April 30, 2009

Sad: "Lie to Me" Wins Time Slot, But Not By Much
— Ace

I'd wished that more tuned in to "Lie to Me," just to get people "sampling" the show and helping its ratings down the line. Not because I'm a fan of the show, but simply to teach the networks, and thereby Obama, a lesson about NOTUS' once-a-month primetime press conferences.

But apparently the show just isn't much of a draw, or else everyone assumed, wrongly, that all networks were carrying Obama. It got a meager 2.4 rating, as compared with, for example, ABC's 1.6.

More Hollywood Stuff: Actress Robin Wright files for divorce against loutish thug husband Sean Spicoli Penn.


The innuendo from the article is that a large number of women have "befriended" Spicoli during his marriage.

The immediate cause of the divorce is Wright's discovery of a torrid love affair between Spicoli and Venezuelan tyrant/temptress Hugo Chavez. "My God, he did it right out in public, even cavorted around with him on TV!" a close friend of Ms. Wright said. "It's disgusting!"

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Posted by: redrock at April 30, 2009 09:04 AM (FR/mR)

2 I had Lie to Me on but it didn't hold my interest.

Posted by: toby928 at April 30, 2009 09:05 AM (PD1tk)

3 Well, it could have been worse -- such as the opposite being true.

Posted by: Richard Romano at April 30, 2009 09:05 AM (TivDR)

4

I posted last night--the following sponsors were on for Lie to Me:

Ford, Visa, McDonalds, and Wolfman Wolverine. 

Buy an Explorer, pay for your Big Mac with your Bank of Insolvency Visa, and catch the matinee.   

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at April 30, 2009 09:06 AM (XoYY8)

5 The local FOX affiliate here showed the TOTUS speechifying.

Posted by: Nom de Blog at April 30, 2009 09:08 AM (fnU+z)

6 Here on the  Left Coast the Won was on at five pm PST.  So the viewers would only be for the eight pm time slot.  Don't know how that figures into ratings.  I watched Raymond, everybody loves him.

Posted by: jAYNE at April 30, 2009 09:09 AM (T9BoT)

7 gaaaaaag

Posted by: torabora at April 30, 2009 09:10 AM (ue+1f)

8 wow, ace, I didn't expect you to out eeyore allah-pundit.

Let's put it this way:

Fox *made* money while the President was talking.

All the other channels *lost* money while the President was talking.

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The only question is whether Obama will consider Fox's revenue during this time to be Windfall Profits.

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Posted by: BumperStickerist at April 30, 2009 09:12 AM (ruzrP)

9 http://tinyurl.com/cvnjg2  (link via drudge)

Posted by: doris day at April 30, 2009 09:12 AM (zplc6)

10 Has anyone even heard of Lie to Me?  I have no clue what the show is about. If this was an episode of American Idol, though, it wouldn't even be close.

Plus, with all the cable offerings these days, it's not like the major networks have a monopoly, like they used to have; people have more choices. 

Posted by: sydney jane at April 30, 2009 09:12 AM (T8h7U)

11 I watched re-runs of NCIS...and then turned the TV off.  Not interested in watching Obama-rama-thon.

Posted by: IC at April 30, 2009 09:12 AM (jZNCU)

12 Lie to me is pretty good. Its on Hulu if you want to watch the past episodes

Posted by: Chris at April 30, 2009 09:12 AM (/4kF0)

13 Ahhh. Chu.

Posted by: Confucious at April 30, 2009 09:13 AM (+sBB4)

14 #10 - I watched 1 episode of Lie to Me. Seems okay but really did not hold my interest. About this group of investigative experts who can tell by your facial twitches and physical mannerisms if you are lying about stuff.

Posted by: IC at April 30, 2009 09:14 AM (jZNCU)

15

The link was too busy for me to access, Ace. So I couldn't see if there were any numbers out for NBC's latest episode of Honest Cloud's Out of the Closet. You see, yesterday was supposed to be the "outing 'traitor' queers and Christianists" season finale and I wanted to see if the O Presser as its lead-in helped its ratings amongst the 18-24 troll demographic.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 30, 2009 09:15 AM (MGu62)

16

Obama has become the cousin Oliver of network TV. 

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at April 30, 2009 09:16 AM (XoYY8)

17

About this group of investigative experts who can tell by your facial twitches and physical mannerisms if you are lying about stuff.

