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Topic: We Need To Support!!
Posted By: Bunnyahh
Subject: We Need To Support!!
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 10:34pm

Amid Low Ratings, BET Scales Back ‘Don’t Sleep With T.J. Holmes’

http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2012/11/amid-low-ratings-bet-scales-back-dont-sleep-with-t-j-holmes/" rel="nofollow -

http://www.clutchmagonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Screen-shot-2012-10-02-at-8.08.45-AM.png" rel="nofollow">Dont Sleep with TJ Holmes

BET announced Monday that it’s http://www.theroot.com/blogs/bet-scales-back-tj-holmes-show" rel="nofollow - scaling back its much-hyped nightly news roundtable show Don’t Sleep with T.J. Holmes due to low ratings.

The show, which offers a mix of news and entertainment discussions, was BET’s response to audience demands that it incorporate more serious programming on the network.

Despite viewers claiming they wanted more substantive programming, however, Debra Lee, BET’s CEO, said viewers ultimately have not been tuning into a show it demanded.

“We hoped it would have been a Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert-type show,” Lee http://www.theroot.com/blogs/bet-scales-back-tj-holmes-show" rel="nofollow - said . “To be honest, the ratings haven’t been great in the past two weeks. Our audience always says they want this kind of programming, but they don’t show up.”

Don’t Sleep premiered in October to lackluster results, averaging 349,000 viewers a night in the 11 p.m. spot.

Instead of airing for a half hour each night, Don’t Sleep will air for an hour once a week. According to press releases by BET and T.J. Holmes, the new weekly timeslot will allow the program to tackle more in-depth issues.

“We’ve received so many [comments] and so much feedback about our show. Without question, the #1 comment has been that ‘Don’t Sleep’ is too short,” T.J. Holmes said in a press release. ”[Viewers] felt we needed more time to not only discuss issues but find solutions. I suppose we’ve been doing something right if people have overwhelmingly and consistently been saying that the show should be extended from a half hour to an hour. So, starting this week, ‘Don’t Sleep’ will do just that. We will now have an hour-long format to educate, empower, and engage. This will allow us more time to delve deeper into topics and determine how we can all, in our own way, be agents of change.”

Despite the change, Stephen G. Hill, president of music programming and specials, said the network is still optimistic about the show.

“We are very proud of the show, and the platform it has provided for the nations’ brightest thought leaders,” Hill http://www.theroot.com/blogs/bet-scales-back-tj-holmes-show" rel="nofollow - said . “We love the passion of DON’T SLEEP!’s dedicated audience and hope that the weekly appointment viewing of the show will grow that audience.”

Don’t Sleep will now air on Wednesdays at 11 p.m.



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Posted By: Cali naps
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 10:37pm
never heard of that show before

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Posted By: ImThatDiva
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 10:38pm
Ugh, I don't even watch EBT.
When is it on? No can do if it clashes with my shows...


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Posted By: ImThatDiva
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 10:38pm
Is that 11 p.m. est?

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Posted By: starflower7
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 10:39pm
They should have known this wouldn't work. Trying to throw in something intelligent amid all that coonery and ratchetry. I really would support but I refuse to watch anything on BET. I don't know what he was thinking leaving CNN. I wish him well though. Educated black man. Thumbs Up

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Posted By: starflower7
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 10:39pm
Sexy, too. 

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Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 10:39pm
Didn't know it existed.
Will chck it out definitely

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Posted By: Cali naps
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 10:39pm
sounds like it should be on tvone

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Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 10:40pm
They should've tried an earlier timeslot first. 

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Posted By: miana79
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 10:41pm
Originally posted by starflower7 starflower7 wrote:

They should have known this wouldn't work. Trying to throw in something intelligent amid all that coonery and ratchetry. I really would support but I refuse to watch anything on BET. I don't know what he was thinking leaving CNN. I wish him well though. Educated black man. Thumbs Up
 
wait what???Shocked  which idiot would leave CNN?? and go to a ratchett place like BET??


Posted By: starflower7
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 10:43pm
Originally posted by miana79 miana79 wrote:

Originally posted by starflower7 starflower7 wrote:

They should have known this wouldn't work. Trying to throw in something intelligent amid all that coonery and ratchetry. I really would support but I refuse to watch anything on BET. I don't know what he was thinking leaving CNN. I wish him well though. Educated black man. Thumbs Up
 
wait what???Shocked  which idiot would leave CNN?? and go to a ratchett place like BET??

