Skip to comments.Guess What. Hollywood Doesn’t Care If You Watch The Emmys
Posted on 09/19/2017 12:12:47 PM PDT by EdnaMode
This morning Ed wrote about the anticipated (and delivered) crash and burn of the ratings for last nights Emmys. I suppose I contributed to that in a small way since I was watching football. In my Twitter feed, I only saw two of the conservatives I follow commenting on the show so that seemed to be a fairly common practice among our tribe.
The initial scoring put them in position to be one of the worst rated Emmys outings of the modern era. This led a few timid voices to meekly suggest this morning that just perhaps the show needs something of a reboot. Whether you blame it on the abject, entirely one-sided politicization of something which was supposed to be about entertainment (a place we normally go to flee politics for a while) or just the continued flood of cable channels and streaming services cutting into everyones pie, you can forget about that. To borrow a line from Pink Floyd, Ive got some bad news for you sunshine.
Hollywood doesnt care whether you watch or not. Granted, this is just the view from my personal armchair, but there are two reasons why this is almost certainly true.
First of all, yes the ratings were bad compared to their salad days. But even if they only bring in eight million viewers and a 2.8 share, thats not going to stop the show or cause the parade of liberals running the industry to back away from their moment to spit in the face of flyover country. Any time youre pulling in a total viewer number within sight of ten million youre still up near Big Bang Theory finale numbers and they can pay all the bills with that just fine. In the new, far more competitive market you can keep a show on the air with far less. Heck, they renewed The Good Place (an excellent show, by the way) for a second season and their finale only managed a 1.1 rating with 3.8 million viewers.
But thats not the only reason and probably not even the largest. If youll allow me to be so bold as to engage in a bit of mind-reading here, the Emmys could lose half of their current ratings again and it just wouldnt matter. You see, the people who organize these shows, the studio heads, most of the major stars and the real power brokers just dont care what you think if youre not living inside their bubble. As an outsider, youre part of them. You know them right? They arent sophisticated, woke, enlightened beings who are trying to work for positive, progressive change. Theyre hicks. The people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know morons. (If you didnt get that reference without Googling it you are beyond help here.)
All jokes aside, Hollywood sees no reason to change. They get up on that stage and make their speeches and tell the same five jokes about conservatives ad nauseam and they honestly believe that everyone agrees with them. Well at least everyone who matters, anyway. In reality they may only be talking to a handful of densely packed counties along the coasts and around the major cities, but that doesnt matter. Nobody else is worth talking to. They wont change because they see no reason to change, even if the ratings for these glitzy displays of mutual onanation and reciprocal applause drop lower than a CW rerun of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The show must go on.
But look on the bright side. Theyll probably continue to host it on Sunday nights, so at least there will always be football. (Jets fans are excused from being asked to think of that as the bright side.)
It needs a ‘reboot’ alright.
BOOT IT RIGHT OUT THE DOOR!...................
Yep! That's exactly what they are!...................
Hollywood doesn’t even need Americans, they make movies now mostly for foreign markets.
Good point. The blockbuster movies do so well overseas.
He didn’t get the memo on not watching football.
I have not seen an awards ceremony in decades.
The Emmys are the entertainment industry equivalent of the special olympics, except that the real special olympics are worthwhile.
The last Network sitcom/drama/etc I watched was Married,With Children (first four seasons).
In my entire life, I have NEVER watched an emmy or a Oscar event.
I’m proud of that
Ok...I admit it. I had to google it. Never saw Blazing Saddles.
Guess what what. I don’t care if Hollywood doesn’t care if I don’t watch The Emmys.
They matter less to me than I matter to them. Haven’t watched any of these shows this century, don’t plan to.
Excellent points, I’ve been thinking that too lately.
“...these glitzy displays of mutual onanation ...
Yep! That’s exactly what they are!...................”
More like an incestuous CIRCLE JERK.
What flyover country wants to know is how many PEDOPHILE producers and directors were in the audience?
That’s what ‘mutual onanation’ means!...............
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