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Old November 21 2012, 05:45 AM   #1
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Local news rating stunt

In an effort to increase newscast ratings, and be able to charge more for commercials, a local TV station is giving tablet computers away. Viewers are asked to watch the newscasts for a keyword and enter using their eMail address and the keyword over the Internet. Apparently some "random" process is being used to pick the winners from the entrants each time. November 21 is to be the last day.

Yesterday at 5:30 the keyword was MAY
Yesterday at 11:00 the keyword was THE
Today at 5:30 the keyword was FORCE
Tonight at 11:00 the keyword was BE

I'm seeing a pattern here!
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Old November 21 2012, 06:09 AM   #2
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Re: Local news rating stunt

"And also with you."


Sorry, I'm Episcopalian. I just couldn't resist.
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Old November 21 2012, 06:12 AM   #3
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I have a better way.

Make all the ladies do their reporting in their underwear.
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Old November 21 2012, 06:19 AM   #4
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That won't work. The news is serious business. Underwear would distract from sports.
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Old November 21 2012, 07:58 PM   #5
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Re: Local news rating stunt

Dream wrote: View Post
I have a better way.

Make all the ladies do their reporting in their underwear.

Already been done. There's a production out of Toronto that was on late night cable for a very short time before it moved to pay channels. About a half hour show ranging in different topics. None of the topics were very serious, but rather more of an amusing nature.
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