A few things to cover before we get to your “Reader Emails” for the week. Once again, some jerk off is trying to impersonate me on Twitter. No, I haven’t changed my Twitter name because of the lawsuit. This person isn’t even bright enough to realize that the lawsuit would have nothing to do with changing my Twitter name. Why would I have to do that? Makes no sense whatsoever. Secondly, if I was changing my Twitter name, I’d do it by announcing on my REAL Twitter name, “Hey, I have a new Twitter name” so that all my followers would know it’s me, or, by announcing it on this site where thousands and thousands of people would see it and know it’s legit. There are dumb people in this world, and there are dumb people in this world. Then there’s people ten levels below that, and that’s this person trying to impersonate me on Twitter this morning. Believe nothing of what you see on Twitter regarding me unless you hear come directly from my Twitter account, or, you hear me talk about it in a column.
In a somewhat related note, a few of you have emailed me regarding the comments section on my website about stuff not getting through. Well, we’ve changed things up a bit and now I have people monitoring any and all comments that come through due to a few crazies out there who’ve taken things too far. So some comments are going through right away, and some are being flagged and put in a queue until approved, so no need to send double or triple posts because you don’t see your comment posted. Other people are monitoring those on a somewhat hourly basis, so don’t waste your time posting the same thing 5 times if you don’t see it. If it gets flagged once, it’ll get flagged every time you post it.
Ratings for Monday’s premiere episode are out, and depending on what side you want to believe, they could be good or bad. Overall, the episode drew 6.8 million viewers. Of course, if you read the tweets of certain people involved with the show, they’ll focus on the fact that the “Bachelor” won it’s timeslot with the women 18-54 demographic. Which is great. But they do that every week. And that’s all they care about. What those same producers tweets don’t tell you is that it was down 12% from last season’s premiere. Granted, it did go up against that atrocity that was the ND/Alabama game, but lets not forget, last season Ben’s first TWO episodes went up against bowl games. His premiere was Jan. 2nd, which was technically the New Year’s Day bowl games because they got moved back a day, and his 2nd episode went up against the LSU/Alabama national championship. So yeah, Sean’s overall viewership dipped a bit, but I expect it to pretty much maintain throughout the season. It’s going to average 7-8 million people, with the finale drawing the biggest audience. As long as they win the coveted women 18-54 demographic for two hours every Monday night like they have for the last “x” amount of seasons, they’re good.
Yesterday I did an interview with Celebuzz recapping the first episode of the season. You can view the video here:
And today I’m very excited that someone from the RW/RR franchise has asked for an interview as well. Now granted, my RW/RR Challenge viewing basically stopped about three seasons ago, but nonetheless, I’m excited to talk to Susie Meister today, former winner of the “Gauntlet 2.” She has a podcast at SusieMeister.com interviewing people in the television/pop culture world. I’ll include a link to the interview tomorrow once it’s up.