Global Warming Epic ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ tanks in TV ratings – series ended on Sundays

The clear, near zero, lack of interest in this show should be a clear signal to the Obama administration regarding their global warming agenda – nobody is buying it.

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We wrote about this before, how reruns of the animated show Bob’s Burgers beat this multi-million dollar budget climate disaster epic.

It isn’t getting any better, like global warming for the last 17 years, the ratings of  ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ is flat.

ShowBuzz writes about the Sunday, April 27th TV ratings:

YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY remained at a tiny 0.04 with 1 more episode to air.

Source: http://www.showbuzzdaily.com/articles/the-sked-sunday-ratings-29.html

And the final episode, which aired Sunday May 4th:

On Showtime, NURSE JACKIE and CALIFORNICATION were again at 0.2, but that’s somewhat misleading, since JACKIE was at 0.24 and CALIFORNICATION at 0.16.  Both towered over the last episode of YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY, which wound up its run at a steady 0.04.

Source: http://www.showbuzzdaily.com/articles/the-sked-sunday-ratings-30.html

After the Obama Administration released their National Climate Assessment report this week,  ‘Years of Living Dangerously’, which like the report was designed to scare the bejeezus out of people and spur action, it seems fitting that this TV show tanked. Nobody except the climate faithful are listening or watching. The show is now off the air on Sundays and will switch to Mondays. The last five episodes are scheduled to air on Monday nights, May 12, 19 and 26, and June 2 and 9 at 8:00pm ET/PT. on Showtime.

Now with all the hype, gloom and doom from the National Climate Assessment report this week, it will be interesting to see if it gains any viewership.

 

 

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77 thoughts on “Global Warming Epic ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ tanks in TV ratings – series ended on Sundays

  1. You should be careful about showing these type of programs. Bet you any money most of the viewers are just like me. We see it here and look at it out of morbidity…

  2. There is no amount of morbidity cravings that could make me watch more than 3 minutes. That’s how long it took me to realize it was 100% pure propaganda and change the channel.

  3. Epic fail. Is the 0.04 the ratings ot the change in temperature? What, no hocky stick in the ratings for The End episode? The biblical apocalypse did not include beating a dead horse.

  4. Maybe it will become a cult classic and run at midnight movies around the nation.

  5. Should be called “The Year of Rating Dangerously” .

    Note that this show did not happen without some organizational assistance. Frankly, the amorphous nature of the skeptical (I prefer climate realist) community cannot compete with message or visibility. We have no organization of effort to rebut in such a manner. Just sayin,,,,,,,

  6. On a more important note – any idea when the new series of Bobs Burgers starts?

  7. They’d have more success pushing climate change in Game of Thrones (winter is coming ….)

  8. I guess the Australian ABC will pick it up and show it to the Chardonnay drinking lefties.

  9. I have Showtime, and I have intentionally NOT watched it, even with the temptation.
    To be sure, I don’t want to add to potential ratings, but the main reason is I just cannot stand the hypocrisy.

  10. Tanya Aardman says:
    May 8, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    They’d have more success pushing climate change in Game of Thrones (winter is coming ….)
    —————————–
    Holy smokes! Keep burning, we’ve got to keep the Others at bay! This is the battle for the dawn we’re talking about here!

  11. You guys should be ashamed, someone spent a lot of time and money to make this crap, and you refuse to even watch. What’s wrong with you all, have you no respect for carbon pollution..hmmm?

  12. I only watched it to observe how they would misrepresent the truth and avoid the contradictory evidence. I had to record it because I kept falling asleep. From a skeptical point of view, the best episode ironically revealed how a preacher, Pastor Rick Joyner exhibited better scientific decorum than any of the alarmists the documentary highlighted to push global warming.

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/05/06/years-of-living-dangerously-pastor-rick-joyner-models-feynmans-ideal-scientist/

    The worst episode was Arnold trying to connect forest fires to rising CO2 despite the abundance of contrary evidence.

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/04/25/years-of-living-dangerously-shouts-climate-fire-but-data-says-their-shouting-is-simply-noise/

  13. It’s worse than we thought.

    No really, that show is worse than anyone could possibly have thought.

