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Blogger Confident Writing S.H.I.E.L.D. Ratings Article Before Ratings Released

Written by Jude Terror on Wednesday, November 20 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

Blogger Confident Writing S.H.I.E.L.D. Ratings Article Before Ratings Released

After careful consideration, the blogger felt that writing an article about another ratings drop for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was 'low risk.'

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. aired its eighth episode last night, which marks the seventh consecutive ratings drop for the show since it debuted to 15.8 million viewers, is what comic book blogger Jude Terror wrote, despite ratings information for the episode not yet being available at time of publication. I'm thinking it probably got a 1.0 or maybe even a .8, Terror added, talking about the highly coveted 18-49 demographic, with, let's say, 3.2 million viewers. According to reports, Terror was willing to take this leap despite this week's episode boasting a tie-in to the popular Thor: The Dark World, explaining that no one who wasn't going to watch the show anyway is really aware of that.

Terror had no idea if the numbers would be accurate, but he was almost certain that they would be lower than they were last week, and honestly, Terror reasoned, no one was likely to notice beyond that anyway. They'll just post a comment about how the show would do better if it featured D-list characters from the comic books, or if Agent Ward were dropped from the show and replaced by Spider-Man, he explained.


Fake Ratings Chart That Will Probably Get Cited In Some Article on Some Dumb Blog

Rank Show 18-49 Total Viewers
1 NCIS 3.4 20.1M
2 Biggest Loser 2.2 7.6M
3 The Originals 2.0 5.2M
4 Gilligan's Island Rerun 1.6 4.5M
5 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.0 3.2M


Terror told The Outhouse that he would take pleasure in watching fans proclaim that this week's drop meant the cancellation of the show for sure, despite such a claim being based on made up numbers. The reason most of the people on the internet are even watching it is so they can complain online, so they're not going to really care that these aren't the real ratings, he said, adding, any port in a storm. But if I get them wrong, he pointed out, it'll be even more gratifying to see readers post the real ratings and call me an idiot, failing to recognize that they're reading a satire article.

Their response to that will be that satire is normally supposed to be funny, Terror admitted, to which he had no valid reply.


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About the Author - Jude Terror

Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.

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