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Conchords gets 250,000 viewers online

by Brad Trechak, posted Dec 29th 2008 10:01AM
Flight of the ConchordsIt looks like the Flight of the Conchords premiere shown exclusively online at FunnyOrDie.com and HBO.com drew 250,000 views in the first 10 days. The article doesn't say whether or not that represents unique views or the same person viewing it 250,000 times (where was Kristen Schaal during the past 10 days?), but it likely was the former.

It says a lot about the power of online buzz, given that the last season premiere had only 100,000 views (before Flight of the Conchords had mainstream popularity in the States). Fans like me have waited two years for the next season (which, I understand, was held up because the duo was busy writing new songs for the second season), and it was nice to be able to watch the premiere online in advance of its initial television broadcast. Other networks should follow HBO's pattern to generate buzz for their programming.

I received a couple of their albums for the holidays (better late than never). My favorite song of theirs is "Bowie".

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-1 viewer because the network limited it to U.S. only. Minus hundreds of others from reading around the interweb. Networks lose a helluva lot of goodwill when they do this, and while I don't hold it against the Conchords, it bugged the hell out of me.

December 29 2008 at 2:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I love this show!!!

December 29 2008 at 1:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The premiere episode is great.

December 29 2008 at 11:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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