Thursday, November 24, 2011

American Horror Story....I understand the anger!


So much about this episode, "Rubber Man" left me barely hanging on to my own sanity. I understand Hayden and her need to get her rage out. She's lucky. She has Constance's hot, dead husband to kill again and again. Apparently it's not enough to stop her, but who can blame her?

Vivien is clearly the only sane one in the family. Ben....I don't know if I could NOT kill his ass at this point. His condescension at Vivien as she tells him the house is full of things they don't understand was nerve wracking. Violet, being the stupid teen in love, backed what he wanted to hear so that she could stay with her dead lover, Tate. The father of her siblings.

Yep. That's right. Tate is the farther of Vivien's babies. So we have here a couple of  ghost human hybrids on the way. Goody!. Slightly different take than Rosemary's baby, but not too much of a stretch. 

I'm still questioning who is alive and who is dead. The only certainty I have is Vivien. She is alive. I believe Violet bought it in the tub when Tate "saved" her. She hasn't been to school in a week and made it only to the car before Tate scared her back to the house. While you could be thinking it was because he doesn't want to lose her, I think he does, in his sordid way, care about her. He's not ready for her to know she's dead. After all, look at what it did to Hayden. 

Ben, I suppose, is alive. He made it out of the house last week to torture poor Larry, who wishes he was dead. So much so that he wants to buy the house. Probably to kill himself in it so he can forever remain next door to Constance. Ben becomes uglier and more unappealing every week. It's really well done, because right now if Dylan McDermott tried to take on a Holiday roll, I'd expect him to slay Santa (Satan!!).

Luke is alive, and yet even the one person who had her back has been persuaded by Ben that Vivien is crazy. Listening to Ben talk to the police about being a licensed psychiatrist and knowing a psychotic break when he sees one? I imagine how many men use their societal roles to do horrible damage to their wives while the police lap it up like dogs.

Why? Because there is probably still a lot of truth to what Moira, dear Moira, told Vivien. Yes, hysterical paroxysm was a real treatment in the medical profession. Doctors used to get women off as a prescription for the treatment of ... who the hell knows what? Men have pretty much always wanted to consider women less than they are, and they've used some pretty sick ways to achieve it. I'm sure, looking back, men are kicking themselves in the ass for their "treatment." I seriously doubt many men gave their women orgasms, and the introduction of them to women by the medical profession surely gave them more than they bargained for in the long run.
Moira is an enigma. It's a shame the house has such a hold on spirits because she does not belong there. She is good of heart and her concern for Vivien and the babies is real. If only Constance was dead in the back yard instead of Moira. It's telling that Moira never plays with Hayden's new toy (Constance's husband). Benevolent. 

For now, Vivien is out of the house. That's a relief. She needs to be gone as long as possible and the spirits of the house need to drive Violet and Ben batshit crazy. I'm counting on our girl Hayden to turn up the heat in Vivien's absence. Even though Ben stupidly implied last week that he didn't think Larry really killed and buried Hayden under the gazebo, he knows better. 

The previews were enough to drive me to build a time machine so I can see the episode sooner. If you have a screener - don't be afraid to share! ;-) Until then, I'll leave you with the most lovely words to leave the lips of Vivien during the episode:

"I swear to Christ, if you are about to diagnose me with post traumatic shock syndrome, I am going to bash your God damned face in!"

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

FOX on track to win November sweep!

Fox National Nielsen Ratings for the Week of November 14-20, 2011

Click the link above for detailed DVR numbers, etc.


As the November sweep draws to a close, FOX is on track to win the sweep among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens – a victory the network has only achieved once before in its history. Sweep to date, FOX is seeing significant growth (+10%) over November 2010 and is the only network to post year-over-year gains in the core adult demo.

In addition, FOX is averaging a 3.4 rating this fall and remains the No. 1 network among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens, thanks to a strong and steady schedule across the week. So far this fall, FOX continues to post double-digit increases among both Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers and nine weeks into the season remains the only broadcast network to improve its performance versus last fall.

