The Big Bang Theory Scheduling

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  • Created on: 26-03-18 17:12
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  • The Big Bang Theory.
    • Thursdays
      • relief from mid week stress
      • Typically comedy nights.
    • 8:30 pm
      • Pre-watershed
        • Family friendly content
    • E4
      • Receives money through advertising
        • Not for profit
          • Money goes back into the organization
        • Due to accountability to the advertisers, they are free to use American content to attract viewers.
      • 500,000 primetime average for channel.
      • Channel ethos
        • Diversity
          • Howard is Jewish
          • Raj is East Indian
        • Education
          • Random science facts
        • Innovation
          • First sitcoms about geeks
    • Witty and eccentric
      • Big Bang Theory is part of a larger platform of sitcoms that fit this brand identity
        • How I Met Your Mother, New Girl, The Goldbergs, Brooklynn Nine-Nine.
    • First series debuted on channel 4
      • Dropped to E4 because viewership was too low
    • Throughout its run it is surrounded by similar shows.
      • How I Met Your Mother, New Girl, The Goldbergs, Brooklynn Nine-Nine.
      • They all have a similar audience
        • The Goldbergs is shown before hand
          • They all have a similar audience
          • Kevin Can Wait is shown after
            • This is a new show that E4 put on after TBBT to attract more viewers.
              • The Goldbergs is shown before hand
          • 22 episode series
            • Much more of a sure thing for advertisers
              • More security
          • A season 6 episode attracted 3.3million viewers.
            • Beating both BBc and ITV
              • Both much bigger channels
            • 2nd highest audience on E4
          • Feb 2017 episode got 2.25 million views
          • Active and renewed through 2019 (12 series)
            • 12 series is really high
              • Friends only has 10
          • The Big Bang Theory has won many awards.
            • 1 Golden Globe (Jim Parsons)
            • 9 Total Emmys (4 Jim Parsons)
            • 7 Peoples Choice Awards for Best TV Show or Best TV Comedy.
          • Generally positive reviews
            • "Comedy about geeks but you don't have to be a braniac to understand it"

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