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Puzzle ID:#27384
Fun:*** (3.05)
Difficulty:*** (2.12)
Submitted By:rose_rox*ca****
Corrected By:cnmne




THIS WEEK... It's sweeps week! Five major television networks battle it out every Wednesday night on prime time TV for television dominance. These networks skillfully, or not so skillfully, play out their best advertising strategies to grab as many viewers as possible for their 8 pm time slot. Who will win?!!? TO BE REVEALED IN THE NEXT TEASER....

Actually, just figure out the shows that the networks aired, what the advertising strategy was for each, how many people watched (ratings), and the genres of these shows.

Networks: ROX, The WC, MBC, 123, TWTV

Contenders: "Loss", "Smalltown", "Crime Scene Inventory", "During Prison Break", and "The Octopus"

Genres: drama, sci-fi, comedy, reality, animated

No. of viewers: 13 million, 10.4 million, 5.5 million, 3.8 million, 1.2 million

Advertising strategies: magazine ads, promotional giveaways, special guest stars, lots of explosions, billboard ads

The WC aired the animated series.

"Smalltown" had greater ratings than "The Octopus". However, it did NOT receive the highest ratings.

Promotional giveaways were distributed by the 123 network.

Explosions were watched by 3.8 million viewers.

"Crime Scene Inventory" is a sci-fi show.

The reality show did very poorly once again, receiving the lowest ratings.

Billboard ads drew in 10.4 million viewers.

MBC was able to book very famous celebrities for an episode of their comedy.

The loveable 2-D characters of "Loss" were pasted inside every magazine.

"During Prison Break" is not a reality show.

The studio audience of "Smalltown" was in fits of laughter.

ROX came in second in the ratings.

About half of the 1.2 million viewers that tuned into this show were drawn in by promotional giveaways.

TWTV, that did not air the drama or reality series, was followed by 123 in the ratings.

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Dec 10, 2005

Wow! This is a really great one! I had a lot of fun solving it, and I loved the way you described the answers also so well. Very nicely put together!
Dec 10, 2005

Yes, this is a good one, and I enjoyed working it!
Dec 10, 2005

IT took me a minute, but finally got most of it...Great one
Dec 10, 2005

im sure its a great teaser, i dont have patience to figure these out..LOL
Dec 11, 2005

Lots of fun!! Not too hard!
Dec 12, 2005

I've been waiting to see this one on site -- glad to see it here! More are coming i hope, because i really enjoyed it!
Dec 12, 2005

Very easy but a good one for beginners
Dec 16, 2005

I LOVE this teaser. I like the names of the networks and TV shows, lol . I didn't get the octopus one though . All the others were hilarious.
Dec 18, 2005

Great job!!!!!!! i thought it was awesome!!! I had lots of fun figuring it out! (and with the names!!! very clever!) AWESOMELY!!!
Dec 30, 2005

don't know what show octopus was supposed to be, or many of the stations, but the rest of the show names were hilarious.
Jan 01, 2006

very good
it actually took me a while to get it
Jan 02, 2006

This was a lot of fun to work out I really liked the names of the shows.
Jan 23, 2006

Fun and challenging!!! Thanks for the teaser!!
Feb 27, 2006

Clever shows and networks. A very fun teaser!
Apr 06, 2006

Wow... what an impressive teaser. The topic was great and the wording in the clues were great. I hope to see a lot more puzzles from you. This one wasn't too hard, but it definitely made me think.
Aug 21, 2007

Great teaser. I loved the names of the shows, and networks.
Dec 31, 2007

Me too! Very fun, keep it coming! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Feb 20, 2008

Great work! Very enjoyable to solve.
Mar 28, 2015

Very good puzzle.

On the subject of network names, I don't know if it was the same in the US, but back in the prudish '50s, public toilets were euphemistically known as "water closets" in Britain (I'm showing my age ), and most public toilets had the letters WC on the door, and you often saw signs pointing to "The WC". If I've just trodden on a subtle joke, I'm sorry, but I wasn't sure if it meant the same in the US.

Does it feel good to have people still absorbed in a puzzle you wrote, several years after you published it? just think how many hours have been spent by many people around the world on the puzzle you wrote.

Well done!
Mar 28, 2015

Whoops! I should have said, "US and Canada", sorry.

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