The highest rating program in the USA in the last couple of years has been NFL football on Sunday nights, along with NCIS and they get about 20-25 million viewers a week which is around the 6-8% of the population mark.
The Block gets 637,950 out of 4,430,000 for it's finale.
= 14% of the population, and maybe about 10% for it's regular mid season stuff.
The biggest watched TV show in the USA EVERY YEAR is the Superbowl which gets around 80-90 million viewers which is around 27% of the population. It's booyah for the hosting network because the ads during the game (of which their are many) cost millions of dollars for one 30sec time slot.
So TV3 must be rubbing it's hands together to get a show that is rating that high 3 nights a week for that many weeks.
Any idea on what it typically costs for a 30 sec ad in primetime on NZ TV and what it might cost during a high rating show????
One of the main stories on the CNN website.
Seriously, if that's the standard that is laid down for being a professional music critic in NZ then sign me up. I can hold down a fulltime job and produce that sort of wankery for free. Whoever pays that guy could save some money. Send me a CD. I'll listen to it once and make some random shit up.
If he reads this then he's probably all pumped up on adrenaline and it's bouncing off his biceps.
What a shame.
That's right Russell.
You just get the "Opinion", "PC" cards played which are basically the two joker cards in any discussion. They get slapped on the table when the player doesn't have any "Argument" or "Fact" cards in their hand.
As a 50-year old male I can't quite explain why I have been so caught up in the Lorde story. Partly it's been almost a paternal interest - because she is part of a peer group of young Kiwi musicians that my son is also part of, who don't see age or geographic isolation as being any barrier to them pursuing their musical dreams. They just get on with it.
I happen to be 37 years old as well. And I'm interested in Lorde for 3 reasons I guess. 1) I quite like her sound and lyrics, I won't be buying any of it but it's a decent listen, 2) She's a Kiwi girl, 3) I teach high school students, including dare I say it 16 year old girls. To see what she is doing with herself at the same age is quite amazing.
Sweetman needs to change his surname. Because he ain't that.
I'm a bit late on the Friday thread (as usual).
I didn't see the Cyrus performance at the VMA's but I was bombarded by kids for days after at school asking me if I'd seen it. From my Year 10s up to my Year 13s, but mainly the younger ones. So the kiddies saw it alright.
I can't stand that Blurred Lines song, right from when I first heard it on Mai FM. I've got a Jap import that was fresh off the boat and I only pick up Mai so I got barraged by it for a while. I like Hip Hop and R'nB so no big deal, but for a few days I thought it was a PI group haha, then found out otherwise. Terrible song, terrible lyrics, terrible video. My ears hate it and I switch to the other station I get - Radio Sport. I see that T Veitch is shifting to ZB. Is that right? Mark Watson replacing him in the mornings. God have mercy on us. Veitch was flawed in multiple ways but Watson is a lame wanna be sport shock jock.
As it turns out, she crushed it:Did she ever! But claims that she is some virtual unknown don't really tally with the crowd singing along with the songs. Great voice, hope she smashes the US market.
You know you've made it when they are playing you over the PA at a North Queensland Cowboys v South Sydney Rabbitohs rugby league game in Townsville.
Traditionally Korean women want to find a bloke they can 'tolerate' at worst, or quite like, who will provide for them and their kids.
Times are a changing though. These days there is a massive trend towards either not marrying at all, and not wanting to (being career driven), or else being a little more picky over male companions.
I know that a lot of people on here aren't married but hell, I like to think I mix in fairly ordinary circles and most everybody I know is either formally bonded in some way or aiming to be. It's not that out of fashion :)
Predictions on the Ashes series????
I think Aussie might win one test. Maybe 3-1 to England. The series back in Aussie will be far more even though. I wouldn't be surprised if it's a 2-2 type result. They will want to make sure they have result pitches if England retain the Ashes which they should do because Aussie will need to win 3 of the 5 as it's hard to see 2 wins outright winning a 5 match series.
OT really but the mention of investing in documentaries which tell great stories from years gone by instantly made me think of the fantastic 30 for 30 sports doco series that ESPN does where they pick individuals, or moments in sports history and devote an hour to them. The idea was dreamed up by NBA nerd Bill Simmons who is also the editor-in-chief of the Grantland website which is a home for sports geekery and also a lot of pop culture geekery that some people might be interested in checking out (it's American-centric). It's a site I visit daily. I'm more into the sports articles and podcasts on sports, but there's a nice mix of stuff. I'm sure there's plenty of readers and listeners who avoid all the sports stuff.
Even the 30 for 30 doco's with a topic that I knew nothing about or thought I wouldn't be interested in I found totally engaging.
My personal favourite is probably the one on Ricky Williams titled Run Ricky Run. He's one interesting cat. He was running back for the Miami Dolphins for most of his career. He kept getting suspended for testing positive for marijuana. The running back is the dude who gets the ball handed to him by the quarterback and then has to try and run through a brickwall of enormous human flesh. But Ricky Williams comes across as kind of this cross between a surfie/yoga/buddhist/reggae/stoner/loner. He used to do post game interviews with his helmet on and visor down so he didn't have to make eye contact with people and was later diagnosed with clinical depression and social anxiety disorder.
Other topics range from Jordans stint in baseball, to the influence of Nelson Mandela in SA's 95' triumph, to the infamous Raiders NFL teams relationship with LA, hosted by Ice Cube. They get different film makers to make and comment on each of them. If you're interested in sport (especially US sport) check them out.
now... Friday night, what to watch, Warriors, Ashes, Tourism de France, the rest of the last Mad Men series... spoilt for choice in this day and age... :)