Friday, May 14, 2004

Friends, Seinfeld, and Focus Groups

The always enlightening folks at The Smoking Gun have unearthed this little gem: The focus group report on the initial screening of the "Friends" pilot. The testers graded the future hit as "weak," scoring it 41 out of 100. Seinfeld also earned a similarly dismissive result.

Nonetheless, NBC decided to air both shows anyways, and the rest is history.

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