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Thread started 02/27/17 3:07pm

CynicKill

Why Didn't "Reign" Catch On With Girls?

I hate to use this term but it's so delicious!

Reign is heavy on the froth, and it's all the more better that way.

In earlier seasons the action balanced the scales between romance and political manuevering, but they've really upped the ante with this last and final season, with an endless supply of queens wreaking havoc over the politcal landscape.

I know it's not historically accurate in any way but that's beside the point.

For a show that was supposed to be "Gossip Girl" meets "Game Of Thrones" what more could you ask for. To me it beats "Thrones". Thrones is dreary. Reign is fun and exciting.

Ratings are in the toilet, and I will never understand why it didn't click with viewers.

Great scenery.

Great costumes.

Even great acting.

And with the queens being front and center scheming for prominance I'm surprised it didn't win over girls.

What happened?

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Reply #1 posted 02/27/17 3:11pm

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I watched Reign on hulu for awhile. But then when the episodes came in spits and sputters, I quit watching it. I loved it and I'm an old woman!!

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Reply #2 posted 02/27/17 3:35pm

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Had 4 seasons. Many good shows have had less like Star Trek

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Reply #3 posted 02/27/17 3:41pm

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Can't speak for the teens of today but I didn't even bother with something that's ficticious history, even though it "looked" great. And someone said is lasted 4 seasons which means it'll get syndicated.

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Reply #4 posted 02/27/17 3:46pm

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Also it maybe the fact it has been on Friday's on the CW. Friday's has been the CW weakest night of the week, it's where shows going off the air are placed like the Vampire Diaries. Fridays could be a weak night for the CW because younger audiences may be watching Grimm or Sleepy Hollow instead.

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Reply #5 posted 02/27/17 3:48pm

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morningsong said:

Can't speak for the teens of today but I didn't even bother with something that's ficticious history, even though it "looked" great. And someone said is lasted 4 seasons which means it'll get syndicated.

I thought that was 5 seasons when they get royalities

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Reply #6 posted 02/27/17 3:51pm

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kpowers said:

Also it maybe the fact it has been on Friday's on the CW. Friday's has been the CW weakest night of the week, it's where shows going off the air are placed like the Vampire Diaries. Fridays could be a weak night for the CW because younger audiences may be watching Grimm or Sleepy Hollow instead.



From what I've read Friday night slots are the kiss of death. So the fact that CW hung in there to give a few shows, even the one I love, a chance is pretty good.

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Reply #7 posted 02/27/17 3:53pm

CynicKill

rubymoon53 said:

I watched Reign on hulu for awhile. But then when the episodes came in spits and sputters, I quit watching it. I loved it and I'm an old woman!!

>

Just jump right in to season 4.

I missed the second half of season 3 because of scheduling nonsense and it doesn't feel like I've missed much because it's THAT kind of show!

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Reply #8 posted 02/27/17 3:55pm

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kpowers said:

morningsong said:

Can't speak for the teens of today but I didn't even bother with something that's ficticious history, even though it "looked" great. And someone said is lasted 4 seasons which means it'll get syndicated.

I thought that was 5 seasons when they get royalities



Seems to be neither it's 88 episodes.

Most full-run seasons of TV shows are 22 episodes long. So 88 episodes would be at least 4 full seasons. And actually, most of the time, 100 episodes is the magic number for syndication [1]. First, airing for at least four seasons signals quality.Nov 24, 2011

https://www.quora.com/Why-do-you-need-88-episodes-for-syndication

[Edited 2/27/17 15:56pm]

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Reply #9 posted 02/27/17 4:00pm

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I know it lasted four seasons.

But it never caught on the way they'd hoped.

It never became THAT show like "Gossip Girl".

I think, even though the show is light, that once they went into the- this throne that throne I have to marry this person to secure this position- talk it kinda lost the kiddies. There's a lot of scheming for power, which I thought would catch on but...

Four seasons.

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Reply #10 posted 02/27/17 4:18pm

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CynicKill said:

I know it lasted four seasons.

But it never caught on the way they'd hoped.

It never became THAT show like "Gossip Girl".

I think, even though the show is light, that once they went into the- this throne that throne I have to marry this person to secure this position- talk it kinda lost the kiddies. There's a lot of scheming for power, which I thought would catch on but...

Four seasons.



I think you are probably right. 4 season is still very good for a show to last. And maybe it'll catch it's audience later on.

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Reply #11 posted 02/27/17 4:30pm

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morningsong said:

kpowers said:

Also it maybe the fact it has been on Friday's on the CW. Friday's has been the CW weakest night of the week, it's where shows going off the air are placed like the Vampire Diaries. Fridays could be a weak night for the CW because younger audiences may be watching Grimm or Sleepy Hollow instead.



From what I've read Friday night slots are the kiss of death. So the fact that CW hung in there to give a few shows, even the one I love, a chance is pretty good.

Of all the Networks The CW is good about letting shows live longer and have an ending

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Reply #12 posted 02/27/17 4:56pm

CynicKill

morningsong said:

CynicKill said:

I know it lasted four seasons.

But it never caught on the way they'd hoped.

It never became THAT show like "Gossip Girl".

I think, even though the show is light, that once they went into the- this throne that throne I have to marry this person to secure this position- talk it kinda lost the kiddies. There's a lot of scheming for power, which I thought would catch on but...

Four seasons.



