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Title: Buzzr season jumps, May 2020
Post by: WhammyPower on May 05, 2020, 09:54:55 AM
On May 1, the 5:00 PM and 5:30 PM airings of Match Game moved to 1978 (from 1977), four weeks after Dawson's departure.

On May 4, the 9:30 AM airing of Supermarket Sweep moved to 1994 episodes (from 2000). These appear to be from early in the season, as David is emphasizing the then-new $250 Super Bonus. The production numbers from Buzzr's schedule do jump around a little bit (This week, for example, is 1394, 1403, 1396, 1401, and 1398).
Title: Re: Buzzr season jumps, May 2020
Post by: ivoryman1986 on May 05, 2020, 10:25:41 AM
I think you meant 1993 for Supermarket Sweep with the episode #s you given. The production codes during the 1993-produced Season 5 episodes that are most notable are:
#1398: The readouts become blue and the $250 Super Bonus premieres.
#1451-#1455: The first set of Season 5 Sweep of Champions and the premiere of the $100 Soda Can Recycle bonus.
#1456: The Big Money Makers tagline premieres and the Brach's Candy Bags were replaced with the candy bags with the SS cart emblem on it.
Title: Re: Buzzr season jumps, May 2020
Post by: Blanquepage on May 05, 2020, 11:07:39 AM
Schedules for week of 5/26 updated. Only call outs I see are Eubanks Card Sharks jumps to 1988 and Split Second goes back to Episode #1.
Title: Re: Buzzr season jumps, May 2020
Post by: aaron sica on May 05, 2020, 11:29:07 AM
Schedules for week of 5/26 updated. Only call outs I see are Eubanks Card Sharks jumps to 1988 and Split Second goes back to Episode #1.

Car game!
Title: Re: Buzzr season jumps, May 2020
Post by: snowpeck on May 05, 2020, 01:08:06 PM
Schedules for week of 5/26 updated. Only call outs I see are Eubanks Card Sharks jumps to 1988 and Split Second goes back to Episode #1.
They won't be in 1988 for long though. They're just running a handful of episodes that aired in a couple of previous marathons.
Title: Re: Buzzr season jumps, May 2020
Post by: SwohS Emag on May 05, 2020, 04:06:15 PM
Schedules for week of 5/26 updated. Only call outs I see are Eubanks Card Sharks jumps to 1988 and Split Second goes back to Episode #1.

That's frustrating for Split Second - I had missed #90 and #91 from DVR errors both times they have aired so far.  Why stop at #89 and rewind to #1? 
Title: Re: Buzzr season jumps, May 2020
Post by: SRIV94 on May 06, 2020, 09:33:35 PM
On 5/11, Narz CONCENTRATION goes back to where they started on 3/30 (ep 97-1).
Title: Re: Buzzr season jumps, May 2020
Post by: WhammyPower on May 08, 2020, 09:08:37 AM
I did mean 1993 Sweep, yes.

Also adding that they advanced to 1988 on the 9:00 AM SOTC as of Monday (5/4).
Title: Re: Buzzr season jumps, May 2020
Post by: WhammyPower on May 10, 2020, 07:17:49 PM
Heads up for Body Language fans:

NYSI's 4:00 AM Sunday run and Body Language's 10:00 PM Sunday run switch effective today (5/10).
Title: Re: Buzzr season jumps, May 2020
Post by: Bryce L. on May 10, 2020, 07:45:33 PM
Heads up for Body Language fans:

NYSI's 4:00 AM Sunday run and Body Language's 10:00 PM Sunday run switch effective today (5/10).
This tells me one of two things, either...

1. Body Language tanked in the Sunday night slot, or
2. Concentration '76 did better than expected.

Either way, good switch.
Title: Re: Buzzr season jumps, May 2020
Post by: Blanquepage on May 10, 2020, 09:32:30 PM
Heads up for Body Language fans:

NYSI's 4:00 AM Sunday run and Body Language's 10:00 PM Sunday run switch effective today (5/10).
This tells me one of two things, either...

1. Body Language tanked in the Sunday night slot, or
2. Concentration '76 did better than expected.

Either way, good switch.

I wouldn't be surprised if it were both, but this is coming from one where Body Language is his second least favored G-T production from 1970-onward, only ahead of Mindreaders. My thought would be "Concentration's doing really well, so let's give Jack more exposure on the weekend with a show we've already got converted and can stretch a bit."
Title: Re: Buzzr season jumps, May 2020
Post by: snowpeck on May 10, 2020, 10:22:36 PM
Heads up for Body Language fans:

NYSI's 4:00 AM Sunday run and Body Language's 10:00 PM Sunday run switch effective today (5/10).
This tells me one of two things, either...

1. Body Language tanked in the Sunday night slot, or
2. Concentration '76 did better than expected.

Either way, good switch.

I wouldn't be surprised if it were both, but this is coming from one where Body Language is his second least favored G-T production from 1970-onward, only ahead of Mindreaders. My thought would be "Concentration's doing really well, so let's give Jack more exposure on the weekend with a show we've already got converted and can stretch a bit."

It also doesn't help that they only converted about 20 episodes of Body Language this time around and ran almost half of those in a recent marathon (meaning they've already started repeating.)
Title: Re: Buzzr season jumps, May 2020
Post by: Bryce L. on May 10, 2020, 10:50:41 PM
Heads up for Body Language fans:

NYSI's 4:00 AM Sunday run and Body Language's 10:00 PM Sunday run switch effective today (5/10).
This tells me one of two things, either...

