Posts Tagged ‘TV ratings’

Why was the 2010 BCS National Championship the Most Watched TV Show in a Year?

January 9, 2010

IS VIOLENCE MORE APPEALING TO AUDIENCES THAN SEX NOW?

Not only Alabama won big Thursday night, but so did ABC.  According to By the Numbers,  the 2010 Citi BCS National Championship Bowl not only got more viewers than all the other major networks combined during the same time period,  it won the largest TV audience in a year’s time.  By the Numbers says  30,800,000 people watched.

Why? Well, it had almost everything: violence, action, combat, conflict, tragedy, joy, comedy, pathos, music, and a tremendous amount of suspense.  What it didn’t have was romantic sex. 

Maybe violence is a greater attraction than sex now.  The last few times I have been in a movie theater the endless previews of coming attractions showed one violent movie trailer after another, every one of them with that resounding, too-loud, electronic crashing sound and frantic music that accents every violent action.  I thought they really went too far when they ran that effect with a guy putting on his hat.  Ever hear of a hat making that kind of sound when you put it on?

Advertisements

Why Politics Top the TV Ratings

September 5, 2008

  What’s hot on TV right now?

   Politics.

   Speeches by Barack Obama, Sara Palin and John McCain have attracted more viewers than the Olympics opening ceremony and the American Idol finale.

Sen. Barack Obama

Sen. Barack Obama

  Why?

Sen. John McCain

Sen. John McCain

  The same reason that Americans tuned in by the millions to hear what President Franklin D. Roosevelt had to say in his fireside chats during the Great Depression. They are now paying attention to what the politciains are doing because of what they have done to them. Their lives are directly being affected by the state of the economy, the high price of gasoline and food, incomes that are not keeping up with inflation, jobs being sent overseas, illegal immigration, and an unpopular war that is siphoning off billions of dollars that could be spent at home,  

Gov. Sarah Palin

Gov. Sarah Palin

    Too bad they wait until things get so bad before they really start paying attention. But, the fact is, they now are.

Sen. Joe Biden

Sen. Joe Biden