Hype Debunk #2

05/12/2010 at 3:36 pm | Posted in Flik/Spec, Hype Debunking | Leave a comment

Technically, this is a “comeback debunking”.  Recently, an example of why you shouldn’t believe everything you read in editorials crossed my path:

A recent article from a well-known entertainment site was FULL of flaws – to which I was more than happy to correct in their comments section.

Basically, the article was talking about how this is the summer of comebacks for movie stars, and his list included a lot of stars.  I had expected to see names like Murphy, Carey, or Kidman.  Instead, the list had me scratching my head – though I agreed with two of them.

Click here to go to the article, read both the list of examples (and their logic) and my corrections in the comments section.  While I tended to simplify my thoughts (and those typos!  whoops!), the facts are pretty straight-forward.

Can you guess which one is on the list? Nope. Guess again.

After reading it:  What did you think?

Hype Debunking #1

04/21/2010 at 1:00 pm | Posted in Hype Debunking, Net/Spec | Leave a comment
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There are a lot of statements made by Hollywood that just aren’t true.  The PR department’s job at a studio/network is to spin numbers in their favor in press releases.  So they do.  Is it unethical?  No.  They aren’t lying, per se.  There’s a basis of truth in the statements, but it’s really up to the listeners to decipher the truth.  That’s where I come in.

This first one will be short, because it’s a quick response.

Hype Debunking #1:  Wow!  Dancing with the Stars has finally passed American Idol to be the #1 show on TV!!!  Thanks to Kate Gosselin, they’ve toppled a show that’s been on top for YEARS!!!  Dancing with the Stars has never been bigger!!


Truth:  Dancing with the Stars has not, in fact, beaten American Idol for the top spot.  It is true that their total viewers has been higher than Idol some weeks this season, but that demo does NOT determine the top position.  The A18-49 demo does. 

American Idol is STILL tops in the A18-49 demo, and isn’t going anywhere.  Even Glee is beating Dancing with the Stars in the ratings.

We are flying/So very high/Can barely see Dancing/From the sky

Monday night’s performance show for Dancing with the Stars was down 4% from last week – bring it to this cycle’s lowest rated episode.  Last night’s results show was down 11% (a 2.4) – it’s lowest rated results show ever

To Summarize:  Is Dancing with the Stars bigger than ever?  Not even close.

WE'RE (still) #1!!!

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