The Demographics of Joe Millionaire 1 and 2
JM1 experienced a viewership and ratings sucess like no other Fox reality tv offering before it.
Yet JM2 has been such a dismal ratings failure, Fox doesn't quite know what to do with the show.
First we're Monday nights. Then we are replacing American Juniors on Tuesday nights. Then again, we're back to just Monday nights, before JM2 replaces the much-hyped "Skin" with back to back episodes until the season end.
As one of 22 million viewers who tuned in to see Evan choose Zora, (and who, in turn, found the FORT) I'm wondering why the ratings for the current season of JM are so dismal.
Are you burned out on reality tv? (after a summer full of offerings)
Has the reality tv dating genre run it's course?
Are European contestants just not as much fun (or as spiteful) as American gals?
Or does the lead character just not hold the same appeal as hunky, dorky Evan?
I have my own thoughts on the matter, but want to hear your own first.
I like the second one better
I have to say I was surprised to see that JM2 had poor ratings...I find it much more fun to watch these European gals. They are by far more entertaining than the American girls...Euros have so far proven to be outspoken, hysterical, not afraid to be themselves (this goes mostly for the Swedish ones, especially Olinda and Alessia who is now gone, but she was the clown in that crowd and it was nice to see that mix of people)...She was a natural...Sure, there was a slight language barrier, David could not always catch everything she said but what the hell.. I love the accents too...Cat has a very sexy accent, to me it sounds more French than German (I have a few German friends and they accents are much "rougher")...My fellow Czechs didn't really have strong accents (at least in my opinion) and they were well-versed. The same goes for the Swedish girls and Anique...Well, as I have said, quite an interesting mix of ladies that we have here..
I think the location is nice although it gives a home advantage (or not) to the Italians. They should have chosen a neutral country, perhaps France...Wasn't it in France where the first one was? For some reason, I cannot recall it 100%. Oh no, wait, it was in France. I remember Evan took the girls to Moulin Rouge and what not...But I guess that needed countryside to fit David's cowboy lifestyle so it makes sense...
To answer your question, I am not burned out by watching reality TV but I am very selective..when it comes to all programming...I don't have all the time in the world to watch TV so I have to choose...My reason to watch JM2 was, as I have already addressed in other postings, to see how my fellow Czechs are doing on the show. Plus, I am very curious by nature..Now I'm hooked and I will watch the show until it ends..Even if Kristyna, the last Czech girl on the show as of Friday a.m. is voted off..Who knows? My favorite at the moment is Cat and Anique..Olinda is outrageous and very out there but doesn't she look like she had a bad face-lift or something? Her mouth is crooked..it goes to the side, I don't know what it is..Somebody mentioned earlier that she is 26 looking like a 40-year-old, that's pretty exact (although she's a nice girl, not an ugly one)..
And when it comes to David, I like him more than Evan...Evan was just spooky and -excuse me - dumb. Very dumb...He could not express himself. To me, it is also interesting to see how David is very polite, it's always yes, sir, yes madam...very interesting...It's better to be polite than rude..I don't really care if he knows what "ciao" means or not...you cannot blame him for not knowing everything about foreigners and their background. Some people had a chance to travel and explore the world and he's not one of them..So what? You learn as you go and he's doing exactly that...
I am curious to see how the "story" on Fox continues.
Have a good weekend everyone,
Originally Posted by Bumpkin