Or if you're reading off of a teleprompter and your lips are moving?

Posted by: andycanuck at April 30, 2009 09:16 AM (MGu62)

18 Yeah, I guess I don't understand how they measure that, is it just East Coast households that tuned in at 8pm that are counted? And, I think the broader number to add up is all the other channels being watched aside from the channels broadcasting Obama's talk. But, bottom line, as someone else pointed out, Fox made advertising money during the hour while the others didn't, regardless of the number of viewers.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at April 30, 2009 09:17 AM (AJ4xq)

19

Found out yesterday the fake President from 24, is a full blown rug muncher.

She's got a hot little chippie actress she gets to do some muff diving on.


Posted by: Rev. Dr. E. Buzz Miller at April 30, 2009 09:18 AM (FPYe+)

20 And I guess Robin Wright was tired of other ladies milking Sean Penn.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at April 30, 2009 09:18 AM (AJ4xq)

21 19 million watched TOTUS. 281 million did not.

Posted by: Confucious at April 30, 2009 09:18 AM (+sBB4)

22 i was watching the Playoffs....   who doesnt have cable these days?

Posted by: slizzle at April 30, 2009 09:19 AM (zG+3k)

23 I don't watch tv very often, but I will watch and support anything that is on up against Obama's weekly primetime address. I heard Dick Morris say on O'Reilly last night that Clinton only had two primetime speeches in 4 yrs. And Morris said when he asked the networks for more time they said NO. Boy, the times they is a changin,' huh? Srsly, 2 in 4 yrs, and Bo has gotten 3 in 3 mos.

Posted by: di butler (New and Improved. Now with 20% more boobs!) at April 30, 2009 09:21 AM (qPIRP)

24 Comrade Sean and I have a purely platonic relationship. Having said that, he is welcome to clean my cabana any time.

Posted by: Hugo Chavez at April 30, 2009 09:22 AM (5BgCg)

25 I turned on the TV and "Lie to Me" was on like all of the channels. The dude just kept on doing it, and I got bored and turned on some soft-porn cable show instead.

Posted by: Roy at April 30, 2009 09:24 AM (cB77O)

26 All those new shows are bullshit wastes of time.

Posted by: Dr. Manhattan at April 30, 2009 09:24 AM (OkrJ4)

27
Re: Robin Wrong Penn

I'm surprised she stayed with angy,bitter, latent homosexual, Sean Penn, for this long.

Posted by: D-ling at April 30, 2009 09:26 AM (ick02)

28

Does no one remember the lead-up commercial before the first "Lie to Me" aired?  It showed Dick Cheney and used different supposed "tics" to say he was lieing.

 

It was fucking annoying and I swore to never watch the show after that.

Posted by: Rudy Ray Moore at April 30, 2009 09:26 AM (o5vMm)

29 I hope lots of people watched the TOTUS press conference - and heard the last question.

Posted by: Girdyourloins! at April 30, 2009 09:27 AM (3PqHz)

30

All TV those new shows are bullshit wastes of time.

 

FTFY

Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2009 09:27 AM (f6os6)

31

News Alert

Credit Card BS Bill just passed in the House.

Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2009 09:28 AM (f6os6)

32 Fox could have move AI up an hour, but that would have just been mean.

Posted by: toby928 at April 30, 2009 09:29 AM (PD1tk)

33 Well Sean can just go back to waiting, loving arms of his boyfriend Hugo.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 30, 2009 09:29 AM (1Jaio)

34 Looks like the Princess Bride isn't going to have her "Happily Ever After"--quelle surprise!  Wasn't Sean also a wife beater too (Madonna?)  Those great lefty men of Peace and Substance always engage in bad behavior. 

Posted by: WAstaterepub at April 30, 2009 09:31 AM (aC/SY)

35 27-I'm surprised she stayed with angy,bitter, latent homosexual, Sean Penn, for this long. Posted by: D-ling Don't be too shocked. It's the same reason Katie Holmes stays with the angry bitter latent homosexual Tom Cruise. These chicks are shallow fame junkies riding the coattails as long as their douchey husbands stay rich and notable.

