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(Deadline)   The 2013 cable network ratings are in: USA still top dog, but falling. Fox News drops 13%, A&E rides the Robertsons to a 9% jump, and Nick at Nite posts the biggest gain, up a whopping 25%   (deadline.com ) divider line
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2014-01-01 10:40:49 AM  
God, why?

Nick at Nite is shiatty 2000s sitcoms and reality crap now.
 
2014-01-01 11:46:31 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: God, why?

Nick at Nite is shiatty 2000s sitcoms and reality crap now.


Because going from 4 viewers to 5 is still a 25% gain.
 
2014-01-01 11:49:39 AM  
Did Nick At Nite start showing porn?
 
2014-01-01 12:06:57 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: God, why?

Nick at Nite is shiatty 2000s sitcoms and reality crap now.


This.

There was a time, maybe 15 to 20 years ago, when Nick At Nite was great.

I Love Lucy
Dick Van Dyke
Dragnet
Welcome Back Kotter
Taxi
I Dream of Jeannie
Get Smart
F Troop. . .

Great old shows you could watch and relax and be comfortable with.

You turn it on now, what do you get?
Friends
Full House
Everybody Hates Chris. . .

New crap, or the shows I was turning to Nick At Nite to get away from in the first place.

In other news, interesting to see FOX News ratings dropping.  Derp/fear burnout?
 
2014-01-01 12:10:03 PM  

Silverstaff: In other news, interesting to see FOX News ratings dropping.  Derp/fear burnout?


Old people dying....
 
2014-01-01 12:15:08 PM  

Silverstaff: In other news, interesting to see FOX News ratings dropping. Derp/fear burnout?


I would guess loss of moderates as they keep turning the derp up to keep the derpers attention and keep selling them gold.
 
2014-01-01 12:15:57 PM  
2012 rankings in parentheses:

1. USA (1)
2. Disney (2)
3. ESPN (3)
4. History (4)
5. TNT (5)
6. TBS (7)
7. Fox News (6)
8. A&E (8)
9. FX (10)
10. AMC (16)
11. Discovery (13)
12. Home&Garden (17)
13. Lifetime (15)
14. Adult Swim (9)
15. ABC Family (11)
16. Syfy (12)
17. Food Network (14)
18. Nick at Nite (20)
19. TLC (18)
20. Bravo (unranked)

Dropped out: TruTV (19)
 
2014-01-01 12:38:43 PM  
I hate to be That Guy but I'm going to have to be That Guy:

I don't even know the channel number for USA. What do they air that's so popular as to make them the number one rated cable channel?
 
2014-01-01 12:39:09 PM  
Likely because USA had nothing but NCIS and SVU marathons on when they weren't playing Psych or Burn Notice.
 
2014-01-01 12:45:21 PM  

Hyjamon: Silverstaff: In other news, interesting to see FOX News ratings dropping. Derp/fear burnout?

I would guess loss of moderates as they keep turning the derp up to keep the derpers attention and keep selling them gold.


Interesting that Fox seems to be the only cable news network people trust and watch. Where be the liberal MSNBC, HLN and CNN?
 
2014-01-01 12:54:11 PM  

Benjamin Stone: I hate to be That Guy but I'm going to have to be That Guy:

I don't even know the channel number for USA. What do they air that's so popular as to make them the number one rated cable channel?


NCIS reruns mostly.
 
2014-01-01 12:55:21 PM  

Benjamin Stone: I hate to be That Guy but I'm going to have to be That Guy:

I don't even know the channel number for USA. What do they air that's so popular as to make them the number one rated cable channel?


Suits, Psych, White Collar, Royal Pains? (IMO, Suits is the best thing on tv when it's on.)
 
2014-01-01 12:56:43 PM  

Silverstaff: FirstNationalBastard: God, why?


In other news, interesting to see FOX News ratings dropping.  Derp/fear burnout?


Cable news drop off in non election years.

