wraithfodder (wraithfodder) wrote,

Flashpoint Article list #04

Another compilation of links to articles on the CBS/CTV series FLASHPOINT, starring Enrico Colantoni and Hugh Dillon, and now Jessica Steen in a limited run.



Mar 03 2009 - Flashpoint Looks Bad, But CBS Should Be Forgiving

Flashpoint’s numbers look terrible, but its costs are shared and my guess is that CBS will be very forgiving in that 9pm Friday time slot. Little change to the situation with the rest of CBS shows this week. The Unit will still certainly be canceled



Mar 03 2009 - DVR brings HUGE ratings boots for Fox Shows

…..In a night usually dominated by CBS, the numbers also proved encouraging for Fox as the gains for the top-rated shows showed much smaller DVR gains. However, they were still given gains, none the less. Ghost Whisperer with 21%, Flashpoint 11% and Numbers 14%.



Mar 02 2009 - CBS was first again at 9 p.m. with a 1.9 for “Flashpoint,” with ABC second with a 1.7 for “Supernanny.” Fox and Univision tied for third at 1.6, Fox for “Dollhouse” and Univision for “Mañana Es para Siempre,” with NBC fifth with a 1.5 for “Friday Night Lights” and CW sixth with a 0.4 for more “Chris” and “Game” repeats.



Feb 28 2009 - Fast National ratings for Friday, Feb. 27, 2009.

 Original episodes of "Ghost Whisperer," "Flashpoint" and "Numb3rs" helped CBS dominated the Friday ratings race, as FOX's "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" and "Dollhouse" continued not to find traction. Among adults 18-49, CBS averaged a 2.2 rating for the night, beating ABC's 1.7 rating. NBC and FOX tied for third in the key demographic, doing a 1.4 rating. The CW trailed with a 0.5 rating. Overall, CBS averaged an estimated 10.12 million viewers and a 6.4 rating/11 share, far ahead of the 3.8/7 for ABC. NBC's 3.0/5 took third, nipping the 2.6/5 for FOX. The CW's 0.9/2 was fifth. At 9 p.m. CBS' "Flashpoint" had a 5.9/10. ABC's "Supernanny" was second, beating the 2.6/5 averaged by both "Friday Night Lights" on NBC and FOX's "Dollhouse." The CW's "13 - Fear Is Real" had a 0.8/1 for fifth.



Feb 27 2009 - U.S. networks nab Canadian shows

'The Bridge,' 'Flashpoint' both cross border

CBS already airs another Canadian cop drama, "Flashpoint," which follows a Toronto emergency response team.  Last week, Ion Television joined Stateside buyers and snapped up two Canuck one-hour dramas, "The Border," about a cross-border security force, and "The Guard," about coast guard rescue specialists working off the coast of British Columbia.  (Full article at link above)



Feb 26 2009 - Taking Aim with Flashpoint's Enrico Colantoni

Excerpt: After the shooting had stopped, I also had the chance to sit down and chat with Flashpoint star Enrico Colantoni. The former Just Shoot Me and Veronica Mars star talked about his series, which focuses on the SRU, a Canadian-based SWAT type unit. Shot in Toronto, the Canadian produced series has become a hit on CBS – and Colantoni and I also spoke about what it's like starring in one of the only Canadian-shot series on American television that isn't supposed to be set in the US. You'll also see Colantoni reference the simulator we used that day, which included footage of actors playing out some very scary scenarios cops find themselves confronting, with the player required to make some very quick, tricky decisions. FULL article at link above



Feb 26 2009 - Time Travel? Easy. Finding a Guy? Not.

In recent months, partly because of the vacuum created by last year’s writers’ strike, American television has supplied itself with Canadian imports that have done little to convince us that Canada is a stronghold of untapped cultural capital. “Flashpoint,” a show about emergency task force units in Toronto, has done well for CBS but has not generated a microsecond of conversation, and I think Prime Minister Stephen Harper owes us a formal apology for “MVP,” a show that landed on SoapNet last summer about sex-addicted hockey players who could not have told you the difference between Ottawa and Calgary.



Feb 24 2009 - Invasion of the Fictional Canadian Cops

Earlier this year ION bought U.S. rights to Durham County, a Canadian crime series starring Hugh Dillon as a troubled homicide detective, which originally aired in Canada on The Movie Network and Movie Central as well as Global.

And last week, CBS announced that it would air CTV’s new Toronto-filmed cop drama The Bridge. CBS is already airing Flashpoint, CTV’s series about a police emergency response team. So many Canadian cops, so little time.

REST at link above



Feb 23 2009 - At 9 p.m. Univision took the lead with a 2.4 for “Fuego,” with ABC second with a 1.8 for “Supernanny.” Fox was third with a 1.7 for “Dollhouse,” CBS fourth with a 1.6 for a repeat of “Flashpoint,” NBC fifth with a 1.3 for “Friday Night Lights” and CW sixth with a 0.4 for “13 – Fear is Real.”



Feb 20 2009

Q: I was wondering what CBS's plans are for "Flashpoint." It is a great show. Are they going to continue the series?

-- Jon, 26, Weirton, WV

Rob: CBS has not officially renewed "Flashpoint," but it has decent ratings and wins its time slot so I expect it will continue.


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