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December 1994, Week 2


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Jeremy Butler <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 13 Dec 1994 09:05:02 CST
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Author:  "Nitin P. Govil" <[log in to unmask]>
Date:    12/12/94 5:20 PM
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> The series is pretty grim and realistic and I dont think that the American
> televison audience is ready for it on a mass level.
> Jeff
_Homocide_ definitely doesn't deliver cop-shows' generic pleasures:  eg.
last week's show and the constitution of an urban/rural space.  I'm not
so sure that "the American television audience" isn't "ready" for such a
show--but it did finish 87th out of 94 shows in nielsen's nov. 28 sweeps.
_NYPD Blue_, btw, was third.
I's be interested in hearing anyone's take on how the show manages to
stay on NBC, and how long they are budgeting the current run.  I
understand that the show was brought back due to a large viewer
campaign--being a big fan of the show myself, i'm curious as to what
options are available to those that faithfully grok the show...