  14. another blow to the CAGW PR campaign this week. AP attempts to frame ithis as strictly left/right & manages to insert the word “evolution” twice :

    8 May: St Louis Post-Dispatch: Bob Moen: Wyoming is 1st state to reject science standards
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming, the nation’s top coal-producing state, is the first to reject new K-12 science standards proposed by national education groups mainly because of global warming components…
    “The science standards are acknowledged to be the best to prepare our kids for the future, and they are evidence based, peer reviewed, etc. Why would we want anything less for Wyoming?” Marguerite Herman, a proponent of the standards, said.
    Twelve states have adopted the standards since they were released in April 2013 with the goal of improving science education, and Wyoming is the first to reject them, Chad Colby, spokesman for Achieve, one of the organizations that helped write the standards…
    Burning coal to generate electricity produces large amounts of CO2, which is considered a heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere. Most scientists recognize that man-made CO2 emissions contribute to global warming. However, the degree to which it can be blamed for global warming is in dispute among some scientists.
    Gov. Matt Mead has called federal efforts to curtail greenhouse emissions a “war on coal” and has said that he’s skeptical about man-made climate change…
    Friedrich (John Friedrich, a member of the national organization Climate Parents, which supports the standards) and Colby noted that oil and gas industry giants Exxon Mobile and Chevron support the standards…

    http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/wyoming-is-st-state-to-reject-science-standards/article_c2a215ef-0f47-5406-a918-301cf10c0a90.html

    Nov 2012: Institute for Energy Research: Countries Worldwide Propose to Build 1,200 New Coal Plants
    According to the World Resources Institute, almost 1,200 coal-fired power plants are in the planning stages (a capacity of 1.4 million megawatts) and over three-quarters of them are to be built in China and India, where over 500,000 megawatts each are currently planned for construction…
    In the United Kingdom, for example, coal consumption increased by nearly a quarter between the second quarter of 2011 and the second quarter of 2012. Germany is encouraging the construction of 10 gigawatts of coal-fired generation to replace its nuclear plants and provide back-up power for its wind and solar units, which require backup when the wind isn’t blowing or when the sun does not shine.
    Europe overall burned more coal in the past year than any time since it pledged cuts to greenhouse gas emissions…
    The Energy Information Administration estimates that 175 coal-fired units are scheduled to be shut down between 2012 and 2016—a total of 27 gigawatts of electrical capacity that powers 27 million homes…
    The closing of these coal-fired power plants threatens thousands of the 555,270 direct and indirect coal-related jobs that pay $36 billion in wages. Coal employees are already entering the ranks of the unemployed in the United States…
    Conclusion
    According to Milton Catelin, chief executive of the World Coal Association, global coal use is likely to continue to increase, and could help to lift people out of poverty. China and India are planning to use coal to do just that. According to the International Energy Agency, coal consumption has increased by 8.4 percent in the developing countries. Other countries see coal as an economic choice with both Germany and the United Kingdom increasing its use…
    ***Other countries are using coal to lift their citizens out of poverty, while the United States is impoverishing its people by criminalizing the use of coal.

    http://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/2012/11/29/countries-worldwide-propose-to-build-1200-new-coal-plants/

    message to politicians in all States: please justify***:

  15. Propaganda has a short shelf life.
    as Twain remarked”A lie will be halfway around the world before truth can get its boots on”.
    So the longer a campaign of lies is waged the less the return on investment.
    The Copenhagen failure was the death stroke, these last 5 years are just the corpse still twitching and the crooked relatives trying to prolong the welfare checks.
    The smart money has cashed in and sold out the faithful.
    Nothing but fools and bandits left.
    To take the fall for the most egregious rape of public treasure ever committed so far in human history.
    Small wonder governments all over want gun control.
    Too bad they are too thick to realize everything is a weapon in the hands of a robbed and enraged populace.
    We prefer to use the truth and civic methods to depose fools and bandits, but when civilization lies in the balance, civility will be an early causality.

  16. Pointing out that no one is buying the climate obsessed kookiness that the President is pushing misses the point.
    The President and his advisers do not care that no one buys what they are selling.
    He only cares that he can impose his kooky faux science garbage on us.
    He does not care if Congress goes along.
    He only wants to impose his will on us.
    He does not care that he is hurting Americans.
    He only wants to impose his will on us.
    He does not really care if it works out as promised.
    He only cares about getting his way.
    The president has demonstrated this on nearly every issue:
    His way or no way.
    That is all he cares about.

