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MTV's attempt to shift the focus back onto went unnoticed.



2017 keeps churning out reboots and remakes, so MTV hopped on the bandwagon. They decided to revive TRL, which no one asked for. Yes, like American Idol. And the numbers don't lie – it was a disappointing turnout.

Showbuzz shared live+same-day viewer data. Monday’s episode drew an abysmal 0.10 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 166,000 overall viewers. It's especially horrendous considering they had some pretty high-profile acts featured (Ed Sheeran and Migos).

Why wasn't it a bigger success (in terms of numbers)? Because Ed Sheehan and Migos are available a few taps away on your smart phone. TRL worked in the early 2000s because social media did not exist, and really the only place viewers could soak up their favorite tunes and videos was on television. It was also competing against things actually worth watching, like coverage of the Las Vegas tragedy and President Trump throwing toilet paper at the citizens of Puerto Rico like he was the performing in a rock show (gross).

To put things into perspective, 166,000 viewers is less than half the amount of people watching when it was cancelled in 2008.

EW posted a scathing review of it.

Also it's worthing pointing out there was no "request" in yesterday's Total Request Live, nor was there any music videos or any comment on the show's new format. But it's 2017 and we all live in a fantasy world anyway so it's fine.

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is anyone shocked? the kids & teens who watched trl have grown up & moved on & today's young audience have access to everything online. why wait for them to play a video when u can watch it instantly on youtube? a pathetic attempt to revive mtv after it turned to sh!t with reality shows.

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17 minutes ago, Shadow. said:

is anyone shocked? the kids & teens who watched trl have grown up & moved on & today's young audience have access to everything online. why wait for them to play a video when u can watch it instantly on youtube? a pathetic attempt to revive mtv after it turned to sh!t with reality shows.

Not a coincidence TRL died when YouTube and vevo started

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1 minute ago, danny1994 said:

Not a coincidence TRL died when YouTube and vevo started

idg how they thought it could ever be revived. the industry & the way we consume music has changed so much.

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I watched some clips. It looked like an out of control party while the original, it used to feel like a very intimate get together, not a rager. 

They took away the only aspect of the show that could have made it interesting - a daily countdown of videos that people requested that day. And then you have guests on from those very same videos. If you look at the iTunes Charts the video chart is very different from the song chart, and that's very different from YouTube and that's different than iheart. This could have just been a different venue. It could have worked. It didn't have to be a train wreck but a train wreck it is. Smh

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26 minutes ago, Shadow. said:

idg how they thought it could ever be revived. the industry & the way we consume music has changed so much.

MTV should just focus on music documentaries imo. I miss programs like Ultrasound and Making The Video. Now they just have shows about teens getting pregnant.

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1 hour ago, danny1994 said:

MTV should just focus on music documentaries imo. I miss programs like Ultrasound and Making The Video. Now they just have shows about teens getting pregnant.

Yes! Making the video was my favorite, inspired me to study film. Definetly would love to see MTV do more unplugged, Making the video, behind the music, album release specials

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26 minutes ago, DJSLAYZEE said:

Yes! Making the video was my favorite, inspired me to study film. Definetly would love to see MTV do more unplugged, Making the video, behind the music, album release specials

Nirvana unplugged is still my favorite live album of all time. Good news is unplugged is coming back.

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14 minutes ago, Dark.Knight said:

they have a live stream on youtube and there's like 105 people watching :tiffcackle:

Wow, I didn't think there could be anything sadder than Fergie's sales but guess what... :tiffcackle:

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Let me be the fucking adult here and tell you what ruin the good days and good times. The Millenials, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the glorification of that lifestyle of not caring plus looking like sh!t with crazy fashion statements. You took your freedom of expression to an extreme to fit in. You took your neck and caused it more problems down the road. LOOK UP AND LIVE LIFE! If you notice the fashion of Carson Daly when TRL was at its best and then you turn on the new TRL the fashion and attitude. Its night and day. You basically took the fan to artist experience away with sorry to say like these "forums" like these allowing hate to be online. Meaning we have no more Britney vs Christina's or Backstreet vs Nsync anymore. Meaning your opinions and words are replaced by an emoji and cannot construct well-thought sentences The internet screwed with the listening to the radio, watching VIDEOS on MUSIC TELEVISION.I bet the majority of those who read this don't remember Napster? The youth ruin the Billboard Charts and the "#1 most requested video" of the day.  Remember what that is called and going to concerts safe without worrying about what happened in Las Vegas. Our diverse culture is fabulous and as many of the gay young men on here will not worry about their culture but more worry about being online and not going to their libraries to read a book. Nope, it's online! Do you see a pattern? I may be from the Carson Daly which I am proud of but you millennials and younger "leaders" ruin it. WAKE UP! Keep loving the Kardashians. NO ONE CARES ABOUT THAT FAMILY AND WHAT THEY REPRESENT!! KEEP GLORIFYING CELEBRITIES AND NOT THOSE WHO SERVE AND PROTECT YOU FREEDOM TO RUIN THE REAL TRL DAYS OF THE PURE LOVE FOR MUSIC! Do you know what is a VHS? VCR? Modern technology can fun but it comes at a cost. THINK ABOUT IT! 

