Post by Scumhunter on Jul 24, 2017 10:50:35 GMT -5
There's a small preview for next week's episode on the CNN website. I also saw a preview on HLN (figure might as well watch and support the new channel lol), and while the wanted year is still unknown, apparently Dino Curcio began allegedly raping his victim in the year 2005.
Post by Scumhunter on Jul 24, 2017 11:13:46 GMT -5
Also I just want to add now that they're on HLN with more episodes, I hope they finally add a capture counter to the show or website so we know for sure which captures they're taking credit for and which are indirect. This is one thing I miss from the AMW days as it's confusing.
New article about Sunday's episode and apparently Curcio is wanted in Iowa as well. Still not the most information to make a thread but once again if no CNN article by Thursday afternoon I'll work with what we have.
Post by Scumhunter on Jul 26, 2017 14:17:57 GMT -5
Just wanted to mention since it might be asked and we don't know exactly- but I wouldn't assume anything negative regarding the move to HLN. Here's what I'm assuming are the two main reasons for the network switch
1. CNN's news coverage is now dominating the channel. I'm trying to be as non-political as possible and I know it's cliche to blame Trump, but whether you like him or not and whether you think they're "fake news" or not, CNN is focusing on his administration and covering him and the news in general. All their original programming seems to have been relegated to basically the weekends now when they had been experimenting with putting programs in the 9 PM hour on normal weekdays like Wednesdays or Thursdays before Trump was elected. (Please, don't give me crap for this, I'm not saying Trump sucks or he's great, just that whether you like him or not, you can't deny the expansive coverage of his controversies or if you're on his side non-controversies is a large reason for delays, cancellations, and/or only weekends of CNN's original programming).
2. The Hunt got great ratings on CNN- and in a way became a victim of it's own success as CNN started adding even more original programming as a result of successful shows like Parts Unknown and The Hunt. With so many new series, and once again, it seeming CNN basically only wants Sunday nights for their non-news shows now, it kept pushing back the Hunt. HLN was there with more open space and The Hunt is also arguably a better fit on HLN as they have a lot of crime programming already. CNN probably figured why not just put the Hunt on HLN since it fits more there anyway and we can get it on the air quicker.
Once again these are only my theories but I feel they make sense.
Post by Scumhunter on Jul 27, 2017 18:15:45 GMT -5
STILL no article on Mr. Curcio so I guess I'll work with what little we have later. Not on the tip form yet either. I get the season debut fugitive you might want to start with a new case, but they picked one with so much mystery and little to go on. Probably the reason lol.
Post by Scumhunter on Jul 30, 2017 20:16:02 GMT -5
Dino Curcio a.k.a. "The Frozen Prison" was a good episode. I hate saying the word "enjoy" for such a horrible story, but it was a well done episode and hopefully Elisabeth gets justice. Just a note guys that I will be away and will miss next week's Hunt episode. Thankfully, I already know the Herman Carroll and Andre Neverson cases already so don't worry about spoiling it for me. I'll still watch via DVR when I get back.
Last Edit: Aug 16, 2017 13:05:37 GMT -5 by Scumhunter
Post by Scumhunter on Jul 30, 2017 20:20:38 GMT -5
Also HeadMarshal mentioned it on the thread on Curcio but I did not see a preview for next week if anyone was wondering, although once again, we already know the current intended schedule of cases anyway.
I checked tvnewser ratings and while as expected The Hunt's ratings are down compared to CNN, they actually did quite well for HLN, I looked and The Hunt's 469,000 total viewers for the 8 pm hour was pretty much the highest rated program of the week for HLN and compared to the other three "big/bigger" news network they weren't far off from MSNBC for the night, and the repeat at 11 PM somehow had even more viewers at 524,000. You add the additional 203,000 from Monday and it's well over a million viewers for the season 4 debut.
I realize basically I'm saying "by HLN's lower reach/standards, the numbers look great" which might sound like a false positive to some, but I don't think I'm sugar coating it when I say The Hunt seems to have exceeded expectations even for them. Both the Hunt and Forensic Files do very well on the channel looking at the ratings.
Like I said, I truly feel this move to HLN will actually work out better in the long run. If I have to give constructive criticism, since I feel it's also part of our job on the forum is that even though we love the show, to still critique it to make it be even better, it's the lack of information/articles about their first case unlike when it was CNN and the fact Curcio's name is STILL not on the tip form. I don't know if this has to do with HLN or a simple oversight, but I feel this must be addressed better. However, The Hunt looks off to a great start!