Sunday, October 15, 2006

The Corrections

A reader writes to inform me, as I should have known, that American Idol is quite popular with families. And of course it is. The family audience will return to network TV from cable if they think the show is worth watching (though I have never been able to fathom why American Idol commands this sort of respect). The reality boom of a few years ago was partially driven by families (though it was also driven by twentysomethings watching things like Joe Millionaire and My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiancee). Still, the demographics of reality are creeping older and older (outside of Idol), and Dancing with the Stars, in particular, is a phenomenon with the over-40s out there, not necessarily their kids.

Sorry for the slow couple of days. Been busy here at SDD-central. More posting over the next week.

But for now, enjoy Cat-Head Theatre.

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