AlanMendelson
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October 23rd, 2015 at 4:33:18 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Most everyone not living in a box has heard of Downtown Abbey. There was a time that's all everyone could talk about.



I definitely don't live in a box which is why I don't watch TV except to be sure that my Infomercials run when scheduled.

Until about two months ago I hadn't heard about Downtown Abbey. My girlfriend was watching it on her DVR.

TV viewing has dropped dramatically.

The next generation will not watch TV at all. Whatever programs they'll want will be on mobile media.
Dodsferd
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October 23rd, 2015 at 6:47:32 PM permalink
I haven't watched live TV in a decade. I torrent whatever I feel like watching, and use a home network storage unit with an interfacing hardware system to watch it on a TV. Very similar to how a DVR works, though the content is gathered through the internet, not through cable networks.
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October 23rd, 2015 at 7:40:23 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

there was another about a Mrs. Buckett that my ex loved, along with all his buddies (can't remember the name of it).



Bucket? Boo-kay. ("Keeping Up Appearances")

I rather enjoyed "Are You Being Served?" and some others I know enjoyed "Fawlty Towers".

Coupling was a fantastic show. Was sad when it ended, but I completely understood why they closed it at that point of the story arc.

BBC America gets some decent viewership.
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SanchoPanza
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October 23rd, 2015 at 8:01:45 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Two that I would say were big hits from England were Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey. There was also a large (mostly female) following for AbFab (Absolutely Fabulous) and there was another about a Mrs. Buckett that my ex loved, along with all his buddies (can't remember the name of it).

I would say, though, the biggest by far was Monty Python. Perhaps Benny Hill, in its time, as well. And there's a large fan base for Doctor Who, has been for 40 years.

None of them had Nielsens like MASH, or Friends, or Seinfeld, but all of them had millions of regular viewers.

Yup, but "All in the Family" was No. 1 from 1971 to 1976 (more Even Bob and my prime time):

"The show came about when Norman Lear read an article in Variety magazine on Till Death Us Do Part and its success in the United Kingdom.[15] He immediately knew it portrayed a relationship just like the one between him and his father.[16]

"Lear bought the rights to the show and incorporated his own family experiences with his father into the show. Lear's father would tell Lear's mother to "stifle herself" and she would tell Lear's father "you are the laziest white man I ever saw" (two "Archieisms" that found their way onto the show).

"The original pilot was titled Justice for All and was developed for ABC. Tom Bosley, Jack Warden, and Jackie Gleason were all considered for the role of Archie Bunker. In fact, CBS wanted to buy the rights to the original show and retool it specifically for Gleason, who was under contract to them, but producer Norman Lear beat out CBS for the rights and offered the show to ABC." wikipedia
AxelWolf
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October 23rd, 2015 at 8:26:41 PM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

I definitely don't live in a box which is why I don't watch TV except to be sure that my Infomercials run when scheduled.

Until about two months ago I hadn't heard about Downtown Abbey. My girlfriend was watching it on her DVR.

TV viewing has dropped dramatically.

The next generation will not watch TV at all. Whatever programs they'll want will be on mobile media.



Ill edit it to say "in a box or Alan."

Actually NVM you have heard of it, and it's a popular show in the USA.

I do understand most Americans don't like foreign shows My GF won't watch them

What about
Doctor Who? Isn't that a popular show here?
Shameless?
Peaky Blinders?

What kid didn't watch Benny Hill, I assume that was foreign.
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DRich
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October 23rd, 2015 at 8:47:20 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Ill edit it to say "in a box or Alan."



Add me to the list (of course I do live in a box when it comes to TV, movies, and music)

Quote: AxelWolf



What kid didn't watch Benny Hill, I assume that was foreign.



I did watch Benny Hill. I love the theme music ("Yakety Sax")
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October 23rd, 2015 at 9:23:50 PM permalink
Quote: Dieter


I rather enjoyed "Are You Being Served?"



Ah, I'd forgotten about that. I think I probably saw every show eventually.
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October 24th, 2015 at 12:46:02 AM permalink
Geez, what a bunch of yapping about nothing.
The point is, US shows are mega hits in GB
without changing them a whit. But no Brit
shows are ever mega hits here. DownTown
Abby, is that about a hooker/stripper? Never
seen it, barely heard of it. It's a hit here?
No it's not, not really..
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AxelWolf
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October 24th, 2015 at 2:29:22 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Geez, what a bunch of yapping about nothing.
The point is, US shows are mega hits in GB
without changing them a whit. But no Brit
shows are ever mega hits here. DownTown
Abby, is that about a hooker/stripper? Never
seen it, barely heard of it. It's a hit here?
No it's not, not really..

Sure it is.

Press Releases from PBS
National Ratings Cement “Downton Abbey, Season 3” on MASTERPIECE CLASSIC as Highest-Rated Drama in PBS History

DAN STEVENS AS MATTHEW CRAWLEY AND MICHELLE DOCKERY AS LADY MARY
Nick Wall/Carnival Film & TV
– 24 Million Viewers Tuned In To Emmy®-Winning Drama’s Third Season –

ARLINGTON, VA; March 19, 2013 -- PBS and WGBH announced record-breaking national household ratings for “Downton Abbey, Season 3” on MASTERPIECE CLASSIC. Nielsen Live +7 household data for the drama, a Carnival/MASTERPIECE co-production, shows a 7.7 season average rating and an average season audience of 11.5 million viewers who tuned in via their local PBS station. These numbers outperform “Downton Abbey, Season 2” by 64 and 65 percent, respectively.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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October 24th, 2015 at 6:36:44 AM permalink
Quote: Dieter

Bucket? Boo-kay. ("Keeping Up Appearances")

I rather enjoyed "Are You Being Served?" and some others I know enjoyed "Fawlty Towers".

Coupling was a fantastic show. Was sad when it ended, but I completely understood why they closed it at that point of the story arc.

BBC America gets some decent viewership.



That's the one. It was spelled "bucket" or something close, but she pronounced it "bou-kay".
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