American Guns - Discovery Channel

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by DouglasPHill, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    I'm kind of surprised actually. Seems like it has at least a few viewers... Unlike a lot of the stuff they have on that channel. Is the other Gun show still on? I wonder if they'll be next...
     
  2. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    Regarding the article, the thought that this had anything to do with the Sandy shooting is just stupid.
     
  3. Worf

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    Yeah, that article was stupid.

    It contradicts itself - first Discovery said season 2 ended a while back and was never renewed and that they wont' be repeating it. Which meant it happened well before the Newtown murders.

    Next, it went and detailed how its ratings for season 2 dropped by double-digits.

    Well, geez, if you get such crappy ratings, Discovery won't rerun it because they can't make any money from the reruns! Reruns are shown because they can make money off them - sure it's not a lot at 3AM, but it's a little bit. With a show of bottom-of-barrel ratings, it would probably cost them more money to air a rerun than airing some other show.

    The only reason I can see for mentioning it was that it was just a footnote in Discovery's show lineup that it was not renewed, and because of what happened, it suddenly got catapulted to the forefront despite being there for months.

    Even TV doesn't move fast - episodes are filmed months in advance and paid for, so cancelling a show suddenly that's paid up is a stupid waste of money unless there's something better that can fill the timeslot and recover the already paid for money. But if it's not been renewed, it means they haven't paid a cent, and decided long before any current event. Probably when the ratings started falling they gave the studio a chance to fix up (at the studio's expense) the remaining episodes to try to shore up support or be cancelled. But we're talking like 6 months ago.

    Sigh. I tried to watch it a few times. i wasn't terribly interested.
     
  4. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    The media is doing the same thing with everything right now....any songs that mention kids or guns and any shows about kids and guns.
     

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