Saturday, January 5, 2008

Twelve Ways To Save Journeyman

"I am from the Journeyman sites and am one of many who are trying to save this show. I wanted to let you all know that we were very impressed with your efforts to save jericho and that is one of the reasons we decided to fight for Journeyman. If the fans of Jericho can do it then so could we!

So i am asking the fans here to rally together one more time and join the fight to save Journeyman. It is a great show and many believe it to be the best show of the fall season and it only got better as time went on. Journeyman is a show that put you on the edge of your seat from day one wondering what just happened and what is going to happen next?"

12 Ways To Save Journeyman

Friday, January 4, 2008

Jericho And Dan Rather ?

"People were very upset when “Jericho” was cancelled, and they decided to send CBS a message. After thousands of pounds of nuts were sent into CBS headquarters, the network said that they understood, and were going to take immediate action: They announced that Dan Rather was coming back. This announcement was short-lived when CBS realized that what people really wanted was Jericho back. CBS agreed, and later in the year said that it would be back in 2008. Dan Rather lobbied to be on “Jericho” as a newscaster, but executives thought it would be completely implausible."

"CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS and CBS.A) announced that Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Executive Officer, will participate in a question-and-answer session as the keynote luncheon speaker at Citigroup's 18th Annual Global Entertainment Media& Telecommunications Conference on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008.

The session will begin at 12:30 PM, MT (2:30 PM, ET). An audio webcast of the session will be available on A replay of the audio webcast will be available in the Investor Relations/Presentations section of the Web site."

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Jericho : Viewers and Measurement

I am not fond of Facebook or the way it's set up but I go where there are Jericho viewers to be found. So, here is the easiest, simplest tutorial on using Facebook that I could find.

Come on and join us.

Talk of online audience measurement reached a crescendo in 2007. Publishers, advertisers and measurement firms grappled with significant shifts in how Web content is published and how users interact with it. Publishers pumped up the complaint volume about reporting discrepancies. And the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) demanded the two biggest online measurement firms shed light on their methods.

While baby steps were taken in '07 to adjust audience measurement for a maturing Web, publishers remain disgruntled, Internet users continue to explore new means of consuming digital media, and, for better or worse, agencies have more and more data to decipher.

Perhaps the most significant event in the space occurred in April. In an impassioned missive addressed to the CEOs of online measurement firms ComScore and Nielsen/NetRatings (now Nielsen Online), IAB CEO Randall Rothenberg expressed dismay and frustration with discrepancies in site audience and ad impression reports. "

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


"Looks like Jeff over at NutsOnline may be about to help another effort to bring a show back from cancellation.

Fans of The 4400 — myself among them — were disappointed, although not totally shocked, when we heard the news the other week that the show had been canceled. It had been months, after all, since the season finale aired and still no news on whether there’d be a new season. What were they waiting for?

The mailing date is Jan. 2. The idea is that if all fans send them the same day, there would be a deluge at USA’s HQ. If it works, future dates can be chosen for more letter/sunflower seed barrages."

If you thought it was hard choosing our best episodes, you should've seen how much food the staff threw at each other trying to pick the top television series of 2007. Remind me next time to not order pie.

Anyway, after we all got cleaned up, the SyFy Portal staff got together and chose its top 10 series for 2007.

So here they are, the Top 10 Television Series of 2007:"

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Jericho: Word-Of-Mouth

"The marketing world “is evolving from ‘interrupt me’ to ‘engage me’ when it comes to consumer interactions,” said Rand. “It is a fundamental shift in the way marketers approach consumers with their message.”

Part of that shift has occurred because of “the latency effect,” said Pete Blackshaw, evp-Nielsen Online Strategic Services, Cincinnati, and one of the founders of WOMMA. (Nielsen Online Strategic Services and Brandweek are divisions of Nielsen Co.)

According to Blackshaw, this is the digital trail consumers are leaving with their product recommendations on e-commerce and social networking sites as well as blogs. “The Internet has put word-of-mouth on steroids, with archived commentary and product reviews that make a big impact,” said Blackshaw. “The fastest growing sources of indexable content in Google’s search engine are first-person testimonials.”

Monday, December 31, 2007

Daytime Soaps Affected By Strike

"When talks broke down earlier this month between the studios and striking writers, it began to hit home that scribes could be jobless for many months to come. One of those writers finally made the agonizing decision to stop picketing and go back to work.

The writer's show, a daytime soap, had run out of scripts. To this writer, the moral choice lay in keeping the show on the air.

Daytime serials are not in a healthy situation," said the writer, who asked for anonymity, fearing fallout from both sides in the complex and highly charged standoff. "If we can keep shows on the air, I perceive it as something that needs to be done for the future generation of writers."

Although most daytime writers have joined their colleagues on the picket lines, others -- fearing for their jobs or the survival of the soap genre altogether -- have quietly gone back to work. Even those who are still picketing say soap writers' issues are unique."

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Jericho: New Fan

"First, let me admit that I did not watch CBS' Jericho beyond the first episode. I had various reasons not to watch it beyond the premiere, one being that I simply can't make time for all TV series in my schedule, even if said series are gems. That out of the way, I just watched the preview for Jericho's second season and let me tell you that it piqued my interest enough to put a note on my calendar to watch the show's season premiere on February 12."

"The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers on Friday posted a video message indicating striking writers have now lost more than $151 million in salary and benefits, which is more than what the WGA proposed in its three-year deal to the studios.

The message, posted Friday on the AMPTP Web site and YouTube, claims that WGA leaders are to blame for their members reaching the $151 million milestone (hit shortly after 10 a.m. Friday). The WGA is trying to expand its power, rather than address the issues that matter to its members, including new media, the AMPTP said."