MSNBC is really staging for a rally by shrinking their numbers so much in 2013.  Any word on who thought it was a good idea to invite comedians to make race jokes about the Romney's Christmas card picture?  I don't get why MS or NBC is even allowing them to keep the branding any more.
 
2014-01-01 01:00:39 PM  

Benjamin Stone: I hate to be That Guy but I'm going to have to be That Guy:

I don't even know the channel number for USA. What do they air that's so popular as to make them the number one rated cable channel?


Suits is easily one of the best shows on TV right now.  The first couple of seasons is on Netflix ... I highly recommend it.  Very well written and acted.

White Collar is very good too.  The thing I like about it is it is an unabashedly light entertainment cop show.  In an era of gritty, violent dark police procedurals, White Collar is funny and features plots about art heists counterfeiting.

Graceland was much better than I was expecting.  It was a little like "90210 meets junkie cops", but it was better than pretty much everything on network TV.  I hope it gets a second season.

WWE Raw drags the ratings up despite Vince and HHH's horrible booking.  'Rasslin used to be my guilty pleasure, but I can't watch it anymore.
 
2014-01-01 01:01:14 PM  

Silverstaff: FirstNationalBastard: God, why?

Nick at Nite is shiatty 2000s sitcoms and reality crap now.

This.

There was a time, maybe 15 to 20 years ago, when Nick At Nite was great.

I Love Lucy
Dick Van Dyke
Dragnet
Welcome Back Kotter
Taxi
I Dream of Jeannie
Get Smart
F Troop. . .

Great old shows you could watch and relax and be comfortable with.

You turn it on now, what do you get?
Friends
Full House
Everybody Hates Chris. . .

New crap, or the shows I was turning to Nick At Nite to get away from in the first place.

In other news, interesting to see FOX News ratings dropping.  Derp/fear burnout?


Full house is the greatest show of all time.
 
2014-01-01 01:07:21 PM  
drumhellar:

NCIS reruns mostly.

Well that makes sense. I have a few people in my family who will watch reruns of that show no matter what time it is or what channel it airs on (I guess that would be USA).
 
2014-01-01 01:07:40 PM  

ricbach229: Silverstaff: FirstNationalBastard: God, why?


In other news, interesting to see FOX News ratings dropping.  Derp/fear burnout?

Cable news drop off in non election years.

MSNBC is really staging for a rally by shrinking their numbers so much in 2013.  Any word on who thought it was a good idea to invite comedians to make race jokes about the Romney's Christmas card picture?  I don't get why MS or NBC is even allowing them to keep the branding any more.


My money is on the one who is a founder of the "Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South " and the author of "Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America. "

This seems to be a case study on how constantly looking for racism of whites against blacks in every news story makes you blind or not cognizant of when you are doing the same thing.

She is an intelligent woman, but she needs to not follow in the footprints of Al Sharpton
 
gad
2014-01-01 01:14:37 PM  

Lee451: Hyjamon: Silverstaff: In other news, interesting to see FOX News ratings dropping. Derp/fear burnout?

I would guess loss of moderates as they keep turning the derp up to keep the derpers attention and keep selling them gold.

Interesting that Fox seems to be the only cable news network people trust and watch. Where be the liberal MSNBC, HLN and CNN?


Are you kidding? HLN hasn't had news on it for years, it's entertainment shows and nancy grace type craptavision. CNN isn't a liberal outlet, it's a 'let's not offend anyone' let the moron talking point bots drone on without questioning the bizarre crap they say and treating it all equally neutrally and MSNBC has that bland big mouthed Joe Scarborough pretty much in charge while any host who threatens the corporate status quo is shifted off in short order while the rest of the host pile over there says not a word as long as their hour of me isn't threatened. And you know that the biggest audience goes to the biggest clown car train wreck disgrace to humanity anyways and that's sure enough what Fox News is. It's Yellow Journalism of the modern era. It's rich people paying rich people to tell middle class people that it's the fault of poor people for all the problems in the country. Nobody trusts and watches Fox, it feeds the fear and prejudice of the afraid and ignorant.
 
