel? Und dies noch auf Englisch? Aber klar, war ja britische Besatzungszone. 10/10, NRW gibt sein bestes, schätze ich. 

9. An Hessen führt kein Weg vorbei - scheint mir auch eine Übertreibung zu sein, da man theoretisch Hessen in seinem Leben nie betreten müsste. Aber ich respektiere dieses gesunde Selbstbewusstsein. 10/10, ist nicht Rom. 

10. Großes entsteht immer im Kleinen - oh, oh, das Saarland ist sich seiner Größe bewusst? Leider nicht das kleinste Bundesland. Netter Versuch, Ostfrankreich. 10/10, alles fängt mit Saar an. 

11. So geht Sächsisch - Wenn das was ist, worauf man stolz sein kann? Bin beeindruckt, dass Sachsen bereit ist, allen Sächsisch beizubringen. Ist bestimmt Pflichtfach in der Schule. 10/10, hat einen Dialekt, vergisst aber die zwölf andren Bundesländer, die “Sachsen” im Namen tragen. 

12. Immer eine gute Idee - Immer? Eine gute Idee? Was für Ideen hat Niedersachsen denn? Volkswagen? Erzähle mir von weiteren guten Ideen, Niedersachsen. 10/10, ist wohl ein Pferd. 

13. Hier hat Zukunft Tradition - klingt wie ein gutbürgerliches Motto. Nicht zu übertrieben, bisschen klischeehaft, ansonsten akzeptabel. Bisschen langweilig. 10/10, gab uns Fritzens grandioses Magnum Opus.  

14. MV tut gut - ja, sorry, Meckpom, man kann sich nicht selbst ‘nen Spitznamen geben… “MV”. Was tut einem in “MV” denn gut? Die Luft? Dass jetzt die AfD stark vertreten ist, anstatt der NPD? Da fühlt man sich doch gleich besser. 10/10, tut manchen gut, nicht allen. 

15. Wir können alles. Außer Hochdeutsch. - BaWü tut so, als hätte es als einziges Bundesland Dialekte, auch wenn Sachsen dem ganz klar widerspricht. Liegt so weit im Süden, dass Standarddeutsch nicht mehr nötig ist und ignoriert wird. Kann ansonsten ja alles, außer korrekt kommunizieren. 10/10, gab uns Seitenbachers Magnum Opus. 

16. ???? - Bayern braucht nicht für sich zu werben, da eh keiner kommen will. 10/10, wann kommt es zum Bayrischen Independence Day? 

usatoday.com
Save Our Shows 2017: Cast your vote for the 'bubble' shows worth saving
USA TODAY's 20th annual poll lets you pick which network series to keep, or drop

Nielsen ratings and network assessments of creative quality were once the primary barometers of which series survived. But in recent years, as streaming services began paying handsomely for reruns, networks have tended to heavily favor shows they own, and use profits — rather than ratings — as a primary yardstick. And the steady rise in delayed viewing, on TV and online, makes it much harder to make snap judgments about a series’ potential.

While immediate viewership for Timeless was low, it ranked as NBC’s No. 4 scripted series once viewing up to 35 days later is counted, “a stat I’ve never heard of until NBC publicized it,” says executive producer Shawn Ryan.

While networks’ ad-dollar haul isn’t as high for that long-term viewing, it indicates growing fan interest, which also helped NBC comedy Superstore earn an early renewal.

“Our show is very much a Rorschach test about what new metrics in television mean,” Ryan says. “If it’s true that it doesn’t matter when the viewers come to a show, I feel pretty confident we’ll be back. If the old metric still rules the day, then I guess maybe we might not.”

Spencer says the spring uncertainty goes with the territory: She says she’s appeared in eight pilot episodes for new series “that never saw the light of day.”

The same goes for her co-star, Malcolm Barrett: “From my very first TV show, I was already ready for it to be canceled,” with “an understanding that’s it’s not always immediately appreciated.  If the worst criticism is that it was ahead of its time, then I’m OK with that as a legacy.”

