Podcast EP 36: Fan Excuse Bingo (Soap Ratings Edition)

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The timing of NBC’s Days of our Lives overtaking ABC’s General Hospital in the ratings couldn’t have been better for the theme of this TV Source podcast episode as it gave us the idea to have for a segment focused on soap ratings. When fans discuss #WhyRatingsAreLow — for soaps or primetime series — we can usually find valid critiques about the creative state, but is there a direct relation to quality TV drawing more viewers? If so why isn’t NBC’s Timeless renewed already?! In this episode, we discuss a variety of subjects relating to the soap ratings game – antiquated Nielsen system, not counting online viewing, poor timeslots, peak TV, out of touch creatives, lack of a cool factor and more – all using Fan Excuse Bingo!

Taped: May 20, 2018
Runtime: 27:00

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Ryan White-Nobles
Ryan White-Nobles is Editor-in-Chief of TV Source Magazine. He's began covering entertainment and soap operas in 2005. In 2009 he co-launched Soap Opera Source, and led the TV Source rebrand in 2012. He's a natural #Heel who loves a spirited debate and probably watches too much TV. Follow him on Twitter at @SourceRyan to discuss all things TV, soaps, sports, wrestling and pop culture.

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