2014-01-01 01:16:38 PM  

Brokenseas: White Collar is very good too.  The thing I like about it is it is an unabashedly light entertainment cop show.  In an era of gritty, violent dark police procedurals, White Collar is funny and features plots about art heists counterfeiting.


My wife and I are big fans of the show. Solid acting, nice dynamics with the leads and the supporting actors, and eye candy for her (Matt Bomer) and me (Tiffani Thiessen, yum!). And I agree with your point about it being light entertainment and not ashamed of that fact. Nothing wrong with making enjoyable television.

Brokenseas: Graceland was much better than I was expecting.  It was a little like "90210 meets junkie cops", but it was better than pretty much everything on network TV.  I hope it gets a second season.


According to IMDB, it has been renewed for a second season, which is good news because I also agree it was a lot better than I was expecting. Again, solid acting, solid writing, and lots of eye candy for both me and the wife.
 
2014-01-01 01:27:18 PM  

Silverstaff: In other news, interesting to see FOX News ratings dropping. Derp/fear burnout?


Obviously, Fartbama's Death Panels are kicking in.
 
2014-01-01 01:30:21 PM  

Winterlight: Brokenseas: White Collar is very good too.  The thing I like about it is it is an unabashedly light entertainment cop show.  In an era of gritty, violent dark police procedurals, White Collar is funny and features plots about art heists counterfeiting.

My wife and I are big fans of the show. Solid acting, nice dynamics with the leads and the supporting actors, and eye candy for her (Matt Bomer) and me (Tiffani Thiessen, yum!). And I agree with your point about it being light entertainment and not ashamed of that fact. Nothing wrong with making enjoyable television.

Brokenseas: Graceland was much better than I was expecting.  It was a little like "90210 meets junkie cops", but it was better than pretty much everything on network TV.  I hope it gets a second season.

According to IMDB, it has been renewed for a second season, which is good news because I also agree it was a lot better than I was expecting. Again, solid acting, solid writing, and lots of eye candy for both me and the wife.


Three cheers for Winterlight!  Hip hip hooray!

/thanks man
 
2014-01-01 01:43:11 PM  
People still watch cable TV?
 
2014-01-01 01:50:20 PM  
Meanwhile today is the day that life support is removed from the G4 after a long decline into irrelevancy. The decaying corpse will still be available on a few small cable systems whose contracts don't end today.
 
2014-01-01 01:50:57 PM  
AMC was up double digits 18%? No farking shiat. The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad are printing presses for money. It seems like AMC is the new HBO when it comes to original content. I'll miss seeing new Breaking Bad but it really ended when it should have and didn't drag on like the Sopranos.
 
2014-01-01 02:00:56 PM  

phaedra: Benjamin Stone: I hate to be That Guy but I'm going to have to be That Guy:

I don't even know the channel number for USA. What do they air that's so popular as to make them the number one rated cable channel?

Suits, Psych, White Collar, Royal Pains? (IMO, Suits is the best thing on tv when it's on.)


I loved the first 2 seasons of Suits. However I think the third one went down hill. It seemed as if everyone on the show was either suing someone or being sued by someone. The lawsuits where on the most part just plain stupid. The one about the cat was the worst. Hopefully they get back on track for season 4
 
2014-01-01 02:03:11 PM  
Absolutely NONE of this matters to me since I dropped my cable TV back in 2010. The last straw for me was Sarah Palin's sh*t show on the "Learning" Channel, and saw the dark and brain-damaging trend ahead.
 
2014-01-01 02:04:54 PM  

EngineerAU: Meanwhile today is the day that life support is removed from the G4 after a long decline into irrelevancy. The decaying corpse will still be available on a few small cable systems whose contracts don't end today.


I'm still amazed Hammer pulled that crap but only because DIrectTV dropped G4 and would only get half of the viewers.
 
2014-01-01 02:05:41 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Absolutely NONE of this matters to me


Oh, well. It's great you came in to tell us that.
 
2014-01-01 02:27:24 PM  

Brokenseas: Benjamin Stone: I hate to be That Guy but I'm going to have to be That Guy:

I don't even know the channel number for USA. What do they air that's so popular as to make them the number one rated cable channel?

