Skip to comments.TV Viewers in Sharp Decline as More People Awaken to the Idiocy of Television Programming
Posted on 11/15/2012 8:14:00 AM PST by Bon of Babble
It began with traditional newspaper circulation about a decade ago, and now the phenomenon has spread to television: Like millions of Americans who shun the daily paper, many are voting with their remotes and are turning off network TV.
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It’s about time!!
But we just got “Honey Boo Boo” on...
I was hoping for “Ow My Balls!” next!
And next years’ hollywood hit “ASS”
I did this almost 25 years ago and encourage everyone to do the same.
The sexual content and foul language the networks are getting away with is shocking — including programming aimed at children and young teens. It is truly perverse.
I’d rather listen to classic rock or conservative radio.
"And there was a time in this country, a long time ago, when reading wasn't just for fags and neither was writing. People wrote books and movies, movies that had stories so you cared whose ass it was and why it was farting, and I believe that time can come again!"
“as more people awaken to the “fun” of computer games or Ipods or whatever (which aren’t much better)”
If you think people are catching onto the idiocy of TV, and getting smarter, I refer you to the events of last Tuesday.
Penny wise perhaps, but pound foolish.
Other than sports events and the rare spectacular news day (e.g. Sandy) I never watch Obama’s media. Not even the local “news” matters It’s either cable or not at all. You can only insult people for so long, then the product’s been dumbed-down to where only fools participate. No wonder the primetime line-ups have sucked for decades. I can’t remember the last series of any sort I’ve watched. Ironically, last nite I was surfing and read classic episodes of The Honeymooners and laffed like crazy. Clean, simple yet hilarious plots and scripts. Ralph on The $99,000 Answer show, great stuff !
I may have to invest in an over-the-air antenna for live events (specifically, sports), unless there are reasonable streaming sources available for that within the next year.
Same here. Except for "24" the last TV show I watched was McGyver because my son liked it. He moved out of the house in 1992, except for 24 have not watched a TV program since. Only watch TV for the news (Fox), business (Fox Business) and sports. Will not watch any TV live, have a Dish DVR, use pause and ff the commercials.
I CAN’T stomach these shows. Just watching the commercials about them makes my skin crawl.
we have and use a DVR to record our shows. The joy of it is we can speed thru commercials. We also have roku, so we have access to netflix, hulu, etc.
the only news we watch is morning local Mon- Fri to get local info, sports and weather; we only watch FOX news. We also get our news over the internet from various sources. And, we have SIRIUS radio.
And, if the power goes out/gas is unavailable, we have books, games, puzzles to keep us occupied, along with house/yard work & chores, and even hobbies.
We don’t want/need any channel, even FOX, telling us how/what to think. We’re too stubborn, old and independent for that to happen! :)
Yep. I would like to see this headline “Democratic party in sharp decline as more people awaken to their own idiocy”.
Now I would watch “Monday Night Rehabilitation.”
I watch the NFL on the networks,nothing else.I used to be a regular viewer of the evening news but that stopped 10-15 years ago.In the last 20 years the only “entertainment” shows I’ve watched have been Married With Children,Weakest Link and Millionaire.
I guess “The New Normal” now for NBC refers to their lower ratings.
I watch a lot of tv
All the boring history and science stuff. ( not the history channel anymore. They Are too busy showin pickers and pawn stars to show history anymore)
Have heard the name Honey Boo Boo mentioned frequently recently. I honestly do not know who she ((?) is. See post #11
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