  17. after 3 decades at NYT, Frank Rich spews his CAGW venom at NY Mag, wishing catastrophe on Republican States:

    8 May: New York Magazine: Frank Rich: Frank Rich on the National Circus: Why the GOP Still Denies Climate Change
    RICH: Of all the crazy things in our politics, few are more self-immolating than the persistence of climate change as a partisan issue. A founding father of modern environmental activism was a Republican, Teddy Roosevelt, but his legacy is no more honored in today’s GOP than Lincoln’s. You’d think that the speed and perils of global warming would be settled fact, given all the catastrophic signs that Americans can see with their own eyes. But on the right, climate-change denial has become a proxy for a whole smorgasbord of powerful ideological imperatives: opposition to governmental regulation; resistance to taxation (especially of such Republican sugar daddies as the coal, oil, and gas industries); class resentment of intellectual elites in academia and Prius-driving Hollywood; and, in some quarters, rejection of any kind of science that dares undermine the supremacy of God as the primary actor in all Earthly activity…
    This week there has been a lot of talk about how the establishment candidate in the GOP senatorial primary in North Carolina beat back more radical tea party opponents — but all four candidates in that race, including the more “moderate” victor, were climate-change deniers…
    Even the high end of conservative thought leaders are in denial. George Will thinks global warming is merely “weather” and that any alarms have been manufactured by conformist tenure-track professors and writers in The New Yorker. His own personal scientific research, based on observations from the home he owns on an island in South Carolina, tells him that hurricane activity is down post-Katrina, so what’s the problem? Charles Krauthammer has declared that “any scientific theory that explains everything explains nothing” — just the kind of argument that was made to resist the theories of Galileo, Newton, and Darwin. So what will change their thinking? A realization that the younger voters the GOP needs for survival feel as strongly about climate change as they do about gay marriage. Or perhaps further environmental catastrophe that hits red states across the southern half of the country…

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/05/frank-rich-why-the-gop-denies-climate-change.html

    Frank & the rest of the CAGW-pushing MSM – including the “Living Dangerously” mob – still believe they can ignore non-Republican sceptics like myself & others i know. just pretend we don’t exist, hey? that meme is sooooooooooooo tired & counter-productive, Frank.

  18. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww did Jimmy Cameron hit a wall and film something that no one wants to watch? Poor baby….I’m sure it has him puzzled and dismayed, along with all of the “big name actors” they brought in to attract viewership. BWAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Ahem.

  19. Save the recordings. The entire set could be ‘disappeared’ to protect the guilty.

  20. I have no access to it, since I live far far away.

    But I would bet a $100 bill that, if skeptics are taken out of the viewership, ratings would be less than half of that.

  21. The funny part is that they really cannot believe this media push isn’t working – the insight it would take for them to honestly understand why their propaganda isn’t working is totally and completely outside their worldview.

  22. “multi-million dollar budget climate disaster epic.”

    This is an error, it should read: multi-million dollar budget climate epic disaster.

  23. Don’t worry, they will retroactively adjust all the other shows ratings downwards so that they can show their show doing well.

  24. “The last five episodes are scheduled to air on Monday nights…”

    Don’t we have enough reasons to hate Mondays already?

  25. It was 31 degrees here last night ,two years in a row that seeding will be late into the spring and the wonder why we don’t believe.

  26. Folks, there’s a lot of choir-preaching here. Let’s keep in touch with the wider world. Just to break into our own developing echo chamber, please note that IMDb gives this pot of poop an 8.5 rating. What’s more, there are four reviews at the moment. One, the first, nails it hard, especially on the subject of hypocrisy. But the other three are rapturous.

    We still have a long way to go. Not yet the moment to relax, still less to be triumphal.

    (Even though it feels so good).

  27. The spin will be, “Our viewers were only acting responsibly by not watching the show, because it would create more greenhouse gases.” ;)

  28. There have been a few climate films now of doom and gloom> TV and films means entertainment, that’s why people watch and the worse the economy the more people tune into it hence the golden days for the film industry back in the 1930s.

    Who wants to watch some rich people banging on about why the earth is doomed when they have heard it a million times and now seen it is not happening.

    I would rather see upbeat films about, hmm let me see, how poverty is being eradicated-

    http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/mar/17/aid-trade-reduce-acute-poverty

    “Some of the poorest people in the world are becoming significantly less poor, according to a groundbreaking academic study which has taken a new approach to measuring deprivation. The report, by Oxford University’s poverty and human development initiative, predicts that countries among the most impoverished in the world could see acute poverty eradicated within 20 years if they continue at present rates”

  29. I agree with Paul (May 8, 2014 at 6:29 pm) – you should all be ashamed of yourselves.

    As Aldous Huxley said, “A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one; it comes as sincerely from the author’s soul.”

    This one must have come REALLY sincerely, from deep, deep down in Jimmy’s soul. Do you suppose he’s ready to sell his enormous chunk of Malibu County seafront as an example to the rest of us?

  30. Now with all the hype, gloom and doom from the National Climate Assessment report this week, it will be interesting to see if it gains any viewership.

    =======================

    The press made a big deal of the stupid Climate Assessment, but regular folks simply ignored it as yet more Washington noise and hot air.

