All that money brought them 3.4 million fewer viewers than The Voice.

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On Mar 13, 2018, 7:12 AM, at 7:12 AM, PGage <pga...@gmail.com> wrote:
>I don’t really care about AI (though I will confess to watching it),
>but
>this is yet another example of how important it is to contextualize TV
>ratings this year. The 2.3 rating was more than twice as high as what
>ABC
>has been running in that slot this season, the highest rated show for
>ABC
>in that slot in 4 years, the highest rated show of Sunday night, and
>was
>roughly equivalent to the rating of the first episode of The Voice this
>season (2.4). The 2.3 Rating exceeded industry predictions (most had it
>coming in at under 2.0). AI functioned as a strong lead in to a new
>show on
>ABC (can’t remember the name and don’t feel like looking it up), which
>gave
>it a good number. The rating was 20% lower than the rating of the last
>season premier of AI on Fox two years ago, which is in the ballpark of
>the
>ratings declined shown by programs like the Daytona 500 and World
>Series
>over that period.
>
>Which is to say, in the 2018 TV environment, a 2.3 rating is very good,
>and
>probably worth whatever ABC paid for AI.
>
>The real question to me is will AI be able to maintain ratings near
>this
>level (not sure what the typical season ratings curve looks like for
>AI).
>Even by the standards of this kind of show I thought it was corny as
>hell.
>I was surprise how well Richie did, and he would have an interesting
>take
>on becoming a pop star, as he was one of those manufactured pop (R&B)
>stars
>who actually had a really nice voice. I am not a huge Katie Perry fan,
>but
>I thought at least she would be interesting (nope). I don’t know
>anything
>about the country singer (I had never heard of the country singer on
>The
>Voice when it premiered either, but found him to be both an interesting
>personality and one of the better male voices in current popular music;
>none of that seemed true of the AI guy - Luke something).
>
>The first episode did remind me of the difference between The Voice and
>AI.
>While in many ways The Voice is a better show, it seems to produce
>winners
>who are mediocre in the actual music business - partly I think now
>because
>it seems to cull from opening acts, lounge acts, state fair acts. The
>winner tends to be one of the best acts that has already proved it can
>not
>appeal to a major fraction of the pop music audience. AI at least
>presents
>itself as culling from acts that have not yet really had a chance - so
>while they are often more raw and undeveloped, there seems to be a
>chance
>that occasionally they will find a real pop music star (and,
>occasionally,
>they have - which is more than The Voice can say).
>
>
>
>
>On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 1:43 PM Steve Timko <steveti...@gmail.com>
>wrote:
>
>> They had a 2.3 in the demo and TV by the Numbers called that solid.
>That's
>> a lot of money to pay for 2.3. He said Seacrest had a low profile.
>>
>>
>>
>http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/tv-ratings-sunday-march-11-2018
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