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Will NBC make a comeback in the fall?

L.A. Times 2013/02/22 16:00:00
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This winter, NBC has learned the hard way just how fleeting victory can be. The network had its best fall in years. The new prime-time lineup got a welcome push from the Summer Olympics in London. The post-apocalyptic drama "Revolution" was a surprise hit after "The Voice," the singing contest that has turned into NBC's main entertainment draw. NFL games reigned supreme on Sundays. Mired in fourth place for years, NBC suddenly found itself No. 1 — a position it hadn't regularly seen in nearly a decade.

And then, as these winter weeks have dragged on, the victory pedestal has come crashing down. The Broadway drama "Smash" — Greenblatt's pet project — bombed on its return, with low ratings that shocked even TV veterans. The medical thriller "Do No Harm" posted the worst numbers ever for a new network drama. Football is gone until fall, and "The Voice" and "Revolution" won't be back until next month. Even "30 Rock" — the sitcom that drew critical raves but not high ratings — wrapped up its run.

30 rock sitcom drew critical raves high ratings wrapped run

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  • James 2013/02/27 22:24:45
    No
    James
    ha no they suck.
  • MS PRUD 2013/02/27 18:43:22
    No
    MS PRUD
    NBC does not present the news they present only one side of the political party and they cut the videos to say what they want them to say. The changed 2 recently - one on McCain when he was talking to a mother of Sandy Hook and one on Michelle's where she was talking about the gun control. I have to admit CBS President said they want Obama to destroy the GOP. Can not get the truth anymore, only their opinions..
  • Watermusicranger 2013/02/26 15:50:20
    No
    Watermusicranger
    Sucks Really Bad.
  • Edstorm08 2013/02/26 08:46:47
    No
    Edstorm08
    NCB blows!!!
  • Ramón 2013/02/26 02:30:02
    No
    Ramón
    Yeah, right. Like zombies are real? Dead is dead.
  • heidi labelle 2013/02/26 02:19:25
    Yes
    heidi labelle
    If they would bring back good shows that got cancelled by other networks like human target and breakout kings maybe their rating might go up they just need more good shows that people actually want to watch
  • LiLBeezer 2013/02/25 23:31:15
    No
    LiLBeezer
    I am a big fan of "Smash," but lately like other networks the show(s) take too long of a break. People forget and people move on to other shows that strick their interest! Other than that I really have not seem much use for NBC!!!
  • Rob 2013/02/25 23:31:09
    Yes
    Rob
    NBC can make a comeback in the fall with one word: Cosby :-)
  • Murph 2013/02/25 22:31:09
    No
    Murph
    No more than the La Times will either. They're both doomed to obscurity.
  • copperhead 2013/02/25 22:08:18
    No
    copperhead
    +1
    Hopefully not!!!!!!!
  • Skar 2013/02/25 21:35:59
    No
    Skar
    +2
    Revolution is a hit? That is by far one of the worst shows I've ever seen. The only show I can think of that I watch on NBC is Grimm.
  • Sarah 2013/02/25 20:47:07
    Yes
    Sarah
    Hopefully.
  • JJ 2013/02/25 18:44:38
    No
    JJ
    Lets put it this way...NBC and all the others, except Fox news has ignored helping this country and its countrymen, and I for one hope they all fail because they didn't care. You do reap what you sow.
  • Lady Winters 2013/02/25 18:42:29 (edited)
    No
    Lady Winters
    +2
    I only watch one show on NBC and from what I hear it's doing pretty good. (coming back from hiatus in March.) Not sure about the other shows really.
    watch nbc hear pretty
  • bells 2013/02/25 18:35:07
    No
    bells
    I hope not !...Like most,I am so sick of trying to enjoy a show and in walks the liberal agenda...Waste of time...
  • NickPirce 2013/02/25 17:46:36
    No
    NickPirce
    They DESTROYED themselves with the Olympics
  • CorrectOpinion 2013/02/25 17:42:48
    No
    CorrectOpinion
    +1
    Network is run by morons.
  • newleaf 2013/02/25 17:13:55
    Yes
    newleaf
    +1
    Smash is fabulous!!! I hope the viewers come back!!!
  • RJeffreySavlov 2013/02/25 17:08:01
    No
    RJeffreySavlov
    +1
    Not until they find someone who knows what they are doing. The Voice the best talent search show because it concentrates on the talent as heard not seen but can't run 24/7 52 weeks a year. Smash has changed it's primary premise and must get back to basics but one thing all networks are doing right is taking a lesson from TNT and USA who are switching off series several times a year instead of having the same shows running ad-nausium.
  • Ashley 2013/02/25 16:53:59
    No
    Ashley
    +1
    They need better shows.
  • maddog278 2013/02/25 16:52:27
    No
    maddog278
    I only watch it for what little footbal it has.
  • MapoTofu 2013/02/25 16:49:56
    No
    MapoTofu
    +1
    Hope not! Head of Programming wunderkind is a pot smoking coke head. Hope they go out of business by the time Oblamer is finished discrediting highest office in USA.
  • cranejumper 2013/02/25 16:33:04
    No
    cranejumper
    50/50 but who cares
  • BruceUSA 2013/02/25 15:53:40
    No
    BruceUSA
    Who cares? Let the Russians bring them back!!!
  • N-RagedOwner 2013/02/25 15:37:54 (edited)
    No
    N-RagedOwner
    Even a stopped watch is right twice a day.

