Ambitious gay rights drama flops

From Tom Teodorczuk at HeatStreet:

Some thought the show, created by award-winning gay activist Dustin Lance Black and aired on four nights this week, goes out of its way to portray middle America as intolerant homophobes. When We Rise received saturation ad coverage during the Oscars ahead of its premiere this week, to the extent that one Twitter commentator joked that if he drunk alcohol every time he saw an advert for the show, he’d be dead by the end of the Academy Awards broadcast.

But part one of When We Rise flopped on Monday. As a result, ABC rescheduled Modern Family to run just before the second installment to boost ratings. However, viewership of the second part fell almost 1 million viewers from its premiere, netting an audience of only 2.05 million on Wednesday, which is pathetic for prime-time slot on a commercial TV network. More.

Reality check: Until progressives can control what the rest of us are allowed to watch, they will not be able to advance their agenda very significantly hereafter.

See also: Target, champion of “gender-free” washrooms, in big financial doo-doo

and

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  • Hard Little Machine

    Thankfully this is the first I’ve heard of this

    • Slickfoot

      And hopefully the last.

      • Hollywood does hear you change that channel.

        Even though they don’t want to.

        • NORMAN DOSTAL

          nope-Hollywood is still VERY gay

      • NORMAN DOSTAL

        nope-many more gay shows and films coming out this year!!!

    • NORMAN DOSTAL

      stick to duck dynasty and Nascar, little Tard

      • Hard Little Machine

        I would sing while watching your children burn to death.

  • Watchman

    What a pity, I was really looking forward to watching a series about issues I don’t care about, written by people I don’t care about, about a class of people I don’t care about, with actors I don’t care about, in locations I don’t care about, on a TV network I don’t care about. On second thought, I’m not looking forward at all. Nothing personal; the world is full of many things I don’t care about.

    • NORMAN DOSTAL

      Its non fictional issues, dumdum 🙂

      • Watchman

        Oh, I care about the real human rights issues, I just put the ‘fictional’ adjective in there to separate the character’s interpersonal dramas from the human rights issues. 😉

  • Tooth&Claw

    The Academy awards was always a self serving exercise in self back patting, one made by the industry, for the industry.
    That’s why the movies YOU like, seldom win, and a often dreck does.
    Gosh I miss Siskel and Ebert.

    • Minicapt

      Siskel sometimes escaped the plantation for a short time, but Ebert was a card-waving member of the Hollywood style elite.

      Cheers

      • Tooth&Claw

        True, that’s why you avoided his picks.

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