Local news rating stunt

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by RobertVA, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. RobertVA

    RobertVA Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 6, 2005
    Virginia USA
    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!
  2. Crusher Disciple

    Crusher Disciple Admiral Admiral

    Dec 4, 2001
    Crusher Disciple
    "And also with you."

    Sorry, I'm Episcopalian. I just couldn't resist.
  3. Dream

    Dream Admiral Admiral

    Dec 2, 2001
    Hotel Transylvania
    I have a better way.

    Make all the ladies do their reporting in their underwear. :p
  4. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 20, 2007
    inside teacake
    That won't work. The news is serious business. Underwear would distract from sports.
  5. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 30, 2009
    Northern Ontario, Canada

    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.