Boycott a network due to their shows?

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Boycott a network due to their shows?

Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
So Honey Boo Boo is back...yeeeeppp. Anyways I have been hearing that a lot of people are now boycoting TLC until they pull the show and others like it. Do you think this is the right move or just plain stupid. Would you boycot a network if they had crappy programing?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Yes I would
12  (22%)
No I would not
37  (67%)
Other
6  (11%)
Total votes: 55
Poll is closed
01/07/2013
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Ansley Ansley
There are far more important things to stand up for than crappy reality television.
01/07/2013
Pururin Pururin
I wouldn't actively boycott a network, but there have been networks I stopped watching because their programs no longer interested me. Like MTV, for example. I remember when they actually had shows that had something to do with music, and then it slowly became a reality show channel. There are networks I've "given up" on, and no longer bother with.
01/07/2013
Cherrylane Cherrylane
The problem with boycotting a network with shows you don't like is that it doesn't really work. If you don't like the shows, you wouldn't be watching already, right? So there aren't any viewers actually lost and ratings remain the same. Those crappy shows, are embarrassingly enough, fairly highly rated.

The thing about TLC is it's a privately owned network, so they can do what they want that they feel makes them the most advertising dollars and whatever they want to do. Just like National Geographic...or excuse me, "natgeo." TLC actually used to be, quite literally, "The Learning Channel" and was run by (I think) NASA. It was privatized in the 1990s. That is what happens when you privatize things and is probably THE most powerful argument for public/government funded tv. If you want valuable content on your learning channel, it needs to be motivated by providing good, informational content, not viewers and advertising. In this country, they mostly aren't compatible.
01/07/2013
JennSenn JennSenn
It's not going to make a difference and there are more important things.
01/07/2013
Bleu Bleu
I don't watch enough TLC for them to really care if I boycott and don't watch Honey Boo Boo...Honey Boo Boo is all about ratings...When those ratings drop from the people who are already avid watchers, then they will cancel the show.

A lot of people hated Jersey Shore but that show had so many seasons before it came to an end but Snooki and whatsherface have their own show because people still show interest in them.
01/07/2013
TheirPet TheirPet
No I wouldn't. But my cable network just pulled our local free channels and now I'm thinking of quitting the service and going to satellite.
01/07/2013
ARPKasso ARPKasso
Quote:
Originally posted by Cherrylane
The problem with boycotting a network with shows you don't like is that it doesn't really work. If you don't like the shows, you wouldn't be watching already, right? So there aren't any viewers actually lost and ratings remain the ...
Agree 100%
01/07/2013
Jaimes Jaimes
I think it's entirely your choice, but I wouldn't boycott an entire network for one show, or even a handful like it. I personally believe boycotting gets thrown around far too casually these days. A network is still a business, and if they are renewing shows like it, obviously there is a market out there, and I'm not one to stand in the way just because it doesn't agree with my taste.

I personally don't watch much reality TV, but I don't represent everyone, so who am I to protest, let alone boycott? I'll just stick to my preferred programming and let others do the same. When it stops making money, they'll stop airing it.
01/07/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
Quote:
Originally posted by Pururin
I wouldn't actively boycott a network, but there have been networks I stopped watching because their programs no longer interested me. Like MTV, for example. I remember when they actually had shows that had something to do with music, and then it ...
Yes...this. I don't consciously boycott networks, but those like MTV and TLC have gone down the shitter, so I just don't watch them.

Don't get pissed, there are more crappy reality shows on the way.
01/07/2013
Kiss Kiss
I would boycott a network for moral reasons
01/07/2013
Meltingfish Meltingfish
If there were something extremely offensive, I would consider it, but I'm hard to offend. There are plenty of networks I don't watch because I don't like the programming, but I doubt I would boycott a network.
01/07/2013
Terri69 Terri69
No, I wouldn't
01/07/2013
Terri69 Terri69
No, I wouldn't
01/07/2013
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
So Honey Boo Boo is back...yeeeeppp. Anyways I have been hearing that a lot of people are now boycoting TLC until they pull the show and others like it. Do you think this is the right move or just plain stupid. Would you boycot a network if they had ...
Sounds silly. No one forces them to watch shows on the networks.
01/07/2013
Sammi Sammi
I wouldn't boycott it per se, but if it had nothing on it I liked to watch, then I wouldn't watch the network.
01/07/2013
Marie Hanna Marie Hanna
No. If I liked one of their shows I would watch it regardless of if I liked others.
01/07/2013
TrenchcoatHunters TrenchcoatHunters
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
So Honey Boo Boo is back...yeeeeppp. Anyways I have been hearing that a lot of people are now boycoting TLC until they pull the show and others like it. Do you think this is the right move or just plain stupid. Would you boycot a network if they had ...
I could care less.
01/07/2013
Boyfriend Boyfriend
I would
01/07/2013
MissCandyland MissCandyland
No. I just wouldn't watch it. No big deal.
01/08/2013
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
No, I wouldn't. I'm not going to watch shows I don't like, but I'm not going to boycott shows I do like because of something else they play on the same channel.
01/08/2013
sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
If you don't want to watch Honey Boo Boo then don't. If that's what people choose to watch then so be it. It must be getting decent ratings to be renewed for a second season. There are more important things in this world to boycott.
01/08/2013
BlooJay BlooJay
No, I wouldn't.
01/08/2013
Voir Voir
Read
A
Book

that is all I have to say for people who voted yes.
01/08/2013
Cowgirl-Cutie Cowgirl-Cutie
Depends but the thing is that most reality shows are faked and TLC is really bad for it
01/08/2013
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
There are far more important things to stand up for than crappy reality television.
This.
01/08/2013
GirlOnGirl GirlOnGirl
No, if I thought the programming was crappy I just wouldn't watch that network.
01/08/2013
Supervixen Supervixen
I just don't watch what I don't want to watch. In fact, I don't really watch TV. I watch some series that I get into on Netflix, but for the most part, I just don't care enough to have an opinion.
01/08/2013
GONE! GONE!
Lol, there are worse shows out there than Honey Boo Boo. I would only boycott a network that was showing seriously offensive content, like a show that was really racist or sexist.
01/08/2013
Incendiaire Incendiaire
It just makes me think of the South Park episode where angry parents were catapulting their bodies against the side of the television network building. Not a very productive action.
01/08/2013
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