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(Deadline)   Even the promise of racism, a shrill-faced harpy, and the robotic presence Julie Chen wasn't enough to get people to tune in for Big Brother, which hit an all-time low in the ratings   (deadline.com) divider line 37
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2013-07-04 05:33:02 PM  
Big Brother has been at an all-time low for quite some time now...
 
2013-07-04 05:37:05 PM  
The show is so dirt cheap to make that I doubt CBS really cares much about the ratings.
 
2013-07-04 05:54:36 PM  
I doubt this will get axed.
 
2013-07-04 06:02:36 PM  
I didn't even realize that show was still on.
 
2013-07-04 06:10:02 PM  
Good.
 
2013-07-04 06:27:53 PM  
can someone show Chen before plastic surgery?
 
2013-07-04 07:07:45 PM  
No matter how tawdry the contest, how cheap the production, how pointless the outcome, or how terrible the ratings, there will always be a line of people excited by the simple possibility of bein' on the teevee. Shows like this will be with us as long as there are attention whores. I fervently wish that wasn't true, but reality trumps ideology any day, sadly enough.
 
2013-07-04 07:09:35 PM  
... and still not a peep about Alec Baldwin and his homophobic rant where he also threatened a woman.

Nope, no double standard on fark.
 
2013-07-04 07:16:00 PM  

OnlyM3: ... and still not a peep about Alec Baldwin and his homophobic rant where he also threatened a woman.

Nope, no double standard on fark.


The sun rose in the East again today. Not a damn word about that either.
 
2013-07-04 07:17:57 PM  
It's funny this comes up today, I had all of them on my DVR and actually caught up last night.  It's really a guilty pleasure
 
2013-07-04 07:28:46 PM  
But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggles with good taste and decency were finished. They had lost the battle for ratings but had won the victory over themselves. I love Big Brother.


/possibly obscure
 
2013-07-04 07:57:16 PM  
Pffft I can walk out my door and see crazier shiat around this apartment complex.
 
2013-07-04 08:02:55 PM  

Cargo: /possibly obscure


Not in the least. Funny, though.

PacificaFitz: It's funny this comes up today, I had all of them on my DVR and actually caught up last night.  It's really a guilty pleasure


It's the Mrs. guilty pleasure as well. I try to watch it with her every season, then quit by the 3rd episode when I realize I'm rooting for the house to burn down with all of them in it. It's like the producers go out of their way to cast nothing but unlikeable assholes. If I wanted to watch unlikeable assholes, I'd go back to my old job.
 
paj
2013-07-04 08:11:36 PM  
IIRC the show wasn't airing in its traditional day/timeslot that viewers have become used to over the years, though they are switching back starting next week.
 
2013-07-04 08:27:10 PM  
Uh oh. I'm afraid this means Julie Chen will be back to visit with Craig Ferguson, and that always ruins his great show for me.
 
2013-07-04 08:36:05 PM  
I fast forward though most of the talking, unless the ladies are sun bathing, and just watch the challenges.

It a rare thing to laugh so hard you can't speck. This show does that to me
 
2013-07-04 08:45:21 PM  

browneye: Good.


I came in to say this, but realized if it gets cancelled, two more reality shows will take its place.
 
2013-07-04 08:53:50 PM  
But first......
 
2013-07-04 08:57:40 PM  

oh_please: Cargo: /possibly obscure

Not in the least. Funny, though.

PacificaFitz: It's funny this comes up today, I had all of them on my DVR and actually caught up last night.  It's really a guilty pleasure

It's the Mrs. guilty pleasure as well. I try to watch it with her every season, then quit by the 3rd episode when I realize I'm rooting for the house to burn down with all of them in it. It's like the producers go out of their way to cast nothing but unlikeable assholes. If I wanted to watch unlikeable assholes, I'd go back to my old job.


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/sorry to quote the whole post
//I'm on my phone
///but I was pretty proud of it too
 
2013-07-04 09:02:04 PM  
I hate to say this, but BB is one of my guilty pleasures, too.  The new schedule messed with my DVR last night, so I ended up missing it.
 
2013-07-04 09:52:44 PM  
Watching the live feed right now, and aside from being really bored, they're just talking about game plan and stuff.
 
2013-07-04 10:16:08 PM  
Amazing that people think the way to get ahead is to get on TV and say the vilest things you can get away with, or in this case have a broadcast network live stream unedited.

SomeoneDumb: Uh oh. I'm afraid this means Julie Chen will be back to visit with Craig Ferguson, and that always ruins his great show for me.


Man, I don't think there's anything that can ruin his show. He's gotta be the best late night host out there, even though his show does tend to revolve around sex. I don't think it's so bad but I've read people's complaints about this (Lesbian Row, the rusty trombone under his desk, Geoff the Gay Robot).
 
2013-07-04 10:59:10 PM  

OnlyM3: ... and still not a peep about Alec Baldwin and his homophobic rant where he also threatened a woman.