I think you are probably right. 4 season is still very good for a show to last. And maybe it'll catch it's audience later on.

>

Good point.

It might get discovered in streaming. I keep forgetting about this stuff I'm so hopelessly old school.

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Reply #13 posted 02/27/17 5:43pm

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kpowers said:

morningsong said:



From what I've read Friday night slots are the kiss of death. So the fact that CW hung in there to give a few shows, even the one I love, a chance is pretty good.

Of all the Networks The CW is good about letting shows live longer and have an ending



Which I'm thankful for. I'll get a conclusion to one of my favorite shows even though it ended up in the Friday night spot. It's annoying to invest your time and be left dangling.

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Reply #14 posted 02/27/17 6:27pm

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First couple of seasons had decent ratings (for CW, that is), but once they started changing the air dates, I think thats when they lost folks. It's a guilty pleasure of mine, wifey loves it, and we are sad to see it go. Only 13 more nights with Queen Catherine...sad

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Reply #15 posted 02/27/17 7:56pm

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There is too much on and that's why there are very, very few hits. There were 455 scripted shows on American television in 2016 between the networks, cable, premium cable and streaming services. It forces people to be too selective. I was watching a watchmojo countdown of the 10 most anticipated new series of 2017 on youtube and the comments were all "We don't give a shit, give us Game of Thrones season 7." I don't have a number for reality shows but there are at least 1.5 times as many. Young people also seem to prefer looking at their phones to paying attention to a tv show. It may not seem that way with all the live-tweeting but they are a small group.

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Reply #16 posted 02/28/17 9:44pm

CynicKill

Megan Follows deserves award recognition!

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Reply #17 posted 03/01/17 4:33am

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i never watched it. will have a go at the show later, see what's up

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Reply #18 posted 03/01/17 9:19am

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We are all about the little guy and gal now.

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Reply #19 posted 03/05/17 4:37pm

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morningsong said:

kpowers said:

I thought that was 5 seasons when they get royalities



Seems to be neither it's 88 episodes.

Most full-run seasons of TV shows are 22 episodes long. So 88 episodes would be at least 4 full seasons. And actually, most of the time, 100 episodes is the magic number for syndication [1]. First, airing for at least four seasons signals quality.Nov 24, 2011

https://www.quora.com/Why-do-you-need-88-episodes-for-syndication

[Edited 2/27/17 15:56pm]

When it comes to sci-fi shows I've noticed the 3 big networks (ABC/NBC/CBS) tend to give them half seasons. ABC's V (2009 Series) ran for two seasons with a total of 22 episodes. ABC Ressurrection 2 seasons with a total of 22 episodes as well. NBC Timeless only given 16 episodes. CW also gives the 100 & IZombie half seasons as well.

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Reply #20 posted 03/05/17 7:37pm

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CW shows have an exclusive streaming deal with Netflix who pays more for shows that have a conclusion.

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Reply #21 posted 03/06/17 3:33am

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kpowers said:



morningsong said:




kpowers said:


Also it maybe the fact it has been on Friday's on the CW. Friday's has been the CW weakest night of the week, it's where shows going off the air are placed like the Vampire Diaries. Fridays could be a weak night for the CW because younger audiences may be watching Grimm or Sleepy Hollow instead.





From what I've read Friday night slots are the kiss of death. So the fact that CW hung in there to give a few shows, even the one I love, a chance is pretty good.



Of all the Networks The CW is good about letting shows live longer and have an ending



I hate when shows just abruptly ends with no conclusion I really liked the NBC's Dracula series and The Player but it wasn't renewed for a second season. CBS's Lucky 7 ended after only two episodes. It's too bad all shows should close with an appropriate end.
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daingermouz2020 said:

kpowers said:



morningsong said:




kpowers said:


Also it maybe the fact it has been on Friday's on the CW. Friday's has been the CW weakest night of the week, it's where shows going off the air are placed like the Vampire Diaries. Fridays could be a weak night for the CW because younger audiences may be watching Grimm or Sleepy Hollow instead.





From what I've read Friday night slots are the kiss of death. So the fact that CW hung in there to give a few shows, even the one I love, a chance is pretty good.



Of all the Networks The CW is good about letting shows live longer and have an ending



I hate when shows just abruptly ends with no conclusion I really liked the NBC's Dracula series and The Player but it wasn't renewed for a second season. CBS's Lucky 7 ended after only two episodes. It's too bad all shows should close with an appropriate end.



I did too. I don't know if it ended because of ratings or issues the lead actor is known for though.
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Reply #23 posted 03/06/17 8:52pm

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morningsong said:

daingermouz2020 said:
I hate when shows just abruptly ends with no conclusion I really liked the NBC's Dracula series and The Player but it wasn't renewed for a second season. CBS's Lucky 7 ended after only two episodes. It's too bad all shows should close with an appropriate end.
I did too. I don't know if it ended because of ratings or issues the lead actor is known for though.

?????

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Reply #24 posted 03/08/17 4:33pm

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CynicKill said:

morningsong said:

daingermouz2020 said: I did too. I don't know if it ended because of ratings or issues the lead actor is known for though.

?????

Nu uh.

Him. razz



I hear he got issues though. Too bad really.

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Reply #25 posted 03/09/17 7:05pm

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So pumped for Henry VIII...er....Jonathan Rhys Meyers joining "Vikings" for season 5!

Make it so, Number One...
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