Posted by: KingShamus at April 30, 2009 09:32 AM (5BgCg)

36 Rudy Ray Moore at April 30, 2009 02:26 PM (o5vMm)

They are actually pretty balanced with showing politicians. Bill Clinton's been shown a few times, as was B.O. and his flipping off of John McCain.

Posted by: Meghan McCain at April 30, 2009 09:34 AM (ZBSCV)

37

#36

You're joking, right?  To me there is a difference calling out a sitting Vice president, and also a difference in the tone it was done in. 

But hey, when they go pull that shit on Obama now that he's president then maybe I'll watch the show.

Won't hold my breath though.

Posted by: Rudy Ray Moore at April 30, 2009 09:39 AM (o5vMm)

38

The local FOX affiliate here showed the TOTUS speechifying.

I was in Vermont and the local Fox also broadcast the speech from the FNC coverage.  It pissed me off because I didn't want to watch Obumbles and the cable network also doesn't regularly carry the FNC broadcast.  Note that MSNBC, CNBC and CNN are carried by the cable company.

Posted by: Jim King at April 30, 2009 09:41 AM (NW0iD)

39

Well, there is a shortage of perfect breasts in the world. Would be a shame for Sean Penn to get to go home to them every night.

Posted by: Lee at April 30, 2009 09:42 AM (TxTIh)

40 Rudy Ray Moore

Have you seen the program, or just the commercial? Cheney was used as an example of contempt, not deception. Also, Obama was used as an example while he was a sitting president.

There are plenty of things to be angry at the media for, but I don't know that this is one of them. By the way, the quality of the program is just meh.

Posted by: Meghan McCain at April 30, 2009 09:45 AM (ZBSCV)

41 I thought Robin Wright Penn divorced Sean once before? Or did it not come to that? I do remember them being split up, though. I wonder if he beats her like he did Whordana? But, yeah, as someone said upthread, they marry, then stay with these guys for the money and fame, to further their own careers. It works, look at Nicole Kidman. Of course, she ended up getting screwed over by the who Scieno thing, can't ever see her own kids, can't speak out against the crap they put her through, etc.

Posted by: di butler (New and Improved. Now with 20% more boobs!) at April 30, 2009 09:46 AM (qPIRP)

42

 Looks like the Princess Bride isn't going to have her "Happily Ever After"--quelle surprise!  Wasn't Sean also a wife beater too (Madonna?)  Those great lefty men of Peace and Substance always engage in bad behavior. 

"I would never hurt you, Jennyyyy..."

 

Posted by: Forrest Gump at April 30, 2009 09:47 AM (ujg0T)

43

Well, there is a shortage of perfect breasts in the world. Would be a shame for Sean Penn to get to go home to them every night.

Perfect breasteses?  Forget that.  There are lots of us wimmins out here with PRP:  Pot Roast Potential.  So Robin's boobs will hit the floor one day, but I'll still be putting killer meals on the table day after day.  That's why cookbooks outsell sex books, 3 to 1...

 

Posted by: RushBabe at April 30, 2009 09:57 AM (LKkE8)

44

#40

Yeah, you busted me.  I only ever saw a couple of commercials.  It was enough to turn me off to the show.  I'll admit I'm pretty  knee jerk against popular media anymore. 

 

Posted by: Rudy Ray Moore at April 30, 2009 10:02 AM (o5vMm)

45 I watched the Red Sox. I'll watch TOTUS the day he's frog-marched out of the White House.

Posted by: lmg at April 30, 2009 10:09 AM (A/vgC)

46

"The two-time Oscar-winner is divorcing the mother of his two children, Dylan and Hopper Jack."

 

Oh, please...

Posted by: kelly at April 30, 2009 10:10 AM (rVs8s)

47 47

"The two-time Oscar-winner is divorcing the mother of his two children, Dylan and Hopper Jack."

 

Oh, please...

He name that kid while he was in character for "I Am Sam"?

Posted by: yinzer at April 30, 2009 10:12 AM (/Mla1)

48

That Lie To Me show is anti-Conservative agitprop, nothing else.

It's garbage, plus it's incredibly stupid and insipid.


Posted by: Rev. Dr. E. Buzz Miller at April 30, 2009 10:15 AM (FPYe+)

49 The innuendo from the article is that a large number of women have "befriended" Spicoli during his marriage.

Really? Because I think Wright is kinda hot. Then again, no one ever accused Spicoli of being too bright. Or bright at all. Or able to fart without shitting his pants.

