Friday, April 1, 2016
Going downhill and loving every minute
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.