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If anyone can think of a better title for the thread, feel free to suggest changes.

 

Anyway, here's where we are after the debut (source is Yahoo! TV).  I think it sounds pretty awesome; what do y'all think? 

 

The premiere of the series, from Dan Fogelman and Alan Menken, drew a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49 at 8 PM and 7.8 total viewers against football-buoyed Fox comedies.
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If those ratings hold up over the next three weeks, I'd say that this show stands an excellent chance of being renewed.  Fans are already clamoring for a second season on Twitter.

 

I think the decision to double up episodes for a four-week run was a brilliant idea.  This limited-run approach will hopefully keep viewers from getting burned out too soon.  If this approach is done permanently (with the show alternating between half-seasons of OUAT and being promoted constantly during that show's run), it could be around for a long time.

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I was waiting but I never saw the finals for last night.  Since it's a "limited series" if it holds up over the next 3 weeks we could conceivably see a S2 order to be used as fill in again for 4 weeks or so next winter.

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I'm a chalice half full type, so I'll wait & see whether Galavant ends victorious or falls off the horse completely come the finale, before considering whether I'd like a 2nd bite of the cherry.

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I'm a chalice half full type, so I'll wait & see whether Galavant ends victorious or falls off the horse completely come the finale, before considering whether I'd like a 2nd bite of the cherry.

 

I see what you did there!  :)

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Is that everywhere, or up to affiliates? My local listings still show Forever for tonight, but an encore of Galavant on Saturday at 7:00.

 

ETA: And there seems to be a glitch on ABC's website. I click on Tonight's Schedule, and it takes me to the week of Dec 21 and says "This schedule unavailable."

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According to the latest tweets, there will be encore presentations both tonight AND Saturday.  Personally, I think that's just a bit of overkill.

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Sometime in the last few hours, my local listings finally changed to show Galavant tonight at 9:00C. Yay! I can watch without the kiddos!

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Not surprisingly, the ratings were down due to competition from the Golden Globes. However, we are getting another Wednesday and Saturday encore airing, so I'm not too worried.

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Hopefully ABC realizes the problem was their scheduling and not the show itself.

Unfortunately, common sense has never been ABC's strong point, which is a bummer because this show is massively enjoyable.

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The only reason the show is on in the time slot it's on is because it's what they're filling time with till Once Upon a Time comes back.

Judging from the previews of that show, I'd rather more Galavant. Since when is Cruella de Vil a fairy tale character? Or is Disney populating this show with only its own characters?
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I am sad, TV by the numbers lists this show as "Certain to be Cancelled".  I think it works great as a mid-season limited series.  At the very least, I hope there is a DVD released with lots of extras.  Joshua Sasse said that there were lots and lots of botched scenes that could fill a gag reel.

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Was there ever any indication that that was an option?

It's always an option. Under the Dome was originally supposed to be a one-and-done season but it got such good ratings, it got renewed.

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I was under the impression that this was a one-season "special limited series." That's why they aired two episodes back-to-back in a four-week block.

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Judging from the previews of that show, I'd rather more Galavant. Since when is Cruella de Vil a fairy tale character? Or is Disney populating this show with only its own characters?

Well, I understand that ABC and Disney are linked so I am not surprised at the more recent  (to me, at least) 'fairy tale' characters showing up on OUAT. That's when they started to lose me.

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The Live + 3 ratings for the show's overall run are pretty encouraging.  I prefer to hold out hope that we'll have a Season 2, preferably over the summer when there shouldn't be as much competition.

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They will probably have to give an answer soon, since this has to take a long time to produce.  What with the song writing and choreography.  SO maybe we will have an answer before May.

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Yeah, I have to think that the powers in charge would have to take into account what Galavant faced as competition this month, starting with the playoffs and the Golden Globes the second and third weeks and the SAG Awards and the Miss Universe pageant last night.  Even Once Upon a Time itself would have an uphill battle going against all that.

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Yeah, I have to think that the powers in charge would have to take into account what Galavant faced as competition this month, starting with the playoffs and the Golden Globes the second and third weeks and the SAG Awards and the Miss Universe pageant last night. Even Once Upon a Time itself would have an uphill battle going against all that.

I agree with all of this.

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Was there ever any indication that that was an option?

When it comes to network TV, I rarely believe them when they say something is a mini-series/limited series. 

 

As for Galavant, I believe it was originally picked up as a series and not a mini-series.  Therefore, the writers/producers thought that they were writing a series with a potential for a second season like any other series, even if the order was reduced. 

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A 0.9 rating for last nights premiere, which is rather disastrous. That is less than half of last season's premiere, and equal to the lowest rating that we've had, which was against the conference title game last year. Not looking good.

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After watching the first song for like the fifth time I was curious..,how were the ratings?

TheRabbi posted, about 4 or so posts upthread, it got a 0.9. Which is worse than last year, even with similar Sunday night competition.

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At least the 0.9 is 18-49 demo, not total ratings. It had 3.22 million viewers in all. Am I completely off base in thinking a period piece musical rom-com  just might appeal more to older and younger crowds than young-to-middle-aged adults?

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