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Once good channels...

MTV
5 (23.8%)
VH1
3 (14.3%)
Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite
1 (4.8%)
Cartoon Network/Adult Swim
1 (4.8%)
Disney Channel
3 (14.3%)
MTV2
2 (9.5%)
ESPN
1 (4.8%)
AMC
0 (0%)
TV Land
0 (0%)
TBS
0 (0%)
TNT
0 (0%)
ABC
1 (4.8%)
NBC
2 (9.5%)
CBS
1 (4.8%)
Fox
0 (0%)
Comedy Central
0 (0%)
E!
0 (0%)
other: (write in)
1 (4.8%)

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Offline Woops

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Re: TV Networks That Went Downhill
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2008, 03:11:15 PM »
TBS is airing repeats of "Married With Children" in the early morning before "Saved by the Bell"... ugh!



If this had been done 15 years ago, there would be an uproar since "Married with Children" was one of the most edgiest sitcoms of the era. Though a great show and still holds up to this day that would top the overrated "Friends" & even "Family Guy".  8)


TV Land will drop "I Love Lucy" from the network in 2009... uh, not suprising since they've already been airing reality garbage, a few shows that aren't even a decade old, and also movies.

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Re: TV Networks That Went Downhill
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2008, 02:49:01 AM »
There's now a Moronic TV spin off site called mtvmusic.com.

Uhmmmm... there's already YouTube (which has tons of music videos and even some vintage performances) and don't they have video clips in their own site



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Re: TV Networks That Went Downhill
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2008, 07:02:46 AM »
ABC Family is slightly improving with it's "25 days of Christmas" scheduling since it's adding more specials and even "Mickey's Christmas Carol", which hasn't been seen on tv for a while and one of my favorite adaptations of the story.  8)

Though the network is mostly mediocre original programming (which most hardly lasts more than a season) and repeats of '90's sitcoms.

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Re: TV Networks That Went Downhill
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2009, 09:38:37 AM »
VH1 Classic now showing cell phone ring tone pop-up ads in music videos  like on regular VH1.

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Re: TV Networks That Went Downhill
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2009, 03:16:08 PM »
Thoughts about "Disney XD"...

>click<

Haven't really watched much Comedy Central lately since most of their original programming tend to get stale fast and not much into "South Park" anymore.

Mostly watch YouTube and DVDs now in my downtime.

VH1 Classic (usually "Metal Mania" or "Totally '80's), Boomerang (sometimes, reminds me of '90's Cartoon Network. Though without Looney Tunes), and whatever channel if there's something worth checking (ie movie, special, whatever that catches my interest).


If I could improve a network...


VH1 Classic... Besides all music videos, I'd take advantage with the MTV/VH1 archives (I read that they aired "Club MTV" at one time and they air "Pop Up Video")  and whatever Viacom owns. Also more themed weekends (funny, sexiest, animated, videos from particular years), less shows (have to be music related), sell all reality shows to "The Reality Show Network", and videos shown in watchable hours.

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Re: TV Networks That Went Downhill
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2009, 03:32:48 AM »
Fuse... basically MTV with less or no reality shows

"Video Yearbook"... only goes up to early '90's and mostly air rap & alternative videos. If MTV still airs videos, they'd probably would do the same ("Back to the '90's" video hour with Snoop Dogg, Green Day,  Nirvana, and Madonna)

"Videos That Rocked The World", a few I've seen are interesting like Beastie Boys' "Fight For Your Right", though the specials about some videos tend to be very pretentious (making it look better than others, too much kissing up).
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Re: TV Networks That Went Downhill
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2009, 10:27:34 AM »
Cartoon Network Promises More Live Action!

It's official, Cartoon Network has gotten far worse...

Though Adult Swim haven't been good either...

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Re: TV Networks That Went Downhill
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2009, 01:12:31 PM »
MTV  airs music videos once again... though like VH1, during the dusk hours

Even older videos are added every know & then. Even few from the '80's like Peter Gabriel "Sledgehammer" &  Billy Idol "White Wedding" with '90's videos like Blink 182 "All The Small Things" & LL Cool J "Mama Said Knock You Out" ... 8)

Though not much into the current rap and most of today's pop.