    Still, surprises me that NBC would be #1 at anything other than screwing up. Been saying it for the past decade, that NBC makes stupid and hasty decisions. They cancel shows that would bring them ratings, simply because it's not bringing them immediate magical numbers. Then for the shows that do well, they make changes from the first to second season and then suddenly the show turns into a bomb. (Harry's Law, for example.) Then when a show is earning back it's viewers, they cancel it. In all seriousness, it's like they WANT to fail.
  • Brvdo 2013/02/25 15:02:34 (edited)
    No
    Brvdo
    +3
    Stop Pushing OhBamas Agenda in your Crap Maybe, Sick of TV shows Promoting Gay and Left wing agendas. By the way, include gun control in that. If Guns are SO BAD, why is it TV Shows and Movies use them to make Money? Hmmm? just a thought. I am NOT anti Gay. Just do not stick it down my throat.
  • Brvdo 2013/02/25 15:34:07
    +3
    Wow, another hater. Are you guys for real or are you bots, you sure sound alike. Can't post anything without GAYS and LEFT WING and OHBAMA or OHBUMA or something silly.
  • Digman14 2013/02/25 15:00:32
    No
    Digman14
    +1
    I watch one show on NBC now. They've cancelled anything and everything good.
  • kevin.m.koop 2013/02/25 14:55:30
    No
    kevin.m.koop
    +2
    In the last couple of years I can count the number of NBC programs I have watched, LAW & Orders SVU and Whitney. That's it. Before Whitney the only reason I ever watched NBC was to watch LAW & Orders SVU. Everything else on NBC is CRAP!
  • ScoutLdr 2013/02/25 05:13:02
    No
    ScoutLdr
    +1
    No NBC won't be back on top this fall.
  • Bunk11 2013/02/25 03:29:01
    No
    Bunk11
    +5
    NBC has two good programs (three in football season): Grimm & Revolution. Neither can carry a whole network. They let their leftist politics get in the way of their basic job, making entertaining programs.
  • Frank 2013/02/24 23:43:19
    Yes
    Frank
    Just put the Voice back on and it will help.....
  • Terran Sherwood 2013/02/24 22:28:58
    Yes
    Terran Sherwood
    +1
    NBC it seems like wants to bring all of this new stuff to viewers without realizing that if you do it haphazardly, you actually lose viewers. Revolution was debatebly the biggest new hit last fall from any of the networks, but when it went on midseason hiatus, last November, it still hasn't returned in late February. Its alienating the fans of one show to try to bring on more viewers with shows that were either rushed or just not as enthralling as its fall lineup.
  • poopanoob 2013/02/24 19:06:44
    No
    poopanoob
    +4
    OH HELL NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Sister Jean 2013/02/24 15:42:56
    No
    Sister Jean
    +3
    they change their line up too often
  • les_gvt 2013/02/24 14:11:12
    No
    les_gvt
    +6
    NBC is still on the air?
  • Kezzi Morris 2013/02/24 13:19:40
  • Space Invader 2013/02/24 12:05:33
    No
    Space Invader
    +5
    seriously..90% of their programs are trash.....garbage..pure garbage...CBS rules now; and with all the cable channels out there..they need to get rid of their crap comedies and their left leaning garbage....people know..and a lot do not want the trash and their leftist news in their homes...period....
  • Mae Space I... 2013/02/24 14:07:06
  • disclaimer 2013/02/24 10:47:28
    Yes
    disclaimer
    +1
    NBC won't go under. Everyone always freaks out and says "OH MY GOD IT'S THE END" when a business slips, and then the next thing they know they're on top and everyone's talking about how they're the forever domination.

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