The A&E Network cancelled the extremely popular ‘Live PD’ program several weeks ago in the wake of the protests over the death of George Floyd.
Now they are paying a heavy price.
The network has lost approximately half of its viewership. That’s amazing.
FOX News reports:
A&E ratings drop nearly 50 percent following ‘Live PD’ cancellation
A&E Network appears to have lost a substantial amount of its viewership following the cancellation of its hit show “Live PD” following protests against racial injustice sparked by the death of George Floyd.
The Wall Street Journal first reported that average primetime ratings dropped 49 percent from this time last year, which at the time was four percent higher than in 2018, according to Nielsen data.
“Live PD” was A&E’s most-watched program until last month amid the cultural shift that has taken place ever since Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer. Paramount Television similarly canceled the long-running reality show “Cops.”
“Out of respect for the families of George Floyd and others who have lost their lives, in consultation with the departments we follow, and in consideration for the safety of all involved, we have made the decision not to broadcast ‘Live PD’ this weekend,” A&E said at the time.
What a monumentally bad decision.
Get woke, go brokehttps://t.co/UTFJ2AMAFS
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) July 24, 2020
A&E losing 50% of its audience after canceling Live PD is such a great example of how outrage culture is driven by people who aren't fans of the thing they're raging against to begin with.
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) July 25, 2020
Networks like @AETV need to get a clue. @danabrams was right when the network pulled @OfficialLivePD from the air in a kneejerk reaction. This show actually showed with transparency the interaction between police and the community. https://t.co/HDO4E9IqXH
Bring back #LivePD
— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) July 24, 2020
Dear woke idiots – This is what’s going to happen to professional sports and any business supporting this Marxist bullshit.
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) July 24, 2020
This is going to happen to professional sports.
You can already see it happening.