Weekly Program Rankers

FOX had 3 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-49: THE X FACTOR-WED (No. 10), NEW GIRL (No. 13) and FAMILY GUY (No. 18).
FOX had 7 of the Top 20 programs among Adults 18-34: NEW GIRL (No. 6), FAMILY GUY (No. 9), THE X FACTOR-WED (No. 10), THE SIMPSONS (No. 12), GLEE (No. 13), AMERICAN DAD (No. 14) and THE X FACTOR-THU (No. 19).
FOX had 10 of the Top 20 programs among Teens: FAMILY GUY (No. 3), GLEE (No. 4), AMERICAN DAD (No. 5), THE X FACTOR-WED (No. 7 tie), THE X FACTOR-THU (No. 7 tie), THE SIMPSONS (No. 9), NEW GIRL (No. 12), ALLEN GREGORY (No. 13), BONES (No. 14 tie) and THE CLEVELAND SHOW (No. 14 tie).
Nightly and Program Highlights - November 14 - 20, 2011

MONDAY
8:00-9:00 TERRA NOVA: (Adults 18-49: 2.3/6, 7.0 Mil Total Viewers)
9:00-10:00 HOUSE: (Adults 18-49: 2.5/6, 6.6 Mil Total Viewers)
8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 2.4/6, 6.8 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX ranked #3 for the night in Adults 18-49 and #2 in Adults 18-34 and Teens.

TERRA NOVA posted a 2.3/6 among Adults 18-49.

At 9p HOUSE posted a 2.5/6 among Adults 18-49.

TUESDAY
8:00-9:00 GLEE: (Adults 18-49: 3.0/8, 7.1 Mil Total Viewers)
9:00-9:30 NEW GIRL: (Adults 18-49: 3.5/9, 6.9 Mil Total Viewers)
9:30-10:00 RAISING HOPE: (Adults 18-49: 2.2/5, 4.8 Mil Total Viewers)
8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 2.9/8, 6.5 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX ranked #2 for the night in Adults 18-49 and #1 in Adults 18-34 and Teens.

At 8p GLEE posted a 3.0/8 among Adults 18-49 and grew +3% week-to-week in Total Viewers (7.1 vs. 6.9 Mil).

GLEE was the highest rated program of the night in Teens and won its 8p hour in Adults 18-34 and Teens. GLEE was the second highest rated program of the night in Adults 18-34 behind only NEW GIRL.

At 9p NEW GIRL posted a 3.5/9 in Adults 18-49, the same as the previous week (11/8/11, 3.5/9). NEW GIRL was up +1% in Total Viewers (6.9 vs. 6.8 Mil.)

NEW GIRL was the highest rated program of the night in Adults 18-34 and won the 9p half hour in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.

RAISING HOPE at 9:30p posted a 2.2/5, up +5% from the previous week (11/8/11, 2.1/5) in Adults 18-49 and up +7% in Total Viewers week to week (4.8 vs. 4.5 Mil.) RAISING HOPE won its 9:30p half hour in Adults 18-34 and Teens.

WEDNESDAY
8:00-10:00 THE X FACTOR-WED: (Adults 18-49: 3.9/10, 11.3 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX won the night in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.

The Top 10 performed on THE X FACTOR and posted a 3.9/10 among Adults 18-49, up +3% from the previous week (11/9/11, 3.8/10). In Adults 18-34, THE X FACTOR delivered its Adults 18-34 rating since premiere week and was up +9% from the previous week (3.5 vs. 3.2). THE X FACTOR also showed a gain of +11% from the previous week in Total Viewers (11.3 vs. 10.2 Mil).

THE X FACTOR was the second highest rated program of the night in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens (behind Modern Family).

Showing momentum, THE X FACTOR built throughout the night and was up +24% in its last half-hour vs. its first among Adults 18-49 (half-hours: 3.4 > 3.9 > 3.9 > 4.2).

