So, season 5 will consist of:
- Draeden looking for The Desert Wolf
- Stalia doing whatever it is they do
- Peter still being alive and crazy
- Teaching Liam more about handling his inner wolf
- More Stalia
- More Draeden
- Trying to figure out what Parrish is
- And maybe some Scira thrown in
That sound about right?
jeff should just scratch all that and go with wolf!derek playing in a dog park
I have long said that in order for any comedy to truly succeed as a story, there has to be meat beneath the jokes. There has to be that moment when it is not funny any more.
This. This is that moment.
You know, I couldn’t help but feel even more embarrassed for Teen Wolf than I already am as I read through NATWP’s post about Teen Wolf’s ratings apparently being better than they ever have before.
If you want to read it, feel free to do so. Though, I don’t recommend sticking around to kiss their asses for the post, because they’re too busy kissing MTV’s.
Yeah, remember when NATWP used to be kinda fan focused? Kinda fun? Kinda enjoyable? Now it’s just another puppet MTV has collected and frequently uses to their advantage to shine undeserved positive light on themselves and the show.
Nevertheless, let’s jump into Teen Wolf’s ratings for season four. As that post states, the show’s DVR ratings have risen for this season, way more than any other season.
That’s the part where I got embarrassed. Actually, scratch that. I actually got embarrassed when the post was linked to me and I realized that MTVteenwolf’s obvious damage control was coming through just now…*ahem* a week after the season finale already aired.
Like, somebody please explain to me why some moron down at MTV decided to give this podcast clique information about the ratings…you know, besides having them post about it on their Tumblr blog to persuade fandom members into thinking that the show isn’t actually tanking.
Anyways, ratings are important and MTV gets them through various ways.
- Of course, they get ratings with viewership when you tune into the show as it airs. If you have a neilsen box.
- They get ratings when you tweet words connected to the show before, during, and after the airing of an episodes.
- Yes. If you tweet the word “Teen Wolf”, "Stiles", "Stydia", "Tyler Posey"—anything that’s connected back to the show, they get ratings. That includes episode title names, ship names, character names, hashtags shown during the episode, even actor/actress names.
- If you watch the show on their official site, they get views.
- If you watch the show via certain livestreams that are connected to them, they get views.
Now, let’s talk about how fucking embarrassing this news about the DVR ratings is.
The official viewership ratings, and even the social media ratings have tanked throughout season 4. This was the lowest rated season in the history of Teen Wolf, and we all know why….At least, those of us that aren’t scared of accepting the truth that fans are just deciding to not watch any longer…
*cough* TeenWolfWikia and their absurd mindset that fans must be tuning into a different show at 10pm on Monday nights *cough*
So, why is this embarrassing?
Well, because fans used to actually tune into the show on it’s air-date, at it’s air-time. They used to tune into MTV, ready themselves to watch, and then watch. They used to live-tweet about how good the episodes were, and rave to fellow fans about how amazing things were.
But now? Now the official viewership ratings and the social media ratings have fallen, but the DVR ratings have risen to an "all-time high".
THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE IN HOW TEEN WOLF FANS WATCH THE SHOW.
They no longer rush to their couches or bedrooms to turn on MTV to watch the new episodes of Teen Wolf. Instead, they switch onto live-streams or set their DVRs so that they can read up on Tumblr after it’s aired to see if the episode was worth watching.
If the episode reviews sound like it wasn’t too much of a mess, they’ll go back to their recording and watch it. However, if the episode got bad reviews online from fellow Teen Wolf fans, they’ll just delete their recording.
There’s a quote from the NATWP post that says,
“And this really isn’t a surprise at all when you consider the younger demo Teen Wolf targets. This is a generation that is much more acquainted with watching TV on their time rather than scheduling to watch live.”
That’s in reference to the 18% drop in Nielsen ratings this year, and how fans are changing the way they watch Teen Wolf.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I don’t believe for one fucking second that the 12-34 audience demographic was perfectly fine tuning into live airings of Teen Wolf for four years, and then spontaneously decided to STOP doing so this year right as the shitstorm season 4 aired.
It doesn’t make sense.
What they’re trying to do here is convince us that the ratings are just as wonderful as they always were. They’re treating us how Jeff and the writers think of us when they write the show.
They treat us like we’re an audience of unintelligent people that don’t think for ourselves, will eat anything they throw at us, won’t question logic, and don’t know how to put 2 and 2 together to see that their show is sinking.
The ratings are falling because fans aren’t watching. The DVR ratings have risen, because fans have changed the way they watch the show.
They’re no longer excited nor are they interested enough in the episodes to tune into the live airing of a new episode. Instead, they record it and wait until they can spare enough time to maybe, maybe not sit through the mess that is Teen Wolf.
That is what has happened. And despite what they want you to believe, fans losing their interest in the show has devastated them. There’s nothing good that has come from this, besides the fans being able to say:
"I told you that this would happen. When you disrespect the fans and purposely write the show against them, we stop watching and you stop receiving good ratings."
I’ll add to this that the hiatus from Season 3B to Season 4 was one of 3 months, not 9/10 like people are used to, and viewers in another show would crave for such a little hiatus to wait for their favorite show, would eat up everything thrown at them, because almost no wait. With Teen Wolf, well you know what happened
When a financial institution asks me my “mother’s maiden name” as a security question. Because it’s assumed that I have at least one and no more than one mother in my life AND that she married AND that she gave up her own name AND that that part of her identity was erased enough from my public history so as to be a password to access my private information.
Holy crap, I never realized.
…ok thats fucked up i didnt either but there it is
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