Ratings Quotes

Ratings Quotes by Hiten Tejwani, Brian Grazer, Dan Abrams, Marshall Herskovitz, Patrick J. Kennedy, Alfonso Cuaron and many others.

If I can, I would like to do as many different roles in a year because then there is no stagnation. That used to happen when I played one role in a serial for years. When a show goes on for years and is delivering ratings, you didn’t get the chance to take up other roles and shows.
A movie has to get good reviews, high grosses – it has to beat expectations. The same thing with television and the ratings. But being curious isn’t like that. It’s not a public thing. It’s private, and the test is a private one. You have to be on your toes.
Financial pressures, the demand of ratings, the changing tastes of the American public all led to new decisions in newsrooms about what to cover and how.
Remember: the ratings system is a voluntary infringement of First Amendment rights, an uneasy bargain between the needs of parents, the needs of artists, and the needs of large media corporations to make profits. Any time we chip away at the First Amendment, we should at least do it with some reverence.
Facts are, insurance ratings are really dependent on the notion that some people are higher risk than others.
It’s a cliche, but Americans are puritanical. In their movies, they are scared of sex, but they overindulge in violence. I could have cut a G-rated version of ‘Y Tu Mama Tambien’ that would have pleased the American ratings board, but it would have been five minutes long.
Wrestling equals ratings. It seems sometimes that TV stations don’t like to make money.
I’m not against ratings per se. I think more information is always good. But I certainly don’t think the government has to step in and set guidelines for how shows should be rated.
I like to be at the top of the ratings.
I’ve been doing TV for fourteen years, and I’ve always had a fascination with the political business side. It’s ruled my life. Ratings or no ratings have decided where I live, who I work with, and how long I’ll be doing that particular job.
Trump might think that Fox needs his star power, and on the margins it’s true that Trump appearances and interviews are right-wing ratings boosters. But the network was No. 1 long before he became a politician.
Chris Wallace is probably the most of an exception because his program, ‘Fox News Sunday,’ also airs on Fox broadcast stations. So he doesn’t feel as many of the same ratings pressures to please the right wing audience versus all the rest of the programs.
Minnesotans lost their jobs because the credit rating agencies didn’t do the only job they’re supposed to have, the only job they had, which is to give accurate, objective ratings to financial products.
With ‘SMTV’ it was a very brave decision by ITV to commission it for a year. It was so awful to start with and the ratings were so low to start with we might never have made it past the first six months.
For years, the NFL was the one league apparently immune from ratings downturns of any significance.
When it comes to the ratings, I don’t know what the rating system is. So when it comes to me, I’ve learned, with the little experience that I have, that when I feel really good about a movie in the editing room, it works. And when I’ve felt like a movie wasn’t working, it didn’t work.
On TV, only a handful of people can move the meter so to speak – only a handful of personalities can move ratings. LeBron seems to single-handedly affect those ratings.
Who elected Larry King America’s grief counselor? We, the viewing public, did, by driving up his ratings whenever somebody famous passes.
Trump shows no philosophical or moral compass and is so divisive that his negative ratings are sky high.
We all know that there are different scripted programs out there, and we’re all facing the same challenges in terms of ratings and everything else, but I think that there is a lot of opportunity to be had as well, and what I’m excited to do is to get to explore that.
I don’t know if I felt successful, but I did feel a difference in my career, or in how people perceive me, or how people reacted on the street right after I did the Mexican version of ‘Ugly Betty.’ That show was a complete success, thank God. It broke historical ratings records in Mexico and also the U.S.
I think Rachel Maddow has done a brilliant job in becoming more and more independent. And I think she does a fantastic progressive show, and she did it by accruing power, by getting better and better ratings.
Times are harder there right now. I think it’s been well publicized. We are – the show is not where I want it to be right now. The ratings are not where I want them to be. I want to make it better.
Here’s what I know about the business I am in. It’s all based on money. It’s all based on ratings.
Who’s like Bill O’Reilly? If there was somebody like Bill O’Reilly, they’d be out there getting ratings. No matter how much the mainstream press dumps on him, the guy constantly delivers an interesting show. He’s unique.
In 2002, the 2000 Engelbrecht Els wine was released in South Africa and received high ratings.