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Re: TV Networks That Went Downhill
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2009, 04:12:51 AM »
The infamous 1984 Madonna VMA "Like A Virgin" performance aired  8)

As for Beck, they could've aired "The New Pollution" or "Where It's At" rather than "Sexx Laws".

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Re: TV Networks That Went Downhill
« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2009, 05:11:32 AM »
As for newer videos, not much interest me though the older videos pretty much stood out. Even the bad and/or average videos from the '80's & '90's.  Only seen it a few times and my thoughts are mixed.


As much I like "That's Not My Name" from The Ting Tings, the UK version of the video is slightly better (though "Shut Up & Let Me Go" is their best. IMHO).

How long will the "AM MTV" video block last? I'll give it about three months though not sure what their demographic would think, but they're probably more interested in the reality shows.


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Re: TV Networks That Went Downhill
« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2009, 10:45:24 PM »
Considering how MTV does things now it will probably be less than three months.

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Re: TV Networks That Went Downhill
« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2009, 11:17:28 AM »
On the VH1 boards, it mentioned it even played Wham!

Well, I saw George Micheal "I Want Your Sex" (edited version)  some days ago.


Also a bit ironic considering that VH1 used to mix older videos with current on their video playlists.

Vintage videos (before 1994) that aired on one of their 6 hour blocks...

(above link is from a playlist of one of the blocks from the past week)


Prince "Let's Go Crazy" (1984)
TLC "Creep" (1994)
Peter Gabriel "In Your Eyes" (198?, assuming same performance clip VH1 Classic airs)
Madonna "Vogue" (1990)
Pearl Jam "Alive" (1992)
Duran Duran "The Reflex" (1984)
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Under The Bridge" (1992)
Michael Jackson "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" (Why not something from "Thriller" era?)
Depeche Mode "People Are People" (1984)
Pearl Jam (again!) "Jeremy" (1992)

Several "older" videos are "Learn To Fly" from Foo Fighters  (1999) and a few from the early part of this decade.

Two Pearl Jams... though there's a recent "Rock Band" game, a bit ironic since they're supposed to be "anti-corperate"... ::)

Didn't really miss much (Doubt they'll dig for vintage performances and more likely selected artists like Madonna)

Good thing for VH1 Classic, YouTube, and video tape/DVD compilations
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Re: TV Networks That Went Downhill
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2009, 03:07:27 AM »
Several of the 'Throwback' videos were from the this decade. Though atleast none were rap or trashy pop, but none I considered memorable or even popular


MTV schedule in May 14, 1999
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6:00AM  DAWN PATROL-- videos
7:00AM  MTV NEWS LINK-- news   
7:30AM  JAMS COUNTDOWN--videos
9:00AM  MUSIC VIDEOS-- videos   
11:00AM  ROCKS OFF -- videos
12:00PM  The Tom Green Show  (comedy, no T&A)
12:30PM  MUSIC VIDEOS--vidoes
2:00PM  MTV NEWS LINK--news
2:30PM  SAY WHAT?-- videos
3:00PM  Fanatic---television show (fans meet celebs, no t&A)
3:30PM  TOTAL REQUEST LIVE-- videos
4:30PM  The Blame Game -- gameshow, some talk of sex
5:00PM  JAMS COUNTDOWN-- videos
6:30PM  The Cut -- musical performance competition   
7:00PM  MUSIC VIDEOS-- videos   
7:30PM  MTV NEWS 1515-- news   
8:00PM  SAY WHAT?-- videos   
8:30PM  Video Cliches -- videos   
9:00PM  TOTAL REQUEST LIVE-- videos   
10:00PM  25 Lame-- videos   
12:00AM  LOVELINE -- tv show, a lot of talk of sex, shown only
late night.   
1:00AM  YO!-- videos   
2:00AM  JAMS COUNTDOWN-- videos
3:30AM  MTV AFTER HOURS-- videos




My problem with MTV is that they play primarily the same videos all day

VH1 & MTV still play the same 15 current videos in rotation... though in the dusk hours and not much have changed except different faces

About 10 hours of videos (not counting "TRL" since it only aired short clips and "25 Lame" special also aired short clips, though with the hosts bashing them. Don't remember what was on "Video Cliches", but "Say What" had lyrics appeared at the bottom of the screen.)

