Skip to comments.Because of your efforts, NBC cancels 'Book of Daniel'
Posted on 01/24/2006 9:39:09 AM PST by nmh
Because of your efforts, NBC cancels 'Book of Daniel'
Dear (just received this through e-mail),
NBC's anti-Christian program The Book of Daniel has been cancelled! Your efforts, combined with those of hundreds of thousands of other AFA Online supporters, had an impact.
NBC's decision to pull The Book of Daniel shows the power of the pocketbook. NBC didn't want to eat their economic losses. Had NBC not had to eat millions of dollars each time it aired, NBC would have kept The Book of Daniel on the air. Because of your efforts, the sponsors dropped the program. NBC then decided it didn't want to continue the fight.
Even an impassioned plea by Daniel's producer Jack Kenny could not match your participation. "Ordinarily, I would never ask anyone to do this, but the AFA and bullies like them are hard at work to try and prevent you from seeing these beautiful shows, and that is censorshippure and simple. And that is both un-Christian and un-American," Kenny wrote. His attitude is typical in todays society. Non-Christians telling Christians what is Christian.
People like Kenny don't want people like you to have a voice. They want to deny you the right to get involved. You are supposed to sit back and take the trash. And when you do speak up they call you names.
This shows us that we don't have to simply sit back and take the trash, but we can get involved and fight back with our pocketbooks. I want to thank the 678,394 individuals who sent emails to NBC and the thousands who called and emailed their local affiliates.
Thanks for caring enough to get involved!
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Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman American Family Association
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When I saw a report that NBC was selling ad time for pennies on the dollar, I remembered my Father's favorite saying, "Even a jackass knows when its oats are full of sandspurs."
Should also give credit to the writers and producers for creating this drek.
I've always loved Aiden Quinn so was very disappointed in this program. Parts of it was kindof funny, quirky, but the sex and homosex was just way too much.
Better luck next time, Aiden!
The biggest reason it went under wasn't because of complaints, it was because it was an awful show that even liberal critics like the guy at the Washington Post ripped apart. They'd air any kind of blasphemy (see South Park) so long as the ratings are high.
That is the only thing that ever gets a show cancelled.
I must disagree. They would never air SouthPark on a major network. Nor would any show that has blasphemy air for very long on any major network.
Please don't try to discount the efforts of millions of Christian Conservative Republicans who worked to get this show off the air.
Oh there you go, injecting logic into it.... ;-)
No, Jack, it's not censorship. That would be if the government prevented the program being shown. The government didn't do that, and neither did we. We just emailed every advertiser we could track down & told them we wouldn't buy from them. That's what you call a BOYCOTT, Jack. I'd tell you to invest some of your profits from the show in a dictionary, but there won't BE any profits from the show, neener neener neener.
Yup. As I called it in a post to a TV discussion board,
The Book Of _Cancelled_ ! :)
And speaking of the Nielsens, does anyone else wonder how accurately 100,000 households can represent a nation of 300 million people?
Well, that's part of it. The other part of it is that the show was a lousy show, even without the religious outrages.
Two different samples: One is a national sample, which contains about 9,000 meters inside your TV.
The second is local where the country is divided up into 210 DMAs. This is a combination of meters and diaries.
Power to the People. It works
Yep, nothing kills a good marketing program like a bad product.
Anyone with a TiVo or a DirecTV box is supplying viewership data as far as I know. Whether or not Nielsen uses this info is another matter.
Well, I only got a C in statistics, so I'm no wonk, but it sure seems like there's something wrong there somewhere, or the nets would be producing more shows that people would actually want to watch.
West Wing has been cancelled after this eason..next..Commander in Chief..
My effort was.. not to watch the show.
I watched it - it was a boring, bad show. It would have been better to let it die a natural death.... now its a little bit easier to present Christians as being intolerent.
The trend for many years is people watching more cable than broadcast programming.
"Book of Daniel" and "Left Wing" in the same week! NBC is finally smelling the coffee!
