Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Where have all the viewers gone?

POSTED: 10:46 a.m. EDT, May 9, 2007
Story Highlights
• Major network viewership down this spring
• Some reasons: DST, time-shifting, other activities
• Networks trying to find ways to cope -- so advertisers are happy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Maybe they're outside in the garden. They could be playing softball. Or perhaps they're just plain bored.

In TV's worst spring in recent memory, a startling number of Americans drifted away from television the past two months: More than 2.5 million fewer people were watching ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox than at the same time last year, statistics show.

Everyone has a theory to explain the plummeting ratings: early Daylight Savings Time, more reruns, bad shows, more shows being recorded or downloaded or streamed. (Blog: What -- and when -- are you watching?) Click here for more.

Dear totally clueless idiot.

Your former viewers are NOT in the garden.

Your former viewers are NOT playing softball.

Your former viewers are NOT abducted by aliens.

Your former viewers are happy and healthy and sitting right here reading blogs like this one BECAUSE YOUR FORMER VIEWERS DO NOT LIKE BEING LIED TO, and THAT is why they are turning off their TV sets. ~ Mike Rivero


Blogger here2daygonetomorrow said...

"We let them get out of the habit of watching television a little bit, and it's going to take some time to get these people back in front of their television sets," said David Poltrack, chief researcher for CBS (owned by CBS Corp.).

Sounds like the major television networks are getting a little scared. After all, the whole idea is to keep American in front of the "boob tube" to be dumbed down by "reality" shows. Time to heard the masses back onto their sofas to watch TV where they belong.

7:26 PM  
Blogger The Freedom Fellowship said...

As they say "here today, gone tomorrow!"

8:55 PM  
Blogger Scott C. Haley said...

Amen, Mike!

The Corporatocracy-controlled, homogenized, info-tainment, Corporate Media are beginning to realize that in the internet age, we are no longer the ignorant masses.

Now watch for a big crackdown on freedom of expression on the internet. It's only a matter of when, not if.

The Revolution has started...and is spreading. The Corporatocracy will not stand for it, but their efforts will be for naught. Individual sovereign people are fed up with the lies and distortions of the Elites. Boycott the Corporatocracy at every opportunity.

Everyone can see what they did with the MSNBC debate poll results concerning the overwhelming popularity of Ron Paul---they ignored said results, and continued on with the same so-called "front-runners", all of whom experienced a DECREASE in popularity after the debate. [McCain's popularity dropped by almost half, according to the MSNBC poll.]

On with the Revolution.


1:55 AM  

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