Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Finale Preview airing times?
From: (Chris Tavares)
Date: 1991-06-07, 15:16

In article <>, (R o d Johnson) writes:
> > In article <> (Chris Tavares) writes:
>> > >In article <91157.103950LIBR8506@Ryerson.CA>, LIBR8506@Ryerson.CA writes:
> > 
>>> > >>        TWIN PEAKS finale will be run opposite the first repeat of NORTHERN
>>> > >>  EXPOSURE. Since these audiences are similar , there may be problems.
> > 
>> > >Let's see a show of hands.  How many of you REALLY BELIEVED that ABC couldn't
>> > >find ONE final way to **** up the scheduling of Twin Peaks?  Uh huh.
> > 
> > I don't see the "****"-up.  Are you saying that ABC should have
> > deliberately arranged their schedule so that viewers could watch a
> > show on a *competing network*?  Exactly where has ABC "****"ed up
> > here?  Simply by failing to recognize the world revolves around the
> > tastes of a view Twin Peaks viewers?

And you mean you DON'T think programmers (in theory, anyway) are paid to
worry about what's on opposite shows they are thinking of running?!

Well, surely it is too much to expect ABC to put program X in the schedule
at a time when people interested in program X are MORE likely, rather than 
LESS likely, to watch it.  If the idea is to get people to watch the program 
(say, that IS the idea of commercial television, is it not?) one would think 
programmers would have the brains to maximize their chances, not minimize them.
Northern Exposure is already figuring as the primary maintenance mode for
abandoned Twin Peaks junkies.  It would have made MORE sense to put it opposite
Cosby! -- they probably would have avoided splitting their own market.

Hey, I better stop now, or ABC may think up another clever idea, like
showing it at 3 AM Sunday morning.

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