Well, the end of the world is officially here as we know it and now there is statistical evidence to substantiate that claim…..
According to Nielsen, the TV ratings people, the Wednesday night TLC debut of the Toddlers and Tiara spin-off, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, absolutely CRUSHED Mittens Romney and the Republican National Convention in the ratings.
Well, sort of. Honey Boo Boo garnered 2.9 million viewers in the 18-49 year old demographic compared to 1.8 million viewers of Fox News’ coverage of the RNC. If you were to combine all the cable channels together across the board, of course more people watched the RNC than Honey Boo Boo but that’s beside the point. (Well, it isn’t really but whatever)
If you have never seen Toddlers and Tiara’s OR Honey Boo Boo, count yourself in the shrinking number of the intellectual elite. I like my current job here at JACK FM so I won’t go off on the rant that I really want to about Toddlers and Tiara’s, Honey Boo Boo’s mom, or any of the people that watch this flotsam, (or is it jetsam?) but I will say this…….somewhere, Alex Trebek is rolling over in his grave.
The Democratic National Convention starts this coming Tuesday in Charlotte, NC and will run thru Thursday, Sept. 6th.
Here is what you’re not missing if you haven’t been watching either of these aforementioned atrocities of post-modern television.
Kill me, kill me now. – Dr. Justin Cranfill