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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Forget the WaWa's...it's all about the Wah-Wah's! 

An interesting statistical analysis of Reality TV Gossip from the mailbox - not to sure how significant it is:

RTVG is sad and upset over a recent article posted on RE. Boo-Hoo. Having the shoe on the other foot is just not fair! It's mean! It's pathetic! In fact, it could be said that they are Wah-Wah-Whining!

This is their best and brightest defense:

Laura Palmer
Dead Girl

Re: Wawa's, Board Whores, and Reality Life in General...
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2006, 11:56 PM »

You know...there has been 70 (give or take a few) articles posted in the Reality TV show threads this week alone.

Hmmm...something doesn't add up. Let's run the numbers...

70 "reality tv" threads in a week alone! There are 7 days in a week. That equals 10 posts per day (in total) for about how many shows?

Let's count all the active shows that are on right now (in alphabetical order, even....my third grade teacher, Miss Dion is somewhere smiling right now - I can just tell...) Sure, some are probably more popular/post-worthy than others, but we can add them all up for fun...

8th & Ocean
Amazing Race 9
American Idol
American Inventor
America's Next Top Model 6
Blow Out
Hogan Knows Best
Little People, Big World
Real World (wherever the hell they are now)
Real Wives of Orange County
Surreal Life
Top Chef

Questionable "reality" (or maybe not as popular to talk about) -
Biggest Loser
Black White
Cheerleader Nation
Deal Or No Deal
Extreme Makeover Home Edition
Miracle Workers
Nashville Star
Starting Over
Survival of the Richest
Wife Swap/Trading Spouses - Meet Your New Mommy

And all those re-runs of that "Flavour of Love" Flava-Flav debacle. That counts for at least half a show, doesn't it?

That's 26 shows (27 if you separate the Trading Wives shows). OK, I will confess I did cheat by looking other reality sites that actually lists these shows. So, we'll say we have 26 shows for a total of 70 (or so) posts. That's 2.69 articles for each active show FOR THE WEEK. American Idol is worth a good 10-15 per week alone. Let's not forget, a lot of these "articles" are just snippets of real articles, with links to the originating site. It's not like there is any actual talk/discussion/gossip about these things that are posted.

Of course, this equation did not include non-reality/drama/comedy...things like Gray's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, The Sopranos, ER, Prison Break, Lost, Heist, My Name is Earl, The Office, The OC, Scrubs etc, etc. If those are figured in - then the numbers are that much more dismal.

For a "reality" site - that's pathetic. They should drop the "Reality TV" part and just call themselves "Gossip". Bad gossip, at that.

I feel gypped. I was promised "REALITY TV gossip" and all I got was this lousy link.