Just As I Thought

There are some things even Fox viewers won’t watch

Broadcasting and Cable says:

Fox’s much-maligned Who’s Your Daddy reality special was no match for “Who’s your top college-football team?” — the Nokia Sugar Bowl Monday night — or Fear Factor on NBC, or Still Standing on CBS, for that matter.

All the controversy surrounding the show, which paid a woman $100,000 for the privilege of having to choose her real birth father from among eight possibilities, wasn’t enough to drive many of the curious to the spectacle. since she wound up picking correctly, she and Fox and viewers were spared the sight of the teary-eyed woman investing all that emotional energy in the wrong dad.

… Fox came in fourth with a 2.2/5 for Daddy and a repeat of  That 70’s Show. As is the case with most reality “payoff” shows–ones where there is a “reveal” of somekind at the end–Daddy built steadily toward the unveiling, from a 1.8/5 in its first half hour, to a 2.2/6 its second, to a 2.9/7 for its third and last.

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