Stern Show Excuses Howard will use when AGT ratings go up with Simon

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by OV, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. OV

    OV Rapscallion

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    ...with otherwise the same cast of characters aside from Stern.

    Will he rationalize that their production quality is better back out in Hollywood? That they've decided to concentrate on serious acts instead of children and water skiing squirrels? That he was sabotaged by his fellow judges and the producers not bringing the best out in him or editing out who he really is? etcetera etcetera.

    Or will he ignore the rating surges completely with strict instructions to staff to never broach the subject or let any callers through who are anxious to do so?

    Whaddya thinking @Benjamen @puncher, and all? How's he gonna try to spin the inevitable "Simon Effect" ?
     
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    Its a slow build.
     
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    He'll use the audience "being curious" or they "want to see him be mean"
     
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    TheHighHat Well-Known Member

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    "They used my idea to (insert lie here). Before I left, they called me into a meeting and picked my brain. Every improvement this season came from me in that meeting."

    "They finally started advertising the show. All I had is a lousy Super Bowl commercial and a ton of other promos, but now they're really starting to promote it!"
     
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    Willowglen Lookin thru the glass ceiling & up Stephs skirt

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    If they go up you will never hear a word about the show at all. It will be as if the four years never happened.

    If they go down it will be an hour a day every day.
     
  6. OV

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    yeah, and the excuse that the show got moved around too much for sporting championships and the olympics.. that's probably another one no matter how much the Cowell era AGT gets shuffled around also.
     
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    It will go up by at least one viewer because I will watch every second of that shit fest.

    I swear it on my most prized possession, my sticky SI Swimsuit issue with Cheryl Tiegs in that fishnet thing.
     
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    My guess is he won't mention the ratings at all, unless they go lower than they were with him as a judge. If they spike with Simon, he won't say anything...kinda like how he ignored the ratings when he was a judge. He called Hein in the first and second week of him being on the show, and they discussed ratings...and Hein spun it as a positive, even though the ratings had dropped..the second week, he called Hein in again and the news was bad for Howie....thus, born was the term "slow build"....ratings were never discussed after that.

    There will definitely be a "Simon effect" because people will tune in to see Simon based on his reputation alone. If he can keep the ratings strong is another story, but I think they will be stronger than they were with Stern. So don't expect much talk from Howie unless the ratings go lower with Cowell.
     
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    I laid the groundwork for AGT's success. They promised me a cut Robin.

    Sound familiar?
     
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    I plan on buying a couple more TVs and turning them all on to AGT and leaving the house for the night.
     
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    I don't think they'll go up. Shows like that are in decline it appears. And really....does anyone give a fuck about Simon Cowell?
     
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    Well in principle I'd agree but don't forget this is a summer replacement show that was getting beaten by re runs of NCIS with Howard there. It actually was putting up respectable summer numbers with The Hoff and Piers.. so there's no reason not to think that Simon's Q-score and the kind of judging snarkiness they hired Howard for, wouldn't have a salutary effect on the ratings.
     
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    If the ratings are better with Simon, Howard will focus his attacks on Simon's character.

    He won't be letting this go anytime soon.
     
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    If the ratings up, he'll credit better promotion (although it won't be any better than with him on the show), a more reliable time slot (but actually the same as he had) and established acts that are already proven successes in AGT equivalents in other countries (just like they did on his show).

    If the ratings go down: you already know.
     
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    Yep, Howard never mentioned actual ratings numbers after it was clear the "slow build" wasn't going to happen. When guests or callers brought up the subject he used vague terms and lied, saying the ratings were "through the roof" instead of admitting they did nothing but tank. I'm sure Wiggy was PRAYING some other new judges would be brought in so if the ratings went up it wouldn't be so obvious his departure was the reason. If he mentions it at all (not likely) he'll use bullshit excuses like more publicity, better time slot, improved production values, etc. (as other posters here have mentioned).
     
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    They fired Howard Stern because they want a mean judge.....

    Can he fall anymore from grace or what?

    Geeze he sucks.
     
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    Howard was already saying today that the only reason he went on the show was for a goof, that it was all a big joke.

    Far cry from when he signed up and stating how serious he was going to be about finding real talent.
     
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    "They said we'd be partners"...
     
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    won't hear a peep out of this person who is not allowed around children

    allegedly...



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    beetlejosh "About a hundred feet taller." Gold

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    I like how he spent $100,000 on clothes for this big goof.