Though I don't  remember much besides a bunch of shows, "Real World" marathons, and not much music videos. Most of the 10 hours of music videos appeared to be from the dusk/morning. Then again, 1999 wasn't even a good year for music and MTV have already became a cesspool for a couple years at the time.

Ironically, if VH1, Fuse, or even Moronic TV itself did another special like "25 Lame", they'd trash videos from Limp Bizkit, Creed, Master P, Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, Ricky Martin, and unfortunately from the pop princesses they'd ridicule Mandy Moore since a few are still popular/kissed upon.
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Re: TV Networks That Went Downhill
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2009, 03:17:51 AM »
Disney Channel schedules  :D

1986
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February 19, 1986 (Wednesday)

6:00AM - Mickey Mouse Club
6:30AM - Mousercise
7:00AM - Good Morning, Mickey!
7:30AM - Pooh Corner
8:00AM - Donald Duck Presents
8:30AM - Dumbo's Circus
9:00AM - You and Me, Kid
9:30AM - New! Animal World
10:00AM - MOVIE Scott of the Antarctic
12:00PM - SPECIAL Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life
1:00PM - MOVIE The Mystery in Dracula's Castle
2:30PM - Danger Bay Vet's Holiday
3:00PM - Dumbo's Circus
3:30PM - Pooh Corner
4:00PM - Mickey Mouse Club
4:30PM - Donald Duck Presents
5:00PM - New! Animal World
5:30PM - World of Disney
6:30PM - Ozzie & Harriet
7:00PM - MOVIE The Lady Vanishes
8:40PM - Mousterpiece Theater
9:00PM - MOVIE The Black Hole
10:40PM - Close Up on the Planets
11:00PM - MOVIE The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
12:30AM - The Scheme of Things



1994 (was still a pay channel, though became free around 1997)
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February 18, 1994 (Friday)

6:00AM - Mousercise
6:30AM - Music Box
7:00AM - The Gummi Bears
7:30AM - Adventures in Wonderland
8:00AM - Fraggle Rock
8:30AM - Welcome to Pooh Corner
9:00AM - Under the Umbrella Tree
9:30AM - Dumbo's Circus
10:00AM - Mickey's Mouse Tracks
10:30AM - The Care Bears
11:00AM - The Gummi Bears
11:30AM - Lunch Box
12:00PM - SPECIAL The Coyote's Lament
1:00PM - MOVIE Pound Puppies: The Legend of Big Paw
2:30PM - My Little Pony Tales
3:00PM - Donald's Quack Attack
3:30PM - The Care Bears
4:00PM - Under the Umbrella Tree
4:30PM - Adventures in Wonderland
TRIPLE FEATURE FRIDAY: MONSTERS ON PARADE
5:00PM - MOVIE The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
6:30PM - MOVIE Godzilla Raids Again
8:00PM - MOVIE King Kong Vs. Godzilla
9:30PM - SPECIAL Tom Petty: Going Home
11:00PM - MOVIE That's Entertainment!


2009... too much repeated shows and hardly anything Disney!
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February 18, 2009 (Wednesday)

6:00AM - Phineas and Ferb
6:30AM - Imagination Movers
7:00AM - Handy Manny
7:30AM - Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
8:00AM - Little Einsteins
8:30AM - My Friends Tigger and Pooh
9:00AM - Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
9:30AM - Handy Manny
10:00AM - Imagination Movers
10:30AM - Little Einsteins
11:00AM - Charlie & Lola
11:30AM - The Wiggles
12:00PM - MOVIE The Cheetah Girls
1:30PM - Phineas and Ferb
2:00PM - The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
2:30PM - The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
3:00PM - Hannah Montana
3:30PM - Hannah Montana
4:00PM - The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
4:30PM - The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
5:00PM - Life With Derek
5:30PM - Life With Derek
6:00PM - That's So Raven
6:30PM - That's So Raven
7:00PM - The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
7:30PM - Hannah Montana
8:00PM - MOVIE Twitches Too
9:30PM - Wizards of Waverly Place
10:00PM - Wizards of Waverly Place
10:30PM - Life With Derek
11:00PM - The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
11:30PM - Hannah Montana


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Re: TV Networks That Went Downhill
« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2009, 10:52:12 PM »
How times have changed.