All that money brought them 3.4 million fewer viewers than The Voice. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/tv-ratings-monday-march-12-2018/
Not sent from an iPhone 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 >> / >> >> Not sent from an iPhone >> >> -- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google >Groups >> "TVorNotTV" group. >> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, >send an >> email to tvornottv+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. >> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >> >-- >Sent from Gmail Mobile > >-- >You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google >Groups "TVorNotTV" group. >To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send >an email to tvornottv+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. >For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "TVorNotTV" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to tvornottv+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.