    I don’t think moving the show from Sunday to Monday is going to help it, and I predict even lower ratings. People are getting wise to the coordinated propaganda, and the media are shooting themselves in the foot by doing it.

    It’s going to be the nothing-fries with the nothing-burger of the all-night congressional blabfest that those fools tried a few weeks ago.

    I love the smell of political desperation in the morning.

  31. I think you should all be a little kinder. It is notoriously difficult to judge the public’s taste when it comes to fiction.

  32. This is a sure sign to Al Gore not to make another Inconvenient Truth. I vaguely remember recently seeing an article where he was reconsidering this idea. The Inconvenient Truth is that Warmists are in a minority. You know this by the ratings above and their ever louder screeching and arm waving. The jig is almost over folks. If they can get action this year they really should give up.

    In the meantime 17 years of a temperature standstill, Antarctica sea ice near record highs and climbing, Arctic sea ice and volume gained a small bump upwards last year, multi-year ice slightly up, freezing winter in the USA etc. How the heck can you get people worked up about global warming when there is none?

  33. @Richards in Vancouver

    Yep, the rating is high, but suspiciously so. The reviews, however, you should read again.

  34. I think they should air the last 5 episodes between 2am and 3am on the second Sunday in March for the next 5 years. It will get a higher rating there.

  35. How much CO2 did they emit flying their ‘correspondents’ with associated film crews all over the globe in their effort to tell us how bad it is to keep emitting CO2?

    And from the questions I saw on facebook when Ian Somerhalder had his Q&A, most people didn’t care about climate change, they just wanted to watch their favorite star. So my guess is that at least half of the viewers were watching to see their idols and didn’t give a woot about climate change.

    It is worse than we thought.

  36. “Groundbreaking documentary” = “we’ve hit bottom and busted out the picks and shovels”.

  37. It is good to see this fail.
    Jimbo says: May 9, 2014 at 3:55 am

    This is a sure sign to Al Gore not to make another Inconvenient Truth.
    Actually AIT is what made me look for some sanity that concurred with what I had read in the forty years prior to AIT, and I found WUWT, thank you Anthony!!!

  38. harkin says: May 9, 2014 at 4:50 am

    “Groundbreaking documentary” = “we’ve hit bottom and busted out the picks and shovels”.

    Sounds like ‘Shovel Ready Jobs’.

  39. maybe put it out under comedy and re- voice over,

    So something along the lines of –

    “here is Arnold Schwarzenegger, he is going to spend the day with fire fighters, he thinks climate change is the cause of more fire, let’s take a look at how easily a mega rich sap gets taken in by his mate “Beach front Gore”

    well I am sure others can actually make it funny but add your own voice over.

  40. Hey Arnold they put CO2 in fire EXTINGUISHERS. Shut up and dive off in your hypocritical humvee.

  41. Most people I have talked to think blaming every weather event on climate change is pretty silly. It’s like finding a broken tree branch and claiming a Big Foot did it. Isn’t it just possible that broken tree branches happen all the time?

  42. Latitude says:
    May 8, 2014 at 5:34 pm
    OK, now this is not fair….
    …they were up against reruns of the Golden Girls

    K you win on this one ;>)

  43. 1957chev says:
    May 8, 2014 at 6:41 pm
    Years of Living Dangerously. Sounds exactly like the times when Liberals are in office!

    LMAO chuckle ;>)

  44. 0.04?

    So at what point is the number low enough that blog commenters peeking in on the show to make fun of it are actually Heisenberging the number?

  45. And now moving to Monday at 8 their going up against Dancing with the stars for 2 or 3 weeks.

  46. Indeed it has caused Harry to go round the bend, Neo. Watching ours or someone else decline mentally in front of TV cameras is sad. i suspect his staff has no idea what to do with him. Harry’s Koch mania is not helping his situation either.

  47. 1 – Which programming geniuses thought people want to pay for premium cable channels to watch this crap?

    2 – Obviously, Hollywood’s values differ from the rest of America. Did they create this programming because they are out-of-touch or because they believe we’re clueless rubes and more propaganda is needed to get us to see the world the right way?

  48. It is surprising that with all that talent they could not have made a more engaging and entertaining series. I would watch it if it were any good. I started watching it but changed channels because it was boring. I have enjoyed other science fiction shows where I disagreed with the premise.

