[MUD-Dev] SOC/DGN: Reasons the Sexes Play

Michael Hartman mlist at thresholdrpg.com
Wed Sep 21 20:14:38 CEST 2005

Jaycen Rigger wrote:

> One interesting side note brought up was that Spike T.V., a
> channel that unabashedly markets to men, has only a slightly lower
> percentage of women viewers.

Unfortunately, this little tidbit of information is not really
helpful since most of Spike's ratings and viewers are the result of
a handful of shows that have no gender-bias.

Spike TV may claim to be "TV for men", but the majority of their
popular programming has nothing to do with men.

Their most popular shows:

CSI (2 full hours of this during prime time, no less, every day)
Star Trek: The Next Generation Star Trek: DS9 MacGyver

Those are not shows that cater specifically to men. Yes, Spike has a
bunch of other very male oriented programming (Sports Illustrated
Swimsuit shows, 9000 varieties of Ultimate Fighter stuff, etc), but
the ratings for those shows are dwarfed by the ratings for the above
shows (especially when compared to CSI, which is pretty much the
lion's share of Spike TV's entire viewership).

Michael Hartman, J.D. (http://www.thresholdrpg.com)
President & CEO, Threshold Virtual Environments, Inc.
University of Georgia School of Law, 1995-1998
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, 1990-1994
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