May Sweeps Ratings Bite the Dust

May 19, 2008  •  Post A Comment

May sweeps ratings fell 10% from a year ago and are down 17% among 18- to 49-year-old viewers, TelevisionWeek reports. Shows such as “The Simpsons” and “Grey’s Anatomy” approached record lows while ratings for NBC’s “American Gladiators,” a winter hit, fell 68% from its January premier, the magazine says.
— Danny King


  1. I will pull a quote from your article today on May Sweeps, “Networks are cutting costs by adapting television series from overseas instead of developing them in the U.S., the New York Times reports.”
    Does it ever occur to the “Brains” programming our big four networks that maybe, just maybe they should keep their eyes and ears to our own turf and open up to new original ideas?
    Yes, it is a market place in a constant state of change…so, stay awake, look forward. The reality show has been milked to it’s predictable fade to black…accept it.
    People are suffering, they need entertainment…real, live entertainment…they need belly laughs…these take many forms…we’ve cop showed our murder investigations all-the-way to the TV Morgue…ENOUGH.
    This is not brain surgery…feel, observe and the answers are right in front of you.
    Peter Bright

  2. Peter:
    Strange that I said the same thing, within that article… just different words.

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