Being the #1 Show When There's No Competition is Something to Be Proud of?

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by tv910, May 16, 2012.

  1. tv910

    tv910 Well-Known Member

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    Howard keeps saying AGT will be #1 in a few weeks, but how is that a big accomplishment when admittedly there's nothing new or exciting on the other networks? If Howard was really as great and popular as he claims, AGT should have been able to beat the best shows on the other networks (including DWTS since they're having a sub-par season). Being #1 during the summer is like winning a game by forfeit when the other team doesn't show up and AGT has been able to do that every season WITHOUT Howard.
     
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    I guess it could be worse - being out-rated by repeats of Pawn Stars or Animal Cops Miami, but really, it's quivalent to being the smartest one riding the short bus
     
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    They don't shell out 20 million dollars to one judge to take 2nd!
     
  4. Rob0729

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    AGT was the #1 show of the summer last year without Howard. Coming in first in the ratings is not the measuring stick of his success or failure. It will the average viewers during that time period. Last summer it was about 12.9 million per episode. Right now, Howard is at 10.4 million or so. If he doesn't get back that missing 2.5 million viewers once sweeps period is over, you can view the Howard on AGT experiment a failure.
     
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    yea they clearly put AGT on now because they thought it would win the hour against the competition

    FAIL
     
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    Oh man if he's not #1 in the summer....
     
  9. kippy

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    It wasn't fair. The other networks ran shows at the same time.
     
  10. Uncle Larry

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    The pride from another AGT summer victory will be comparable to Private Parts winning at the Czechoslovakia film festival.
     
  11. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...if the show was banking on a "slow build" (after 7 seasons) then you hire a guy thats actually got A talent and create a buzz around that person for a whole lot less money and whining and crying. howard cant be simon cowell so hes gonna hug contestants to create a buzz? and that fucking dance? he thinks people are entertained by that? if howard cant be foul hes got nuttin.
     
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    If he won't compare year over year numbers then he's full of shit. Even then, with all of the hype, you know the NBC execs had some projections in mind that are not being hit. Like I said before, if any of these execs had paid any attention to the arc of the SIRIUS show, they would at least have offered him less money. Can't imagine why NBC is usually last!
     
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    Why would he? He wants to be Mr. Hot Shot and live in his own imaginary, junkie world.
     
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    I'd be proud of it. But then, I'm a jackass. So, take that for what it's worth.
     
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    he had no problem crowing for 2 decades about how he had the No. 1 movie (for 1 week, barely, and in MARCH, back when no hits were released til the end of May)
     
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    That's a lawsuit.
     
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    Don't act like you're not impressed.
     
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    He was hired to substantially bring in the prized 18-49 demographic...NBC foolishly believed Howard still had millions of loyal followers from his terrestrial radio days.....As evidenced by the ratings, Howard had zero effect on the TV ratings for this demographic...the competition excuse is a shitty excuse considering the competition (i.e.DWTS) pulls a poor 2.2/2.3 share for this demographic...Its a huge failure for both NBC and Howard considering they promoted the fuck out of this piece of shit......If NBC had done proper research, they would have realized that Howard lost a lot of his former fan base (the prized 18-49 demographic)...when he decided to become the male version of his whore wife...Dumbasses......

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    First off, let's see if AGT becomes #1

    Second, even if it gets to be #1, it won't be breaking records of any sort

    So, Howard needs to find ANY POSSIBLE WAY to set it up as good news and since he knows the show won't do shit record wise, his only ammo is to be #1 in a few weeks