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(Onion AV Club)   Worst. Ratings. Ever.   (avclub.com) divider line 102
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13818 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 28 Apr 2014 at 9:22 PM (47 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-04-28 08:03:50 PM  
That show hasn't been funny since they became humans instead of rabbits.
 
2014-04-28 08:05:37 PM  

fusillade762: That show hasn't been funny since they became humans instead of rabbits.


Ratings Are Hell
 
2014-04-28 08:16:14 PM  
Worst ratings ever and still the most watched broadcast show in its time slot.
 
2014-04-28 08:18:20 PM  

HawgWild: Worst ratings ever and still the most watched broadcast show in its time slot.


Yeah. 3.4 million in the world of computers, ipads, and free internet porn is better than most shows EVER get.
 
2014-04-28 08:19:47 PM  

HawgWild: Worst ratings ever and still the most watched broadcast show in its time slot.


That's because broadcast TV is shiat.

/except Hannibal, that show is harsh
 
2014-04-28 09:21:19 PM  
Well, I guess if only 3.4 million other people are watching it I should stop enjoying it, as well.
 
2014-04-28 09:26:49 PM  

doglover: HawgWild: Worst ratings ever and still the most watched broadcast show in its time slot.

Yeah. 3.4 million in the world of computers, ipads, and free internet porn is better than most shows EVER get.


This is why the 3.4 million number is meaningless. The SHARE, man, what's the audience SHARE?! Stupid article.
 
2014-04-28 09:53:04 PM  

fusillade762: That show hasn't been funny since they became humans instead of rabbits.


My name is little Bongo, I sing my little songo, if there was one place I would live, we'll that would be the Congo.
 
2014-04-28 09:55:30 PM  
Who knows what adventures they'll have between now and the time the show becomes unprofitable.
 
2014-04-28 10:00:19 PM  
Is this the thread where people bag on...  on I see.  Carry On.
 
2014-04-28 10:01:36 PM  

SmackLT: fusillade762: That show hasn't been funny since they became humans instead of rabbits.

Ratings Are Hell


Terrible one-panel.  Never understood how Groning swung a animation deal with Tracy Ullman from it.
 
2014-04-28 10:06:08 PM  
I've been a fan since childhood (basically when they started). I still love the show and watch every week. /people need to relax
 
2014-04-28 10:08:31 PM  
Well they're not going to cancel it, Universal Studios just built a big Simpsons Land.
 
2014-04-28 10:10:50 PM  
Thrillho
 
2014-04-28 10:14:00 PM  
Until the show is no longer profitable

31.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-04-28 10:16:19 PM  
Also, next weeks Lego episode looks like fun.
 
2014-04-28 10:18:02 PM  

sure haven't: I've been a fan since childhood (basically when they started). I still love the show and watch every week. /people need to relax


I know it was me who changed, I just kind of stopped thinking it was funny somewhere around my early 20s. But I'll be honest and say I haven't seen an episode for 5+ years, so I'm not a good judge.
 
2014-04-28 10:21:31 PM  
Bart Wants To Be A Stuntman ----> Who Shot Mr. Burns?

That was the greatest run for a TV comedy in the medium's history.  Laugh out loud funny each and every week.  In my universe, the show was cancelled the instant it was revealed that Maggie was the perp.

/spoiler
 
2014-04-28 10:22:10 PM  
Just wait until next season...

theinfosphere.org
 
2014-04-28 10:26:13 PM  
Marge becomes a robot
Maybe Moe gets a cellphone
 
2014-04-28 10:32:33 PM  

HawgWild: Worst ratings ever and still the 3rd most watched broadcast show in its time slot.


FTFY.  That's not good.  That's nearly NBC bad.
 
2014-04-28 10:33:04 PM  
apparently still good enough to take down Revenge and Good wife.  Expect a season 23.
 
2014-04-28 10:34:24 PM  

Mugato: Well they're not going to cancel it, Universal Studios just built a big Simpsons Land.


really?
ew

ride #1 - the homer chokers
ride #2 - the get barney drunk after he quit drinking
 
2014-04-28 10:37:01 PM  

namatad: Mugato: Well they're not going to cancel it, Universal Studios just built a big Simpsons Land.

really?
ew

ride #1 - the homer chokers
ride #2 - the get barney drunk after he quit drinking


The Simpsons motion control 3d simulation is pretty cool.
 
2014-04-28 10:37:15 PM  

mjbok: HawgWild: Worst ratings ever and still the 3rd most watched broadcast show in its time slot.

FTFY.  That's not good.  That's nearly NBC bad.


Am I missing something?  It was fourth.  Or last, behind Once Upon a Time, The Amazing Race, and Dateline (though it beat Dateline in the demo.

/And NBC is going to win the ratings title this year.  The preferred nomenclature is now "ABC bad."
 
2014-04-28 10:42:10 PM  

moothemagiccow: Until the show is no longer profitable

[31.media.tumblr.com image 400x346]


That episode was FOUR HUNDRED AND ELEVEN episodes ago

It was also directed by Pound Foolish
 
2014-04-28 10:43:34 PM  
I finally took it off my PVR schedule as I was only watching it out of habit and not really enjoying it anymore. Same for Family Guy. I still love Bob's Burger's though.
 
2014-04-28 10:51:00 PM  

antron: Marge becomes a robot
Maybe Moe gets a cellphone


Has Bart ever owned a bear?

/Cosmos bumping back Fox's animation lineup an hour messed with the ratings
//like Cosmos, don't care about current Simpsons, but for farks sake, don't put Bob's Burgers on the chopping block
 
2014-04-28 11:02:05 PM  

rugman11: Am I missing something? It was fourth. Or last, behind Once Upon a Time, The Amazing Race, and Dateline (though it beat Dateline in the demo.

