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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.
Oh, I think basketball can have an impact. Nobody can say for sure it didn't. I know I went to Chicago to watch basketball that Thursday and Friday and the games were going on while Days was on for the Big Ten Tourney.

I'm not blaming basketball and the Pope and saying Days is great. If Days were great, basketball and anything should only have a marginal effect, not a loss of 300,000+. I do think it's at play though, and so I agree with you that it is a factor.

For that matter, my DVR recorded an hour's worth of the Detroit Mayor being found guilty of racketeering, etc charges on Monday, the 11th. There was no Days show here in Michigan.

I cannot believe Days counted Wednesday. Which executive can we credit for that brilliant decision? Seriously?

The show just needs to get better. I was loving February and now I'm back to watching most of the week's episodes on the weekend and that includes FF'ing thru Dannifer which I feel is a good bulk of the show. It's boring. Nothing happens. We have been in a holding pattern all month. Make something happen and entertain us.
Edited by spartan, Mar 23 2013, 09:50 AM.
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