Monday, July 1, 2013

The Question, Monday 7/1/13: Will Under the Dome Exile Siberia?


On most summer evenings, a scripted series premiere would be the most interesting thing happening on broadcast. And tonight, NBC's got one, the co-production Siberia, a scripted drama about a fictional reality series gone wrong. But that number will be much less intriguing than week two of CBS' Under the Dome, whose breakthrough 3.3 premiere a week ago could be a real game-changer for the networks' long-half-assed efforts at year-round programming. Under the Dome is an unfortunate piece of competition for Siberia, but Siberia may at least have a reasonable lead-in in the premiere of American Ninja Warrior. Getting above a 1.0 will be tough, but a really strong Dome hold may force it to pull that off.

Siberia Over/Under: one third of tonight's Under the Dome rating. (Result will be based on finals rounded to one decimal point.)

19 comments:

Spot said...

Dome: 2.9
Siberia: 1.2



Over.

Spot said...

In that case it counts as a "Draw" for everyone, and everyone gets the 0.1 points just for playing. It would be just my luck that it happens the one time in many months that I allow for that possibility!

Spot said...

Over.

Spot said...

UTD 3.0
Siberia 1.2

Over

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Under

Spot said...

Siberia (heads). Dome will fall hard.

Spot said...

Over or exactly one third.

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OVER.

Spot said...

Dome: 3.0
Siberia: 0.9


Under.

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Over

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Under

Spot said...

Dome: 3.0
Siberia: 0.8

Under

Spot said...

Over. (heads)

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Over.

Spot said...

Under. Dome had little viewer dropoff, Siberia has zero buzz.

Spot said...

I can't believe we found a point in the summer where the Big 3 are airing original scripted programming at 10:00 p.m.


In any event, it's difficult for me to have confidence in a NBC scripted show. While Siberia's getting a better-than-average lead-in, I think Under the Dome will continue to suck the ratings oxygen from NBC and ABC. Plus I think there's low-awareness of the show; I had no idea that NBC was even airing this show and I keep current on entertainment programming.



Under.

Spot said...

I would like to know what the explanation for this crazy investment in the monday at 10pm hour is. I mean, why not put the new shows elsewhere without competition?

Spot said...

Mistresses makes sense since the likeliest audience for it would greatly overlap with The Bachelorette. My best guess for CBS is that it wanted to spread its few original shows out over the week to cover its weakest rerun holes (The Amazing Race and The Good Wife on Sundays swapped for Big Brother & Unforgettable, Survivor for more BB, and Hawaii Five-O's move to Fridays for Dome). NBC's logic is wrapped in Mondays being themed as a guy's show night: Ninja Warrior, Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls, and Siberia.

If any network were to blink, I'd pick NBC because there an obvious solution: shifting America's Got Talent up an hour and planting Siberia on Tuesdays.

Spot said...

Yeah you are right. The thing is... in a vacuum, it makes total sense, but seeing as everything else is there, it doesn't make that much sense. I doubt they will blink, but I also agree that NBC would be the most obvious one.

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