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what has happened to the history channel?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by tootal2, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    I've been complaining (or whining) about the History Channel for the last two or three years. It should be called the Diet History Channel or History Lite. Thank God for H2.
     
  2. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

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    Odd hos the Kennedy miniseries didn't fit their brand, yet now they have all these nutter than hell reality shows on their channel. alrighty then.
     
  3. tootal2

    tootal2 Active Member

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    Now there starting to add games shows. there first game show picked off starts wednesday at 9pm. They have some good shows on today american eats and modern marvels
     
  4. Frylock

    Frylock Live Long and Tivo!

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    Different team running the network. The same person who turned A&E around is running History now.
     
  5. kaszeta

    kaszeta Ceci n'est pas une conserve TCF Club

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    Somewhat apropos to the topic... "Wings" was indeed an awesome series... but it aired on Discovery, and not the History channel...
     
  6. mattack

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    Umm, like I said before, they had a game show years ago.. Hosted by the same guy who did that "how it's made" like show on FOOD. (Who used to be a local news guy here in the SF bay area eons ago.)
     
  7. Gregor

    Gregor save the princess save the world

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    I think the History channel thinks they are 'making History'.

    There's only a limited amount of historical documentaries around, and once History got a taste of reality show ratings, they were hooked.
     
  8. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    I just looked up A&E's show lineup. Mostly reality show crap. No wonder I don't remember the last show I watched on A&E. People apparently like this kind of stuff though.
     
  9. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

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    Food Tech?

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  10. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    Totally agree. It's a new/alternative way to show/introduce people to history.
     
  11. lambertman

    lambertman To see you, Nice

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    Nope. "History IQ" with Marc Summers.
     
  12. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    Good, someone can figure out my ridiculously vague memories of shows!
     
  13. ADent

    ADent Active Member

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    It is the money. Pawn Stars gets a lot more viewers than some show about history. IRT is a big hit too.

    Trading Spaces was the single highest rated show in the history of cable (up to that point) - guess what TLC became.

    IIRC A&E said their highest rated show is Storage Wars - they even have theatrical trailers (aka commercial) for this season.


    Not only are these shows getting ratings, they are cheap to make.
     

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