We give the podium to a lot of people who shouldn’t have the podium. The message that’s delivered the loudest and in the most entertaining way is the one that we’re going to put on because that’s what we want. We want ratings more than we want to deliver information. That’s just where the culture‘s gotten.
I am awesome. I’m the most must-see WWE superstar: I’m proven inside the ring and outside the ring. I’m the best on the mic; I get the ratings.
The visits Prime Minister Koizumi made to the Yasukuni Shrine, I believe, had nothing to do with approval ratings. He paid respects at the Yasukuni Shrine to pay respects to the people of Japan who fought and lost their lives for the country and to pray for the peace of their souls.
I don’t think anyone can fall in love for ratings.
Don’t make music for some vast, unseen audience or market or ratings share or even for something as tangible as money. Though it’s crucial to make a living, that shouldn’t be your inspiration. Do it for yourself.
I think ‘Y&R’s future is contingent upon the ratings. Obviously, none of the soaps are kept alive for the sake of loyalty. It’s all about ratings. It’s show business. Period.
The news media are, for the most part, the bringers of bad news… and it’s not entirely the media’s fault, bad news gets higher ratings and sells more papers than good news.
One of the reasons why when Elvis dies or the Son of Sam is captured ABC News’ ratings go up is because people who don’t normally watch news are watching then. The question is, do you want to attract people who don’t watch network news or fight over the people who do?
You get in before sunrise and you get out after sunset and you go home, eat and collapse. While you’re aware of the ratings, you aren’t prepared for the response of the fans.
Just because your ratings are bigger doesn’t mean you’re better.
She’s leaving when the president has one of the highest approval ratings on record. From here, it can only go down. And when it does, you know who they’re going to blame. They’re gonna blame Andy Card!
You want good ratings, you want people to like the show, you want to be appreciated for the hard work you put in. You don’t always get it. Every show is not beloved.
The people with mean things to say, say them. At the end of the day, the mean things and the good things only drive viewership. So what do you want? You want the ratings.
TRP ratings affect me. There are times when the ratings are so low that we feel that we could have done something more. But that is about it. I don’t stress over it too much.
You have not just weekly ratings, but minutes where they say during a show, ‘This guy’s boring, get him off.’ This has produced a thing in our society where we have no shame and the worst offense is to be boring.
I’m pretty sure the last time any anchor could honestly ignore ratings was well before I was born.
I never put it to where I say, ‘I’m just this big pay-per-view star,’ or ‘I wanna be the No. 1 pay-per-view star that got all the ratings.’ No, I was just like, ‘I’m gonna be a world champion. That’s what I’m gonna be.’
I was a popular professor. My teaching ratings were usually good. I could take complicated subjects and explain them in an entertaining way.
I keep reminding myself, through all the ups and downs of ‘Community,’ that I might never have another job that really means something to people the way ‘Community’ means something to people. That’s more powerful than ratings.
You know, our ratings after this match will be very close – I think I can also become the world number one in the not too distant future. However, I’m sure that Garry will also have something to say about this!
With the Monday Night Wars, it was almost a pay-per-view every single Monday between the two factions because they were trying to throw everything but the kitchen sink to win the ratings war.
The ratings board is completely different when it comes to film versus the television arena.
Surely, AP or the coaches are all aware everybody has agendas. Anybody who’s on TV has one. You know, that’s viewership and ratings and those kinds of things.
You know what the lowest rated episode we ever had was? Where Captain Kirk kissed Uhuru – a white man kissing an African-American woman. All the stations in the American South – in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisianarefused to air it. And so our ratings plummeted.
SM:TV’ is where we learned our trade. It was young, we could try out new sketches every week. When we got better ratings than our BBC rival, ‘Live And Kicking,’ it was amazing.
We need to look to our laurels a bit with television in this country. I don’t think enough risks are being taken in drama television in the U.K., and I think a lot of programme makers are underestimating the intelligence of the viewing public, basing it all on ratings.
When you micro-analyze the approval ratings, there’s aspects, and the questions come in, ‘I love the president, but I dislike X, Y, Z,’ or ‘I like the president but dislike X, Y, Z.’
I believe – and this is my opinion – that at some point, football is not going to be the No. 1 sport. You talk about the ebbs and flows of what’s popular and what’s not. At some point, the TV ratings are not going to be there.
