Ontd Original: The highest rated shows of the decade*

Dec 15, 2019 00:44

*Note, the following list does not include specials and may be rearranged pending new data.

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"Undercover Boss". February 4,2010. 38.6 million viewers.
The episode "Waste Mangement" was the first episode of the show and aired after the Super Bowl.

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scriptedending December 15 2019, 19:39:07 UTC
I have not seen a single one of these, lol.

And no, I don't think we'll ever see those kinds of viewing numbers now that there are so many different ways to consume the same exact media.

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senshicalico December 15 2019, 19:43:11 UTC
the power of the super bowl apparently

tho I remember Undercover Boss debuting and it being a HUGE Deal in my town. One of those premises that crossed political and socioeconomic lines for a hot minute.

ETA: did not mean to reply to you but oh well here we are

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ginainabottle December 15 2019, 19:41:59 UTC
This is us might be one of the cheesiest shows I've ever seen. It's amazing how America will eat up the most unimaginative shit as long as the story is as corny and cliché as possible.

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nermal_kat December 15 2019, 20:00:33 UTC
I agree. This is also reflected with popular films (Marvel, Disney, etc).

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patchsassy December 16 2019, 03:47:34 UTC
I watch it, but it is overrated. Everyone was going on about how they sobbed at like, every episode, and I cried harder at that ad for paper with the older man, the young boy and the deployed father.

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euraylie December 16 2019, 06:56:16 UTC
And it’s not even a bit fun like a cheesy soap; it’s just cringey. I haven’t been able to sit through an entire episode

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pretensetious December 15 2019, 19:46:19 UTC
undercover boss is one of the worst shows ever. it's literally rich people playing pretend for a bit and realizing they're better off rich and not poor like their workers. the people they meet also get the worst kind of compensation, it's wild. like, giving your employee a car or a location closer to their place of residence is not a gift, a gift would be a better income and working conditions but i guess that's asking for too much. also having those people cry on camera is so so so gross to me

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veracity December 15 2019, 19:53:06 UTC
Pretty much my entire reaction. I saw one episode where the mayor of Pittsburgh or council man or something went undercover and pretended like he hadn't fucked up all these people's lives already. Made me angry.

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numbedtoe December 15 2019, 20:07:17 UTC
there are entire pages of how much i hate that show. i think weirdly it's why i love the SNL spoof so much because 1 kyle ron got to be the bad guy without someone somewhere crying over him. 2, most of these bosses would gladly kill their employees and already are with the wages and lack of benefits.

that episode back in the day for Hooters made me so damn angry.

this entire show is just a 60 minute suck job for corporate america.

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sandstorm December 15 2019, 21:10:32 UTC
Right..."I am giving you a VACATION for A WEEK in HAWAI'I but you still come back and are paid 7$/hr"

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setsuna16 December 15 2019, 19:46:29 UTC
I do think that something CAN get 30 Mil + without the Superbowl, but that'll have to be something that seriously grips the cultural zeitgeist in a big, big way.

So, while I do believe it's possible, I do not believe it will become a reality.

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beigemediocrity December 15 2019, 20:12:23 UTC
i think if ever Friends decide to come back for mini series or whatever it has a shot to go over 30 million.

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m_pendulum December 15 2019, 19:46:52 UTC
I love Elementary what a run it got.

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unbridledglee December 15 2019, 22:43:27 UTC
i love it too but i'm shocked it had that many views... i was guessing it was when people wanted to watch it to spite the sherlock racists at the beginning of its time, but then realized it was also just a Super Bowl lead out episode lol

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