LoL you just called TJ Holmes and idiot. LOL He was probably trying to bring some pride and awareness to BET. He should have known you can't help them tired ass negroes. 


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"I give to the needy...and not the greedy!"

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Posted By: keelolo1
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 10:43pm
Originally posted by miana79 miana79 wrote:

Originally posted by starflower7 starflower7 wrote:

They should have known this wouldn't work. Trying to throw in something intelligent amid all that coonery and ratchetry. I really would support but I refuse to watch anything on BET. I don't know what he was thinking leaving CNN. I wish him well though. Educated black man. Thumbs Up

 

wait what???Shocked  which idiot would leave CNN?? and go to a ratchett place like BET??


This.


Posted By: Immie89
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 10:47pm
Meh I'm already watching wendy Williams ...does he have hot topics


Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 10:48pm
A respected name in journalism wanted to do go to a black centric network.

I don't see how this makes him and idiot .like at all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeUUsklvgQo&sns=em

Here is a clip of the show.
Please embed someone



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Never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee
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Posted By: starflower7
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 10:50pm
Originally posted by jonesable jonesable wrote:

A respected name in journalism wanted to do go to a black centric network.

I don't see how this makes him and idiot .like at all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeUUsklvgQo&sns=em

Here is a clip of the show.
Please embed someone


He had good intentions but anyone could have predicted this wouldn't work. BET just doesn't have that type of following that would be interested.




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"I give to the needy...and not the greedy!"

"Mm hm that's right!"


Posted By: miana79
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 10:50pm

n/m



Posted By: Bunnyahh
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 10:52pm
Originally posted by Immie89 Immie89 wrote:

Meh I'm already watching wendy Williams ...does he have hot topics
HE & Wendy are on the same channel back to back.  Actually, she comes on in 10 mins right after this finishes

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Posted By: miana79
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 10:52pm
Originally posted by starflower7 starflower7 wrote:

Originally posted by jonesable jonesable wrote:

A respected name in journalism wanted to do go to a black centric network.

I don't see how this makes him and idiot .like at all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeUUsklvgQo&sns=em

Here is a clip of the show.
Please embed someone


He had good intentions but anyone could have predicted this wouldn't work. BET just doesn't have that type of following that would be interested.


 
not only that but they don't have the money and known to under pay.


Posted By: starflower7
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 10:53pm
Originally posted by starflower7 starflower7 wrote:

Originally posted by jonesable jonesable wrote:

A respected name in journalism wanted to do go to a black centric network.

I don't see how this makes him and idiot .like at all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeUUsklvgQo&sns=em

Here is a clip of the show.
Please embed someone


He had good intentions but anyone could have predicted this wouldn't work. BET just doesn't have that type of following that would be interested.



I spent that entire two minutes three seconds thinking nasty thoughts. I'll...I'll be back in a minute y'all...


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"I give to the needy...and not the greedy!"

"Mm hm that's right!"


Posted By: Bunnyahh
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 10:58pm
in NY Wendy comes on 10am on FOX, 3pm on My9, and midnight on BET.
 
His show was on Mon-Thur like The Daily Show & Colbert Report. It also focused on politics & comedy while getting the facts out to the blk community.  Now he's Wednesdays onlyCry.  idk how BET can do this yet play reruns of the Game & the Parkers as if that draws more numbers


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Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 10:59pm
Thanks Star

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Never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee
Donne

Havmercy Dez Bryant


Posted By: Bunnyahh
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 11:03pm
Wendy's on now & I just wanna say that the guy singing at the end of the show is a spitting image of my DH

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Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 11:05pm
i do want to watch this...i don't even know what chanel BET is on though.

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Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 11:08pm
oh and btw



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Posted By: starflower7
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 11:09pm


Oh okay I see her, I wonder about the ex though?


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"I give to the needy...and not the greedy!"

"Mm hm that's right!"


Posted By: bindy
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 11:10pm
Originally posted by ImThatDiva ImThatDiva wrote:

Ugh, I don't even watch EBT.
When is it on? No can do if it clashes with my shows...
LOL


Posted By: starflower7
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 11:12pm


The current. no comment.


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"I give to the needy...and not the greedy!"

"Mm hm that's right!"