  49. Now if they had only worked “Sharknado” into the series, it could have been a hit. Instead of a “documentary” based entirely upon a loose collection of facts interwoven into a fabric of pure speculation, they simply could have written a “Sharknado” episode with AGW being the cause of the phenomenon. Being premium cable, it could have featured gratuitous and copious amounts of sex and nudity (which is what people pay for in a premium channel, BTW) and been a ratings leader, at least among the key demographic of 12-82 year old males.

    The best propaganda is when people don’t know it’s propaganda.

  50. “Years of Living Dangerously”? I was going to watch but instead it lost out to the wet paint that I watched until it dried to a lovely gray.
    I’m sure you all understand what it’s liked to be faced with tough decisions. You only go around once in life and you have to grab for all the gusto you can get ;o)

  51. I would have thought that the 50% faithful would have stuffed the viewership, but I gather even they couldn’t hack “Fears of Living” any better than the rest of us. That 0.04 rating was probably stuffed as it was.

  52. It is when everyone is sleeping and indifferent that the worst government policies are implemented. Obama and his minions are now going to foist on the nation what they could not achieve through the legislative process. The fears that Alexander Hamilton had about Europe controlling parts of America (if we were to divide into several nations rather than one union with a strong national defense) is now happening as Obama imports the nonsense that Germany, Spain and other European countries have implemented that has accomplished nothing but a dramtic rise in the cost of energy.

  53. maybe put it out under comedy and re- voice over,

    So something along the lines of –

    “here is Arnold Schwarzenegger, he is going to spend the day with fire fighters, he thinks climate change is the cause of more fire, let’s take a look at how easily a mega rich sap gets taken in by his mate “Beach front Gore”

    well I am sure others can actually make it funny but add your own voice over.

    That’s a brilliant idea – I would pay to see THAT.

  54. Don’t associate Years of Living Dangerously with Game of Thrones – that would only result in an alarming prediction that CO2 causes fire breathing dragons….

  55. The catastrophic man made global warming horror show has always been strictly Hollywood.
    It has never been a documentary.

    An Inconvenient Truth became a Disgraceful Self Serving Lie.

    Six Degrees became Maybe One
    Degree or Minus.
    I watched it again recently for research purposes and found it hard to stop laughing.
    Given the false gravely concerned looks into the camera and the other ridiculously alarmist footage this show must be reclassified as a comedy.

    Why have so many otherwise interesting Nat Geo docos on the natural world for so long ended with a man made global warming horror lecture?

    I decided to record and fast forward to the last ten minutes.
    I had to wipe the entire show so many times I ceased watching them all.

    Who funds these productions?

  56. People would watch a show about garden-shovel makers in North Dakota, if there were interesting characters and good, solid writing. Heck, they watch documentaries about really icky jobs and trash collectors.

    I suspect that YoLD suffered from neither of the two requirements. So the show folded? Its three viewers will probably be disappointed.

    As far as the high imdb rating goes, if two people think it’s the greatest thing ever made, they’ll vote 5 stars, It seems to me (but I haven’t gone through the Common Core math series) that 4 ratings of 5,5,1,1 should average out to 3.0

  57. “Just to break into our own developing echo chamber, please note that IMDb gives this pot of poop an 8.5 rating.”

    From a whole 148 people, more than half of whom gave it a 10 (presumably because hardly anyone but a fanatic would watch it).

    Meanwhile, ‘Game of Thrones’ has THREE THOUSAND TIMES as many votes. That gives you some idea of the relative popularity of the show..

  58. I guess you have to write off Fox’s Cosmos as well as the latest episode made a strong statement regarding the science of AGW.

  59. From a UK perspective, I hope the BBC don’t buy it now they have seen the US figures…

    …but I bet they will.

    • You demonstrate H.L. Menkin”s statement that one can never go broke underestimating the taste of the average American. People that have and normally watch Showtime are watching the show. Having high ratings is not a good measure of the quality of a show. As with most movies and TV, the best shows don’t get the biggest audience.
      What about Fox’s Cosmos? I think it is a very good presentation of basic science and kids should be able to follow it along with their parents. I suspect their ratings aren’t so good either, but over time, in reruns, lots of people will eventually see it. This past week on Cosmos, De Grasse did a very good presentation on why AGW is real and why we need to act.

  60. Can someone please explain what 0,04 means? Is that percentage of those who can watch showtime, maybe 4% ?

  61. “Why have so many otherwise interesting Nat Geo docos on the natural world for so long ended with a man made global warming horror lecture?”

    National Geographic has always been in the tank for the latest anti-progress, anti-human tropes.

  62. Sorry, but the ignorance on this subject is so profound it would be scary if I weren’t childless and old enough that when the weirdness of the present weather becomes much worse I will be gone and have no children to suffer from your ignorance (or stupidity, or both).

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