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chargeradiocom

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Re: More Concentration!
« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2020, 03:18:23 PM »
BUZZR may not be top-tier in ratings, but it's a niche network with a loyal audience. I'm noticing a lot more actual commercials lately (as opposed to pay-per-response spots), which is an indicator that there are more eyeballs are on the network, & advertisers see value in them. (I'm just talking about the straight feed, not the inserted Pluto TV ads--though apparently BUZZR gets a cut from those too.) So it seems BUZZR is doing exactly what it was created to do--make a little money off Fremantle's large classic game show library.

As for the Concentration build-up, this is a show that, to my knowledge, hasn't aired anywhere in 40 years, so it's "new" content to many of us. Even many of the YouTubers & tape traders have limited exposure to it. So BUZZR is pushing it hard as a new show. They know their audience & are engaging it.

Anyway that's my $.02.

Bryce L.

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Re: More Concentration!
« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2020, 03:35:02 PM »
The only "meh" thing is it comes at LMaD' expense. It's my fav on BUZZR right now. I'll enjoy it while it lasts.
Nothing "meh" about it. Per a comment on Twitter, LMAD moves to 8:30pm.

weaklink75

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Re: More Concentration!
« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2020, 07:24:43 PM »
Maybe the schedules for the intervening weeks are already set in stone?
They may well be, considering everything up through 6 am on the 30th has already been published on the website.

It might be a rights issue (does NBC still have them?)- the contract might start on the Monday of the week containing April 1st...

JakeT

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Re: More Concentration!
« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2020, 07:38:38 PM »
From the standpoint of attracting casual viewers, I am a bit puzzled about the 7:30 timeslot. I’d think they’d want to put the more familiar Trebek-hosted version in a prime viewing slot. (I’m a bit surprised they haven’t put Trebek CC somewhere between 7:00 & 11:00 Eastern already—though I understand if they can’t/don’t want to run it against new episodes of Trebek’s far more familiar show, which would be happening in some markets almost anywhere in that timeframe.) It concerns me a bit that casual viewers will see 70’s Concentration as a downgrade from Trebek CC and walk. Although, being a lesser known, less well-regarded version in its franchise(s) hasn’t seemed to hurt this Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour run. (And to the extent that social media is an indicator, the response to the Concentration announcement seems to be much more positive so far.)

I honestly think you're selling the 70's version short...first, BUZZR skews older so, believe it or not, the Narz version may well be the more familiar of the two versions...while the Trebek version was network, it failed to get clearance in some major markets during different periods of its run...plus, by the time it premiered, game shows were on the decline...the Narz version aired during the glorious game show heydays...

As for the "casual viewers", I have CC airing at my place of employment (that dare not speaketh its name) on a 50" monitor on Saturday afternoons...the most attention it ever seems to get is "boy, Trebek sure was young there...." and then they move on...on the other hand, people seem to stop and watch when something older is on...CC simply wasn't that visually interesting in spite of the "newer" technology...the 70s version is a cornucopia for the senses...the moving trilons, the thumpity-thump sounds, the 70s color schemes...it just begs to be watched...

I think BUZZR knows exactly what they're doing by putting it in that time slot...

BTW, very happy to see that LMaD is moving into the later spot because, in spite of popular opinion, I can't stand "Supermarket Sweep"...

JakeT

chrisholland03

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Re: More Concentration!
« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2020, 01:58:50 PM »
I giggle each time that Marjorie Goodson's wardrobe is provided by Ginger Bort. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXaXerFmWms

aaron sica

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Re: More Concentration!
« Reply #35 on: March 13, 2020, 03:31:48 PM »
I giggle each time that Marjorie Goodson's wardrobe is provided by Ginger Bort. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXaXerFmWms

That reminds me of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfXm5qFZnXQ

Clay Zambo

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Re: More Concentration!
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2020, 10:16:45 AM »
...the 70s version is a cornucopia for the senses...the moving trilons, the thumpity-thump sounds, the 70s color schemes...it just begs to be watched...

And HEARD. That music package is so interesting and diverse! It wasn’t until I heard the cues in the clear on TVPMM that I recognized that most of what I know about Theme and Variations I learned from Concentration.
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Tim L

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Re: More Concentration!
« Reply #37 on: March 17, 2020, 02:19:58 PM »
Loving that Concentration is on the schedule.  Supermarket Sweep is one of the few Buzzr shows I cant get into. 

Ian Wallis

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Re: More Concentration!
« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2020, 04:33:15 PM »
...the 70s version is a cornucopia for the senses...the moving trilons, the thumpity-thump sounds, the 70s color schemes...it just begs to be watched...

And HEARD. That music package is so interesting and diverse! It wasn’t until I heard the cues in the clear on TVPMM that I recognized that most of what I know about Theme and Variations I learned from Concentration.

Agreed on that.  While each decade had a number of really good game show themes, I always thought the '70s were the best decade of all for game show music.
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