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Re: This is not your grandfather's weather channel
« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2012, 03:38:46 PM »
TWC needs ratings and money to go forward as they're a private-sector company.  They're going to appeal to the mass majority, which unfortunately don't care much about learning how the weather works and what's going on most of the time.  Some people are entertained to see all those long-form shows.  Blame society more than TWC here for not wanting to explore and understand about meteorology more.
Complaining about TWC more will just add more fuel to the fire. It's best to just live with whatever TWC throws at us when it comes to programming. Please no more complaining, mmkay?  :nono:

Or just don't watch TWC anymore altogether.

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Re: This is not your grandfather's weather channel
« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2012, 04:05:33 PM »
TWC needs ratings and money to go forward as they're a private-sector company.  They're going to appeal to the mass majority, which unfortunately don't care much about learning how the weather works and what's going on most of the time.  Some people are entertained to see all those long-form shows.  Blame society more than TWC here for not wanting to explore and understand about meteorology more.
Complaining about TWC more will just add more fuel to the fire. It's best to just live with whatever TWC throws at us when it comes to programming. Please no more complaining, mmkay?  :nono:

Or just don't watch TWC anymore altogether.

Precisely.
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Re: This is not your grandfather's weather channel
« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2012, 08:56:56 PM »
Not sure if anyone has seen this article before, but a local Florida news site published an article about TWC's recent changes. It gives some insight to the reasons and plans for all the recent longform on air.
http://www.ocala.com/article/20120320/WIRE/120319666



And then they wonder why they're losing viewers.......

I hope WeatherNation comes to the big cable giants in several years.

I think it'll be something like that in about 5-10 years.......... I think TWC is slowly on it's way out.......
« Last Edit: July 23, 2012, 09:01:36 PM by twcctornado77 »
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Re: This is not your grandfather's weather channel
« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2012, 09:05:32 PM »
Not sure if anyone has seen this article before, but a local Florida news site published an article about TWC's recent changes. It gives some insight to the reasons and plans for all the recent longform on air.
http://www.ocala.com/article/20120320/WIRE/120319666



And then they wonder why they're losing viewers.......
Um, how exactly do you know that they're losing viewers? The reason that the longform is sticking around is because of the increasing viewership, not decreasing. :no:
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Re: This is not your grandfather's weather channel
« Reply #34 on: July 23, 2012, 11:00:25 PM »
Um, how exactly do you know that they're losing viewers? The reason that the longform is sticking around is because of the increasing viewership, not decreasing. :no:
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Because this generation is so stupid and hooked to anything on a television or video screen. These buffoons will watch anything.
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Re: This is not your grandfather's weather channel
« Reply #35 on: July 24, 2012, 03:00:23 AM »
Because this generation is so stupid and hooked to anything on a television or video screen. These buffoons will watch anything.

I agree.  Quality means nothing anymore.
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Re: This is not your grandfather's weather channel
« Reply #36 on: July 24, 2012, 08:07:14 AM »
Because this generation is so stupid and hooked to anything on a television or video screen. These buffoons will watch anything.
Sorry if I sound rude here, but how does that still prove that viewership is decreasing rather than increasing? :whistling:
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Re: This is not your grandfather's weather channel
« Reply #37 on: July 24, 2012, 09:37:51 AM »
Because this generation is so stupid and hooked to anything on a television or video screen. These buffoons will watch anything.
Sorry if I sound rude here, but how does that still prove that viewership is decreasing rather than increasing? :whistling:
I mean a decrease in viewership in people that have been watching for 15, 20, 30 years........
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Re: This is not your grandfather's weather channel
« Reply #38 on: July 24, 2012, 09:59:24 AM »
Because this generation is so stupid and hooked to anything on a television or video screen. These buffoons will watch anything.
Sorry if I sound rude here, but how does that still prove that viewership is decreasing rather than increasing? :whistling:
I mean a decrease in viewership in people that have been watching for 15, 20, 30 years........
Okay they may be losing those viewers but that doesnt mean they arent gaining new ones either :no:
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Re: This is not your grandfather's weather channel
« Reply #39 on: July 25, 2012, 05:03:01 AM »
Id sure love it if they lost loosing millions and millions of viewers because of there nonsense... it would make my day.

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Re: This is not your grandfather's weather channel
« Reply #40 on: July 25, 2012, 03:37:32 PM »
If they loose more and more viewers, its possable that some cable and satellite providers (except COMCA$T) would likely drop TWC for good and replace it with a rival weather station like WeatherNation or AccuWeather. Look what happened to G4 and DirecTV, its aready been a year and a half since when DirecTV droped G4 and it appears to be permanent. It looks like TWC is going down the G4 route.  :wacko:
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Re: This is not your grandfather's weather channel
« Reply #41 on: July 25, 2012, 03:48:38 PM »
If they loose more and more viewers, its possable that some cable and satellite providers (except COMCA$T) would likely drop TWC for good and replace it with a rival weather station like WeatherNation or AccuWeather. Look what happened to G4 and DirecTV, its aready been a year and a half since when DirecTV droped G4 and it appears to be permanent. It looks like TWC is going down the G4 route.  :wacko:
That's why I say in about 5-10 years (probably sooner), Accuweather or WeatherNation will come along...... TWC is on it's way out.
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Re: This is not your grandfather's weather channel
« Reply #42 on: July 25, 2012, 05:50:00 PM »
If they loose more and more viewers, its possable that some cable and satellite providers (except COMCA$T) would likely drop TWC for good and replace it with a rival weather station like WeatherNation or AccuWeather.

If TWC continues in the direction it's in, I would actually welcome a new station taking its place that focuses on... believe it or not... reporting and forecasting the weather.
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Re: This is not your grandfather's weather channel
« Reply #43 on: July 28, 2012, 11:52:52 PM »
I kinda wish TWC would just make the full jump into all long form rather than keeping a shell of its former self hanging around.

Basically, if it weren't for the high ratings they get during hurricane and blizzard coverage, I'm sure they would eliminate all live programming.
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Re: This is not your grandfather's weather channel
« Reply #44 on: July 29, 2012, 12:15:14 AM »
Basically, if it weren't for the high ratings they get during hurricane and blizzard coverage, I'm sure they would eliminate all live programming.

I think you're right.  The day will come when the LDL, local forecast, and all Star output will eventually end, too.  After all, TV Guide network hasn't even resembled its roots for a very long time.
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