Rachel Maddow posted worst ratings ever

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by PSGator66, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. fredsanford
    Offline

    fredsanford VIP Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    Messages:
    11,479
    Likes Received:
    154
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +964
    It's not for all TV viewers. Fox exists for the Ernest movie watchers who don't get it.
  2. Gatorrick22
    Offline

    Gatorrick22 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    32,555
    Likes Received:
    2,455
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings Received:
    +4,274
    More people watch Fox on cable than all the other three cable channels put together... That makes them/us the majority and them/you the outcast.... Fred Flintstone.
  3. DaveFla
    Offline

    DaveFla Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    18,256
    Likes Received:
    140
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +909
  4. fredsanford
    Offline

    fredsanford VIP Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    Messages:
    11,479
    Likes Received:
    154
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +964
    I've never staked my self worth on being in the majority. Millions of people watched American Idol every week also, and I've never watched it once.
  5. oaklandroadie
    Offline

    oaklandroadie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2007
    Messages:
    1,547
    Likes Received:
    33
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings Received:
    +128
    So, all that crowing about more votes going for Dems in the House of Reps despite the districting results was just....
  6. GatorBen
    Offline

    GatorBen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Messages:
    6,378
    Likes Received:
    334
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +1,397
    Maybe not in every individual case, but as a trend looking at the whole?

    If you put up two people that I have never met before, tell me one has a post graduate degree and the other dropped out of high school, and ask me to pick which one is more intelligent, I'm going to be relatively confident in my pick...
  7. LeesGator
    Offline

    LeesGator Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    2,627
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Ratings Received:
    +4
    Her ratings are low not because of her message, her ratings are low because of her delivery. She may be the most boring person on the planet. Not sure how she got on tv in the first place.
  8. kygator
    Offline

    kygator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    2,799
    Likes Received:
    85
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings Received:
    +213
    The percentage of the population that goes to college is higher now than it was for the older generations. The education level is going to be skewed towards "less education" if a great deal of your viewing audience is older. Many young people that are attending college now would have never been admitted 40 years ago. They aren't necessarily more intelligent than their older counterparts.

    Similarly, if you have a lot of older, retired viewers the income level will be lower than if most of your viewers are working age. I don't think I'll become less intelligent when I retire but my income will shrink.
  9. DaveFla
    Offline

    DaveFla Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    18,256
    Likes Received:
    140
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +909
    Why tell you that in advance? One would think that if your hypothesis were accurate, you could pick the less educated without first being given the variables, right?
  10. 108
    Offline

    108 Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    17,560
    Likes Received:
    273
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    NYC
    Ratings Received:
    +1,028
    Well she had better start being more divisive in her opinions!

    Been years since I watched tv news commentary though
  11. GatorBen
    Offline

    GatorBen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Messages:
    6,378
    Likes Received:
    334
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +1,397
    I'm saying that without having ever met them or ever meeting them at all, more often than not I would be correct in just telling you that the better educated one is more intelligent.
  12. DaveFla
    Offline

    DaveFla Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    18,256
    Likes Received:
    140
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +909
    Simply not true.

    Because you had someone before hand alert you to the fact that one was a "high school dropout" and the other had a "post graduate degree." Given an every day conversation regarding every day events, it is doubtful you could pick which was which. Furthermore, if discussing events outside the world of academia, its damn likely that the "high school dropout" would come across as much more intelligent than the "post graduate"...

    I know of many highly educated people who have difficulty existing in today's society. They seem less intelligent when trying to work a gas pump, or shopping for a car.

    Damn hilarious watching them try to cope with those self check-out lines that seem to be sprouting up everywhere.

    No... Education is not a good measure of intelligence...

    Next?
  13. GatorBen
    Offline

    GatorBen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Messages:
    6,378
    Likes Received:
    334
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +1,397
    I'm not looking for the guy who is really good at pumping gas or working a cash register's take on current events (to relate this back to the original thread topic). They may be skilled in everyday tasks, but frankly that isn't intelligence...

    And no offense, but you can generally tell who is educated and who is not when you talk to them.
  14. DaveFla
    Offline

    DaveFla Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    18,256
    Likes Received:
    140
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +909
    I beg to differ...

    in·tel·li·gence
    inˈtelijəns/
    noun
    1.
    the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills.


    You still seem to be confusing 'educated' and 'intelligent'...
  15. GatorBen
    Offline

    GatorBen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Messages:
    6,378
    Likes Received:
    334
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +1,397
    Look at skills outside the area that they work. If I have a question about something quite complex, but not having anything to do with either medicine or a gas pump, I don't exactly foresee myself thinking "Stupid surgeon, I wish I could ask a gas station clerk about this instead."

    Put another way, and to apply your "ability to acquire and apply knowledge definition," I'm pretty certain I could teach any surgeon to work a cash register, aside from a few outliers I am equally certain I couldn't teach the gas station attendant to do a surgeon's job.


    You're the one who told me I couldn't pick out which was which between a high school dropout and someone with a post-grad degree if you didn't tell me first. You absolutely can, with a pretty dang high degree of accuracy.
  16. candymanfromgc
    Offline

    candymanfromgc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    5,288
    Likes Received:
    103
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +267
    What if they cancelled the Madcow show and no one noticed?
  17. Gatorrick22
    Offline

    Gatorrick22 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    32,555
    Likes Received:
    2,455
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings Received:
    +4,274
    The chick on MSNBC that looks like Wesley Crusher from Star Trek Next gen..
  18. altalias
    Offline

    altalias Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Messages:
    1,340
    Likes Received:
    262
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +262
    When the libs started this line I looked it up. Yes, it is true that FOX has the oldest average viewers at 65. But CNN and MSNBC were 61 and 60 so does it really matter? What you really see is young people don't watch news. Also I read that FOX charges the cable companies a much larger fee to air their programs. Some one is apparently willing to pay for those poor, old, stupid, coupon clipping viewers.
  19. Gatorrick22
    Offline

    Gatorrick22 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    32,555
    Likes Received:
    2,455
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings Received:
    +4,274

    Yeah, so can we.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36x8rTb3jI
  20. secgator
    Offline

    secgator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2007
    Messages:
    10,315
    Likes Received:
    271
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +546
    • Like Like x 1

Share This Page