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June 29 2016 @ 06:34 am
The Emmys and the Outlander Problem  
Very perceptive analysis by Canadian TV reviewer/critic John Doyle (Globe and Mail).

 
 
 
Jo Ann: Text: Well This Sucksyeuxdebleu on June 30th, 2016 02:16 am (UTC)
The series is probably as popular as Game of Thrones worldwide....

That's doubtful. As I pointed out before, Starz doesn't have nearly as many subscribers as HBO so the audience for GOT is much larger.

...the show’s easiest-to-grasp synopsis – a time-travel romance – is off-putting to many Emmy voters, who define excellence in the simplest terms...

And that's a shame.

Heughan is perceived as a sex symbol, admired by Outlander fans, but not an actor with gravity. All of that about Heughan is wrong.

Absolutely true!!!

I'm afraid this year's Emmys will be more of the same old, same old.

siobhan63siobhan63 on June 30th, 2016 12:21 pm (UTC)
"As I pointed out before, Starz doesn't have nearly as many subscribers as HBO so the audience for GOT is much larger."

Most of Game of Thrones's audience doesn't watch it via HBO (I don't - don't have HBO). Pretty sure Outlander's viewers far exceed the number of people who can access Starz (or whatever option carries it in other countries). So it's really difficult to say just how big the actual viewership is since a fair number will be watching it via torrents.

But yeah, GofT is probably more widely popular.
Jo Ann: SPN Jensen skepticalyeuxdebleu on June 30th, 2016 11:53 pm (UTC)
Most of Game of Thrones's audience doesn't watch it via HBO (I don't - don't have HBO).

Oh, I disagree about most of the GOT audience not watching it on HBO. Maybe they don't watch it on TV, but to watch it any other way, you need to be a subscriber to watch it on HBO Go. Isn't watching shows via torrents illegal? I did it once and got a virus. Never again. Also, viewship on torrents doesn't get counted in viewership numbers.
Jill aka Jo: BBT: Hit Me Amysireesanwar on July 7th, 2016 05:05 pm (UTC)
I think we have no clue the number of people watching Outlander because the network isn't releasing the numbers for streaming, Outlander at Midnight (for app users) or for people who tune in later in the weekend.

They need a better way of doing this.

I would assume the same is true of GOT but I'm of the mind it definitely has more viewers but then it has one season left and then Outlander will rule the world. LOL
Jill aka Jo: ST: Boldly Gosireesanwar on July 19th, 2016 07:13 pm (UTC)
This years Emmys is definitely going to be same old same old.