Wednesday, May 09, 2007

I’m One Of The 2.5 Million!

Apparently fewer Americans are watching network television. I am most certainly one of them. Along with my wife. We have abandoned all network television except for 24, Lost, and my wife still watches Grey’s Anatomy. But even that last one is at risk as the show continues to slide into the muck and mire of obsessive and continual gratuitous sex. Its just a matter of time.

We crack up at the slop the networks throw up each fall and are amazed they think ANYBODY will watch the stuff. The major networks keep scooping poop into the troughs and wonder why (and are angry!) that fewer and fewer sheeple are feeding.

Check out this ‘news’ story (italicized comments are mine):

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer
Tue May 8, 6:02 PM ET

NEW YORK - Maybe they're outside in the garden (nope). They could be playing softball (well, maybe yes for our family). Or perhaps they're just plain bored (bored? What? What planet is this writer from?). In TV's worst spring in recent memory, a startling number of Americans drifted away from television the past two months: More than 2.5 million fewer people were watching ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox than at the same time last year, statistics show (Why is anyone surprised? The shows are CRAP).

Everyone has a theory to explain the plummeting ratings (Crappy shows): early Daylight Savings Time (nope), more reruns (nope), bad shows (DING! DING! DING!), more shows being recorded or downloaded or streamed (maybe a bit of this too, in addition to the CRAP shows).

The viewer plunge couldn't have come at a worse time for the networks — next week they will showcase their fall schedules to advertisers in the annual "up front" presentations (The shows will be CRAPPIER than this year’s, guaranteed).

What am I doing instead of watching TV? Working, coaching softball, blogging, helping my oldest with math homework, reading, playing the guitar, anything but watching a bunch of lame characters in lame shows weave sex into every scene of every show, and at the same time manage to degrade and demean the things most important to us: Faith, family and country.

Goodbye ABC, CBS and NBC. Nice knowing ya. Thanks for putting Lost and 24 online so I can watch it went I want without those pesky ads and plugs for your crappy shows!

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