Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Question, Sunday 3/16/14: Will NBC Have a Sunday Drama Crisis?


After six months of sports, specials and repeats, it's finally time for NBC Sunday to get turned over to original entertainment programming, starting with tonight's timeslot premieres of new dramas Believe and Crisis. Believe got a decent 2.7 on Monday after The Voice and with little drama competition, but the situation is getting massively worse tonight. The huge lead-in's going away, and it's being thrown up against genre dramas The Walking Dead and Resurrection. Tonight the shows may have an OK lead-in from The Voice's "Best of the Blinds" recap special. (It got a 3.0 in the fall, but that was in the show's regular original timeslot, so it'll be nowhere near that tonight.) Breaking 2.0 would be a win for Believe, but I'm expecting mid-to-high 1's, with Crisis dropping a bit more from there.

 Believe PLUS Crisis Over/Under: 2.95.

14 comments:

Spot said...

The ratings failures of big 4 network science fiction and fantasy shows within and beyond their premier season is well documented, so a cute little tyke with kick-ass telekinetic powers will not be long for this world, beyond stirring the passions of a CW aged audience wanting to get their fantasy fix on Sunday. Even long term potential for Resurrection (especially beyond its shortened freshman season) is highly questionable, although the conceit of loved ones coming back from the dead (with all their flesh and appendages intact) resonates with a much broader crowd than Believe. The overall track record for hostage dramas (e.g., ABC's The Nine and CBS' recent colossal failure, Hostages) is not good at all so I would expect Crisis to develop near crisis like ratings, like immediately. Believe 1.8 and Crisis 1.4. So, "under".

Spot said...

Ahah funny one

Spot said...

How is that under if 1.8 and 1.4 equal 3.2?

Spot said...

Oops, you're right. I misread the contest, thinking it was an either or situation of hitting 2.95. So, I will correct my prediction to over through the magic of editing.

Spot said...

With all the talk centered on Believe. Crisis, Resurrection and The Walking Dead, what will become of Cosmos now that everyone's homework assignment was turned in after last Sunday's debut? Will we all need a super telescope just to see some fuzzy images of ratings being sucked into a black hole?

Spot said...

Over, but just barely.

Spot said...

That's my prediction too. Over but barely
(Believe, 1.67, Crisis: 1.29).

Spot said...

Over, but barely
Believe, 1.67, Crisis: 1.29.

Spot said...

Over...maybe?


Believe: 1.7
Crisis: 1.5

Spot said...

Over.

Spot said...

I'm just glad the over/under line wasn't a bet on if the Sunday schedule NBC announced at May's upfronts last year would actually come to pass. Cause we all would have lost there.

Anyway, it's time to flip a coin.

Under.

Spot said...

Under. That's just what my gut's been saying, but I have no clue if my gut wasn't just begging for spaghetti...

Spot said...

After Intelligence's meltdown, I'm inclined to Believe it's more likely one of them bombs hard than one of them being an unqualified success. Is Crisis the first non-summer scripted show to premiere on Sunday for NBC since Kings?


Under

Spot said...

Preliminar numbers says 3.0 for both combined.


Another excellent over/under line by spot.

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