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
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That’s the one....Sandy reminded me of “The Trigger Effect” episode.
I initially read that as "...they'll keep bleeping"
Which seems to be about half of what goes on for dialogue any more.
Frank really understood television huh?
Been able to quote every line in that song since 1974...
Several of those ‘cable’ channel programs are getting massive audiences, when compared to some of the regular network programs.
Many regular network programs struggle to get 3 million viewers. The most popular regular programming shows [excluding major sports] seldom get 20 million viewers; they tend to get 12 to 15 million viewers.
TV has turned into sodomite propaganda and it's grotesque and sickening.
I will not be shopping at those stores who do not promote Christmas at least as Christmas.
I liked it better when they were "The Hitler Channel."
The most disgusting thing is the Viagra ads that ran seemingly non-stop during The World Series.
Yeah. Forgot that hair-brains guy.
Sorry, but that’s nonsense... paying a few re-enactment no name actors to do a few bits, and interviewing a few historians and showing some B roll and still drawings/paintings while narrating something about history is about as damned cheap as you can get in terms of production cost.
Fact is, like it or not they found they could get the same ratings or more doing what they do now. Its their perogative, but so be it.
I also do tend to watch How Its Made or How do They Do it as well from time to time... but the channels that were once stable options in my choice are now to point where I couldn’t even tell you what channel number they are.
Vitametavegimin still cracks me up.
Classic Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers, Quantum Leap, Sliders...
Did anyone here ever see “Hometown Security”
It turned out one of the male police officers used to be a woman, the chief is a fat woman who urinates on herself (yes ON CAMERA, and there are a bunch of unwatchable old farts who run the place and talk about explicit sex and use language you know they think is going to make the show popular but in reality it is sick and perverted
I actually feel sorry for the cameramen who are following them around 24/7
I took a “History of Technology” class in college that was based around that show, and the book that went with it. Worthwhile.
I have the honor of having never having seen it. And if per chance I come across it, I thank you in advance for the warning and I will promptly skip it.
Bump. Birch(sp) is the host, I believe.
***Id rather listen to classic rock or conservative radio.***
Just tuned my TV to the music selections for the first time;)
It then occurred to me that we can almost trace the decline of America’s manners and taste in the history of music.
From classic symphony thru Sinatra, Elvis, Beatles, BeeGees, Country & Gospel to Hip-Hop and finally Rap. I stopped buying recordings after Elvis.
"Connections" with James Burke is fabulous TV.
There's a book available as well. (Shortened Amazon link)
That’s what happens when you build an audience and build their confidence in you. I’m totally in AMC’s pocket right now, because they’ve put out enough shows that amaze me that when they announce a new show I give it a shot, even if it’s not necessarily a subject I normally find interesting their track record is good enough to give them a few hours. Because the broadcast networks are so scatter shot I don’t have that kind of confidence in any of them. No matter how many good shows Fox greenlights I don’t assume they’re next one will be any good, because for every Terminator they put on they also put on a Glee and an American Idol.
If the Democrats are willing to cheat to win elections, and that’s not even debatable anymore...just the magnitude is, then why would any advertiser think that the broadcast networks don’t cheat about their ratings? If the advertisers knew the real ratings numbers, they’d only pay a quarter of what they are paying to put commercials on a broadcast network.
You and me both. I have all these DirectTv channels that I never watch, except for the Walking Dead and the occasional National Geographic show. After the contract is up, I am getting the hell rid of it.
You betcha! But she wasn't the only good thing about the show in the early years (I think it went downhill after "Steve" left).The exchanges between Peg and Al were classic! "Peg,you *know* I don't have any insurance so you must be killing me for the sport".Classic scripts...classic delivery.
Thanks for the great idea! I never thought to check the CC to see if there was English subs on those shows. I get about 50% from my limited Spanish or they just talk too fast to keep up.
Great,great series.My God,those Brits really know how to make a documentary series.
The other great documentary is “The World At War.” When I think of Laurence Olivier, I think primarily of his narration on that series.