Suits is easily one of the best shows on TV right now.  The first couple of seasons is on Netflix ... I highly recommend it.  Very well written and acted.

White Collar is very good too.  The thing I like about it is it is an unabashedly light entertainment cop show.  In an era of gritty, violent dark police procedurals, White Collar is funny and features plots about art heists counterfeiting.

Graceland was much better than I was expecting.  It was a little like "90210 meets junkie cops", but it was better than pretty much everything on network TV.  I hope it gets a second season.

WWE Raw drags the ratings up despite Vince and HHH's horrible booking.  'Rasslin used to be my guilty pleasure, but I can't watch it anymore.



As a member of the fWc, Vince is moving away from crative and so far overall the doofus son in law is doing much better.
 
2014-01-01 02:34:32 PM  

Hyjamon: My money is on the one who is a founder of the "Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South " and the author of "Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America. "

This seems to be a case study on how constantly looking for racism of whites against blacks in every news story makes you blind or not cognizant of when you are doing the same thing.

She is an intelligent woman, but she needs to not follow in the footprints of Al Sharpton



Yeah, but keep in mind that when it comes to humor, not all races and classes are equal. White people, especially wealthy ones, always have made good targets of humor because of their power and privilege, back to the days of court jesters skewering the nobility. White people in positions of power akin fun of poor non-whites, on the other hand, just seems tacky. There isn't just race, there is a socioeconomic component to the humor that makes the privileged more fair game for mockery.

Poor southern white people are a bit of an exception to the rule, but that is more due to actively working to make themselves objects of derision with overt racism in the latter half of the 20th century, and anti-intellectualism/religious zealotry in the 21st. They basically invoked the Juggalo Rule that no matter what your socioeconomic class you can invite widespread derision by acting like a huge dumbass.
 
2014-01-01 02:36:20 PM  

Luminaro: Silverstaff: FirstNationalBastard: God, why?

Nick at Nite is shiatty 2000s sitcoms and reality crap now.

This.

There was a time, maybe 15 to 20 years ago, when Nick At Nite was great.

I Love Lucy
Dick Van Dyke
Dragnet
Welcome Back Kotter
Taxi
I Dream of Jeannie
Get Smart
F Troop. . .

Great old shows you could watch and relax and be comfortable with.

You turn it on now, what do you get?
Friends
Full House
Everybody Hates Chris. . .

New crap, or the shows I was turning to Nick At Nite to get away from in the first place.

In other news, interesting to see FOX News ratings dropping.  Derp/fear burnout?

Full house is the greatest show of all time.


[Michellespittake.jpg]
 
2014-01-01 02:54:35 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Hyjamon: My money is on the one who is a founder of the "Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South " and the author of "Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America. "

This seems to be a case study on how constantly looking for racism of whites against blacks in every news story makes you blind or not cognizant of when you are doing the same thing.

She is an intelligent woman, but she needs to not follow in the footprints of Al Sharpton


Yeah, but keep in mind that when it comes to humor, not all races and classes are equal. White people, especially wealthy ones, always have made good targets of humor because of their power and privilege, back to the days of court jesters skewering the nobility. White people in positions of power akin fun of poor non-whites, on the other hand, just seems tacky. There isn't just race, there is a socioeconomic component to the humor that makes the privileged more fair game for mockery.

Poor southern white people are a bit of an exception to the rule, but that is more due to actively working to make themselves objects of derision with overt racism in the latter half of the 20th century, and anti-intellectualism/religious zealotry in the 21st. They basically invoked the Juggalo Rule that no matter what your socioeconomic class you can invite widespread derision by acting like a huge dumbass.


Because that's just mean.
 
2014-01-01 03:15:50 PM  

eddievercetti: EngineerAU: Meanwhile today is the day that life support is removed from the G4 after a long decline into irrelevancy. The decaying corpse will still be available on a few small cable systems whose contracts don't end today.

