More People Find VERSUS Than Obscure Networks Like ESPN, Comedy Central and CNN Last Week

While a 15th-place finish might not seem like a big deal to many people, it may likely have been the highest weekly finish in VERSUS history as far as primetime viewers go.  Propped up by two Stanley Cup Final games as well as Faber/Brown II, VERSUS averaged 1.14 million viewers in primetime for the week of June 1-7.  It outdrew networks such as Lifetime, AMC, and oh yeah… a little channel called ESPN (1.076 million). 

So take that, VERSUS-haters, and check out all the numbers at TV By the Numbers.


taking over the internetz.

There internet is a strange place. I spend a good bit of my day reading it (my google reader usually accumulates 200 items a day) and talking to peeps on gchat, many of them are the ones on my blogroll. There’s the twitterings and the Jezebeling. I write in a million places and waste time on Youtube, watching Bret Michaels get smacked in the face over and over again. It’s a magical place that I love.

Some peeps dislike my kind with our internetz. After all, we are killing just about every creative and entertainment means. Sorry, but if you’re going to give something a name as awesome as “piracy” the chances are high people will commit it. Oh and I am killing newspapers. Nevermind you I am being green to the environment. I am slaughtering and maiming the once sacred medium.

But others have decided the internet is pretty rad after all and it can be utilized to capture specific audiences quickly and on the cheap. This are the awesome forward thinkers seizing technology. Some of the of them are a bitttt overboard. Like, does Bob Villa really need a twitter? Probably not, but it exists. Hockey clubs are joining in the modern times giving blogging with mixed results. But it’s the thought that counts, right? Here I made you a macaroni necklace, mom. Since I’ve had my fair share of issues with a specific hockey club hating on my blogging style, it’s reassuring to see others work being embraced.

So in this long and roundabout way; NICE JOB STEVE DANGLE. Steve scored prime real estate on Leafs On Demand site. Go click on Leafspace. It’s all him. And before you think they just tossed up his youtube vids, nay good sir. They made intros! Dangle is one of my favorite people. He’s got a bit of a following on Youtube with his Leafer Fan Reaction which have branched out into awesome skits with action figures and doing a bit of work for the esteemed Puck Daddy and it’s spilled over into his distinguished eyebrows reppin’ the Leafspace. Really, I think it’s wonderful that Steve’s work is being embraced by a team he loves; it’s modern marketing and communication that is built upon a niche.

It’s a sign of good things to come for those of us typing away on our laptops. It signifies the shift of just how digital this all is. The revolution may not even be televised, but check your DVR. The revolution will come from keyboards.

PS; Oh please believe I am taking in Sean Avery on Jimmy Fallon next Monday. I will be taking fashion notes and hoping the whole Cuthbert thing is referenced. Also, I will only be watching Fallon for Aves, ok? I’m strickly a Conan O’Brien/Craig Ferguson kind of gal.