/And NBC is going to win the ratings title this year. The preferred nomenclature is now "ABC bad."


Is that because of the Olympics.  I'm just so used to NBC being 4th I assume it to be true.
 
2014-04-28 11:02:40 PM  
It's sad what a great show it once was.  Oh well.  Things fall apart.
media0.giphy.com
 
2014-04-28 11:07:30 PM  

mjbok: rugman11: Am I missing something? It was fourth. Or last, behind Once Upon a Time, The Amazing Race, and Dateline (though it beat Dateline in the demo.

/And NBC is going to win the ratings title this year. The preferred nomenclature is now "ABC bad."

Is that because of the Olympics.  I'm just so used to NBC being 4th I assume it to be true.


That helped a lot.  They also have Sunday Night Football and The Voice.  They're dominating in the same-day ratings but are only barely ahead in the Live+7 ratings because Fox gets a lot of DVR playback but nobody DVRs sports or The Voice, which NBC makes its bank with.

You could probably even go with "Fox bad" this Spring. None of their shows except for Wednesday's American Idol went over a 2.0 rating this week.
 
2014-04-28 11:11:51 PM  
That show is still on?
 
2014-04-28 11:16:42 PM  
I actually watched it for the first time in years, mainly because I was waiting for Cosmos to come on.  It was a decent episode.  Still I think the jokes on the farking SImpsons: Tapped Out mobile app game are funnier.
 
2014-04-28 11:21:29 PM  
This is the first season where I've lost interest to the point of not watching any episodes.
I would love to hear there were some great new episodes and I should grab some torrents.

anyone?

Still the greatest TV show of all time in my opinion even if recent years have added little to that legacy.
 
2014-04-28 11:21:37 PM  

rugman11: nobody DVRs sports or The Voice, which NBC makes its bank with.


I DVR sports all the time.  On Sundays I usually start the watching the games at halftime.  The 30 second skip button on Tivo is almost perfect for snap to snap (unless the Broncos or Eagles are playing).  My wife DVR's The Voice and used to DVR Idol.  Can watch two hours in less than an hour.
 
2014-04-28 11:22:54 PM  
I honestly forgot that even existed. I haven't watched an episode ... in possibly a decade?
 
2014-04-28 11:25:14 PM  
I haven't watched Simpsons in years, but not because of quality issues. There is so much competition on Sunday nights from AMC, HBO, Showtime, etc. There is just too much to try to watch or DVR in one night.
 
2014-04-28 11:32:34 PM  
The book heist episode is still one of my favorite recent episodes. Every once in a while they still make a really good one.
 
2014-04-28 11:36:51 PM  

Sgt Otter: I actually watched it for the first time in years, mainly because I was waiting for Cosmos to come on.  It was a decent episode.  Still I think the jokes on the farking SImpsons: Tapped Out mobile app game are funnier.


I still watch and enjoy the show, but Tapped Out makes me laugh every time I play. Tapping Homer repeatedly never gets old, either.

/ow, giant finger!
 
2014-04-28 11:47:30 PM  

sure haven't: I've been a fan since childhood (basically when they started). I still love the show and watch every week. /people need to relax


Ah, I knew there would begin the tide of people that claim it's just as good as ever, we're all getting old. You're better than the rest that will post though.
 
2014-04-28 11:52:50 PM  
I watched some of that, but no kidding, I can't remember what it was about!!!
 
2014-04-28 11:56:33 PM  

Fano: sure haven't: I've been a fan since childhood (basically when they started). I still love the show and watch every week. /people need to relax

Ah, I knew there would begin the tide of people that claim it's just as good as ever, we're all getting old. You're better than the rest that will post though.


Jeez, usually people get called out for being a hater, now they're being called out for liking something. I guess the only solution is to say "meh" to everything but then they'd be called out for being too ambivalent.
 
2014-04-28 11:56:45 PM  
I am not looking forward to the internet the week after the series finale airs.

It is going to be the worst.
 
2014-04-29 12:05:04 AM  
Considering it's been on longer than some of its fans have been ALIVE, how does "worst ratings in the show's history" even matter at this point?
 
2014-04-29 12:20:32 AM  
I'm a latter-day Simpsons defender, but this week's episode was garbage.

I think it may be the first script that was produced as a dare: can we take these random idea cards that fell off the board in the writers' room and string them together into a 21-minute episode that Fox will put on air?
 
2014-04-29 12:21:10 AM  
I want to see Ned Flanders go through a series of wives. Make it a running gag. Then his kids get desensitized and say "I won't call you mom, because thats when daddy's new wife dies."
 
2014-04-29 12:49:30 AM  

Pumpernickel bread: apparently still good enough to take down Revenge and Good wife.  Expect a season 23.


If by 23 you mean 26, yes.
 
2014-04-29 12:55:28 AM  
Whenever I read a snarky person saying "x" season was the apex, I take comfort knowing they were about five years old when said season aired.
Their shiatty taste made the current faire.
 
2014-04-29 01:10:11 AM  
I stopped watching when it became the insufferable "Little Lisa Knows Best Show", when it wasn't allegedly being clever with its non-stop preachy L.A. vibe of Cali liberals are the best and we're the best show; etc.

No, you're not. You're the elder relative who stinks now and keeps getting infections and can't remember any of the good jokes he used to tell.

Quick! Get Al Franken to guest star!  Quick! Remind people that the Simpsons came from the 80s!

uhh uhhhhh Bart has a sex change, Lisa becomes the new Mr. Burns, and Homer goes missing and is never seen again while Moe finally murders Marge.  *zoink boing!*
 
2014-04-29 01:23:07 AM  
It's been such a good season so far. I just watched the one with Lisa going up against a republican student, hilarious.

I just think ity is a show people need to re engage with..
 
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