Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


1 posted on 11/15/2012 8:14:03 AM PST by Bon of Babble
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies ]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-32 next last
To: Bon of Babble

It’s about time!!


2 posted on 11/15/2012 8:14:50 AM PST by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Bon of Babble

But we just got “Honey Boo Boo” on...

I was hoping for “Ow My Balls!” next!

And next years’ hollywood hit “ASS”


3 posted on 11/15/2012 8:16:52 AM PST by Mr. K (We need a TEA PARTY MARCH ON GOP HEADQUARTERS!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Bon of Babble

“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.


7 posted on 11/15/2012 8:21:38 AM PST by Doctor 2Brains
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Bon of Babble
The increase in TV commercial time has a lot to do with this. As just one example, some 30 minute TV Land shows have been increased to 36 minutes in length. Yep, 6 additional minutes of commercials.

Penny wise perhaps, but pound foolish.

8 posted on 11/15/2012 8:23:49 AM PST by Leaning Right
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Bon of Babble

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 !


9 posted on 11/15/2012 8:24:28 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Elections do have consequences, young people of America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Bon of Babble
I still have 1 year left on a contract with DirecTV, thanks to some equipment upgrades we got a year ago, but when it expires, I'm seriously considering dropping the whole thing, and just go with some form of Roku or AppleTV type of solution, with streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and/or Hulu to get only what I want at considerably lower prices. And, if going with AppleTV, iTunes subscriptions to the few shows I care enough about to want to keep "current" on -- and I'm hard pressed to think of one off the top of my head outside of Doctor Who on BBC America, as well.

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.

10 posted on 11/15/2012 8:24:52 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Bon of Babble

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! :)


13 posted on 11/15/2012 8:25:35 AM PST by sassy steel magnolia
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Bon of Babble

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.


16 posted on 11/15/2012 8:26:27 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Bon of Babble

I guess “The New Normal” now for NBC refers to their lower ratings.


17 posted on 11/15/2012 8:26:42 AM PST by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Bon of Babble

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)


19 posted on 11/15/2012 8:26:53 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Bon of Babble

The networks need to figure out their niche. The cable channels are beating them in quality and viewership because they aren’t trying to appeal to the masses, they’re trying to appeal to their niche. AMC is the character driven drama network, they’ve learned that there’s a group of people that like stories that revolve around character development regardless of genre, that indeed Mad Men, Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and Hell on Wheels all can have the same core demographic even though on the surface they’re vastly different shows. TLC is the trainwreck lives channel, there’s an audience for people voluntarily living in hell (OK not much quality there, but they’ve got an audience). Every cable network has their primary niche and if you watch the shows you can figure it out. What’s ABC’s niche? NBC? We like to throw around the phrase “lowest common denominator” but that’s not a niche, that’s a desperate grab for big ratings. The mix of reality, drama and comedy all with vastly different audiences doesn’t work anymore. In a cable and internet world people now have the ability to hang out with their own kind at all times, until the networks know who their kind is they’ll keep bleeding.


22 posted on 11/15/2012 8:28:23 AM PST by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Bon of Babble
Perhaps, if they cut the number of commercials ...

It is easy to lose interest in a program when some of the commercial breaks are running nearly 8 minutes now.

Then, there is this:

Netflix Hits 30 Million Subscriber Milestone
25 posted on 11/15/2012 8:30:42 AM PST by TomGuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Bon of Babble

News especially.


26 posted on 11/15/2012 8:30:52 AM PST by madison10
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Bon of Babble
Like the article says, I wouldn't be surprised if it's merely a case of people watching TV differently - DVR, Hulu, etc - that aren't measured using the traditional ways.

Almost everyone I know uses a DVR.

27 posted on 11/15/2012 8:32:07 AM PST by gdani
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Bon of Babble

I am gross and perverted
Im obsessed n deranged
I have existed for years
But very little had changed
I am the tool of the government
And industry too
For I am destined to rule
And regulate you

I may be vile and pernicious
But you can’t look away
I make you think Im delicious
With the stuff that I say
I am the best you can get
Have you guessed me yet?
I am the slime oozin out
From your tv set

You will obey me while I lead you
And eat the garbage that I feed you
Until the day that we don’t need you
Don’t got for help...no one will heed you
Your mind is totally controlled
It has been stuffed into my mold
And you will do as you are told
Until the rights to you are sold

That’s right, folks..
Don’t touch that dial

Well, I am the slime from your video
Oozin along on your livinroom floor

I am the slime from your video
Cant stop the slime, people, lookit me go


32 posted on 11/15/2012 8:35:21 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Bon of Babble

Frankly, my wife has gotten me hooked on the Novelas on the Spanish channel....the women are hot, there are no fags on them, and they now mostly come with English closed captioning.


33 posted on 11/15/2012 8:35:31 AM PST by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Bon of Babble

ya get tired of clipping the remote.. in search of a program where someone is not gay.. or the lead male actors are a bunch of dweebs.

The emasculation and disintegration of a nation’s society is the #1 priority for networks. hell, even cooking and home remodeling shows are infested with an agenda.. sad.

Gee, I wonder how many Founding Fathers were gay? hmm.. maybe History Channel will take that question up, considering such a small portion of the populace drives programming.

click..


36 posted on 11/15/2012 8:37:02 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Bon of Babble

Big difference between turning of network TV and turning off TV.. there is a ton of crap on Cable far worse than network TV that get millions to watch daily.

Frankly there is very little on network TV I have been able to find palletable for years.

All you have to do to see how far network TV has fallen is just pick any random show from each of the past decades...

Other than “Maude” trying to shove liberalism down america’s throat the 70s were largely innoculous, you could watch nearly any prime time show with the family if you chose.

By the 80s they were still relatively family friendly, but starting to slide.

By 90s forget family shows.

2000 idea of a family friendly prime time show was all but a joke.

Nothing but crass, crude and completely telegraphed attemps at low ball humor on sit coms.. “Reality” tv that has about as much reality in it as a politicians stump speach, and “Dramas” that are little more than soft core porn.

There are hardly any network shows I even remotely try to watch... The Middle and The Simpsons are probably about it for network TV for me. Rest are various cable offerings, when I decide to watch TV.. MythBusters, Doctor Who, Good Eats (yes I know its nothing but reruns, but I never saw them all and while have no desire to ever be a cook, I just cant help but watch this show) Started watching “American Chopper” again after not watching it for a long long time, but probably will remove it from my DVR scheduler soon...

South Park and Archer are 2 adult shows I do watch.


38 posted on 11/15/2012 8:39:14 AM PST by HamiltonJay
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Bon of Babble

About the only shows I watch are on TCM and STARZ Western channel.
I saw AMC degenerate to commercial TV.
Then TNT and TBS degenerate to cop shows and cheap dramas.

IFC had good uncut movie on it, now it has gone commercial with crap.

Over 200 DTV channels and I only watch about two, so I listen to lots of their music radio channels but NOT MTV or such crap!


41 posted on 11/15/2012 8:42:31 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Bon of Babble

I pretty much quit watching tv as a preteen in the mid 60’s when I began to notice the tv demographics were changing.

Used to be that you could get up on Saturday morning and watch stuff like The Roy Rogers Show and Sky King and then one Saturday morning I turn on the tv and there is is a bunch of ghetto dwellers with one of them being called Fat Albert. It was never the same after that.

I really hate to be a hard*ss about this (laughs) but anyone who pays the cable companies or satellite for tv service is actually funding the demise of western civilization...(duck and cover!)....8>)


43 posted on 11/15/2012 8:45:23 AM PST by Ammo Republic 15
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-32 next last

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson