Knowing some of you don't tweet, I thought I'd give you some of the high and low-lights of this discussion. There were a LOT of tweets yesterday, into the night and this morning. It's still goin' on!
We have the objective, retrospective and tweeting to TPTB:
When a spontaneous fan protest erupts w/ over 2,000 tweets in just 4 hrs on a Thurs, plz listen @nathanvarni @bensherwood #WhyRatingsAreLow
#WhyRatingsAreLow Because everyone in charge of #GH seems to have completely forgotten the reasons people watch soaps in the first place.
Stories need a beginning, middle, & end, not just the beginning/end minus middle or tons of rewrites that fall apart #WhyRatingsAreLow #GH
MY personal Fave:
Because: Character development + quality storytelling + respect for history = viewership. #simplemath #WhyRatingsAreLow #GH
Taking away Families ie: Quartermaines, Cassadines, Webbers, Scorpios that make the show, & replacing them with nobodies. #WhyRatingsAreLow
#Whyratingsarelow #GH Whiplash from changes in characters makes it easier to bail on the show. Who can invest when there is no consistency?
Even when big emotional beats are played, there's no sustained follow-thru or fallout. Stories fade away.... #WHYRATINGSARELOW #GH
and Some plain old...way too detailed shipper tweets:
#WhyRatingsAreLow so why not tell them what your favs from past writing are? Ex: Liz rape, early liason
#WhyRatingsAreLow Because longtime fans are forced to swallow BS that Luke doesn't love Laura & prefers a farce with Tracy.Slap N Face #GH
#GH #WhyRatingsAreLow Characters w/actual fan bases are bein sacrificed 4 RC's rando newbs & pets. (Ric Lansing, Dante, etc)
#GH #WhyRatingsAreLow I'm not watching that crap until Jasam are reunited or Ethan comes back. Someone let me know when that happens.
To the head-scratching (Um, Burton left because JFP went to YR)
#WhyRatingsAreLow Because vet actors like Steve Burton get shown the door just to make room for pets like Michael Easton. #GH
To the poignant:
Wow I am so impressed with this fanbase & their concerns for GH. With so few soaps left, I hope the TPTB listen #GH #WhyRatingsAreLow
SO, you write your own tweet!! 140 Characters-- why are the ratings so low? I also say we are aging-out of the demos. They aren't attracting new viewers because the genre is stagnant and production hasn't evolved. Although, look at BandB-- great stories, tight cast and intrigue. It's only 30 minutes as well. That could help with budget et. al.