Wednesday, March 07, 2007

My word!


I was just looking at last week's Nielsen ratings: Fox had the top SIX shows. Three "Idols" followed by three "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth-Graders?"


That's dominant. And a little frightening.

6 Comments:

At 10:21 AM, March 07, 2007, Blogger Eli the Mad Man said...

Apparently the masses watching Fox's "reality TV" drivel in droves are in fact NOT smarter than a fifth-grader. Or Ryan Seacrust.

Fox has in effect become the nation's unofficial IQ testing network.

Ugh.

 
At 11:36 AM, March 07, 2007, Blogger MENBAH! said...

Have we reached a consensus on whether or not we, as a nation, are smarter than fifth-graders? Do we need to remove the fifth-graders from the pool for statistical accuracy? How about the fourth-graders? The permutations boggle the mind. Get me Gallup on the phone.

 
At 2:43 PM, March 07, 2007, Blogger V said...

Not suprising honestly...

American Idol is currently a quite popular show - and Fox just needs to "hang on" to that audience as it leads in to the "5th grader" show...

 
At 2:59 PM, March 07, 2007, Blogger AndyW said...

It's worth noting, however, that nothing else Fox has tried in that slot has done anywhere near as well as "5th Grader." The show is obviously speaking to the "Idol" audience. Or maybe, the idle audience.

 
At 4:22 PM, March 07, 2007, Anonymous TV Watcher said...

Proud to say I have never watched EITHER show - by choice. (I was a guest at someone's house once and we all were "invited" to stop socializing & sit down and watch Idol....)

 
At 4:15 PM, March 09, 2007, Blogger Chase Squires said...

Mike Judge's film "Idiocracy" says it all .. you reap what you sow.

double-true.

 

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