Page Requests Crash Bravo’s ‘Death Watch’ Site

Sep 19, 2006  •  Post A Comment

It might have looked on Monday as if Bravo’s “Fall Season Death Watch 2006” Web site was canceled before any of the new network shows were terminated.

Bravo said the site crashed when the number of users jumped to more than 15,000 and a half-million page views were requested. Bravo shut the site down and moved to a new dedicated server that should stand up to the demand.

“Death Watch,” part of Bravo’s “Brilliant But Cancelled” broadband site, asks users to vote on when shows will be canceled. Last week, no shows were canceled, which means all voters were eligible for the weekly prize of a video iPod.

The site also posts odd that shows will be canceled based on users’ votes. Most likely to be axed are Fox’s “Happy Hour,” with 3-to-1 odds, ABC’s “Men in Trees” at 4-to-1 and ABC’s “Ugly Betty” at 11-to-1, even though it hasn’t debuted yet.