Wednesday, April 25, 2001

NBC may pull plug on poorly viewed XFL - Apr. 25, 2001

This is another example of how the media cannot force people to like something they don't want to like. NBC wanted you to like the XFL, but the product was inferior to the NFL, and the money involved was minuscule by comparison, so nobody cared. The money is a big factor - why is 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' such a hit? Do you think as many people would watch it if it was 'Who Wants To Be A Thousandaire'? XFL players get paid about as much as postal workers, which is enough for most viewers to dismiss it as 'bush-league'. It's not the sport that draws people, but the money and the personalities.


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