Summer TV Could It Be Worse?
Could Summer TV be any worse?
Year after year I hear the major television networks, in America, are fighting for ratings. If they are so concerned about gaining viewers or probably more accurate – not losing more viewers – then why do they give away every Summer.
I understand there are fewer people watching television in the warmer months due to more outside activity but still there are viewers. At least one I know of personally – me.
All I see when I click around is reruns, repeats and shows not good enough to make the Fall schedule. You would think one network would put on a show worth watching. But you would be wrong.
All the big four networks gives away the Summer without a fight.
So I am left to watch Storage Wars, Shipping Wars, Cup Cake Wars and even some shows without war in the title.
What the network executives don’t seem to understand is, I get used to watching these shows and when the Summer is over I don’t return to their shows.
Except for Big Bang Theory, of course, because it’s just plain funny.
Ten years ago 90% of what I watched was on ABC, NBC, CBS or Fox. Now I would guess that number is closer to 10% than 90.
But at least the network execs had ten Summers off while we got stuck with crappy television.
They must be resting up for those rating fights I always hear about.