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(The Raw Story)   Keep your right-wing crap out of our mindless TV: 'Duck Dynasty' ratings tumble on Season 5 premiere   (rawstory.com) divider line 23
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2014-01-17 10:50:00 AM
9 votes:
I love how Jesus America thinks it's totally okay to say stupid racist things if you also say stupid homophobic things.
2014-01-17 10:34:53 AM
4 votes:

superdolfan1: So let's see, it had 8 million viewers, which is 28% down from last year.  How does that compare with the rest of the cable shows?  If only there were a service that would give us the numbers for the week...

But wait, there is!  Looks like it beat out pretty much every other cable show out there.

Cable week: HBO's True Detective opened with 2.3 million Sunday, followed by 1 million for two Girls episodes; Showtime's Shameless claimed 1.7 million, followed by House of Lies (842,000) and Episodes (543,000). Tuesday starts: BET's Being Mary Jane (3.3 million); ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars (3.2 million); FX's Justified and OWN's The Haves and Have Nots (2.8 million each); TBS's Cougar Town (1.9 million Tuesday). And MTV's Teen Wolf scored a series-high 2.5 million with Monday's return.


Which in no way changes the fact that Duck Dynasty's ratings dropped 28% from last season's premiere. But hey, you talked about a lot of unrelated stuff!
2014-01-17 01:10:23 PM
2 votes:
HA!  Where are all the people who thought it was all a publicity stunt?  Did you really believe that lazy bit of rationalization?  Or were you just trying to diminish what happened?  Like when other cultural leaders such as Limbaugh or Coulter say something insanely idiotic and get the "just an entertainer" bailout?*

I said it while this was going on...they had NOTHING to gain in this.  It was not going to attract new fans, and would only push away those who were borderline curious to begin with.

Just accept that people like this exist and, surprise, they have no social filter.


*(entertainers may speak about politics if they are conservative...liberal entertainers need to STFU and do their jobs!)
2014-01-17 01:06:33 PM
2 votes:
The free market is all fine and good until it hampers conservatives.
2014-01-17 01:05:14 PM
2 votes:

Lost Thought 00: Time to go dig up a new family

cast of gullible rednecks actors and put them on TV

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2014-01-18 11:23:24 AM
1 votes:

TerminalEchoes: Blues_X: I love how Jesus America thinks it's totally okay to say stupid racist things if you also say stupid homophobic things.

Sorry, I still can't find anywhere statements where Phil Robertson was being racist or homophobic. Can you find a source for me? Hint: you won't be able to.


It helps if you search sites other than Fox News and the 700 Club, and are willing and able to engage your brain using something called "critical thinking."
2014-01-17 05:17:54 PM
1 votes:

js34603: Could is get my bias confirmed that this is totally because of the outrage and not because the ADHD American public has moved to the next shiny reality show? I can by reading the Fark comments? Awesome!



Which shiny new reality show would that be? Wouldn't it have to be at the same time slot for your point to matter?
2014-01-17 01:38:10 PM
1 votes:

superdolfan1: So let's see, it had 8 million viewers, which is 28% down from last year.  How does that compare with the rest of the cable shows?  If only there were a service that would give us the numbers for the week...

But wait, there is!  Looks like it beat out pretty much every other cable show out there.

Cable week: HBO's True Detective opened with 2.3 million Sunday, followed by 1 million for two Girls episodes; Showtime's Shameless claimed 1.7 million, followed by House of Lies (842,000) and Episodes (543,000). Tuesday starts: BET's Being Mary Jane (3.3 million); ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars (3.2 million); FX's Justified and OWN's The Haves and Have Nots (2.8 million each); TBS's Cougar Town (1.9 million Tuesday). And MTV's Teen Wolf scored a series-high 2.5 million with Monday's return.


All it takes is a couple percentage points, and those checks suddenly get lowered. A couple more and the show is struck off.

A lot of people don't know how hard it is to start getting ridiculous amounts of money, only to have it start to wither. You get used to having X thousand dollars a week. I guarantee you one thing: if 'ol pappy here 'wrecks' the show paychecks his kids / grand kids will never let him forget it happened. You don't want to be the person that kills the golden goose.

There's always another redneck to put on the teevee.
2014-01-17 01:31:48 PM
1 votes:

superdolfan1: So let's see, it had 8 million viewers, which is 28% down from last year.  How does that compare with the rest of the cable shows?  If only there were a service that would give us the numbers for the week...

But wait, there is!  Looks like it beat out pretty much every other cable show out there.

Cable week: HBO's True Detective opened with 2.3 million Sunday, followed by 1 million for two Girls episodes; Showtime's Shameless claimed 1.7 million, followed by House of Lies (842,000) and Episodes (543,000). Tuesday starts: BET's Being Mary Jane (3.3 million); ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars (3.2 million); FX's Justified and OWN's The Haves and Have Nots (2.8 million each); TBS's Cougar Town (1.9 million Tuesday). And MTV's Teen Wolf scored a series-high 2.5 million with Monday's return.


American Idol had 15.2 million
2014-01-17 01:25:49 PM
1 votes:

MyRandomName: Lord_Baull: MyRandomName: 8 million viewers. What shiatty ratings. I don't know how to calculate percentages.

Lol. Coming from a liberal that is funny. Do you believe there are fluctuations in viewership naturally? Should I list the yearly numbers of any hit tv show to show your ignorance? Viewers from year to year always vary.


I love the way that you threaten to do that, as though the very threat makes some kind of point, without actually carrying through and doing the exercise.

So the answer is yes, you should list the yearly number of any (any!?) hit TV show if you intend to make a point by doing so, otherwise you're just blowing farts.
2014-01-17 01:16:24 PM
1 votes:

MyRandomName: Fart_Machine: StopLurkListen: Lost Thought 00: Time to go dig up a new family cast of gullible rednecks actors and put them on TV

I never really understood the defense of this program since it's nothing more than a redneck minstrel show.