1. Body Language tanked in the Sunday night slot, or
2. Concentration '76 did better than expected.

Either way, good switch.

I wouldn't be surprised if it were both, but this is coming from one where Body Language is his second least favored G-T production from 1970-onward, only ahead of Mindreaders. My thought would be "Concentration's doing really well, so let's give Jack more exposure on the weekend with a show we've already got converted and can stretch a bit."

It also doesn't help that they only converted about 20 episodes of Body Language this time around and ran almost half of those in a recent marathon (meaning they've already started repeating.)
Though they could've gone back into the 2015-2017 package (which would all be brand-new to people who, like me, were unable to access the network prior to the online stream's launch in June 2018).
Title: Re: Buzzr season jumps, May 2020
Post by: jage on May 10, 2020, 10:58:39 PM
Does Buzzr really have access to ratings data for a random 10 PM slot on the weekend, or a 4 AM slot? I wonder if some of this speculation is just overthinking things a bit, and given the nicheness (is that a word) of the network, some decisions are just made based on casual feedback or on a whim to mix things up.
Title: Re: Buzzr season jumps, May 2020
Post by: TimK2003 on May 10, 2020, 11:15:52 PM
Does Buzzr really have access to ratings data for a random 10 PM slot on the weekend, or a 4 AM slot? I wonder if some of this speculation is just overthinking things a bit, and given the nicheness (is that a word) of the network, some decisions are just made based on casual feedback or on a whim to mix things up.


I would think, if anything, they can track viewership via Stirr and Pluto as well as their own website -- I don't think they have to pay/subscribe to any kind of ratings service (like Nielsen) for them.
Title: Re: Buzzr season jumps, May 2020
Post by: jage on May 11, 2020, 02:08:51 AM
You make a good point on the streaming platforms which I hadn't considered. Not sure how much of their viewership is from streaming, but I would guess it has given them a level of visibility they didn't have being buried on subchannels in a few dozen cities.
Title: Re: Buzzr season jumps, May 2020
Post by: chargeradiocom on May 16, 2020, 04:25:49 PM
Does Buzzr really have access to ratings data for a random 10 PM slot on the weekend, or a 4 AM slot? I wonder if some of this speculation is just overthinking things a bit, and given the nicheness (is that a word) of the network, some decisions are just made based on casual feedback or on a whim to mix things up.

As far as we know, BUZZR doesn’t have access to their Nielsen ratings. Nielsen will track almost anything viewed on TVs with one of their meter devices attached to it; but networks & stations have to pay for access to that data, and the cost is quite expensive for smaller stations & networks.

However, there are some emerging Nielsen competitors, like Comscore (https://www.comscore.com/Products/Ratings-and-Planning/Media-Ratings) & GfK (https://www.gfk.com/products/media-measurement), that provide similar information at a lower cost. Some smaller networks that find Nielsen to be cost-prohibitive subscribe to one of those services. I wouldn’t at all be surprised that BUZZR uses one of them.


I would think, if anything, they can track viewership via Stirr and Pluto as well as their own website -- I don't think they have to pay/subscribe to any kind of ratings service (like Nielsen) for them.

You are probably correct that Pluto, STIRR, etc. provide this information, but it’s likely not comprehensive enough to be of much use for selling to prospective advertisers (especially since the streaming services often insert their own ads). It can be helpful, though, in helping networks determine their streaming & digital strategies, and may also be at least a factor in making programming decisions.
Title: Re: Buzzr season jumps, May 2020
Post by: Blanquepage on May 16, 2020, 10:49:41 PM
FYI, tonight's Tattletales hour are a tribute to Jerry Stiller. Episode #2 and an episode from Week 14 (I think episode #66?).
Title: Re: Buzzr season jumps, May 2020
Post by: mcfly95 on May 28, 2020, 09:09:09 PM
Really don't know where to post this, but on tonight's All New LMAD, there were no prize cues played at all, maybe the Zonk tune once at most. Also had a clearly edited/abrupt start and Monty's post-Big Deal segment was rather long.  Not sure if that ep has been repeated already.  Really odd to watch.
Title: Re: Buzzr season jumps, May 2020
Post by: BrandonFG on May 28, 2020, 09:16:28 PM
Really don't know where to post this, but on tonight's All New LMAD, there were no prize cues played at all, maybe the Zonk tune once at most. Also had a clearly edited/abrupt start and Monty's post-Big Deal segment was rather long.  Not sure if that ep has been repeated already.  Really odd to watch.
I noticed something similar in last night's episode. Could've sworn there was no audio during one prize plug, for the game where Monty kept adding small items to a grocery bag, with money attached.

However, I noticed this show was kinda choppy and hastily edited in general.
Title: Re: Buzzr season jumps, May 2020
Post by: Joe Mello on May 28, 2020, 11:17:01 PM
It's been shown before, I'm pretty sure what happened is that the cues were there but the volume was turned all the way down.
Title: Re: Buzzr season jumps, May 2020
Post by: Otm Shank on May 28, 2020, 11:42:49 PM
The music probably was recorded/added in post in another channel, and it wasn't properly mixed when it was digitized. The harp gliss is also missing, although ever so faint.