Australia slapped again over FlashForward leak
Now the New York Post is blaming us for leaking their show. Confusion prevails as American media tries to see beyond its borders.
First it was the Hollywood Reporter.
Now the NY Post reckons we spoiled their FlashForward too.
“But in Australia — where Thanksgiving isn’t celebrated until May — viewers saw the original episode that we won’t see until Thursday night.”
Yes, we’re just busy bees stuffing turkeys in readiness for next May. Not.
“No word yet on whether Disney will try to re-adjust the schedule in Australia to avoid the same thing happening in the weeks ahead,” it said.
Earth to America: It won’t! We’re all on hiatus here until Febu-bloody-aury! December and January are ‘non-sweeps in Oz!’
TVByTheNumbers also ran a story under the headline: ‘If FlashForward’s ratings drop this Thursday, blame the Aussies!’
It picked up on the Hollywood Reporter story noting, “James Hibberd reports that with our Thanksgiving holiday the Australians got an episode ahead (and presumably will remain so at least for another couple of weeks) and have unleashed it into the wild via Torrent downloads and other illegal streaming sites. What Hibberd didn’t report is that just like in the USA, FlashForward’s ratings have tanked in Australia since the premiere.”
Got that right.
We promise not to upset your precious schedules. Sheesh.