Posted by: physics geek at April 30, 2009 10:17 AM (MT22W)

50 I tried to watch Lie to Me to support Fox's decision but after the plot developed into a CIA FBI are crooked stereotype I changed to the military channel.  Subs are cool. 

Posted by: polynikes at April 30, 2009 10:28 AM (m2CN7)

51 Just watched the lastest episode on Hulu... the big surprise at the end was that a real terror plot was NOT the work of foreign (Serb) terrorists, but... get this:  DOMESTIC TERRORISTS upset about lies in the Iraq War.

Posted by: JFH at April 30, 2009 10:51 AM (x6nYY)

52
The only question is whether Obama will consider Fox's revenue during this time to be Windfall Profits.--Posted by: BumperStickerist

so gooood...



Posted by: maverick muse at April 30, 2009 11:24 AM (F1b/5)

Posted by: hit and run at April 30, 2009 11:27 AM (wcOAw)

54 I've been following Lie To Me. I'm curious how realistic all of the tell-tale signs of lying are as the show indoctrinates its audience to see through a liar.

Last night dealt with double cross within the Intelligence community, and in the personal relationships between cast members; the issue of trust.

Granted, it won't be long for Tim Roth to have spoofs on his head cocked to the side to scrutinize a face from below, more stylized than David Caruso's impersonation of Hawaii Five-O's star, Jack Lord.


Posted by: maverick muse at April 30, 2009 11:32 AM (F1b/5)

55 @55 maverick muse

Thank you!  Nicely done on the Caine/McGarrett linkage.  I don't watch CSI: Miami much, but I was wondering why the mannerisms seemed so familiar.

Posted by: MikeO at April 30, 2009 11:57 AM (hz67i)

56 Have sen two eps of Lie to Me. One had a pic of Sarah Palin and said you could see the fear in her eyes or something; kinda inferred she was a scared little deer in the headlights at the whim of the big ol' Republican party. Or something. But show also had Obama giving the subtle finger, I think, and a thing on Clinton with Lewinsky scandal, so are maybe trying to be even. I think a lot of this science of tells stuff is crap though, could just be a misinterpretation. But then again I have ADD so like 80% of body language goes over my head. Yeah, dating is fun.

Posted by: Liz Lemon at April 30, 2009 12:01 PM (lSuMX)

57 I had a friend who worked for the producer of a movie Penn did years ago with Michelle Pfeiffer. She told me Pfeiffer was pissed when it came time to promote the film because Penn was so incapacitated all the time on booze and cocaine and so proud of his facility with snorting cocaine off the tits of strippers that Pfeiffer -- who has, shall we say, more Germanic work habits -- wanted to throw him off the Warner Brothers' plane.

Posted by: CornFedBeauty at April 30, 2009 12:53 PM (eppsk)

58 This ratings may not have been as bad as it seems. The real test is what is normal ratings. If Fox's rating is normally 2.4 and ABC's is normally, let's say, 3.6 then it was a disaster for the networks and Obama. Does anyone out there know the normal numbers?

Posted by: Joe P at April 30, 2009 01:05 PM (cK/4a)

59 I was watching a movie on FX and the baseball game.

Posted by: susie at April 30, 2009 01:24 PM (WmaBS)

60 I was enchanted to watch the test pattern, it was so carzy watching the colors change and all, AND THE WEIRD AND WONDERFUL SHAPES!  Obama's magic pixie dust makes your brain expand!

Posted by: Honest Cloud at April 30, 2009 01:49 PM (0Qynq)

61 I sent in a suggestion for the conservative blogs to ask people to tune to Fox instead of Obama's press conference, but I haven't seen one of them do it.  Ace of Spades is one of them I sent it to.  If even one conservative blog would have suggested it, maybe some of the others would have done the same.  You all had a chance to ask people to protest Obama by watching Fox, but none of you responded.

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64 Well, let's be honest. Whether they watched "Lie to Me" on Fox, or "Lie to Me" on MSNBC aka the press conference starring BO, they were still getting their lies.

Posted by: amkun at May 01, 2009 03:49 AM (KF/W7)

65 You all had a chance to ask people to protest Obama by watching Fox, but none of you responded.

We are morons, not minions. 

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