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 11:14pm
Yall some ass backwards muh*&%^$#@Eas.
It's a good show.
Im still tryna find this coonery that BET supposedly plays day in and day out.


Posted By: Babydoll9163
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 11:15pm
Ugh I meant to watch this! Had no idea what time it came on or even when it started airing.

I don't watch anything on BET but want to support TJ


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Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 11:19pm
what would you comment on?Sleepy

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Posted By: starflower7
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 11:33pm
Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

what would you comment on?Sleepy

Nothing at all, that's why I said no comment. Smile


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"I give to the needy...and not the greedy!"

"Mm hm that's right!"


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Nov 14 2012 at 11:45pm
Originally posted by miana79 miana79 wrote:

Originally posted by starflower7 starflower7 wrote:

They should have known this wouldn't work. Trying to throw in something intelligent amid all that coonery and ratchetry. I really would support but I refuse to watch anything on BET. I don't know what he was thinking leaving CNN. I wish him well though. Educated black man. Thumbs Up
 
wait what???Shocked  which idiot would leave CNN?? and go to a ratchett place like BET??
 
 
 
 
He took one for the team.....believing in his people.  smh.  po chile.


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Posted By: smaison
Date Posted: Nov 15 2012 at 12:29am
yeah people aint showing up because BET done phucked up a long time ago.
they think this one show is going to pacify all their tomfoolery?
i sure as hell aint checking for BET and i don't know any black person in their right mind that's checking for them either.


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Posted By: ThABxBoRoUgH
Date Posted: Nov 15 2012 at 1:07am
I actually really enjoy this show. Besides getting to look at TJ's beautiful face, the topics are very interesting and we get to see some great panelists. I do think it needs to be extended and the time slot needs to be earlier. 11pm is kinda late. I'll try my best to start watching it way more frequently.


Posted By: miana79
Date Posted: Nov 15 2012 at 1:20am
our support won't help - he better go back to CNN pronto and beg for a job somewhere in there - pretty soon he will be jobless with a new baby and you know whats next.....


Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Nov 15 2012 at 2:17am
why?


Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: Nov 15 2012 at 2:41am
Originally posted by starflower7 starflower7 wrote:

They should have known this wouldn't work. Trying to throw in something intelligent amid all that coonery and ratchetry. I really would support but I refuse to watch anything on BET. I don't know what he was thinking leaving CNN. I wish him well though. Educated black man. Thumbs Up


This. I don't watch BET so I've never heard of this show, but really, did they think a network formed around music and ratchetness was going to get big ratings on a nightly news show featuring intellectual thought and discussion?


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Posted By: ImThatDiva
Date Posted: Nov 15 2012 at 2:48am
Originally posted by miana79 miana79 wrote:

our support won't help - he better go back to CNN pronto and beg for a job somewhere in there - pretty soon he will be jobless with a new baby and you know whats next.....
LOLLOLLOL

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TWERKIN' MY WAY DOWNTOWN
CARS DRIVE PAST
DRIVERS CRASH AND I'M LOWDOWN
-Midna


Posted By: ImThatDiva
Date Posted: Nov 15 2012 at 2:49am
The crowd that should watch this is the one watching everything but this on BET the crowd that would find this interesting doesn't watch BET

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Mrs.ImThatModdlessDiva
TWERKIN' MY WAY DOWNTOWN
CARS DRIVE PAST
DRIVERS CRASH AND I'M LOWDOWN
-Midna


Posted By: **Sk!TtLeS B**
Date Posted: Nov 15 2012 at 3:09am
Originally posted by miana79 miana79 wrote:

our support won't help - he better go back to CNN pronto and beg for a job somewhere in there - pretty soon he will be jobless with a new baby and you know whats next.....

Turning tricks on the corner to make that bread........that is where you were going, right??


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Posted By: Jess
Date Posted: Nov 15 2012 at 3:13am
Shouldn't have left CNN

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Posted By: Spokenword
Date Posted: Nov 15 2012 at 4:13am
Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

Yall some ass backwards muh*&%^$#@Eas.
It's a good show.
Im still tryna find this coonery that BET supposedly plays day in and day out.
 
I agree.
 
 
The man is trying to bring something new back to BET and people can't even support but always talking about how blacks are viewed in the industry. Instead of understanding WHY he left CNN to come to BET you call him dumb for leaving. I'm sure he knew there was a risk, because black people rarely support their own, but guess he wanted to try anyway.
 
