Here’s proof that the television industry does not care about ratings or what the audience wants to see: 30 Rock was renewed for a 6th season and has won many Emmy Awards while it’s ratings remain low. But according to Fox 411 it receives “rave reviews from critics.”
Tina Fey, who co-stars with fellow left wing comrade Alec Baldwin on this hardly-watched program, says in her new book – Bossypants – that doing Palin ‘gags’ has likely hurt the show. She says that she and Alec are viewed by “50%” of America as “pinko commie monsters.” I’d say yes, but I’d also say that the percentage is higher than that.
She also acknowledges that they are both polarizing figures in American entertainment.
And yet, the show with low ratings remains on the air because “critics rave” about it.
These guys who run the networks and the critics who write about the shows, don’t care about what YOU want to watch. They only care about what they WANT you to watch.
And as a disclaimer: I’ve never seen this show so have no idea if it’s any good or not.