The opinion of the mature person on any subject is odium personified to anyone over ten years their junior and differs not a whit with his TV preferences. To a 40 yo tv programmer, the general belief is that a senior person is a just emerged oddity from a tired old womb, a serial and persistent pest who exceeded the 48 hour memory retention allowed oldies and are without any real knowledge of any subject anyway. The thoughts though, of the programmer’s stoned ‘with-it’ friends and the appeal of a particular demographic in Springfield, Lower Hookastan, has greater influence. The older newspaper reader, the mainstay of decent circulation numbers became so disenchanted with senior News.com journalists skewed integrity in their quest to satisfy a megalomania boss’s raging conservative values that they reacted by reducing newspaper purchase. That industry now wonders why it is so reviled and irrelevant.
It was given, taken for granted that more viewers meant more advertising dollars, but programming nowadays has a select ego-driven dictatorial clique declaring so-called mundane nonsense, life-style (not) and cooking shows (ugh, unnatural) should predominate, being easy and reasonably inexpensive to run. The Project has all-round appeal which Ten will ruin when “cut-backs” inevitably kick in, has fans across the age board. The Craig Ferguson show on Eleven is a breath of fresh air and is generally overlapped by Ten’s Letterman late night show. This morning the two shows ran simultaneously. Why? Was too much thought needed to stagger two watchable shows? TV stations too greedy to manage or justify their appendage off-shoots should do us all a favour and relinquish ownership.
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Submitted on 2012/10/30 at 9:46 am
Les it doesn’t really matter any more, You can watch online, on a +1 channel, on demand or on your phone. It’s free by virtue of adverts projectile vomited at you until you exist out of time and reality. Why manufacture pacifiers when you can create them ‘virtually’ with a click?*
The scheduling is designed to disorientate which can only be a good thing as we do not want idle pensioners (with undeserved time on their hands) coherent – far too dangerous. No, mollify them with machines, prescription drugs for ‘ailments’ and squeeze the last juices of productivity from them before they expire.
Seriously Les, harken to the words of our Bastard Overlords;
“Retired people should work for their pensions, says Lord Bichard. The fact that pensioners already have worked for their pension, by definition, doesn’t detain him. Pensioners are a “negative burden” on the state, who need to be “incentivised” into doing jobs that young people could do for a wage.
The interesting thing about Bichard is that he isn’t some rabid Tory. He is a cross-bench peer, a technocratic former senior civil servant who worked closely with the last Labour government. His suggestion was raised in the context of discussions between politicians, bureaucrats and Bank of England experts on the state’s response to demographic change.”
*I noticed our new fangled digital tv has a few seconds delay over the analogue system. Quadzillions are made in those nano seconds in the digital reality (Farmville shares – sell!!!). Imagine the fun you could have in that moment where the sheep blink and realise they are about to be eaten.