 
If you don't want to watch, and you have more than one tv in your own, then maybe consider turning it to the channel on that other tv so it wont interfere with your show and the brother can stay on the air.


Posted By: starflower7
Date Posted: Nov 15 2012 at 4:33am
Originally posted by Spokenword Spokenword wrote:

Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

Yall some ass backwards muh*&%^$#@Eas.
It's a good show.
Im still tryna find this coonery that BET supposedly plays day in and day out.
  
If you don't want to watch, and you have more than one tv in your own, then maybe consider turning it to the channel on that other tv so it wont interfere with your show and the brother can stay on the air.

I'm pretty sure it only makes a difference if you have Neilson box unless something's changed since I last checked. 


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"I give to the needy...and not the greedy!"

"Mm hm that's right!"


Posted By: miana79
Date Posted: Nov 15 2012 at 6:43pm
Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:

Originally posted by miana79 miana79 wrote:

our support won't help - he better go back to CNN pronto and beg for a job somewhere in there - pretty soon he will be jobless with a new baby and you know whats next.....

Turning tricks on the corner to make that bread........that is where you were going, right??
 
yea they gonna turn him out - LOL


Posted By: nitabug
Date Posted: Nov 15 2012 at 8:23pm
is he the gay one?

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Posted By: Brownsugar1
Date Posted: Nov 15 2012 at 8:30pm
^ don lemon 



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Posted By: Babydoll9163
Date Posted: Nov 15 2012 at 8:44pm
Originally posted by Spokenword Spokenword wrote:

I agree.
 
 
The man is trying to bring something new back to BET and people can't even support but always talking about how blacks are viewed in the industry. Instead of understanding WHY he left CNN to come to BET you call him dumb for leaving. I'm sure he knew there was a risk, because black people rarely support their own, but guess he wanted to try anyway.
 
If you don't want to watch, and you have more than one tv in your own, then maybe consider turning it to the channel on that other tv so it wont interfere with your show and the brother can stay on the air.


This is not about blacks not supporting their own, it's about a mismatched demographic. The types of black people who would watch his show aren't the types that watch BET.

When I saw an ad for his show on the BET Awards I wanted to watch, but that's the only time of the year that channel gets played on my tv so I didn't know when it aired. It's likely something similar happened with others.



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Posted By: zolloh
Date Posted: Nov 15 2012 at 8:45pm
Where is the thread from like a year ago that predicted this would happen. We were told to shut up, the show would work, that his move from CNN wasnt career suicide


Posted By: Sinnamon_Mami
Date Posted: Nov 15 2012 at 8:51pm
Well I'm supporting, I really hope he makes it. I like his show... Hopefully he gets your support as well BHM.. The problem is it's 30 minutes, and should come on at 8-10 pm

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Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Nov 15 2012 at 8:59pm
Originally posted by Babydoll9163 Babydoll9163 wrote:

Originally posted by Spokenword Spokenword wrote:

I agree.
 
 
The man is trying to bring something new back to BET and people can't even support but always talking about how blacks are viewed in the industry. Instead of understanding WHY he left CNN to come to BET you call him dumb for leaving. I'm sure he knew there was a risk, because black people rarely support their own, but guess he wanted to try anyway.
 
If you don't want to watch, and you have more than one tv in your own, then maybe consider turning it to the channel on that other tv so it wont interfere with your show and the brother can stay on the air.


This is not about blacks not supporting their own, it's about a mismatched demographic. The types of black people who would watch his show aren't the types that watch BET.

When I saw an ad for his show on the BET Awards I wanted to watch, but that's the only time of the year that channel gets played on my tv so I didn't know when it aired. It's likely something similar happened with others.



exactly.  it's not that Black people are unwilling to support but, I had no idea this show was even on the air because I don't watch BET at all.  BET needs to promote.

Based on the quote in the OP it shows that they expected it to fill a niche in the black community for a Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert?  I just don't think the demo of BET are a fan of that brand of humor infused with politics.  When did it air? 11 pm.  Who remembers to tune into that? 

BET has alienated a lot of the (educated, older)Black population by their actions so it's difficult to try to bring in this show to a group of watchers you lost a long time ago.  Didn't they get flack for not airing Coretta Scott King's funeral like other major networks? Didn't they run videos or something instead? this is BET.



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