We all know that it’s a numbers game for any show to remain on the air. And “SinCityRules” needs big ratings numbers to continue on TLC. ”SinCityRules” will get the green light from TLC after the FOURTH of their eight-episode first season airs.
After searching for the actual ratings on episodes one and two of SCR, found that TLC is keeping very quiet re SCR’s ratings… from NormClarke’s column in the LasVegas Review-Journal after the premiere episode aired last week:
“It’s an ominous sign when no one involved is willing to talk about ratings for a new TV show. Twitter should have been sizzling with reaction on Tuesday to TLC’s premiere of “Sin City Rules” on Sunday.
Instead of congratulatory commentary, we got crickets. A late-in-the-day request for the ratings from Dustin Smith, TLC’s vice president of communications, drew no response.”
The show didn’t even register in Zap It’s By the Numbers Nielsen 100 list, and, as best can be ascertained, only 3,500 homes tuned into “SCR” in Las Vegas. Nationally, the inside word was that it registered just as lowly — not even scoring a 1.0 rating point — sandwiched in between two episodes of the network’s hit “Sister Wives.” I’ll report the official numbers when they’re released.
However, as Norm Clarke is a personal friend of Alicia Jacobs, perhaps he didn’t want to reveal the fact…stated by Robin Leach in the LasVegasSun… that Sin City Rules didn’t even hit the Nielsen 100 list!
“…as best can be ascertained, only 3,500 homes tuned into “SCR” in Las Vegas. Nationally, the inside word was that it registered just as lowly — not even scoring a 1.0 rating point — sandwiched in between two episodes of the network’s hit “Sister Wives.”
A person associated with the show messaged me wondering if it would last for the full eight-episode run. I was inundated with text messages and tweets with damning reactions to the segments. Most attacked the women for ridiculously claiming to be power people of Las Vegas and fashion designer and Ukrainian immigrant Lana Fuchs for her “I Am God” remarks at a local charity event.
Even at the Bunny Ranch brothel, the working girls reportedly tuned it out in disgust, saying they were more honest in their profession than the women onscreen!
Now that it’s been established that the rating for SCR need some boosting… or some of Melissa Gorga’s personal prayer routine (Thank you, Jesus; sign of the cross; kisses to the sky…)…
How to get those ratings numbers up?
One way for cast members to promote their show is to use Twitter. Twitter is the easiest, most cost effective way for the “SinCityRules” cast to get their messages across! And, why not… the other Evolution Media-produced shows, the Real Housewives of Orange County and the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, use twitter to promote their “reality,” too!
Let’s take a look at how the Sin City Rules cast is getting their messages across and to whom via Twitter!
NOTE: @vegasragdoll is Amy Hanley’s mother…
Are Lana Fuchs’ tweets an indication of her intelligence… OOPS, forgot, Lana is god-”like”! It’s very surprising to hear “god” use Lana’s language…
It is a bit bothersome to see Lana’s son, Lawrence Fuchs, putting in his two-cents…
Amy’s mother cites a two-year-old item re Alicia Jacobs from that bastion of reliability… The Dirty!
Amy Hanley implores her mother to butt out!
NOTE: It will be interesting to see the actual ratings numbers from the SCR premiere episode … and the following weeks. It will also be interesting to see how long this feud between LanaFuchs and her fellow cast members will go on… will it die down after episode four???
Another VERY interesting item, which popped up while scanning the SCR cast twitter accounts is the very lopsided number of followers for a particular cast member of Sin City Rules… a show which just began over a week ago!
Listed from the largest number of followers to the least…
NOTE: For some strange reason, could not run a twitter audit on Lana Fuchs!
AND… now that SCR has gotten some exposure, check out Amy Hanley’s **Exclusive** (love to throw that EXCLUSIVE word in there!!) Q&S with SH!! SH November 12, 2012…