Nope, no double standard on fark.


I can't even begin to tell you how many times I've gone into a Big Brother thread only to be shocked at the lack of people  mentioning Alec Baldwin's rants. Abysmal.
 
2013-07-04 11:06:14 PM  

paj: IIRC the show wasn't airing in its traditional day/timeslot that viewers have become used to over the years, though they are switching back starting next week.


This was on the online feed, not on the actual show.
 
2013-07-04 11:06:49 PM  
Lowest rating in the history of the show...and it was the highest rated show of the night.  It's viewership is down from last year, as was that year compared to the previous year.

Year to year metrics are pretty worthless in TV as people defect to other forms of entertainment.  The only useful measurement is compared to other shows today, where it did fine.
 
2013-07-04 11:07:43 PM  

OnlyM3: ... and still not a peep about Alec Baldwin and his homophobic rant where he also threatened a woman.

Nope, no double standard on fark.


Lorne Michaels threatened to take Drew's beer money.
 
2013-07-04 11:15:00 PM  
That still exists somewhere in the world?.
 
2013-07-04 11:15:12 PM  

rhiannon: OnlyM3: ... and still not a peep about Alec Baldwin and his homophobic rant where he also threatened a woman.

Nope, no double standard on fark.

I can't even begin to tell you how many times I've gone into a Big Brother thread only to be shocked at the lack of people  mentioning Alec Baldwin's rants. Abysmal.


Does Baldwin even have an association with the show?

Anyhoo...

I haven't seen the show myself, but I imagine lots of sexual tensions among a group of twenty somethings  living in some swank apartment or maybe on a tropical island somewhere with one or two really old people (like 35 or 40) sprinkled in as a means of imparting their grissled wisdom to the young uns.

Is there an Orwellian slant to it?  I might watch a show where children turn in their parents for thought crimes, especially if the torture sessions and executions were televised.
 
2013-07-04 11:17:01 PM  

CygnusDarius: That still exists somewhere in the world?.


There's international versions of it too.
 
2013-07-05 12:11:41 AM  

TomD9938: rhiannon: OnlyM3: ... and still not a peep about Alec Baldwin and his homophobic rant where he also threatened a woman.

Nope, no double standard on fark.

I can't even begin to tell you how many times I've gone into a Big Brother thread only to be shocked at the lack of people  mentioning Alec Baldwin's rants. Abysmal.

Does Baldwin even have an association with the show?

Anyhoo...

I haven't seen the show myself, but I imagine lots of sexual tensions among a group of twenty somethings  living in some swank apartment or maybe on a tropical island somewhere with one or two really old people (like 35 or 40) sprinkled in as a means of imparting their grissled wisdom to the young uns.

Is there an Orwellian slant to it?  I might watch a show where children turn in their parents for thought crimes, especially if the torture sessions and executions were televised.



The show is mostly about voting.  Each week, someone is voted out of the house, and so there is a lot of alliance making and backstabbing and so on as people try to get other people voted out and not have themselves or their friends/allies voted out.  There's sometimes sexual tension between people, but then as soon as it becomes obvious that two people are beginning a relationship, everyone else becomes threatened by that and tries to vote one of them out.

There's nothing orwellian about it.  It's more cheesy than anything else.
 
2013-07-05 12:18:19 AM  

OnlyM3: ... and still not a peep about Alec Baldwin and his homophobic rant where he also threatened a woman.

Nope, no double standard on fark.


They should totally cancel 30 Rock because of his statements
 
2013-07-05 12:57:52 AM  

OnlyM3: ... and still not a peep about Alec Baldwin and his homophobic rant where he also threatened a woman.

Nope, no double standard on fark.


Indeed. And it helps so much when you whine rather than submit a post. Truly nobody has suffered like you because people aren't paying enough attention to Alec Baldwin.
 
2013-07-05 01:30:01 AM  
Will never understand why this show is so massive in Britain.
 
2013-07-05 07:14:19 AM  

OnlyM3: ... and still not a peep about Alec Baldwin and his homophobic rant where he also threatened a woman.

Nope, no double standard on fark.


Ouch.
 
2013-07-05 08:28:28 AM  
Once upon a time the Big Brother After Dark and the live feeds were worth watching.  They pretty much supplied unlimited booze so every night was beer pong, drunken rants and topless whip cream parties.  Apparently that upset the networks nannies or something so now a couple times a week they get enough alcohol for everybody to have two beers.

Plus the BBAD is now on a channel that sensors everything and even the live feeds cut away whenever somebody starts doing something that a 90 year old kindergarten teacher might find offensive.
 
2013-07-05 09:11:22 AM  
"No, Julie, what eyem saying is, how come your c*nt of a ahsbund has to book ya here every week? Thas allum saying, Julie."
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2013-07-05 10:59:30 AM  
The ads they play for this make Idiocracy look like a documentary.
 
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