Nielsen just introduced DVR (Tivo, etc) ratings to be included, while some DirectTV users have set meters in them.
"Anyone with a TiVo or a DirecTV box is supplying viewership data as far as I know. Whether or not Nielsen uses this info is another matter."
Those of us with DirecTivos have the option of unplugging the phone cable since we get show data through the sattelite - stand alone Tivo users have to trust Tivo.
If I can ask, in what city do you live?
Isn't it on FOX now?
According to 2004 CNN exit polls, Bush voters included 38% of union members, 40% of those with union members in their households, 42% of those earning $15,000-$30,000, 44% of those who earn under $50,000 and 44% of Latinos, 45% of youth (aged 18-29), 13% of liberalseven 11% of Democrats voted for Bush. 2004 Election polls indicated 34% called themselves conservative, 21% liberal. Christians control 2/3'rds of the Nation's assets.
According to analysts at the EWTN religious network, "The World Over Live" report asserted that, with the exception of VA, where Catholics spit 70/30 in favor of Bush, the majority of Catholic voters split 55/45 for Bush.....a whopping number of votes since Catholics number about 52 million Americans.
So important was the Catholic loss, that Democratic strategists issued a memo on the loss of Catholics among its constituencies.
READ MEMO HERE: http://www.cwnews.com/news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=36492
The memo authored by a prominent Democratic strategy organization calls the decline in support of white Catholics for Democrats "striking" and "a big part of the 2004 election story."
One of the analysis' key findings is that Catholic voters are becoming more pro-life, which the authors called "a factor in the recent losses and one of the blockages for Democrats, at least in the Midwest."
The data also reveals that young Catholics are more pro-life than their parents and that bishops who speak out against pro-abortion politicians help bolster the pro-life vote. "
Next needs to be Geena Davis playing president...
The show was really bad. My teenage boys, who aren't that discriminating, tried to watch it, and were off doing something else after 8 minutes.
Heather Graham's new show got the axe after one week. Who was protesting that one?
Don't hurt your shoulder as you pat yourself on the back.
One of the red bits in Upstate NY. If there's a Nielsen box anywhere Upstate I'd be amazed :)
Or maybe it was just because the show sucked and nobody watched.
Here in Connecticut, South park is on a major network in the evening (Fox, I think...not the "big 3" perhaps but much bigger than UPN or the WB). I do not have cable.
And now that I think about it, I wonder if NBC's affiliates had anything to do with this...
I "censored" Burger King yesterday by going to McDonald's.
However, looking at my map, apart from the Buffalo DMA, the rest of upstate NY, viewing measurment would be recorded by Diary-Only (Watertown, Albany, Syracuse, Elmire, Utica, Binghamton, Rochester DMAs, etc.)
Why should anyone be tolerant of open insults, slander, and attacks on their deeply-held faith?
Have to agree with Mewzilla here. Sure, the ratings were low, but if it had been doing CSI-style ratings and no advertisers had been stepping up, that would have been it. Networks are in the profitmaking business, and both low ratings and unwilling advertisers hit right in the pocketbook.
There is a long list of actors whose careers took off after they appeared in a homosexual scene. The rumor (only a rumor) is that in Hollywood, there is an unwritten code that an actor's career will be put on the fast track by the higher ups of the industry if they agree to be involved in a homosexual scene.
With all due respect, this show died because it was horrible. It was badly written, badly directly and pretty much overall just brutal to watch.
Don't get me wrong, I'm very happy it was cancelled...but I doubt a boycott had anything to do with it.
People won't watch bad shows for very long, regardless of its' content.
All I know is that TV programs look more and more to me like TV produced by the blue bits for the blue bits. We've got three boob tubes and they're mostly collecting dust.
Need some pain pills, Jack-o?
I seriously doubt it had anything to do with this group's boycott... the show just sucked. Dozens of shows are canceled every year for the same reason.