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If I read this correctly a peak of 195K of you MOrons watched the GP, that seems like a tragically low number given NASCAR Raceday got 483K. That's why Speed doesn't show more motorcycle racing for those who complain about it. We as a nation prefer to watch almost anything else.
 

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I have been saying this every time people complain about Speed.



Speed is not in the business to lose money and it appears Motorcycle racing is a total money loser.



We ought to thank Speed for showing it at all.
 

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*Poof!* Career over

Well, the potentially brilliant careers of our budding MO-grown TV executives just went up in a...um...I'd say "flames" but a .12/.13/.20 share is more like a pathetic little puff of smoke.

I am surprised, however, that the ABC rebroadcast drew 1.1 millon. Not real good, but actually better than I feared.
 

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Oh well, sad indeed!



Why is it that America likes to watch ******** chase each other around an oval so much better than actual racing?

Perhaps turning both left and right is too much to follow?



Does F1 get ratings that are this sad?



We need to form a MO only expatriate community somewhere in Europe. Perhaps making a race track it's center?
 

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Some cable stations would be ecstatic to get 82K viewers. That number might be acceptable for Speed. I'll bet many shows get far fewer than 82K households.



ABC showed MotoGP on a Sunday morning right? I'm out riding or camping or something..... not plopped in front of the freaking idiot box.
 

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Indeed! And I am thankful.



I'd be curious to see how many people would tune into Speed if they had a program on Scrap Booking - just kidding, please don't do it SpeedTV, I don't really want to know.
 

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Watch Speed change its name to NASCAR TV... NASCAR 12 hours a day and info commercials for the other 12 hours.. Good thing Speed has on demand web viewing but even that may go away will low numbers like these. Thank God for motogp.com...
 

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Yep I don't F1 ratings are that much better. I think Dave Dispain said NASCAR talkshows had better ratings than F1....Watch Speed go after an exclusive deal with NASCAR... I think Fox owns Speed so its a natural red state thing. i.e. you have Fox entertainment channel (Simpsons, etc...) Fox News (O'Riley, etc) and now Speed (NASCAR)..
 

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"its a natural red state thing. i.e. you have Fox entertainment channel (Simpsons, etc...)"

"The Simpsons" is "red state" programming? That'll be news to Matt Groening.
 

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Re: Red Fox

Y'know, I never hear conservatives or libertarians talking about "red" and "blue" states. That's the kind of simple-minded dialecticism you only get from the Left.
 

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I am fiscal conservative social liberal so don't pigeon hole me buddy. I voted for John McCain remember
 

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What the heck are you talking about? The word 'liberal' has become the modern version of leprosy precisely because the right wing does such a good job of the whole 'us' and 'them' thing. May not use the 'state' word, but they got the dialectic thing down pat.
 
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