Al Sharpton and Rachel Maddox frown on your racial pejorative.


They object to the term "redneck," or are you just making things up again?
2014-01-17 01:16:23 PM
1 votes:

MyRandomName: Hollie Maea: superdolfan1: One other factor to take in regarding jake_lex's comment:
The season 5 premiere came on a Wednesday.  Season 4 premiere, which "shattered all records" (and is the baseline for the ratings drop) was on August 15, 2013.  A Thursday.  Why does this make a difference?

Well, the "Real 'Muricans" are not at home on Wednesday evenings.  They are at church like all good "Real 'Muricans" should be.  Probably the largest demographic for the show is located in the South, so that would account for the drop in viewers and how it compares to Season 4's premiere.

On Thursday's "Real 'Muricans" are probably at home watching Duck Dynasty.

It's more than just that premiere. This premiere is down 1 million from last season's AVERAGE.  That doesn't bode well.

Bing has gained 5% of market share. Google is doomed.


Yay!  It's Non Sequitur day!
2014-01-17 01:12:02 PM
1 votes:

StopLurkListen: Lost Thought 00: Time to go dig up a new family cast of gullible rednecks actors and put them on TV


I never really understood the defense of this program since it's nothing more than a redneck minstrel show.
2014-01-17 01:11:14 PM
1 votes:

superdolfan1: So let's see, it had 8 million viewers, which is 28% down from last year.  How does that compare with the rest of the cable shows?  If only there were a service that would give us the numbers for the week...

But wait, there is!  Looks like it beat out pretty much every other cable show out there.

Cable week: HBO's True Detective opened with 2.3 million Sunday, followed by 1 million for two Girls episodes; Showtime's Shameless claimed 1.7 million, followed by House of Lies (842,000) and Episodes (543,000). Tuesday starts: BET's Being Mary Jane (3.3 million); ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars (3.2 million); FX's Justified and OWN's The Haves and Have Nots (2.8 million each); TBS's Cougar Town (1.9 million Tuesday). And MTV's Teen Wolf scored a series-high 2.5 million with Monday's return.


So did Jersey Shore once upon a time. How's that show going now?

DD is dead. It just doesn't know it yet. Once the hype of, "lets piss off the liberals by watching" ends, this show will be cancelled and all the 'reality stars' on it forgotten.
2014-01-17 01:08:32 PM
1 votes:
stop killing ducks.
2014-01-17 01:01:43 PM
1 votes:
Maybe it was just people realizing that the show is mindless crap.
2014-01-17 12:58:58 PM
1 votes:

superdolfan1: One other factor to take in regarding jake_lex's comment:
The season 5 premiere came on a Wednesday.  Season 4 premiere, which "shattered all records" (and is the baseline for the ratings drop) was on August 15, 2013.  A Thursday.  Why does this make a difference?

Well, the "Real 'Muricans" are not at home on Wednesday evenings.  They are at church like all good "Real 'Muricans" should be.  Probably the largest demographic for the show is located in the South, so that would account for the drop in viewers and how it compares to Season 4's premiere.

On Thursday's "Real 'Muricans" are probably at home watching Duck Dynasty.


It's more than just that premiere. This premiere is down 1 million from last season's AVERAGE.  That doesn't bode well.
2014-01-17 12:23:14 PM
1 votes:

superdolfan1: Well, the "Real 'Muricans" are not at home on Wednesday evenings. They are at church like all good "Real 'Muricans" should be


Really? Church on Wednesday night is a thing? That's news to me.

Anyway it doesn't matter. The show has probably blown its load. The audience isn't all "Real Murcans"; a lot of people watch just to jape at the rednecks. When the controversy shined a light on the family and revealed that they were actually clean cut blow dried preppies with fake beards, probably a lot of the appeal dried up.

The show will be a distant memory from popular media in a year or so.
2014-01-17 12:06:47 PM
1 votes:
Some people don't want to watch dickheads. Soon they'll be cancelled an they'll all shave again to look respectable and run their business.
2014-01-17 12:03:26 PM
1 votes:

superdolfan1: So let's see, it had 8 million viewers, which is 28% down from last year. How does that compare with the rest of the cable shows? If only there were a service that would give us the numbers for the week...

But wait, there is! Looks like it beat out pretty much every other cable show out there.

Cable week: HBO's True Detective opened with 2.3 million Sunday, followed by 1 million for two Girls episodes; Showtime's Shameless claimed 1.7 million, followed by House of Lies (842,000) and Episodes (543,000). Tuesday starts: BET's Being Mary Jane (3.3 million); ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars (3.2 million); FX's Justified and OWN's The Haves and Have Nots (2.8 million each); TBS's Cougar Town (1.9 million Tuesday). And MTV's Teen Wolf scored a series-high 2.5 million with Monday's return.


He's not going to f*ck you, dude. I would think that would be particularly clear in this situation.
2014-01-17 11:49:00 AM
1 votes:
"I'm with the blacks, because we're white trash."

And topping today's "Not Helping" list...
2014-01-17 11:48:03 AM
1 votes:

bradkanus: It was an outside source that brought it in.


Damn that cagey GQ magazine for forcing Robertson into that interview and making him say those horrible things!
2014-01-17 11:39:44 AM
1 votes:
Here's the thing: after the Chick-fil-A flap, you had people lining up around the block to go there to show support.  The right wing derp blogs were crowing about how ratings were going to be higher than ever after this because Real 'Muricans were tired of the libs telling them what to watch.

That said, my guess is it has more to do with people just getting tired of the show. Oh, what crazy things are these bearded rednecks gonna do this week?
 
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