Hey there. Miss me? I did too. I know a lot of you have some questions about things going on right now with the site, and the best answer I can give you is “be patient.” You will get your answers. All of them. Just not today. It will be soon though, I promise. As for me mentioning on Thursday that I was going to call someone out in a major way in the next column, that has to wait too. It will happen, and it will happen soon, but I have my reasons for holding out a bit longer. You’ll understand once I post it. Just hang in there and your questions will be answered.
Will still be back tomorrow with your “Reader Emails” and “Dr. Reality Steve” questions, but gonna do something a bit different tomorrow night for the live video blog. Since we are currently in the “off season,” there honestly isn’t a whole hell of a lot to talk about regarding the “Bachelor/ette.” So tomorrow night, I’m bringing on a special guest. Her name is Lori Zaslow, she is known as the “Love Broker” and her show is on Bravo on Tuesday nights at 10:00PM EST. You’ll be able to talk to her, ask any love questions you might have, and anything else. Just wanted to change it up a bit since for 23 shows, it’s pretty much just been me sitting there in a chair by myself. You must’ve gotten bored by now, no? Anyway, Lori is a friend of mine that I wanted to bring on so you could meet her and ask any questions you may have, so look forward to that tomorrow night.
With the Olympics going on right now, I find it utterly hilarious that what NBC is currently doing (running the events on tape delay after the spoilers are already out there on the internet for everyone to see) is proving my exact point about what I do has no effect on television viewing whatsoever. As you know, NBC basically has to run most events on tape delay because London is hours ahead of the United States in terms of local time. You can’t run the opening ceremonies live, because then it’s in the middle of the day on a Friday when people are working. Happens every time the Olympics are held in a country that’s not the United States. We ALWAYS get it on tape delay. There’s no way around it.
And now with the advent of social media, it’s basically impossible not to hear about an event or an athlete before you actually see it happen at night. Sure, NBC is getting criticized, but there’s really nothing they can do. However, then you see that the weekend ratings averaged 35 million viewers, which was the most watched weekend in Summer Olympics history and it just goes to show that people don’t care if it’s spoiled or not. They’re still going to watch. Which is why I contend that me posting spoilers about a TV show before it airs will not change anything in regards to its viewership. Fans are still going to watch. If anything, it will get MORE people to tune in because they want to see if what’s reported is right. I love how what’s happening with the spoiled Olympic coverage being a complete slap in the face to ABC that bitches about spoilers. And it makes Fleiss’ rants on Twitter three weeks ago about spoilers sound completely ridiculous. Enough already.