We’re not having any of it

April 11, 2008

The figures are in and it seems we aren’t really interested in TV that could educate us about what’s going on in our heads.

Of course, Enough Rope was unlikely to hit last week’s Wayne Carey-fest numbers, but a drop of almost half a million was a surprise. Tuesday’s Stress Busters was watched by 100 000 less than those who tuned in the week before for Wendy Harmer’s Stuff. The only glimmer of hope was a slight spike of 30 000 extra viewers who watched the plight of Sydney’s homeless youth last night at 8.30pm as opposed to the previous week’s drama import Life on Mars.

However, I may have underestimated the educational value of Channel 9’s My Kid’s a Star. It didn’t crack the million viewers that the struggling network would have wanted, peaking at around 870 000, but it certainly has valuable lessons to teach us all, like that there’s more to show business than razzle dazzle.

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2 Responses to “We’re not having any of it”

  1. themolk Says:

    It’s that clip… the disheartening realisation as she says “razzle… dazzle…” that kills me. It’s like everything she’s strived for in her very short life is gone.

    Of course, on the way out the door, the “watch this face, Australia” shows she really has no idea. I predict the next time we see this face will be on the front cover of Who Weekly looking into why Child stars turn to pornography to make money or something like that.

  2. tvmatters Says:

    Thanks Molk. I live for the day that every ‘watch this face’ contestant who has left a reality show has to reveal what has become of their sorry lives…that would equally make for great, car-crash TV.


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