TV Junkie on the air at 4 PM PDT today

I’ll be talking about Nielsen ratings — what they are, how to decipher them, and the impact that a 19% DVR penetration this season (vs. 8% last year) will have on the ratings for primetime.

Podcast will be available here after the live broadcast.

** CANCELLED DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES ** We’ll try again next week.

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This post was written by Shawna on September 30, 2007

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Was it just me, or…

…did “Heroes” last night seem a narrative mess?

The story threads were practically incoherent. The only one that made any sense at all was Claire’s and that was pushing it.

I’m disappointed.

Oh, and we were told to check out this site to learn more about Hiro’s personal hero (who is apparently Julian Sark) Takezo Kensei.

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This post was written by Shawna on September 25, 2007

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Fall Season Starts in Earnest Tonight

It’s time, people. Time to celebrate TV and the glorious return of our favorite shows!

It’s also time to start sizing up the new ones.

If you are on the East coast, you can kibbitz about what you watch tonight with me and my mates on Geekerati Radio. West Coast, our show is at 7 so we’ll be previewing the new shows and trying desperately to stay spoiler free.

Call in and join the fun! And listen to my scratch throated voice. Yes, I’m still sick.

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This post was written by Shawna on September 24, 2007

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Writing while fatigued

I’m trying to finish the first draft of my new pilot spec in the next 8 days. Of course, today I’m feeling under the weather. I can barely hold a thought in my head for more than a few seconds (I find even typing passwords to be taxing). This does not bode well for cranking out pages.

Suggestions? I’m already loading up on Vitamin C and chicken noodle soup…

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This post was written by Shawna on September 21, 2007

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Decent premiere numbers from ‘Kid Nation’ & ‘Kitchen Nightmares’

If you want the latest and greatest on the overnight ratings, visit The Programming Insider Forum daily, about noon Eastern, 9 AM Pacific for the numbers.

Kid Nation underperformed somewhat, considering all the hype. Gossip Girl was nearly a bomb, losing a significant amount of America’s Top Model lead-in audience.

Back to You and Kitchen Nightmares were well sampled on Fox.

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This post was written by Shawna on September 20, 2007

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‘Mad Men’ gets a second season

Looks like I can invest the time in the series from this summer, now that it is being renewed.

Link: Variety.com – AMC set to renew ‘Mad Men’

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This post was written by Shawna on September 19, 2007

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K-Ville has a promising premiere

The premiere numbers were a bit better than the numbers “Vanished” got last year. Whether it holds up in week 2, will really depend on how much it loses from going up against ‘Heroes’ premiere next week.

And really Jill’s breakdown of K-Ville’s pilot is a must read for aspiring TV writers.

In fact, her blog is now one of the top ones I read every day. Just too much good insight and analysis to NOT read it.

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This post was written by Shawna on September 19, 2007

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Aaargh, there be squalls n’ scribbles ahead…

It’s National Talk Like a Pirate Day, me hearties. But I imagine you landlubbers ken that already.

Let yer Jolly Roger fly free today! I may be persuaded to write me latest opus in pirate-speak should the mood strike.

In the immortal words of the greatest pirate of all, Jack Sparrow, “Why is the rum always gone?”

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This post was written by Shawna on September 18, 2007

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TV Junkie on the air at 3 PM PDT today

Yep, I’m doing it again — blathering on about TV for an hour. Call in if you want to chat or argue or make funny noises. 3 PM Pacific / 6 PM Eastern. It’ll feed here as a podcast when the broadcast is completed.

Of course, you people all have lives and will be out doing things at 3 o’clock, right??

For me, it’s procrastinating once more on writing or cleaning or something important…

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This post was written by Shawna on September 15, 2007

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BlogRush

Thanks to UNK I’ve added a new widget. I’m starting to think I’m a widget addict.

Let me know if you like / hate any of the widgets I have (the search, twitter, blogrush, etc)

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This post was written by Shawna on September 15, 2007

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