How will Howard spin it if AGT's ratings are worse than last years?

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  1. jaybrook07

    jaybrook07 Active Member

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    I've never seen the show, but I would imagine the kids and house moms that do watch tend to either not like Howard or don't even know who he is. So all the promos where people are chanting "HOWARD! HOWARD!" are completely farcical. Howard is completely delusional to think that everyone will now love him.

    But Surely it wouldn't be his fault...:rolleye:

    Who will Howard blame if it doesn't work out?
     
  2. bobartbooey

    bobartbooey Well-Known Member VIP

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    The Producers.... could be a variety of reasons... I bet on not rounding up the proper talent for a judge of his caliber
     
  3. Peau de Soie

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    It will come up as frequently as his Letterman appearance ratings -- NEVER. Ratings simply won't get discussed.
     
  4. happyhunting

    happyhunting New Member

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    It will be awesome if there's an early bump -- causing Howard to brag incessantly about his clout -- only to have the bump become a deficit.
     
  5. Jon Hein is God

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    Thankfully, for Howard, he has plenty of spin.

    Last year (and previous years) AGT premiered after Memorial Day -- in the summer doldrums, after May sweeps.

    Last year, AGT premiered on May 31. The year before, June 1.

    This year, AGT premieres in the middle of May sweeps, on May 14.

    It's going up against the debut of The Bachelorette and one of the final episodes of Dancing with the Stars.

    It's going up against all the biggest shows with their biggest episodes.

    Like CBS' high-rated comedy lineup -- Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother, etc.

    And Fox's Bones and House, which will be airing its final episodes.

    CW, meanwhile, will have Gossip Girl.

    My point is that AGT is going up against the big guns, instead of summer repeats, so if Howard does fail to move the ratings he has a legit excuse -- unfortunately.
     
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    Irrelevance?
     
  7. Halloween

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    "The performers sucked. I don't blame people for not watching."
    "I'm not responsible for ratings. They only hired me to judge."
    Then there's always "haters," easily the most overused scapegoat when a celebrity flops doing something and they need to blame someone for it.
     
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    AGT is a hollywood kissass
     
  9. Jon Hein is God

    Jon Hein is God New Member

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    By moving AGT to May 14, NBC (which, as we all know, is desperate for ratings) is betting big on Howard's star power.

    They could've had him get bigger media attention in late May/early June.

    But they're throwing him in the water, expecting him to swim with the big guys.
     
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    He's already floating the same excuses he used for his other TV ventures - just did it for the experience, takes up too much of his free time, etc. He's even said it will probably only be for one season, just so he's covered if they don't re-sign him. His version of the story is always that the parting was a mutual decision or his choice, even when it's obvious the other side didn't want him back.
     
  11. Peau de Soie

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    He just did Hollywood Squares as a goof.
     
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    it's crazy to put him up against the big guns

    i'm betting he will claim that people are DVRing the show, so the ratings are artificially low
     
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    This.
    Every failure was just a goof.
     
  14. Mr Fantastic

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    So, you're saying it's up against all the shows Howard will be watching!?
     
  15. Jon Hein is God

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    Notice how Howard stopped promoting The Bachelor/Bachelorettte....Hmmm.
     
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    "the radio show took up too much of my time. i couldnt dedicate myself to AGT"
     
  17. Oceans112

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    Agreed. Haters are good for keeping your ego in check, which is why Howard can't deal with constructive criticism, real phone calls or Twitter.
     
  18. jaybrook07

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    true, He also used to talk about american idol, the voice, x factor, dancing with the stars non-stop.
     
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    Who are we kidding, if the ratings our lower, he won't even mention it.

    edit: Absolutely love this site! It feels great to laugh again :D
     
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    lawsuit over the contract