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Bloviating Zeppelin: The Quick Demise Of Rosie O’Donnell’s OWN Talk Show: What Went Wrong?

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Quick Demise Of Rosie O’Donnell’s OWN Talk Show: What Went Wrong?


OWN went for broke with the launch of The Rosie Show, whose October premiere, along with that of Oprah’s Lifeclass, were broadcast on five Discovery networks. The struggling and money-losing OWN spent some $10 million to market the two shows, whose debut was touted as an unofficial OWN relaunch. That $10 million went where the previous $250 million+ in investment from Discovery went — down the drain. After an OK start with 500,000 viewers tuning in to the premiere, Rosie quickly lost more than half of that to average under 200,000 viewers for most of its run, while Lifeclass was pretty much DOA. Why did O’Donnell, who had two successful previous daytime talk show stints under her belt, on her own syndicated show and on ABC’s The View, fizzle so quickly?

No matter what, you and I both know that George Bush is responsible, as well as Dick Cheney and Rush Limbaugh. I suspect the Bilderbergers had a hand in this, as well as Skull and Bones. Rumors have it that I had a hand in the mix as well.

So -- really -- why did O'Donnell's show fail? And not just Regular Fail, but Extra Crispy Fail, With Cheese? [Would you like fries with that, Rosie?]

Lack of viewers. No one gives a shite what she says or thinks. Even Harpo Productions recognizes a media and cultural loser. After five months = "cut your losses."

The same thing could be asked of Air America, the so-called Bastion of the Perfect Left.

Why did it fail?

Same answer: lack of listeners. No one gave a shite what it said or advocated.

You're either appealing or you're not. You either take an audience or you don't. You're either yesterday's news or you're not.

Put me on TV and even I could draw 200,000 viewers.

Perhaps the days of overweight gun-toting hypocritical and self-defeating, negative lesbians are gone?

Or is it simply because Winfrey just fired 20% of her OWN staff? Isn't that rather harsh considering this current economic climate? Or not: considering Obama says the economy is gaining momentum by leaps and bounds and hand-stands? No problem for Oprah's staff; they can easily find other jobs in Mr Obama's Excellent Adventure Economy!

Or -- oopsie! -- is Oprah Winfrey waging her own "war on women" "just like Conservatives"?

After all, Oprah, if you were not, you would hold onto the poor, overweight, ugly, lesbian with terrible ratings.

Or is it just: business? Because this is what really happened?

If so, that doesn't quite seem so tolerant and Leftist to me. Unless, of course, you're using your Bottom Fiscal Line to adjudge relative worth. Shameful! I say. Shameful, if so!


Imagine that. Oprah Winfrey making decisions based only but upon HER fiscal moneymaking abilities! Her Evil Profits! Shameful! I say. Shameful, if so!


Blogger Old NFO said...

I didn't even know she HAD another show... No great loss over here!

Mon Mar 19, 04:39:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Well Seasoned Fool said...

The free market is a bitch. Maybe she can get her great friend the Lightbringer to issue an Executive Order requiring people to watch.

Mon Mar 19, 04:43:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

NFO: QUITE true; but I believe the overarching story is that a massive LEFTIST somehow manages to ABANDON another HUMAN BEING when said HUMAN BEING manages to LOSE money for her.

Then, said lesbian is kicked to the Capitalistic Curb.


WSF: clearly, an EO is not far behind. One day, that might not be so far-fetched.


Mon Mar 19, 05:11:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Z said...

When I heard this, I thought there's something else behind dropping Rosie.
I'm happy about it...mostly that she was getting lower ratings.
I'd like to say it's because Americans are tired of libs but mostly it's because nobody knew she even had a show.
That speaks pretty lousy for Oprah's empire....she's certainly got the bucks to promote it better than it was promoted, huh?

Mon Mar 19, 05:15:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Z: when you're on the Major 3 terrestrial networks, there's still something to be said for you.

When you striate yourself down to a network in and of itself, then you've eliminated a BUNCH of people who no longer can GET YOU unless they SUBSCRIBE to another cable package that, perhaps, they didn't have before.

And if you have to pay ANOTHER TWENTY DOLLARS per month JUST to get Oprah Winfrey, perhaps in this economy you hesitate.

FREE versus PAY?

Methinks that FREE wins EVERY time.


Mon Mar 19, 05:58:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bunkerville said...

Good things can happen to bad people. One down, so many more to go.

Mon Mar 19, 06:02:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...


You are clearly after my own heart.


Mon Mar 19, 07:17:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Trekkie4Ever said...

Awww...what a shame. Well, not really.

I have never watched OWN, so no big loss.

Mon Mar 19, 08:12:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Average American said...

WTF? They cancelled my favorite TV show? How dare they!! So what if it was losing money, at least it was "sharing the wealth!" Isn't that what the leftards are supposed to be doing? Oh, I forgot, that only applies to other peoples money, not her own, (pun intended.) Nevermind.

Mon Mar 19, 08:19:00 PM PDT  
Blogger LoneRider said...

As my wife, a stay at home Mommy, pointed out, who stays at home during the day, not liberal woman who are out working. Good conservative, many Christian woman raising their families. Who care nothing for the Tom Cruise, Obama loving Oprah and her minions.

And I do find it rather humorous that a good liberal like Oprah would lay off people for the sake of profits .....

Mon Mar 19, 09:30:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Z said...

Oprah's laying off 1/5 of her staff...

Bunkerville, amen to THAT :-)

Mon Mar 19, 11:52:00 PM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Happy Trails ... Bitch

Tue Mar 20, 11:33:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

TF, ain't it ODD that Winfrey bases her moves on HER fiscal bottom line?

Ain't that a just bit JUDGMENTAL and, uh, CAPITALISTIC?

I guess when you can lose money, that somehow "changes" things -- ??


Tue Mar 20, 03:21:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bob Mack said...

Once they remove these (may I say it) bloviating left-wing hags from the time slots frequented mainly by dumbed-down harridans with too much time on their hands, their viewership almost always drops lower than the proverbial snake's belly.

Wed Mar 21, 12:29:00 PM PDT  
Blogger mrchuck said...

Even a nasty turd begins to stink up the area it is in,,,and that is exactly what Rosey O'Donnell is and was.
Another liberal communistic bitch flushed down the tubes.

Wed Mar 21, 04:16:00 PM PDT  
Blogger ∞ ≠ ø said...

Loved this thread:
Schadenfreude. (Japanese teach good German!)
behind dropping Rosie (descriptive)
harridans (excellent word for... bitches)

Anagram time:
Oprah Winfrey: Yearn for whip.
Rosie O'Donnell: Rolled in noose, loon dies loner.

Wed Mar 21, 07:51:00 PM PDT  

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