 

EXAMPLE I LOVE BRITNEY SPEARS BUT https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britney_Spears_discography

LOOK AT THE NUMBERS IN SALES FROM BABY ONE MORE TIME TO GLORY. IT IS PATHETIC THAT THE DIGITAL AGE RUINED THE EXPERIENCE OF WORKING HARD FOR YOUR MONEY TO GO TO THE MALL TO BUY A VINYL, TAPE OR CD. IF IT IS NOT BROKEN DONT FIX IT. THINK ABOUT IT! 

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3 hours ago, danny1994 said:

MTV should just focus on music documentaries imo. I miss programs like Ultrasound and Making The Video. Now they just have shows about teens getting pregnant.

Making the video!

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1 hour ago, For Your Entertainment said:

Let me be the fucking adult here and tell you what ruin the good days and good times. The Millenials, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the glorification of that lifestyle of not caring plus looking like sh!t with crazy fashion statements. You took your freedom of expression to an extreme to fit in. You took your neck and caused it more problems down the road. LOOK UP AND LIVE LIFE! If you notice the fashion of Carson Daly when TRL was at its best and then you turn on the new TRL the fashion and attitude. Its night and day. You basically took the fan to artist experience away with sorry to say like these "forums" like these allowing hate to be online. Meaning we have no more Britney vs Christina's or Backstreet vs Nsync anymore. Meaning your opinions and words are replaced by an emoji and cannot construct well-thought sentences The internet screwed with the listening to the radio, watching VIDEOS on MUSIC TELEVISION.I bet the majority of those who read this don't remember Napster? The youth ruin the Billboard Charts and the "#1 most requested video" of the day.  Remember what that is called and going to concerts safe without worrying about what happened in Las Vegas. Our diverse culture is fabulous and as many of the gay young men on here will not worry about their culture but more worry about being online and not going to their libraries to read a book. Nope, it's online! Do you see a pattern? I may be from the Carson Daly which I am proud of but you millennials and younger "leaders" ruin it. WAKE UP! Keep loving the Kardashians. NO ONE CARES ABOUT THAT FAMILY AND WHAT THEY REPRESENT!! KEEP GLORIFYING CELEBRITIES AND NOT THOSE WHO SERVE AND PROTECT YOU FREEDOM TO RUIN THE REAL TRL DAYS OF THE PURE LOVE FOR MUSIC! Do you know what is a VHS? VCR? Modern technology can fun but it comes at a cost. THINK ABOUT IT! 

 

EXAMPLE I LOVE BRITNEY SPEARS BUT https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britney_Spears_discography

LOOK AT THE NUMBERS IN SALES FROM BABY ONE MORE TIME TO GLORY. IT IS PATHETIC THAT THE DIGITAL AGE RUINED THE EXPERIENCE OF WORKING HARD FOR YOUR MONEY TO GO TO THE MALL TO BUY A VINYL, TAPE OR CD. IF IT IS NOT BROKEN DONT FIX IT. THINK ABOUT IT! 

but i feel like you're blaming millenials for internet? lol, plus, Millenials actually are people who consumed music the most, its people who are in their 20's and early 30's now, music consumerism stopped with the kids of new age, meaning born from 2000 and onwards, and even they are not to blame because internet happened, its simply not their fault. Although I agree us millenials are extremely egoistical, generally displeased and sad due to the fact we all feel like we need to be special and better than everyone else yet fail (because we are not), I dont think this one is on us. Millenials purchased music, and enjoyed TRL very much :mhm: 

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I get theres no more countdown but honestly thats the only reason I would even check it out. To get my fave to number one and have friendly stan battles. Without the videos and countdown, it just another talk show with a bunch of nobodies. 