And eating Carl's Jr's "Big A** Fries."
There were a couple of interesting things to Terminator, but I stopped watching after only a few episodes because of one nagging question.
How can a man who is emasculated by the two women protecting him ever turn out to be the leader of the free world? I remember an old Bugs Bunny cartoon that opened with printed words on the screen. "The Klondike - where men are men and women are women. (A darned good arrangement!)"
I miss that arrangement.
Go to hulu.com. Try free stuff before you sign up for pay content. I don’t pay for anything and I do OK.
Target has banners all over their stores proclaiming Christmas, they cam out last week
In the last decade it has been the Worldwide Disaster Channel. All of their shows seem to promote the global warming/environmental agenda.
They dress up this poor kid for talent shows and slather on the makeup and parade her around pageants
It is so grotesque I could not even watch one episode
I dont know if these people are on Welfare but they should be- they have no discernable talents of any kind that I can see.
I haven’t owned a tv in about 5 years and don’t really miss it. So much to do on my laptop that I do not really need it. I do catch American Idol and especially Shark Tank which are two fascinating shows.
I did the same thing. I didn't watch The Walking Dead when it first started because the zombie-genre wasn't really my thing (or my husband's). Well, we were bored one summer weekend, and Netflix had the first season of The Walking Dead available, so I asked him if he wanted to watch it. I got this look, like, "okay, she has finally gone completely around the bend". But, I convinced him that I had read great reviews, and people seemed to like it; and, anyway, if we really don't like it, we can turn it off and never watch it again.
He sighed and said, okay --- and, we got hooked. It is now one of the few shows we look forward to every week. Same with Breaking Bad. I really wasn't interested in this show because of the subject matter; but, we both like Bryan Cranston (my husband is of the opinion that he will do anything for his "craft"). So, Netflix again, and, again, we are hooked.
AMC really is putting out some good stuff. Interesting stuff; but, adult stuff.
That's tantamount to child abuse.
Sorry just could help myself
I Love Lucy, frankly, even as a kid born in 1983, I think it’s funny, and frankly innocent in its scope too. I mean, in the show, a married couple doesn’t even share a bed, and I believe the lead actor/actress were also married in real life too. I found it interesting, and frankly a stark contrast to what constitutes entertainment now: naked people, sex, and political issue obssession. Even films about the past time periods seem to be biased towards the liberalism of the 2000s.
LOL now that was funny!
Oh, it is just a week before Thanksgiving, so it is appropriate. I love that skit.
Making the whole Terminator thing into a show was just bad. So the issue I had with the show was that it redundantly repeated the theme for many episodes emphasized in the films. When is this John ultimately going to really fight for himself? I ran this question repeatedly in my head as I watched it. Stand up for once, and perhaps you’ll realize that you don’t need some random Terminator chick or not, and your Mom to babysit you every step of the way. I do respect mothers, but the level of actually standing up for himself was disappointingly less than I expected. I will admit, for a TV show, it was a great dazzle of special effects, but the plot felt reused from the movies.
I get Diane Sawyer at 6 PM on ABC nightly news.
I switch over to a Fox retro station & watch Hopalong Cassidy.
More interesting & I know the bad guys won’t last beyond the 1/2 hour. Nice horse, also.
Cisco Kid & Pancho are on in the afternoon & are far more interesting that another re-incarnation of Ricki Lake.
I only get Jim Bowie once a week on Sunday afternoons, tho. Scott Forbes is a real hunk!!
That was actually a big part of the internal conflict in the show, everybody desperately wanted to protect but how’s he supposed to develop the skills necessary to save the world if they never give him a chance to do anything more interesting than re-arrange supplies. I wouldn’t say they emasculated him, but they were certainly over protective. As the show went on he developed more independence, of course he’s a teenager so a lot of that independence was making very stupid decisions, which of course is why they wanted to protect him all the time.
The article says that NBC's ratings are improving.
I watch re-runs of The Honeymooners and have the same reaction. Just good, funny entertainment!