Thursday, October 11, 2007

TMZ TV needs to push some porn

The syndicated television series based on the corporate porn-pushing gossip site TMZ.com has finally shown up in the national television ratings chart in its third week on the air-- and now we know why the suits sent the first two weeks' worth of numbers back to be "reprocessed."

TMZ debuted with a 1.7 (1.7 Harveys shown above), which means the show came in last place among the infotainment magazine shows and that its formula of creepy old man + pretty young boys + plain women works a little less than half as well as The Insider's mix of creepy old man + pretty young men & women + Cojo.

Entertainment Tonight stayed at #1 with a 4.8, Inside Edition, the show nobody watches, managed a giant 3.3; The Insider and Access Hollywood tied at 2.3; while Extra!, the "sistership" of TMZ at Warner Brothers, managed a 1.8, just a hair more than TMZ.

(Note to MH: No, we don't have any comment on reports of any TB-on-TMZ book deal...)


Anonymous said...

TMZ debuted with a 1.7 (1.7 Harveys shown above)

hahahahahhahahahahhaha !!!

Anonymous said...

i echo anonymous above, while adding about a thousand pointing fingers. shame on ben mankiewicz, who was formerly credible on turner classic movies.