View Full Version : Bush Interview A Ratings Flop!

Gayle in MD
11-10-2010, 01:28 AM
<span style='font-size: 11pt'> Despite all of our efforts to talk about Matt Lauer's interview with former President George W. Bush, it seems that the televised tete-a-tete was something of a ratings disaster for NBC. TV By The Numbers has the, you know... numbers:

NBC's Monday woes continue to grow as the Matt Lauer interview of George W. Bush scored just a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, and its later shows tumbled. The special Matt Lauer Reports finished with lower adults 18-49 ratings than all episodes of Chuck this season. The Event fell 15% (vs. 10/25) to a series low 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, and Chase was down 6% (vs. 10/25) to just a 1.2 rating, which was also a series low.
It is interesting to get to write about an NBC ratings debacle that wasn't the fault of Jay Leno or Jeff Zucker.

(And yes, in case you were wondering, Conan beat Bush-Lauer, too.)</span>

11-10-2010, 08:07 AM
It says a lot about the public that they would prefer to listen to the likes of Leno or OBrian rather than learn some of the history of the country from a former President.

Too many, it seems, would rather be entertained than educated!
It is that fact that allowed Barry Obama to hoodwink the public into electing him to the office.


11-10-2010, 04:37 PM
I bet he could fill more than 50% of a 200 seat auditorium ... unlike dear leader.