 

Yes we can access a video at anytime on youtube but theres bragging rights for a video countdown

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1 hour ago, For Your Entertainment said:

Let me be the fucking adult here and tell you what ruin the good days and good times. The Millenials, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the glorification of that lifestyle of not caring plus looking like sh!t with crazy fashion statements. You took your freedom of expression to an extreme to fit in. You took your neck and caused it more problems down the road. LOOK UP AND LIVE LIFE! If you notice the fashion of Carson Daly when TRL was at its best and then you turn on the new TRL the fashion and attitude. Its night and day. You basically took the fan to artist experience away with sorry to say like these "forums" like these allowing hate to be online. Meaning we have no more Britney vs Christina's or Backstreet vs Nsync anymore. Meaning your opinions and words are replaced by an emoji and cannot construct well-thought sentences The internet screwed with the listening to the radio, watching VIDEOS on MUSIC TELEVISION.I bet the majority of those who read this don't remember Napster? The youth ruin the Billboard Charts and the "#1 most requested video" of the day.  Remember what that is called and going to concerts safe without worrying about what happened in Las Vegas. Our diverse culture is fabulous and as many of the gay young men on here will not worry about their culture but more worry about being online and not going to their libraries to read a book. Nope, it's online! Do you see a pattern? I may be from the Carson Daly which I am proud of but you millennials and younger "leaders" ruin it. WAKE UP! Keep loving the Kardashians. NO ONE CARES ABOUT THAT FAMILY AND WHAT THEY REPRESENT!! KEEP GLORIFYING CELEBRITIES AND NOT THOSE WHO SERVE AND PROTECT YOU FREEDOM TO RUIN THE REAL TRL DAYS OF THE PURE LOVE FOR MUSIC! Do you know what is a VHS? VCR? Modern technology can fun but it comes at a cost. THINK ABOUT IT! 

 

EXAMPLE I LOVE BRITNEY SPEARS BUT https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britney_Spears_discography

LOOK AT THE NUMBERS IN SALES FROM BABY ONE MORE TIME TO GLORY. IT IS PATHETIC THAT THE DIGITAL AGE RUINED THE EXPERIENCE OF WORKING HARD FOR YOUR MONEY TO GO TO THE MALL TO BUY A VINYL, TAPE OR CD. IF IT IS NOT BROKEN DONT FIX IT. THINK ABOUT IT! 

Why are you putting the blame on me and my generation for technology advancing? What, did you think we were gonna be stuck in 2001 forever?

I actually still buy physical music, so go peddle that petty mess elsewhere. Britney's lack of sales has nothing to do with technology advancing btw. It's her lack of care and poor work ethic but go awf, I guess.

As time goes by, we're going to have more resources to do everything a lot easier than before. That's just the way life is. It's funny you mention Napster, because that gave birth to Limewire and Ares and Bearshare and all those other P2P torrent and illegal downloads started killing music sales. VCR at the time was fine, but we've moved onto better equipment that gives us better results. What, you'd prefer watching a new movie on VHS rather than an HD Blu-Ray disc?

 

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21 minutes ago, BoyToySoldier said:

Why are you putting the blame on me and my generation for technology advancing? What, did you think we were gonna be stuck in 2001 forever?

I actually still buy physical music, so go peddle that petty mess elsewhere. Britney's lack of sales has nothing to do with technology advancing btw. It's her lack of care and poor work ethic but go awf, I guess.

As time goes by, we're going to have more resources to do everything a lot easier than before. That's just the way life is. It's funny you mention Napster, because that gave birth to Limewire and Ares and Bearshare and all those other P2P torrent and illegal downloads started killing music sales. VCR at the time was fine, but we've moved onto better equipment that gives us better results. What, you'd prefer watching a new movie on VHS rather than an HD Blu-Ray disc?

 

Yaaas epic clap back! :rihclap:

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5 hours ago, For Your Entertainment said:

Its night and day. You basically took the fan to artist experience away with sorry to say like these "forums" like these allowing hate to be online.

Uhh...there were Britney (and other artists) forums back in the day as well...and a lot of the complaints have been very similar

Britney Boards (I think that was the name before it turned into Eternal Allegiance), World of Britney, etc.

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8 hours ago, Shadow. said:

is anyone shocked? the kids & teens who watched trl have grown up & moved on & today's young audience have access to everything online. why wait for them to play a video when u can watch it instantly on youtube? a pathetic attempt to revive mtv after it turned to sh!t with reality shows.

This. Hell, and how are you gonna reboot and not bring back Carson? Like nah, bitch. If it was like back in the day when Carson would hang with/interview SUPERSTARS and they would debut their music videos ON THE SHOW, then that would be cool. But literally watching a playlist when you can do it on YouTube without unnecessary commentary and commercials? :haha: 

5 hours ago, For Your Entertainment said:

