Monday, March 28, 2016

KCRW's The Spin-Off: Primetime Ratings Are Down, but Donald Trump is Up (LISTEN NOW!)

On the latest edition of KCRW's The Spin-Off, Mashable's Sandra Gonzalez joins Joe and me for a lively conversation about what's new in the TV biz:

We take a look at some of the numbers from this television season -- it's no surprise that that ratings are down, but it's interesting to see which shows are losing viewers the fastest. Newer shows, even big ones, are having a tougher time holding on to an audience, while older shows seem to have stabilized.

Then we talk about a place where ratings are way, way up -- that would be any network broadcasting a GOP debate. In their combined years of covering television, no one on The Spin-off has ever seen anything quite like the media's reaction to Donald Trump. We discuss why that is, and when and if the networks ever have a responsibility to pull the cord on a public figure, even when they're doing wonders for the ratings.

Listen below!


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