Boomer Women on TV This Fall – Is This a Good Trend? — 8 Comments

  1. I still think Cagney and Lacey was the worst cop drama on TV.

    Most of the viewers of these shows ARE women. That’s what drives the ratings. Most of the women make the purchasing decisions. That’s why the advertisers buy time on them. The networks know what they’re doing on this one.

  2. I agree — it’s women viewers driving the trend of “strong women” on TV. It’s what they want to see. Men? They would prefer to watch a show about drinking beer and braless girls jumping on trampolines (witness “The Man Show”).

    My six-year-old, watching TV one day, said “It’s mostly the mommies who do things. Daddies just sit around and watch TV and drink beer.” Cavemen, indeed. My husband, however, didn’t disagree with Sam’s assessment . . .

  3. @Mark: as long as the women are kinda slutty, a few men will watch.
    @Gretchen:Don’t forget we like to see things crash too!
    Sam is just too darn smart for his age! “Right, now go get me a beer son…”

  4. I just want to be entertained. I don’t sit and think about the slut:dolt ratio, I don’t worry that my children will see too many lazy men or too many heavy-drinkin’ women, I don’t even worry about the future of broadcasting from a woman’s point of view.

    I just watch TV and try to be entertained – remote in one hand, beer in the other.

    Omg, I’m a man.