Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Re: ABC did not kill Twin Peaks
From: halcyon!hikaru@seattleu.edu (Demosthenes)
Date: 1991-05-14, 15:22
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

webb@CS.CMU.EDU (Jon Webb) writes:
> > I think what really killed Twin Peaks was its serial nature -- just
> > didn't fit television's schedule -- and the ambivalent artistic

So, basically what you are saying is that people shut their brains off 
when they watch television, and are consequently unable to understand 
anything that is not resolved within an hour, or half an hour, or however 
long the episode is supposed to last.

Okay, I'll go along with that. Unfortunately, it's true. 

Actually, I like the idea that there are plenty of people who watch the 
show - it's just that very few viewers are the type to be selected by 
Nielsen for a ratings diary. I wouldn't be surprised if Nielsen 
intentionally avoids the audience for shows such as Twin Peaks - this 
type of person is the kind who thinks that commercials are brainless and 
do not want to watch them. If the viewers who mean anything (i.e., those 
who have Nielsen diaries) thought like that, where would the advertisers 
be?

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