I'm still amazed Hammer pulled that crap but only because DIrectTV dropped G4 and would only get half of the viewers.


I'm weird, but I'd like to see what the very end looks like. Like, the last thing they broadcast before going off the air. I got obsessed last year with digging up footage of local network stations swapping from analog to digital and I've taken an interest in that kind of thing.

...Good lord, I'm in the middle of maeking poast and I'M STILL ADDING TO THE DAMN THING.
 
2014-01-01 03:17:58 PM  

ricbach229: Silverstaff: FirstNationalBastard: God, why?


In other news, interesting to see FOX News ratings dropping.  Derp/fear burnout?

Cable news drop off in non election years.


This.
 
2014-01-01 04:05:30 PM  

EngineerAU: Meanwhile today is the day that life support is removed from the G4 after a long decline into irrelevancy. The decaying corpse will still be available on a few small cable systems whose contracts don't end today.


The best part of this? Leo Laporte and Patrick Norton are doing great with their webcasts at Twit.tv and Revision3. Tech TV lives on in spirit.
 
2014-01-01 04:19:50 PM  

EngineerAU: Meanwhile today is the day that life support is removed from the G4 after a long decline into irrelevancy. The decaying corpse will still be available on a few small cable systems whose contracts don't end today.


G4?

Oh you mean SpikeTv Reject Jr.
 
2014-01-01 04:45:16 PM  
I went 7 years without cable and only got it back last year. My fiance pays for it. I pretty much only watch AMC (love Walking Dead) and the Discovery Channel as far as cable channels go. Oh and Comedy Central. Love me some Stewart and Colbert. I may have to check out Nick at Night now. Growing up it was always playing I Love Lucy or Green Acres (I think that was the name). Boring.
 
2014-01-01 04:51:34 PM  

drumhellar: Benjamin Stone: I hate to be That Guy but I'm going to have to be That Guy:

I don't even know the channel number for USA. What do they air that's so popular as to make them the number one rated cable channel?

NCIS reruns mostly.


And Bones reruns, don't forget about Bones.

But they do also have some really good original programming. For example Psych is probably one of the most popular shows on now.
 
2014-01-01 05:29:15 PM  
I wonder what happened in 2012 that would make so many people watch Fox News?
Was there some big event going on then that didn't also happen in 2013?   Weird.....
 
2014-01-01 06:04:34 PM  

Lee451: Hyjamon: Silverstaff: In other news, interesting to see FOX News ratings dropping. Derp/fear burnout?

I would guess loss of moderates as they keep turning the derp up to keep the derpers attention and keep selling them gold.

Interesting that Fox seems to be the only cable news network people trust and watch. Where be the liberal MSNBC, HLN and CNN?


The only people watching are prisoners being punished or people stuck in airport lounges where they can't change stations.

As for Fox's drop, this change is in relation to viewership on all channels, not just news. Just because a bunch of people decide to watch Bowling For Dentures on the I-Lost-My-Remote Channel instead of Sean Hannity doesn't mean that Fox is suddenly not trusted, it means people are less interested in news for any of many possible reasons. Such as avoiding the suicidal feelings they get when they see what Obamacare is doing to them.
 
2014-01-01 06:10:23 PM  
Suicidal feelings because sick and poor people can finally get health insurance?
 
2014-01-01 06:24:24 PM  

Silverstaff: FirstNationalBastard: God, why?

Nick at Nite is shiatty 2000s sitcoms and reality crap now.

This.

There was a time, maybe 15 to 20 years ago, when Nick At Nite was great.

I Love Lucy
Dick Van Dyke
Dragnet
Welcome Back Kotter
Taxi
I Dream of Jeannie
Get Smart
F Troop. . .

Great old shows you could watch and relax and be comfortable with.


Most of those shows are now on free digital sub-channels over the air on MeTV and Antenna TV.   You do not have to pay for cable to get them.

Now, as for Fox News, 2013 was a non-election year, their ratings will go up this year before the midterms.
 