The problem with ratings is that you can give yourself a million reasons why they are what they are.
I never get obsessed with ratings, partly because the Channel seriesUtopia,’ which I did, had small ratings but a passionate following, which allowed a second series.
Alistair Petrie
I think the record speaks for itself. These are two individuals who have been for the war when the headlines were good and against it when their poll ratings were bad.
My tenure at ‘The Daily Show’ started during the decade after September 11, and fear of Muslims was at an all-time high. Politicians and the media seemed to dial the fright, mistrust, and animosity up to a fever pitch to gain votes and ratings.
Oh, it is quite possible that none of us in ‘Downton’ will ever again get the ratings this has had. But from a career point of view, it has opened so many doors.
The immigrant blame game is constant. Cynical politicians believe it drives poll numbers; cynical commentators believe it drives TV ratings.
I do suspect my star ratings average too high. But, of course, star ratings are ridiculous. I’m stuck with them.
In some ways, being No. 2 in the ratings is a real shot in the arm, a kick in the pants.
Nine of 10 whites in Chicago borrow from top-drawer banks and mortgage companies, which the industry calls prime lenders. They lend to people with A credit ratings, making loans at competitive rates.
If we have close, great racing like we have, then the ratings will take care of themselves.
Once I got into driving those little Mercedes convertibles, I just absolutely loved it. They feel really – great crash safety ratings, mechanically they’re unbelievably sound, and I’ve been driving them ever since.
I think that we shouldn’t be fixated all the time on the ups and downs of the weekly ratings, of the quarter-hour ratings.
In the area we’re discussing, leadership begins on Madison Avenue, on the desks and in the offices of people who spend hundreds of millions of dollars buying what will get them ratings.
When you think about advertising, it’s understanding that whether it’s newspaper, radio, or television, you have to know how to advertise, how to market, because ultimately, everything comes down to ratings and revenue or ratings and subscribers and revenue, whether it’s newspapers or radio or television.
The secret sauce of the business that I can offer is my creativity, and in order to keep my creativity alive and fresh, I have to pretend that no one is watching the show, that there are no audiences, there are no ratings; I’m just telling a story.
If a show is a critical success but a ratings flop, I assume that people are just championing the show because it looks cool to root for an underdog.
I’ve seen where the NFL guys get all over the ‘Maddencreators for their ratings and how they don’t look good. One of my buddies plays in the NFL and he was so excited to be in ‘Madden,’ but then we got the game, and he was a 58.
Men can have a huge turnover of sponsorship and still survive a lot better than the women. But the women’s ratings are better, at least at home in the United States than in the men‘s tennis.
We can’t control what the ratings will be. It’s like, if you’re going to go skiing, do you hope you’ll have a good day of skiing? Yes. Do you hope you won‘t break your leg? Yes.
Two studies from the year 2000, however, indicate that Catholics give lower ratings to their clergy‘s ministerial activities across the board than do Protestants.
Fox News’s coverage of 9/11 and the war in Iraq improved its ratings, demonstrated its influence, and intensified the controversy over its practices.
Eric Bischoff wanted to destroy Vince in the ratings, but we wanted them to stay in the game. We wanted it to be neck-and-neck. We didn’t want to skunk the other team and spike the football every single time.
Slow and steady wins the race. I feel like I know in my bones if we’re doing a good job and continue to do a good job, the ratings will come.
Great fights means great TV ratings.
Palin seems to have forgotten that her poll ratings have plummeted since the summer of 2011.
Under Bill Clinton‘s HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo, Community Reinvestment Act regulators gave banks higher ratings for home loans made in ‘credit-deprived’ areas. Banks were effectively rewarded for throwing out sound underwriting standards and writing loans to those who were at high risk of defaulting.
A BrooklynMiami matchup would bring great ratings and that’s what this is all about for the NBA and the league offices – bringing in as many dollars as they can.
One can do a film and not work for six months, but on TV, you have to produce good content every week. It involves a lot of hard work, as one has to fight for ratings every week. But I have always got love from the audiences, be it during ‘The Great Laughter Challenge’ or ‘Comedy Circus.’
Ratings have changed, viewer habits have changed and the options for the audience have grown enormously, but I don’t think how you tell a story is fundamentally different.
