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Finally A New Post...And Finally, Nielsen Speaks!

First of all, I'M SORRY for not being on for 9 months. I was fertilizing this post. 
Second, this post isn't mostly mine. It's mostly Nielsen's. Nielsen, as you know, keeps the viewership ratings for TV and has since the 1950s. They have disclosed the Top 10 most-watched telecasts of the 2018-2019 season (which they are defining as July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.) Nielsen emphasizes that the following statistics have not been finalized, and there may be errors, but there is only a 5% margin of error with the following tallies. So, here is my analysis of what was most watched over the previous season.
1. SUPER BOWL LIII Date and Time: Sunday, February 3, 2019, 6:30 to 10:30 pm Eastern Network: CBS
Viewers: 103 million Did I watch it? Yes. 
2. LAST EPISODE OF "THE BIG BANG THEORY" Date and Time: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 8:00 to 9:00 pm Eastern Network: CBS Viewers: 50 million Did I watch it? Yes.
3. GAME 7 OF THE 2019 STANLEY CUP FINALS Date and Time: Wednesday, June 12,…

Oh No, No Posts This Year So Far!

Look, if you quit my blog when I went five months without any new stuff, come back. Because I've assembled an evaluative list of something I started thinking about roughly a month ago: Major Causes of a Work of Media Being Better Remembered for Something Else Besides its Actual Content.

Meaning, when people remember a work of media, or they hear its name, they remember it solely, or at least primarily, for something other than what was genuinely written into it as its content. When this happens, it is usually one of eight things that are remembered over the content.

1. Controversial casting choices. This usually comes in one of two forms: casting a white actor as a non-white character, and casting a non-LGBTQ actor as an LGBTQ character. Ghost in the Shell, the 2016 movie, is a recent example of this, when a white actor, who I will protect the privacy of by referring to as Garnett Johnston, played an explicitly Japanese character. Sometimes it happens the other way around, and con…