2014-01-01 06:25:58 PM  
The USA Network is pretty much CBS on cable. They churn out cookie-cutter non-edgy drama shows with wide appeal. You aren't going to see FX- or even AMC-caliber shows on there. Same holds true for TNT.
 
2014-01-01 07:01:16 PM  

skinink: AMC was up double digits 18%? No farking shiat. The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad are printing presses for money. It seems like AMC is the new HBO when it comes to original content. I'll miss seeing new Breaking Bad but it really ended when it should have and didn't drag on like the Sopranos.


Interesting, I would have guessed either AMC or FX on to just with the crazy, network tv like numbers Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy pull in. But I guess all the other crap on those channels that no one watches probably averages things out.
 
2014-01-01 07:26:56 PM  

Lee451: Interesting that Fox seems to be the only cable news network people trust and watch. Where be the liberal MSNBC, HLN and CNN?


Fox Nutwork viewers are susceptible to appeal to authority; they're gullible retards.  Of course they trust their source.  That has nothing to do with the trustworthiness of the source; it's a characteristic of the demographic.

As for the liberals, they won't trust any news organizations because their mistrust of corporate media is as institutional as it is hypocritical.  The same guy who'll shout "CNN is owned by Time Warner!" from the rooftops will eagerly forward an article by CNN as long as it's an expose on corporate excess.  So again, this has nothing to do with the trustworthiness of the source; it's a characteristic of the demographic.
 
2014-01-01 08:16:35 PM  
USA still exists? I remember watching Cartoon Express on it in the early 90s and later on staying up late and watching those late night with Gilbert Godfried movies and Duckman. I had no idea it was still around though.
 
2014-01-01 08:19:24 PM  

Benjamin Stone: I hate to be That Guy but I'm going to have to be That Guy:

I don't even know the channel number for USA. What do they air that's so popular as to make them the number one rated cable channel?


Covert Affairs, Burn Notice, Psych, White Collar and Suits are all fairly popular. Graceland is off to a great start as well. They show SVU and NCIS reruns and recently added Modern Family.
 
2014-01-01 08:23:32 PM  

ongbok: drumhellar: Benjamin Stone: I hate to be That Guy but I'm going to have to be That Guy:

I don't even know the channel number for USA. What do they air that's so popular as to make them the number one rated cable channel?

NCIS reruns mostly.

And Bones reruns, don't forget about Bones.

But they do also have some really good original programming. For example Psych is probably one of the most popular shows on now.


USA doesn't show Bones. That's TNT.

USA is on basically nonstop at my house. I love the original shows and the reruns are decent background noise when I'm not too sick of NCIS and when small children aren't around to hear SVU.
 
2014-01-01 08:48:33 PM  

jjorsett: Such as avoiding the suicidal feelings they get when they see what Obamacare is doing to them.


Awww man I know. The Affordable Care Act is so awful that today instead of being happy I'll be able to see a doctor now I'm just gonna end it all.
 
2014-01-01 10:10:02 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Absolutely NONE of this matters to me since I dropped my cable TV back in 2010. The last straw for me was Sarah Palin's sh*t show on the "Learning" Channel, and saw the dark and brain-damaging trend ahead.


The thing about television ratings is that they only rate the popularity of shows that people watch on television.

Yes, that sounds pretty stupid (the first rule of Tautology Club...) but it's like being the number-one newspaper in town. It's a meaningless figure for people who don't read newspapers. While I doubt that television will entirely go the way of newspapers, video-on-demand services are making the idea of scheduled, sponsored network television obsolete.

One side-effect of this is that network television audiences are aging. (My Mom used to yell at me that I was watching too much television; now she's a member of the demographic that watches more than any other.) This was six years ago. I think I've heard the statistic tossed around that the average Fox News viewer was 63. "I don't even own a television" used to be something only smug hipsters said; it's slowly becoming the norm. And hell, television has always been a pandering freakshow; it's just that different things trip our circuits now. If television follows the pattern, it's going to waste so much time clinging to its existing, aging audience that it won't have time to capture new viewers. Let's see what the landscape looks like in ten years.
 
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