Turning the channel after TM sounds like a good idea but for the fact that ratings are driven by the Nielsen ratings. You
Would have to appeal to all those families. What we, as fans,watch doesn't have much weight I would think. I believe the ratings are from a selected group of families and then extrapolated, estimated ....whatever they do to get what they feel is the correct amount of people watching, then reported as ratings. I don't think it is fair, but it is done that way. The networks are paying more attention to streaming I hear, but does that include anybody who chooses to buy on Monday after the show? I do that every Monday and I hope it counts. Good old Amazon gets my 1.99 every week.
You are so right about money driving it all. And......the explanation that the 18-49 demo is the most lucrative for getting advertising money kicks my butt also. Just because they are harder to trap, they are more valuable when caught? That leaves us "older" folks, who also spend money, as step children I guess. I do wish there was a better way of recording just how many of us really do watch a certain program. They just keep using the same old way of estimating......if xxxx Nielson families watch a show, then they estimate xxxxxxxx of the US is watching. Where are you and I, as fans, in this process?
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Gee, Entwife, if what you are feeling comes true I will be so disappointed. I am wondering if Lisbon has upcoming projects coming or is pregnant or something of that nature. If they are throwing her to the wolves for the sake of ratings, I would be ready to throw in the towel. If anything like that is true, it would be a hard place to be working, especially the fact that several new people have been added and the female "lead" just doesn't have it.....or the character just isn't jelling with the the team. I can't believe she is getting positive fan mail. Not remarking on a personal level, but that character will never fit in IMHO. I am wondering just when we will find out that they find out what they (PJ TL) mean to each other. Just paraphrasing Simon Baker's remarks after RJ. Sure hasn't happened yet......but maybe hiatus got in the way. ;)
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