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Aug 5 2008, 10:49 PM
- September 5, 2007
I swear ratings are like the nation economy...they can be used by nearly any fanbase to shore up nearly any argument because there are so many variables.
- Aug 5 2008, 04:51 PM
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- Aug 4 2008, 12:39 PM
- Aug 4 2008, 03:51 AM
as a member of a fanbase i wont accept any resposibility for this mess DOOL is in, sure i dont watch when the stories arent good for the characters i like...that doesnt make it my fault or any fanbases fault imo. they should write better for who the majority of fans want to see...i just know there is a way to find out who the majority is in this day and time especially, i will never believe there isnt a way...this isnt brain surgery...its just a soap opera...a soap opera that has my fav characters on it not being written true to character thats why i have been tuning out these past two months. i wont take the blame for horrible writing.
Only two months? Aren't you a Sami fan?
Thank you. That is the exact point and Lumi and EJami are the best example because they split the fanbase almost evenly. Someone wins and someone loses and if we are just fans of one couple the show loses. I don't know about anyone else but that isn't the way it used to be. The writing has been better and worse over the years. But never do I remember fans being so biased and so "it's my way or the highway" while watching Days.
Bill Bell, former EP for Y&R during its heyday was asked about his long standing success, and he replied .." the writers takes chances and pushes the envelop, but they always have their hands on the pulse of the audience, when they feel they're losing the pulse of the audience, they take the story/character into a different direction. The problem with Days is tiic don't know how to read the audience, hince they don't know when to turn a story around. They always wait until they've lost hundreds of thousands of viewers before writing what they know their viewers want to see.
Another spot on post! :hail:
But once again, what if reading the audience correctly doesn't involve your favorites? After all, there was a ratings surge in summer 2006 when both Marlena and John were off-canvas. Course, we know that ratings aren't the be-all and end-all of measurements, but they're sure used a lot by other posters, so I'm just throwing that out there.
Sure, I agree with what Bell says. BUT, what if the audience pulse means sacrificing what YOU want?