Friday, August 28, 2009

The MSM adored Ted Kennedy and, apropos of Pauline Kael, would naturally assume that everybody else was as infatuated with Kennedy as they were...

Thus, it would only make sense for the networks to hold prime time tributes to Kennedy, right? They'd get to show their love for Kennedy and get great ratings from all the millions upon millions of people who would want to tune in...

Except... for the fact that (next to) nobody tuned into watch. CBS's homage ran behind Wipeout, America's Got Talent and even a Bones re-run. Kennedy couldn't even beat out a re-run of Bones? 'Hey, honey, we can watch the Kennedy tribute or a show where we already know how it turns out... let's watch the re-run'

And ABC's tribute ran behind Law and Order SVU and CSI:NY... two more repeats beating out Kennedy.

Ah, there's nothing like the smell of liberal media waking up to the smell of poor ratings... and costing their networks hundreds of thousands of dollars (if not millions) in lost advertising revenue.

Ordinarily, I would have some sympathy for those in an industry that is losing viewers and readers by the tens of thousands and revenue by the billions... but these fools are bringing it on themselves. If they insist on running shows that people don't want to see, they deserve the consequences.