Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: “We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.”
Re: Analyze This: Target Audience Segregation
You know, I saw the soap opera the Young & the Restless was on today on CBS this early afternoon while flipping through the channels. I am not ashamed to admit that I stopped & watched it for a few. In those couple of minutes, some chick called another dude an ass. Not a big deal, daytime TV, no one gives a shit. Yet, WWE feels the need at 8-11PM at night to still censor that word, for whatever reason.
It's not just that they're TV-PG it's that they don't know what a modern PG rating even means. WCW was PG but it was still edgy.
I did grow up watching Hulk Hogan & sure it was aimed more towards a younger demographic. You know what, though? I watched Sgt. Slaughter throw a fireball into Hulk Hogan's face. I watched Jake "The Snake" Roberts have his cobra attack "Macho Man" Randy Savage. I watched Earthquake squash Damien & kill him, squash Hulk Hogan & put him into the hospital. "The Outlaw" Ron Bass viciously attacked & bloodied Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake with his spur. We had wrestlers on cartoons, wrestling toys, wrestlers in cereal commercials but they weren't trying to shelter us.
That's the disconnect for me. It's not that they're aimed at children, or that they're TV-PG, it's that they are ignorant to the modern times & are afraid to do anything.