I don’t pay attention to target audiences and therefore I often hear that I am a ratings killer, somebody who fundamentally doesn’t care whether one person is watching or an entire soccer stadium.
Russia‘s leader, Vladimir Putin, has managed to retain high approval ratings despite his slumping economy by seizing Crimea from Ukraine and participating in the Syrian war that is destabilizing the Mideast and, increasingly, Europe and the West.
I love my job, but I’d really love my job if I didn’t have to live and die by ratings every day.
My job is to benefit the listeners first and foremost, entertain the listeners first and foremost, and to get ratings. You can’t get ratings without listeners. So I wanna do things that the listeners enjoy, even though you may hate me for it or you may love me for that.
The Great Idea in advertising is far more than the sum of the recognition scores, the ratings and all the other superficial indicators of its success; it is in the realm of myth, to which measurements cannot apply.
Leo Bogart
I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the ratings of Congress. I really don’t.
My decision to end my marriage was such a risk to lose ratings and lose my fan base. I had to take that risk for my inner peace and to be happy with myself.
Companies need to weed out drivers who dont drive well or have got poor ratings from the customers.
The ratings are obviously important, but quite honestly we don’t spend that much time with them because we believe that if we can play good football, if we play at a high level, everything will fall in place, the ratings, the attendance, all of the things that are important on the business side.
I think defeating Fox – and more importantly, getting the rest of the media to understand they do not do legitimate news – is very important. I hope to do that through pointing out their hypocrisy, propaganda, and general foolishness. But I also plan to beat them in the ratings and make them fear me.
Approval ratings matter for politicians, largely for good reason. A leader with plummeting approval ratings ought to take note of the needs and hopes of his people.
With the first ‘Hatchet,’ I had an epic battle with the ratings board. They kept giving the movie an NC-17. There is absolutely no way that movie should have gotten an NC-17. All the gore in it is so ridiculous and over-the-top that you can’t take it seriously.
If you get good ratings, they’ll cover you even if you have nothing to say.
The BBC must never be all about ratings – or even mainly about ratings. In the past year, we have made a raft of terrific programmes which stand comparison with the best the BBC has ever done: ‘Blue Planet,’ ‘Walking with Beasts,’ ‘Son of God,’ ‘Clocking Off,’ ‘The Way We Live Now,’ ‘Conspiracy,’ ‘Lost World.’
This was almost two hours of factual documentary. In our audience ratings, barely no one left the programme. The whole of his life is so fascinating and people kept watching for that reason.
It’s not a stretch to say the whole financial industry revolves around the compass point of the absolutely safe AAA rating. But the financial crisis happened because AAA ratings stopped being something that had to be earned and turned into something that could be paid for.
There’s so much black content on multiple platforms, and it’s all getting great ratings. If you think about the Oscars snubbing ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ in a way, that kicked all of this off.
It’s definitely the highest rated pre-school show on Cable. It’s difficult to mix markets that way in terms of ratings. It’s hard to tell, you know, where channel 12, or Public Television, is.
Nobody‘s profitable at this moment, because recession is on; advertising dollars are down, and expenses are way up. So that kind of belies the situation that you would expect, because the ratings are way up everywhere.
I mean, you make a movie with Sarah Palin in it, you get great ratings. That’s easy. I know how to get ratings: get Sarah Palin.
It seems to me we are losing our way in an effort to get the ratings.
While mainstream media is led by profit, ratings and popularist culture and filtered by the current political climate, Alternative Media is lead solely by the convictions of the campaign and film maker.
In this business, the minute you start feeling comfortable about the show you’re doing or the ratings you’re getting, you’re in big trouble.
We rely on editors of blogs or websites and television stations to supply us these images, and the filter is becoming very thin and very porous. The ratings race for TV and websites is incredibly fierce, and one of the ways of getting people to watch is through graphic violent images.
While the President leads his potential adversaries in almost every state, his support is soft. He is seen as honest, sincere, just, and friendly but gets mediocre or relatively poor ratings being competent strong, intelligent, and a forceful leader.
No, Arrested Development was such an amazing experience in every way, and you know it was very unique in that it was a show that received a lot of critical acclaim, and yet we didn’t ever achieve the ratings that we wanted.