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I've parked in the WB parking garage (when I had standby tickets) as early as 9 am before. If you want to park there and then walk over to the studio tour, that shouldn't be a problem. But the studio tour is a little bit of a walk from where the WB garage is, though if you say you guys don't mind walking then it should be okay.

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Are tickets really free? I kind of find that hard to believe. How do they make money then?

The tickets really are free. The money is made from advertisers whose commercials air during the show--they pay the studio for the right to show their ads to the big audience watching TBBT.

Thanks for the heads up!

 

Interesting, this is at least the third time they've added standby tickets to the site. And these have been up for an hour. I wonder what's going on...

At the taping I attended there were some empty seats on my side of the audience.

One thing I thought of that night was that I had spoken briefly to two girls who had done the WB tour before me. Apparently they had standby tickets for the show. While they did the tour, a friend had gone to get in line for the taping, but I guess she was trying to save slots for the two girls who'd done the tour.

There was some dispute there in the line over her trying to save spots and I guess the AU folks had gotten involved and were threatening to call security.

The girls at the tour were saying that someone had told their friend that there were already probably too many people in line, so I guess they gave up and weren't going to try to get in.

I thought that was a shame when I saw those empty seats.

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CBS pays quite a fee to broadcast the show, reported to be around 5 million for a new episode, with smaller amounts for repeats. CBS then charges advertisers. Currently, CBS is charging around $346,000 per 30second ad spot. Not to mention all the money Warner Brothers make for syndication. TBS originally paid WB a reported 1.5 million per episode. Between first run on CBS for ten seasons, and repeats on TBS and local FOX stations, WB is expected to make over 3 BILLION over it's lifetime of syndication. So, they are not hurting and neither are Johnny, Jim and Kaley. It's reported they are getting 1.25% of the profits which comes to around another $30 million on top of their guaranteed $72 million for their $1 million per episode for the 72 episodes from season 8-10.

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Are tickets really free? I kind of find that hard to believe. How do they make money then? 

 

Tickets for seat fillers for any show have to be free. Otherwise you run the risk of unpopular shows not having a full audience, or an audience at all. That's already a bit of an issue with some of the lesser known or less popular shows - it is imperative that the audience be full. If they charged, that would severely hurt their audience. A show like BBT wouldn't suffer, but a lot of other shows would. Particularly new sitcoms and new game or reality shows that require an audience for cheering, clapping, reacting, etc. If no one's ever heard of it, they're not going to pay for a ticket. They have to even be talked into going for free. It's already a struggle to get people interested. A lot of shows have people pounding pavement and handing out information on free tickets to shows just to get people in the door because they hurt for a full audience every time. It's hard to get people to come to a taping that's going to be six or eight hours long, so if they charged for it, they'd really be in trouble.

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Tickets for seat fillers for any show have to be free. Otherwise you run the risk of unpopular shows not having a full audience, or an audience at all. That's already a bit of an issue with some of the lesser known or less popular shows - it is imperative that the audience be full. If they charged, that would severely hurt their audience. A show like BBT wouldn't suffer, but a lot of other shows would. Particularly new sitcoms and new game or reality shows that require an audience for cheering, clapping, reacting, etc. If no one's ever heard of it, they're not going to pay for a ticket. They have to even be talked into going for free. It's already a struggle to get people interested. A lot of shows have people pounding pavement and handing out information on free tickets to shows just to get people in the door because they hurt for a full audience every time. It's hard to get people to come to a taping that's going to be six or eight hours long, so if they charged for it, they'd really be in trouble.

 

Didn't TBBT pay people once upon a time to come to be in the audience, when they were first starting?

I thought I heard that that was an inside joke in regard to the $20 dollars Sheldon and Amy were giving away with his cats ("Here's your cat, and here's your $20.")

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All attending are present and accounted for! I am #5 in the standby line.

 

I wish I'd had a gang of friends to go with.

 

I did enjoy meeting several people in line whose names I recognized, but because of my stair issues I ended up sitting by myself with strangers--friendly strangers, but still strangers.

 

I so wish my sister could have gone with me. :)

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Have fun you guys! I don't want spoilers, but I do want to hear how much fun you had & who you might have met! I'm SO excited for you!

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