THURSDAY
8:00-9:01 THE X FACTOR-THU: (Adults 18-49: 3.1/9, 9.7 Mil Total Viewers)
9:01-10:00 BONES: (Adults 18-49: 2.7/7, 8.8 Mil Total Viewers)
8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 2.9/8, 9.2 Mil Total Viewers

FOX ranked No. 2 in Adults 18-49 and No. 1 among Adults 18-34 and Teens

THE X FACTOR results show posted a 3.1/9. THE X FACTOR was the highest rated program of the night in Teens and grew +26% in its second half-hour vs. its first (3.4 vs. 2.7) in Adults 18-49.

At 9p BONES won its hour among Adults 18-49 with a 2.7/7, up +4% from its performance the previous week (11/10/11, 2.6/6). BONES was the highest rated drama of the night in Adults 18-49, outperforming ABC’s Private Practice, CBS’ Person of Interest and The Mentalist and NBC’s Prime Suspect. Also, BONES won its 9p hour in Adults 18-49.

FRIDAY
8:00-9:00 KITCHEN NIGHTMARES: (Adults 18-49: 1.4/5, 3.5 Mil Total Viewers)
9:00-10:00 FRINGE: (Adults 18-49: 1.1/3, 2.9 Mil Total Viewers)
8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 1.2/4, 3.2 Mil Total Viewers)

KITCHEN NIGHTMARES posted a 1.4/5 among Adults 18-49 and won the 8pm hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

FRINGE posted a 1.1/3 and ranked #4 in the hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

FOX ranked #4 among Adults 18-49 for the night and #1 among Adults 18-34 (tie), and was up +33% vs. the same night last year among Adults 18-49 (1.2/4 vs. 0.9/3).

SATURDAY
8:00-8:29 COPS: (Adults 18 49: 1.2/4, 3.7 Mil Total Viewers)
8:29-9:00 COPS 2: (Adults 18 49: 1.4/4, 4.0 Mil Total Viewers)
9:00-10:00 TERRA NOVA (R): (Adults 18 49: 0.6/2, 1.8 Mil Total Viewers)
8:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (Adults 18-49: 0.9/3, 2.8 Mil Total Viewers)

With COPS and an encore TERRA NOVA, FOX ranked #3 for the night on a total primetime basis among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

SUNDAY
7:00-7:29 CLEVELAND (R): (A18 49: 1.0/3, 2.4 Mil Total Viewers)
7:29-7:59 CLEVELAND (P): (A18 49: 1.8/5, 3.9 Mil Total Viewers)
7:59-8:30 THE SIMPSONS: (A18 49: 2.7/7, 5.8 Mil Total Viewers)
8:30-8:59 ALLEN GREGORY: (A18 49: 1.9/4, 3.9 Mil Total Viewers)
8:59-9:30 FAMILY GUY: (A18 49: 3.2/7, 6.0 Mil Total Viewers)
9:30-10:00 AMERICAN DAD: (A18 49: 2.4/5, 4.8 Mil Total Viewers)
7:00-10:00 FOX PRIME: (A18 49: 2.2/5, 4.5 Mil Total Viewers)

FOX ranked #4 for the night in Adults 18-49 and #3 in Adults 18-34 and Teens.

At 8p airing against the American Music Awards on ABC and without an NFL lead-in, THE SIMPSONS posted a 2.7/7. THE SIMPSONS ranked #2 in its 8p half hour in Adults 18-34 and Teens.

ALLEN GREGORY at 8:30p posted 1.9/4.

At 9p FAMILY GUY posted a 3.2/7, up +3% from the previous week (11/13/11, 3.1/7). AMERICAN DAD followed with a 2.4/5 at 9:30p.

At 7p an encore CLEVELAND posted 1.0/3 in Adults 18-49 followed by an original CLEVELAND at 7:30p (1.8/5).

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Because I am a creation of a perfect universe

I, too, am without sin from this point forward. So let's enjoy some more of the incredible Seth Green and another unforgettable Robot Chicken moment, "Jesus is Sinless."

I'm so happy cause I'm a gummy bear...

GUMMY BEAR!!!