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JasonA1

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Re: From 1985: Matt Ottinger's game show opinions
« Reply #30 on: June 17, 2020, 08:35:27 PM »
Worse. Card Sharks was averaging a 12 through most of its time at Noon, slipping near the end of the run to a 10. Doctors performed better in its previous afternoon slot(s), but lost to the other soaps it was against.

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calliaume

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Re: From 1985: Matt Ottinger's game show opinions
« Reply #31 on: June 17, 2020, 08:40:22 PM »
Meanwhile, at Noon, Doctors is earning single-digit share numbers for NBC. Just Men! enters and betters Doctor's 6-or-7 average with a 9 share.
Raising the ratings from "squat to squat and a half"</The Critic> obviously didn't make up for Tinker's displeasure. In fairness, there were other issues (booking seven male celebs every week, and how many different secrets could you reveal about all of them before circling around again?). I'm going to give Tinker the benefit of the doubt on this one.

Putting a soap at noon wasn't a ridiculous idea, but The Doctors was old and tired by that point.

danderson

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Re: From 1985: Matt Ottinger's game show opinions
« Reply #32 on: June 17, 2020, 09:02:30 PM »
And to think of it, NBC found the perfect replacement for The Doctors in 1984 with Super Password....The Doctors was old and tired by that point, whereas Super Password frenshens up the original Password by making the jackpot bigger....

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Re: From 1985: Matt Ottinger's game show opinions
« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2020, 09:26:00 PM »
Did they really? Password Plus had instituted a jackpot for Alphabetics in 1981 or 1982.

/yeah, sure, Cashword.
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aaron sica

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Re: From 1985: Matt Ottinger's game show opinions
« Reply #34 on: June 17, 2020, 11:24:10 PM »
And to think of it, NBC found the perfect replacement for The Doctors in 1984 with Super Password....The Doctors was old and tired by that point, whereas Super Password frenshens up the original Password by making the jackpot bigger....

The Doctors never made it that far. Its last episode was New Year’s Eve 1982.

Otm Shank

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Re: From 1985: Matt Ottinger's game show opinions
« Reply #35 on: June 18, 2020, 01:54:46 AM »
"squat to squat and a half"</The Critic>

I got that reference! I don't even want to think how long ago that was.