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The Cape - Ratings and Audience
chrisdvanne_ Post # 16 | Monday, 17 Jan 2011 - 01:20
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The moment of truth is coming!

Ratings for tomorrows episode are telling numbers because the show airs on its regular timeslot with a new episode.

I’d be interested to know how many of last Monday's viewers repeat where unique viewers (meaning they did'nt watch the show on Sunday) because that changes the prospect for the show I think.


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chrisdvanne_ Post # 17 | Monday, 17 Jan 2011 - 10:00
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Though The Cape has a comic book vibe, Thomas Wheeler doesn't want to have only comic book fans to watch it. He is hoping to broaden the audience.

He says : "There’s a romantic story line … there’s suspense and mystery — almost an X-Files feeling to one of the episodes we just finished, scary and intense. Comic book fans can drop in and have a wild ride with colorful villains; there’s great drama... We’d love to have the Smallville crowd — and everyone from families to fanboys."

Source : THR


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Fermi Post # 18 | Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 - 20:02
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The Cape : 1.8 adults 18-49 rating (fell 31% vs Sunday premiere)

The Cape (#4: 4.0/ 6, and its first original in the Monday 9 p.m. hour)


sigh I don't like the sound of this. We are on bubble :'(


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mr_mogwai Post # 19 | Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 - 02:05
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Thomas Wheeler...says : "There’s a romantic story line … there’s great drama... We’d love to have the Smallville crowd — and everyone from families to fanboys."

I wonder who the "romantic story line" involves? Vince and Orwell? Orwell and Rallo? Or maybe Orwell and Raia, hmm? tongue Seriously, unless Vince's character undergoes a radical change (more radical than donning a cape and long underwear) that compels him to rethink his family commitment, I don't see a serious Cape/Orwell relationship evolving. I can see how the dangerous situations they face, and Vince's commitment to his family, could cause Orwell to develop feelings for him.


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meanoldmoe Post # 20 | Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 - 05:07
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Hmmmm...a romantic angle to the story?
Well Faraday and Orwell did have to bunk together in his hideout.
The show is still a bit campy, but not too much.....still they need to slow down the stories and pay more attention at fleshing out characters.
Maybe Orwell grows to like Faraday but he remains committed to getting back with his family?
Faraday's wife may move on and end up hooking up with another....but not her boss, he seems too geeky.
It would be interesting to have his wife hook up with a bad guy ( without her knowing)


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chrisdvanne_ Post # 21 | Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 - 08:39
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I wonder who the "romantic story line" involves?

Thomas Wheeler refered to Vince and his wife Dana; of course this story is showed through flashback.

Edit : @mr_mogwai and meanoldmoe

Thanks for taking the time to post here; feel free to add your thoughts in the dedicated Vince/Orwell relationship thread or vote and comment on the "would you like a Orwell/Vinve" poll.


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chrisdvanne_ Post # 22 | Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 - 16:16
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Back to ratings.
The deal is simple : The Cape must pull above 2.0 in adult 18-49 demo in order to have any hope of survival.
So far it's not the case and that puts the show in the bubble area after the second airing only.


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chrisdvanne_ Post # 23 | Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 - 16:53
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For the non specialist, i will explain the meaning of these numbers : 6.2 million viewers means exactly that, 6.2 million people saw the show. 1.8 adults 18-49 means that in their target demographic of viewers in that age range, 1.8% of those people were watching the show.

Again, the most important criteria for a show's survival IS NOT the numbers of viewers, it's the 18-49 adult demo (1.8 in this case); because adverstisers are only interested in that age range and they pay the bills, hence the same interest for the network (NBC in this case).

11 millions people watched Harry's Law Monday's premiere but the show pulled only a 2.1 in 18-49 demo. Meaning a lot of peolple above 50 watched the show.


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Chief Post # 24 | Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 - 22:38
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I'm sad that the numbers dropped so dramatically. We just started to learn about Orwell in 103, and now everyone's worried about NBC pulling the plug in the next few weeks. I was really hoping we'd at least get to the Orwell arc in 107 and 108.

My hope right now is that they shoot enough episodes so that even if NBC does pull it, they'll at least release the episodes on DVD. Summer said before the premiere that they were filming 108, so I gotta figure they'll be moving on to 109 soon.


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chrisdvanne_ Post # 25 | Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 - 00:21
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My hope right now is that they shoot enough episodes

NBC has ordered thirteen episodes of The Cape. The first eight episodes will run back-to-back till February 28, 2011 when The Event returns.

NBC will air 8 episodes (but anything can happen if The Cape crashes down) but we know for sure they have ordered 13 episodes. We should have the 13 episodes on DVD.


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chrisdvanne_ Post # 26 | Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 - 00:29
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Again, the most important criteria for a show's survival IS NOT the numbers of viewers, it's the 18-49 adult demo (1.8 in this case); because adverstisers are only interested in that age range and they pay the bills, hence the same interest for the network (NBC in this case).

11 millions people watched Harry's Law Monday's premiere but the show pulled only a 2.1 in 18-49 demo. Meaning a lot of peolple above 50 watched the show.

michelangelo is B.S.ing!

Update on NBC schedule :
Good news for Harry's Law fans, NBC must have liked the ratings enough to change plans of moving Parenthood to Monday 10 PM in March after Harry's Law airs 6 of its 13 ordered episodes, instead there are no plans for anything to replace Harry's Law at the moment.
Harry's Law will now air at least 13 episodes Monday 10 PM. Parenthood will keep it's tuesday 10 PM slot and Law and Order:LA " will return on a day to be determined"... No word on what will air on Wednesday 10 PM after Chase finishes it's run (Love Bites? Law and Order:LA? The Cape?)
The Event is still scheduled to replace The Cape as planned in late Febuary.

Source : Spoilertv

I would like so much to hear this kind of news for The Cape. Alas sad


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Chief Post # 27 | Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 - 00:36
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NBC has ordered thirteen episodes of The Cape. The first eight episodes will run back-to-back till February 28, 2011 when The Event returns.

NBC will air 8 episodes (but anything can happen if The Cape crashes down) but we know for sure they have ordered 13 episodes. We should have the 13 episodes on DVD.


But if NBC pulls the plug before they finish shooting all 13 episodes, there's no guarantee that NBC will let them finish shooting all 13.


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chrisdvanne_ Post # 28 | Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 - 00:58
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I'm not a lawyer but if NBC ordered 13 episodes, they must by contract finance all 13 imo and let Thomas Wheeler shoot them.
But they can decide not to air them and remove The Cape from its schedule after 4 or 5 episodes.

In this case, we may have a DVD with all 13 episodes if someone decide they can make money with the DVD.


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Chief Post # 29 | Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 - 01:52
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I'm not sure if television is quite so black and white. If 104 does worse than 103, and NBC decides to pull the plug, they may also tell everyone else to go home.

I certainly hope they let them finish all 13 eps, but I'm not going to hold my breath. mellow


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meanoldmoe Post # 30 | Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 - 04:15
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Like it or not NBC ordered and most likely paid for the eps.
Chances are all 13 will be made, but if ratings drop, we might not see all 13.

I'm sure the series would be offered as a DVD package..... just like Firefly and other shows cut off early.

I am hoping the ratings do improve, as the show is really not that bad.


Hmmm.... Yeah...Thinking makes my brain hurt ;)
 
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