Life isn't the same without an audience
Have you noticed that?
The reason why ratings on almost every televised event is down, is because there is no audience.
Sports, debates, entertainment awards shows.... all of it.
Networks are trying to resume life as normal, but with "social distancing" and no audience, but they have failed to realize that the audience is what actually makes an event exciting.
Whether it's the roar of the crowd at a football game, or the jeers at a debate, or the oohs and ahhhs at an awards ceremony.
You need an audience.
Without it, you have nothing.
Life will not get back to normal, until people can get together again.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||Last Sunday at 7:47 PM|
[quote]The reason why ratings on almost every televised event is down, is because there is no audience.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/23/2020|
award show ratings have been going down for YEARS before covid
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/23/2020|
Thanks R1 for being the obligatory cunt!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/23/2020|
And I would like to buy the world a Coke.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/23/2020|
I'm okay without an audience. But with shows like The Real and The View hosts being remote, it's hard to take. They talked over each one when they were IN the studio. It's 10x worse when they're remote. There's the usual overtalk but then you have to deal with the delays. It's like being on Zoom meeting with my team!
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/23/2020|
I don't like this new world.
China Virus has ruined everything.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/23/2020|
[quote]Life will not get back to normal, until people can get together again.
Gee, you just worked that out?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/23/2020|
If you watch anything on television R7, they're trying to make it seem as though everything is back to normal.
But they would have you believe that it is.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/23/2020|
FATTARDS will scream at you for endangering their fat lives if you dare to get together!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/23/2020|
I really don't give a shit that not many people are interested in your Insta, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/23/2020|
R10 hiding in her basement, under her covers, for the past 6 months.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/23/2020|
I worry that on Datalounge, no matter how cunty you become, it's never enough to keep up.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/23/2020|
I think ratings are down because a lot of people gave up cable to cut costs during the pandemic. Streaming numbers are huge. A lot of people can’t spend $200 bucks a month to watch content that didn’t come back until recently.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/23/2020|
Have you ever tried watching sports without an audience, R14?
It's not the same. At all.
The crowd is what makes football games so exciting.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/24/2020|
I'm a musician. that and not being able to hug your colleagues after a "performance" is very heart breaking.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/24/2020|
[quote]I think ratings are down because a lot of people gave up cable to cut costs during the pandemic.
Aren't the four major networks still available over air in most markets?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/24/2020|
OMG, R13 - You read my mind. I was thinking of the scene in Truth or Dare when Warren Beatty is like, "What's the point of doing anything of camera? We live off camera, what's the point of existing if not on camera?" (something like that)
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/24/2020|
As someone who was a child in the 60s and 70s, I thought I would never appreciate a TV comedy without a live audience or a laugh track, but after a while I did become used to it and was able to laugh without being prompted. Some things take getting used to when you’ve always been used to something else.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/24/2020|
It's not that life is not the same without an audience. It's that life is not the same with COVID-19.
Once the lockdown hit in March 2020 the outside world was shutdown: sports, movies, concerts, etc.
And what I learned was that things that were once so important were not as important anymore: the Emmys, the Triple Crown, etc.
Quite honestly I am tired of the overpaid and underperforming especially movie stars and athletes.
Hopefully we can get to a time when the Super Bowl is not more important than taking care of our own.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/24/2020|
Yes, you should go on Chaturbate, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/24/2020|
[quote]Aren't the four major networks still available over air in most markets?
Yes. Aren't you loving the new fall schedule?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/24/2020|
All the world is a stage.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/24/2020|
No art is complete without an audience.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/24/2020|
I hate to bump a semi-old thread, but I actually think the VMAs did a really good job with this—simulating as if they had an audience in an empty soundstage with the visual effects was actually quite cool.
I agree about the lack of an audience tho...
|by Anonymous||reply 25||Last Saturday at 4:30 AM|
Yes, not enough good QI around.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||Last Saturday at 4:33 AM|
It's not just the performers missing the audience. We also like to watch events together, even with strangers beside us.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||Last Saturday at 4:33 AM|
R15 - I was watching a football game last night and noticed how the crowd was somehow always cheering - and not cheering more loudly at the times they should (successful pass and run, etc.).
Then stupid me figured out it was an audience track, but it was laughably and distractingly awful (college game).
|by Anonymous||reply 29||Last Saturday at 4:47 AM|
Fran Lebowitz has a commentary online somewhere, made before the pandemic, where she comments that the AIDS epidemic in the early 1980s decimated the audience and that damaged live performances. She said the presence of an audience who knew art made the performers better.
It’s an interesting theory that I haven’t heard elsewhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||Last Saturday at 4:48 AM|
R30 - I think you twisted up some of the quote. It doesn't make sense. I believe she said something that AIDS brought in a decline in some culture and quality and that it has left it with "Let's Make a Deal".
I don't think she said anything about audiences.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||Last Saturday at 5:00 AM|
I've heard that before. Performance artists like Penny Arcade too. It's also been said about gentrification. It hollowed out the right audience much like AIDS did.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||Last Saturday at 5:01 AM|
R31, no, I saw a video. She remarked, for example, if a ballot dancer had a tiny misstep, today’s audience might not notice, but the old audience would be on the phone the next day talking about it. We need our Addison DeWitts!
|by Anonymous||reply 33||Last Saturday at 5:27 AM|
R33 - well, to be honest, I think it's progress that people aren't on the phone about a dancer's tiny misstep.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||Last Sunday at 7:11 PM|
R30 got his chance to start the AIDS agenda for this thread. He waited 30 posts to trot that out.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||Last Sunday at 7:37 PM|
R34, OP is not R30. It is as if every thread now, somebody has to accuse two others of somehow being one person with some devious intent to amaze the self’s with [italic] subterfuge! [/italic] And there’re always wrong, too.
How about giving it a rest?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||Last Sunday at 7:47 PM|