NBC foolishly sends me, the amateur TV critic, weekly surveys asking me about my television viewing habits, allowing me to tell them how reality TV sucks and there needs to be more Arrested Development, Dead Like Me and Gilmore Girls, in that order with no exceptions forgiven. It's fun to tell them how much Father of the Pride sucks.
Anyway, this week they asked me which networks I watched the most, and thanks to DS9 (and, to a certain extent, Raw,) I marked Spike. They then asked programs that were watched, and I put that I "occassionally" watched Raw (since I've been watching just the first ten minutes, catching St. Louis' own Randy Orton, and then flipping over to The Best Team In Baseball, which shares his hometown.) That opened the floodgates like I've never seen on one of these surveys.
Originally posted by NBC Viewer Survey12a. You said that you like WWE Wrestling. What are some reasons that you feel that way?
13. Would you say you are watching WWE Wrestling More, Less or the Same as you were a year ago?
13a. You said that you are watching WWE Wrestling less than you were a year ago. What would you say is the main reason you are watching less?
14. Off the top of your head, which, if any, of the following networks does WWE Wrestling currently air on...?
15. Which of the following networks do you think would be the most appropriate network to air WWE Wrestling?
28. Below are some statements that have been made about WWE Wrestling. Please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each one.
WWE Wrestling isn't as good as it used to be WWE Wrestling is a show I like to watch with my family WWE Wrestling is not a show for people like me I make a special effort to watch WWE Wrestling If I see WWE Wrestling airing on a certain TV network it makes me think that network is low quality WWE Wrestling is something I used to like watching but I'm not into it anymore
I've NEVER seen them ask so many questions about a particular program, especially one NBC Uni doesn't control. The fact that they inquire about "which network should run WWE" and "Do you see those networks as low quality" leads me to believe that Zucker and crew might be interested in reacquiring the rights for USA or another network (which other network, I have no clue; USA is the only fit, and even that's a stretch, Walker, Texas Rangers reruns notwithstanding.) Networks survey on other people's programming all the time, but this is about the 30th NBC survey I've completed and never have they asked such a volley of questions about something.
The contract agree to between the WWF/E and TNN/Spike in September '00 expires in September '05, so NBC could be looking to steal back the programming from Viacom. Now, whether they would offer enough for Vince to agree to go back to being bumped for a dog show and 2 weeks of tennis would be interesting.
The Public Demands: Replace the Star Spangled Banner with Brass Bonanza.
Originally posted by fuelinjectedI suggest you try to work the XFL into as many of your responses (WWE related or not) as you can. :)
That's it. Let's remind them of that disaster so they can stay far away from the WWE. I would think that Peter Stork should not even bring up that debacle.
Oh and Pete, tell them that Fear Factor is played out!
Joe Wilson (looking at Interocitor manual)- Hey, here's something my wife could use in the house... Crow T. Robot- A man? Joe Wilson- An interocitor incorporating an electron sorter. Cal Meechum- Oh, she'd probably gain 20 pounds while it did all the work for her. Tom Servo- Cal, you bitch!
Originally posted by TorchslasherOh and Pete, tell them that Fear Factor is played out!
NO FAIR! They haven't eaten everything yet!
And, Peter, you have MUCH more fun surveys to answer than I. I made the mistake of donating to an arch-liberal organization many years ago, and now I get political surveys out the wazoo. (I didn't mind donating, and was happy to do it. I just didn't realize that I'd become Demographic Man after that.) It would be great to get a detailed WWE-related survey. Anything, really, to not get a survey that profoundly depresses me. I mean, a current WWE survey might depress me... just not profoundly.
I won't miss Animal. Not one bit. It occurs to me that it's been nearly a year since the last big purge of underused or generally useless WWE talent. It was late June/early July of last year when Gayda/Haas, Dawn Marie, Gangel, Joy Giovanni, etc.