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PhoenixRising05
Mar 22 2013, 06:38 PM
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Mar 22 2013, 06:26 PM
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Mar 22 2013, 06:19 PM
trojangal
Mar 22 2013, 02:35 PM

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Exactly my point. People may have gone to the games, worked the games, or watched the games. Days and GH are both big in the south and certain schools in the south have very huge fanbases for college basketball.

I'm not saying the show hasn't dropped a little in terms of quality this month. It's slowed down but that happens to every show and has to happen. I've been saying it for years and I stand by it. Quality hardly every impacts the ratings. There is no rhyme or reason to them. Outside factors have far more to do with them than how good or bad a show is. That's been proven time and time again. I would still say this even if Days or any other show did well. I would still believe it had more to do with weather or some other factor and not how good the show was.
I don't understand why you're digging for external factors. Seriously? People were at basketball games? Days had a HUGE loss, and we know of one external factor that there's no getting around. They also never did rebound, which is actually a little unusual. And we're supposed to buy that this particular week it also dropped because people were watching basketball? The ratings rarely line up with my personal opinion, so I'm with you on the show quality thing, but come on. The pope stuff interfered with the show's ratings and it also happened to be a pretty crappy week quality wise. Basketball has nothing to do with anything.
It certainly could have. It has in the past, particularly once the big tournament starts (hence why I wouldn't be shocked to see bad numbers for this past Thursday and Friday).

Some years it doesn't have as big an impact but it has had an impact in the past. Therefore, I decided to bring it into the discussion. It's ok if you disagree. I'm used to being disagreed with. I just think people shouldn't be so quick to dismiss the theory because it has been proven in the past at times. It seems most people always assume it's the quality or only the major factors (like the Pope) but sometimes stuff like sports, even if it's only regional coverage, can make a difference too. Clearly, you don't think so. We'll just have to agree to disagree. Back to lurkdom I go. I said my piece.
I don't disagree that it can. I don't think it did this time because the first I even heard of it was you, lol. It's not like the beginning of the week was doing well. I just don't understand why there's a need to find another reason/excuse for poor ratings, when it's pretty obvious what the issue was this time and it had nothing to do with quality.
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