Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Question, Sunday 11/17/13: Is the NFL an Almost Perfect Lead-in for Almost Human?


The slate of fall 2013 newbies rounds out on Sunday night with the post-NFL preview of Fox's sci-fi drama Almost Human. The thing here is that even with an absolutely correct gauge on the interest in the show, you could miss by quite a bit simply based on how long and how good the late-afternoon Packers/Giants game is. It could be a great game that ends right at 8:00 and pushes double digits, or there could be a full half-hour of post-game show The OT, which has averaged about a 5.0 this season (and surely much less by 7:59). Because I don't want to have a potential unfair disadvantage information-wise, I'm forcing it to be a crapshoot for everyone! So: THIS GAME CLOSES AT A SPECIAL TIME: 4:00 PM ET ON SUNDAY.

Over/Under: 3.35.

26 comments:

Spot said...

Over

Spot said...

Over

Spot said...

Personally I'm not interested in the promos at all. But with how well Sleepy Hollow started and the promo it's had plus the lead-in, OVER.

Spot said...

Under

Spot said...

Over

Spot said...

under

Spot said...

Over. FOX also has the Vikings/Seahawks and 49ers/Saints (which the entire South will see) at 4:30, so I think one of those three games will push well past 7:30. And there's enough crossover audience interest.

Spot said...

Over

Spot said...

Never bet against the NFL. And, by extension, never bet against an NFL lead-out.

Over.

Spot said...

I imagine it should be Over.

Spot said...

Over

Spot said...

Although I'm guessing that the West Coast won't have the direct lead into SH? Or is it airing coast-to-coast immediately after the NFL?

Spot said...

That would be an interesting experiment, though I'm not sure how many people would be in the mood for an android cop drama at 5pm. I think it's gotta be dark out at least.

Spot said...

I was so incredibly wrong yesterday that I should probably be a bit more cautious, but . . . nah.


Over.

Spot said...

I'm gonna give both the game pack and the show itself the benefit of the doubt, despite getting royally screwed last night. Over.

Spot said...

Over

Spot said...

If only b/c it's the less popular option, Under.

Spot said...

Over at 4.2.

Spot said...

Over

Spot said...

Over.

Spot said...

My TiVo lied to me. :-(

Spot said...

That 20-minute gap is not going to help, though I was impressed that the last 7 minutes of NO/SF were stretched from 7:07 to 7:39. FOX almost got lucky with overtime.

Spot said...

I missed this until now. Isn't the precedent to give a "half-win" for sports-related events (WS last year) entered after the fact?


Anyway, I will say over. If you want to give me a half-win if I am correct, great. If not, that is fine.

Spot said...

My email for your comment said 4:00 on the dot, so you're in!

Spot said...

Sorry, I'm not doing it that way anymore. Created too many spreadsheet complications given there are so few games that it involves. But I will try to put all the sports-related games up the day before. (I'm probably forgetting something, but I think the only two others that will fall under this banner are the Rake premiere on Jan. 19 and New Girl/BK-99 after the Super Bowl.)

Spot said...

I think the true should reflect the compatibility of the lead in. Though I watch both, I don't think there is a ton of crossover between a drama in the Marvel Universe and an '80s nostalgia sitcom

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