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#41 OFFLINE   Henry

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:07 PM

Thanks, James.
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 02:57 PM

According to the wikipedia this season's premier had the lowest number of viewers of any premier so far and was below the average viewers per show for each season except the first.

Of course, premier viewers are sight unseen based on the promos and other stuff going on. The show seems to be doing better since the premier ... perhaps the premier was scheduled too early?

It was scheduled against the finale of other shows. Other years it wasn't.

2006: 6/21
2007: 6/5
2008: 6/17
2009: 6/23
2010: 6/1
2011: 5/31
2012: 5/14

I've not watched the show before, but figured would watch with Howard this year.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:06 PM

Has anyone noticed if the viewership has moved up or down since he came on board? Not that it matters to me.

Obviously it does matter or you would not have asked. :grin::lol:;)

Anyway, to answer your question they pushed the show up earlier this year but it's premier was up against a couple finales including Dancing With The Stars, the Bachelorette, Bones & House and it did lousy.

In the weeks following it was on top of the ratings in total viewers.

http://blogs.orlando...ay-ratings.html

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 10:45 AM

Obviously it does matter or you would not have asked. :grin::lol:;)

Anyway, to answer your question they pushed the show up earlier this year but it's premier was up against a couple finales including Dancing With The Stars, the Bachelorette, Bones & House and it did lousy.

In the weeks following it was on top of the ratings in total viewers.

http://blogs.orlando...ay-ratings.html


It's the truth, TBlazer, I really don't care.

I was simply asking because your previous post wanted Piers back. The implication being that Howard was somehow hurting the program.

Thanks to the info from you and James, I don't think that's an issue.
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 01:20 PM

It's the truth, TBlazer, I really don't care.

I was simply asking because your previous post wanted Piers back. The implication being that Howard was somehow hurting the program.

Thanks to the info from you and James, I don't think that's an issue.


I don't think Howard is hurting the show at all, in fact it is the opposite. I just preferred Piers because I felt he was more of a "judge" and sometimes his brutal honesty was hysterical and his "feud" with Howie was great. Now it's just a lovefest of putting through a bunch of crappy acts. Howard said he was going to be honest with everyone as a judge but he's as bad or worse than the other 2 when it comes to "judging." He likes everything.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:26 PM

I don't think Howard is hurting the show at all, in fact it is the opposite. I just preferred Piers because I felt he was more of a "judge" and sometimes his brutal honesty was hysterical and his "feud" with Howie was great. Now it's just a lovefest of putting through a bunch of crappy acts. Howard said he was going to be honest with everyone as a judge but he's as bad or worse than the other 2 when it comes to "judging." He likes everything.


I can assure you that when the time comes and AGT needs more drama in the panel, you'll get your "feud". ;)

My thinking is that Howard is being short-leashed for this season as a way of showing to the public that he's not an out-of-control loose cannon. After that, watch out! :eek2:

I don't take the premise of this show very seriously. It's just mindless entertainment. One act sings, another squeals; one has dogs, and the other has a sleepy pig. :lol:

At times, behind-the-scenes is more entertaining. There are changes there too. First we had Regis; then Jerry; and now Nick ... why not change the judges from time-to-time as well? It's not like they require any special talent. Does it really matter if a judge gets replaced? That too is part of the show. Howard is a great comical contrast to the grumpy Piers. That there are judging panel changes is just par for the course ... and expected.

It's fun .. bring it on! :P
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:48 PM

The overall fakeness of the show also gets to me. I know that the "auditions" we see on TV are not off the street performances. There are levels that lead up to getting in front of the celebrity judges. When the judges complain about an act being a complete waste of time that is an act that was INVITED to perform on stage by the producers. All of the crowd shots of the acts filling a conference center in costume or lined up seem contrived as well.


I auditioned in LA a couple of seasons ago, and the crowd part filling up the rooms and lining up on the street is (was?) accurate...there was a guy in a spandex outfit and about a million colored boas that I truly would have liked to have seen on TV just to find out what the hell he was going to do with all those feathers.....

At least for the singers, the actual audition was two levels removed from getting on stage, and yeah, they definitely cherry pick a few "crowd pleasers" that bypass the audition phase completely....

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:00 PM

I auditioned in LA a couple of seasons ago, and the crowd part filling up the rooms and lining up on the street is (was?) accurate...there was a guy in a spandex outfit and about a million colored boas that I truly would have liked to have seen on TV just to find out what the hell he was going to do with all those feathers.....

At least for the singers, the actual audition was two levels removed from getting on stage, and yeah, they definitely cherry pick a few "crowd pleasers" that bypass the audition phase completely....


So which act and season were you? :)
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:28 PM

So which act and season were you? :)


It was season 5, and never you mind which act I was....:D

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:35 PM

It was season 5, and never you mind which act I was....:D

Prince Poppycock? :eek2:

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 10:46 AM

It was season 5, and never you mind which act I was....:D


No problem, I will respect your privacy. But then again, I really like James' response! :D
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:48 AM

Prince Poppycock? :eek2:

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LOL, no I could never walk in those heels......

I didn't make it past the second screening, so I didn't get on stage, but now that I know what goes on backstage, if I decide to do it again, I'll probably get my 90 seconds of fame....;)

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 04:16 PM

I didn't make it past the second screening, so I didn't get on stage, but now that I know what goes on backstage, if I decide to do it again, I'll probably get my 90 seconds of fame....;)

We'll keep our eyes open next season for a dog act. :)

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:59 PM

Good show the last two nights. Only 1 kid I wanted to see get thru that didn't.
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:37 AM

I'm a bit addicted to this show, but I have to say that so far this season the talent shown on TV hasn't been of winning quality and we're seeing way too much of Nick and the judges and not enough of the acts.

And the one irritant in the back of my mind is that at the end, it will be another singer that wins, just like every other year. :(

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:14 PM

Even the ventriloquist was a great singer. :)

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:32 PM

I'm a bit addicted to this show, but I have to say that so far this season the talent shown on TV hasn't been of winning quality and we're seeing way too much of Nick and the judges and not enough of the acts.

And the one irritant in the back of my mind is that at the end, it will be another singer that wins, just like every other year. :(


I look at it like this: When an act comes along that I really like, I ask myself if it's good enough for me to watch and be entertained for an entire hour?

The slightest hesitation on my part in answering that question. usually answers the question.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:02 AM

Sharon says she's leaving, after NBC didn't choose Jack as a contestant on Stars Earn Stripes because of his MS.

http://www.hollywood...-stripes-358705

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:24 AM

Sharon says she's leaving, after NBC didn't choose Jack as a contestant on Stars Earn Stripes because of his MS.

http://www.hollywood...-stripes-358705


If what Sharon claims is true NBC and Stars earn Stripes producers should be ashamed of their actions. Sharon could very easily file a lawsuit against those involved for discrimination.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:14 PM

If what Sharon claims is true NBC and Stars earn Stripes producers should be ashamed of their actions. Sharon could very easily file a lawsuit against those involved for discrimination.


It's a bit convoluted. There was Good Faith, but no signed contract. Sorry to see her go. She was perhaps AGT's best judge.
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