Friday, April 1, 2016

Going downhill and loving every minute

The Sitcoms Online game show board is kind of a junior version of Game Show Forum, the oldies board to end all oldies boards. Posters regularly bewail the present and venerate the past.

So it's hardly surprising to see a thread on the board called: "Am I dreaming or has GSN been going downhill?" Naturally, everybody agrees that GSN is so far downhill it's practically invisible. At Game Show Forum they don't even bother to ask the question any more. They just ignore GSN and concentrate on which ep of which oldie is playing on Buzzr this week.

The translation of all these complaints, of course, is that GSN doesn't run enough old stuff. In fact, the network runs fifteen hours of thirty-year-old (or more) shows every week, but oldies fans aren't content with anything except the full schedule...or at least a lot more of the schedule. There's also the usual gripe about too much Harvey Feud, even though as I type the network is running thirteen other shows today. But again oldies folks won't be content until Steve and friends are more or less banished from the network. (If Steve ever shows up on Buzzr, some people will go ballistic, bonkers and bananas.)

Meanwhile, GSN is heading uphill in all the measures that literally count. The network is doing its best Nielsen business ever and sometimes inches into the top thirty cable nets in total day viewers. Which probably irritates oldies fans all the more.

5 comments:

  1. Casey did you see Buzzerblog? Deal or No Deal is coming back.

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    1. It was an April Fools' Joke, as were three other "stories" that appeared that day. Funny stuff actually.

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  2. My name is Brian and I'm a huge game show fan. This makes me mad though I want to see this tournament!

    http://thejeopardyfan.com/2016/04/breaking-news-a-canadian-tournament.html

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  3. These stories are nothing. The real news is that I'm replacing Steve Harvey on every one of his shows, including the beauty pageant.

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    1. In all seriousness, ignore the haters. As I have said many times before, these "oldies" fans are bordering on pathetic. What really matters are the millions of REAL fans who love games shows of the past, AND the present (and future, too). Also, I love how BuzzerBlog made light of some of these "oldies" fans in one of their April Fools' stories.

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