Very few images make me happier in life than this one. They’re at an even 0.30 which means they’re quite literally an inch away from falling to a 0.2 and are so far from the already pathetic 1MM viewers per episode. On average, they’ve lost almost ¼ of their viewership this season alone and while it’s normal for all shows to decline as time goes on, the number per season for most shows tends to fall somewhere 10-15%. They’ve already crossed that margin significantly when the season isn’t even over and they have a three week hiatus coming up. If they lose 35-40% of their viewership or more I’d pop my bottles even though they got renewed.

Just A Shout Out

Do the people at the controls of Arrow, WM, MG…  and the list goes on, think that they can write their stories solely based on ratings.  (WM on Olicity—”we’ll play it by ear on where that will go.”) Paraphrasing of course, but you get the gist. Do they not have the same numbers we have, like the percentage of Olicity fans vs the percentage of comic fans, or just the general public numbers?

if they do, maybe they should look more closely at those Olicity numbers again. Do they not hear the screams of the faithful? Have they forgotten the chemistry that ignited the show? Did they forget they’re the force that created Olicity in the first place? Does lightning in a bottle mean nothing to them?

Am I ranting? The numbers say yes.

Are we as fans only numbers now to them? if so, remember that there is strength in numbers. 

@hope-for-olicity @louiseblue1 @almondblossomme @tdgal1 @dmichellewrites @eilowyn1 @felicity-said–yes @jamyjan @ruwithmeguys @cruzrogue @wildirish23 @swordandarrow

WatchBrooklyn99 2.0

So awhile ago, a fan suggested we do a campaign for Brooklyn Nine-Nine that encouraged fans and people alike to watch the show. This idea came about after taking a look our show’s ratings and noticing how poor it does on a regular, weekly basis. About 100+ fans reblogged the campaign post but few participated in the social media experiment on Twitter.

It’s not news that the comedy shows on Fox suffer the most blows, but we have felt for many years now that Brooklyn Nine-Nine is of a different breed that should be acknowledged and celebrated more. Moreover, Fox (the channel the show originally airs on) is in the habit of handling our show poorly; whether it be various time slot changes, lack of promo, long and unnecessary hiatuses, and so forth. And this is still relevant today.

My question is: what do you think we should do as fans in order to improve Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s ratings? How do we prevent it from being cancelled (if that’s being considered at all)?

It’s no doubt that social media is a strong force to be reckoned with but people also have to want to participate and talk about the show publicly. This is something that doesn’t always happen on spaces like Twitter (i.e: the campaign I mentioned above). How can we steer people in the direction of Brooklyn Nine-Nine? How do we get them to watch?

Ratings for Aries in a relationship and why

Aries + Aries: 4/10 lack of understanding and both will get easily bored

Aries + Taurus: 7/10 need lots of compromise but is very productive together

Aries + Gemini: 10/10 (my otp) both are best friends and lovers at the same time

Aries + Cancer: 6/10 ego clashes and emotions get confusing

Aries + Leo: 9/10 works together really well and both strive for similar things

Aries + Virgo: 5/10 annoyed of eachother easily but can work together decently well

Aries + Libra: 8/10 will spend lots of time together and be very showy, hard to make decisions together

Aries + Scorpio: 7/10 powerful and mature together, won’t see eye to eye on things

Aries + Sagittarius: 9/10 they are adaptive, outgoing, and independent and get along well together

Aries+ Capricorn:4/10 arising conflicts, approaches things very differently which causes arguments

Aries + Aquarius: 8/10 similar interests, learn to grow together, independent

Aries + Pisces: 6/10 strong attraction, needs compromise, emotions get confusing

Last night’s Supernatural episode got a 0.5/2 rating again 😔. I really don’t think the season is THAT bad, they’re just really missing the mark with the emotional stuff… especially between Sam and Dean, and I firmly believe that’s what’s turning people away. If the show isn’t about the brother’s bond people just aren’t as interested in watching, it’s what MOST people watch the show for, and it falls flat without the emotional scenes between the brothers. There hasn’t really been an emotional moment between the brothers since “Regarding Dean”, which was now 6 episodes ago. I mean I guess Sam’s BMOL confession in 12x15 was kind of an emotional scene for the brothers, but “Regarding Dean” (12x11) is the last time that the connection between the brothers was really showcased. I’m glad that Supernatural has already been renewed for season 13 so the writers and producers have a chance to redeem themselves and end the show on a good, strong note. Please Andrew Dabb, make Supernatural about Sam and Dean’s bond again!