Episode 149 – adding depth to your player character
by Dan Repperger

* Chad’s personalized mug.

* Fear the Boot TOFtBCHes at Gencon!  If you want to be a part of the action, get signed up!

* Power 16 II, starting next episode!

* Television ratings, cancellations, and DVRs.

* Adding depth to your player character.

Hosts: Chad, Chris, Dan, Pat

Comments (3)

AkiMay 28th, 2009 at 4:20 am

Studios emphasize the first weekend because they get larger percentage of the gross for the first week. Depending on the movie, they gain about 75% of the first week gross and their percentage falls about 10% each week after that, so frontloading the gross is good business for them. I don’t know the details of this, but that’s roughly the model.

Jayson ElliotJune 5th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

I was wondering about the length of current shows vs. the ’70s, ’80s or ’90s. It turns out that there are more commercials now – in fact, a lot more.
Back in the day, shows like Taxi or Newhart would run one minute of commercials for every five minutes of programming. Now, it’s one minute of ads for every two minutes of show.

I couldn’t find a trackback for this page, but I did link to Fear the Boot here: http://jaysonelliot.squarespace.com/blog/2009/6/6/some-shows-are-bigger-than-others.html

JonSeptember 22nd, 2015 at 6:45 am

Hour long TV shows in the 80s typically ran for 48-52 minutes and have now lost about 10 minutes to advertisers. Go look up Miami Vice and compare to L&O SVU in the past couple of years.

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