‘Gossip Girl’ Creator Discusses Ratings : RushPRNews - Newswire & Global Press Release Distribution

 
Bookmark and Share

‘Gossip Girl’ Creator Discusses Ratings

March 24, 2009

Josh Schwartz tackles show’s low Nielsen numbers

By Matthew B. Zeidman

NEW YORK (RPRN/Hollywood Today) 3/24/09 – Since its TV premiere in 2007, cult hit “Gossip Girl” has been flush with sex, controversy and viewer buzz, but it’s consistently struggled to raise Nielsen ratings to levels easily attained by shows that barely make a blip on the pop culture radar.

In the April 2 issue of “Rolling Stone,” which features two of the drama’s comely co-stars (Blake Lively and Leighton Meester) posing suggestively on the cover with a rapidly melting ice cream cone, show creator and teen drama guru Josh Schwartz took the time to address the statistical disparity.

“We’d wake up in the morning [after broadcast] and look at the ratings and say, ‘Wow, that’s pretty low,’” Schwartz told the magazine. “But then you’d hear people talk about the show and you’d think, ‘This is weird.’ The reaction to the show feels much larger than the audience.”

In an attempt to raise the show’s ratings and woo potential advertisers, the CW Network discontinued free access to full-length episodes on its Web site last April, but allowed Apple’s retail juggernaut, iTunes, to continue to offer paid downloads.

While “Gossip Girl” episodes continue to rank in iTunes’ top 10 TV downloads each week, conventional ratings remain low, with only 20-25 percent of the audience that tunes into top-rated reality show “American Idol.” The show’s producers have previously blamed Internet and group viewing for the low ratings.

About the author:

Matthew B. Zeidman is a freelance reporter working for Hollywood Today, RushPRnews, and other news outlets.

Click here to see all news from this author/company

Filed Under: ENTERTAINMENT, Celebrity, TV shows, Article-byline

RUSH PR NEWS newswire and press release services at rushprnews.com / AH Marketing ahmarketinggroup.com

Content- Legal Responsibility - All material is copyrighted - You may repost but you MUST link back to the original post on your page and acknowledge Rush PR News as the news source. Rush PR News is not legally and/or morally responsible for content of press releases, opinions expressed or fact-checking.

Rush PR News cannot be held legally responsible for material published and distributed through its newswire service or published in its press-room and therefore cannot be sued for published material. Third-party must be contacted directly to dispute content.

Rush PR News is not the contact for material published.

RSSFeed PRESS & SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASES

Charges Announced in Massive Cyber Intrusion Case

Washington, DC 03/15/17 · Two of the Perpetrators Believed to be Russian...

Roc Nation Announces New Start Up Platform, ARRIVE

SAN FRANCISCO 03/08/17 · Roc Nation, a full-service entertainment company founded by...

How to Become a Real Estate Guru

SANTA CRUZ 03/07/17 · Many people often consider investing their finances into...

Worldwide Online Research Project Invites Volunteers to Explore their own Minds

PALO ALTO, CA 03/06/17 · A largely student-led online psychological  investigation called the...

Women, Violent Extremism and the Internet: Empowering Prevention; Dealing with Risk

Ottawa, ON. Canada 03/01/17 · Women, Violent extremism and the Internet: Empowering Prevention...

Twisted Tales Cosmetics | A Daring New Twist on Matte Lipsticks

Vancouver, BC 02/26/17 · Women will be inspired to celebrate their womanhood...

Jennifer Aniston, Matt Damon, Meryl Streep and Many More Announced as Oscars Presenters

Hollywood, California 02/26/17 · Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Warren Beatty, Sofia Boutella,...

Newborn Foundation Named 2017 Community Impact Award Finalist


Saint Paul, MN 02/23/17 · Winners will be announced at the gala on...

Five Top Tips To Reduce Your Energy Bills

Bradford, Yorkshire, UK 02/22/17 · Here’s Some Great Energy Saving Tips That Work Are...

Flipkart and Microsoft forge cloud partnership to expand e-commerce in India

Redmond, WA 02/20/17 · Microsoft Corp. and Flipkart, India’s leading marketplace, on...

Neurobiologix Launches Methylation Pro Topical Formula

Austin, TX 02/20/17 · Methylation Pro Topical Formula features the addition of...

Coffee With Dr. Stewart Health Radio Show Launches Season 3

Austin, TX 01/30/17 · Coffee with Dr. Stewart - Season Three  Deciding to...

New Data Released by AAMC on the Current State of the Medical Workforce

San Francisco, CA 01/15/17 · If you have heard it once you have...

December Rose releases new album "Inside Out"

Los Angeles, CA/Montreal, Canada 01/10/17 ·   Invitation Records is excited to announce the...