Let me be the fucking adult here and tell you what ruin the good days and good times. The Millenials, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the glorification of that lifestyle of not caring plus looking like sh!t with crazy fashion statements. You took your freedom of expression to an extreme to fit in. You took your neck and caused it more problems down the road. LOOK UP AND LIVE LIFE! If you notice the fashion of Carson Daly when TRL was at its best and then you turn on the new TRL the fashion and attitude. Its night and day. You basically took the fan to artist experience away with sorry to say like these "forums" like these allowing hate to be online. Meaning we have no more Britney vs Christina's or Backstreet vs Nsync anymore. Meaning your opinions and words are replaced by an emoji and cannot construct well-thought sentences The internet screwed with the listening to the radio, watching VIDEOS on MUSIC TELEVISION.I bet the majority of those who read this don't remember Napster? The youth ruin the Billboard Charts and the "#1 most requested video" of the day.  Remember what that is called and going to concerts safe without worrying about what happened in Las Vegas. Our diverse culture is fabulous and as many of the gay young men on here will not worry about their culture but more worry about being online and not going to their libraries to read a book. Nope, it's online! Do you see a pattern? I may be from the Carson Daly which I am proud of but you millennials and younger "leaders" ruin it. WAKE UP! Keep loving the Kardashians. NO ONE CARES ABOUT THAT FAMILY AND WHAT THEY REPRESENT!! KEEP GLORIFYING CELEBRITIES AND NOT THOSE WHO SERVE AND PROTECT YOU FREEDOM TO RUIN THE REAL TRL DAYS OF THE PURE LOVE FOR MUSIC! Do you know what is a VHS? VCR? Modern technology can fun but it comes at a cost. THINK ABOUT IT! 

 

EXAMPLE I LOVE BRITNEY SPEARS BUT https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britney_Spears_discography

LOOK AT THE NUMBERS IN SALES FROM BABY ONE MORE TIME TO GLORY. IT IS PATHETIC THAT THE DIGITAL AGE RUINED THE EXPERIENCE OF WORKING HARD FOR YOUR MONEY TO GO TO THE MALL TO BUY A VINYL, TAPE OR CD. IF IT IS NOT BROKEN DONT FIX IT. THINK ABOUT IT! 

You sound so butthurt, though. :beynah: 

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5 hours ago, For Your Entertainment said:

you millennials 

So you're what, forty? Fifty?

Because the Millennial generation ends at thirty-five. It includes Britney, myself, and the majority of her fanbase. Why do I have to keep explaining to people here that they're apart of the generation they badmouth, and teenagers aren't included in it? Can you not go to one of those libraries you mentioned and do your research? 

Yes, we played a part in the digital age coming to life, just as Generation X and the Boomers did for creating and perfecting computers in the first place: but this one's on the industry for not being able to keep up with the times, places like Napster for inspiring illegally downloading and torrenting music as BoyToy mentioned, and Britney's numbers are on her for never promoting or giving a crap. It's quite simple.

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40 minutes ago, Dark.Knight said:

Uhh...there were Britney (and other artists) forums back in the day as well...and a lot of the complaints have been very similar

Britney Boards (I think that was the name before it turned into Eternal Allegiance), World of Britney, etc.

Yep. WoB was the place to be back in TRL's heyday and from the start of her career.

And they always had something to bitch about/"hate on" back then, too.

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12 hours ago, breatheheavy said:

Just stop.
 

MTV-TRL.jpg

 

 

MTV's attempt to shift the focus back onto went unnoticed.

 


2017 keeps churning out reboots and remakes, so MTV hopped on the bandwagon. They decided to revive TRL, which no one asked for. Yes, like American Idol. And the numbers don't lie – it was a disappointing turnout.

Showbuzz shared live+same-day viewer data. Monday’s episode drew an abysmal 0.10 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 166,000 overall viewers. It's especially horrendous considering they had some pretty high-profile acts featured (Ed Sheeran and Migos).

Why wasn't it a bigger success (in terms of numbers)? Because Ed Sheehan and Migos are available a few taps away on your smart phone. TRL worked in the early 2000s because social media did not exist, and really the only place viewers could soak up their favorite tunes and videos was on television. It was also competing against things actually worth watching, like coverage of the Las Vegas tragedy and President Trump throwing toilet paper at the citizens of Puerto Rico like he was the performing in a rock show (gross).

To put things into perspective, 166,000 viewers is less than half the amount of people watching when it was cancelled in 2008.

EW posted a scathing review of it.

Also it's worthing pointing out there was no "request" in yesterday's Total Request Live, nor was there any music videos or any comment on the show's new format. But it's 2017 and we all live in a fantasy world anyway so it's fine.

 

 

 

 

Did YOU watch TRL? Let us know in Exhale.

 


And while you're at it... leave a comment and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's not surprising. Times have changed too much. I realize this is a different show and was on a different channel, I LOVED the original Pop Up Video that came on VH1. I loved how that entire show was set up. They had older videos, more current videos and they had off the wall videos that you might not see that often. The show really introduced me to a lot of my favorites and I really have that show to thank for that. They brought back Pop Up Video a few years ago and it just wasn't the same. They focused more on modern artists and the facts just weren't as clever as the originals. 

I remember the original TRL. Maybe it might be good to see in studio performances or interviews. Why bother watching a countdown when you can hop on youtube and watch the entire video without a bunch of sh!t on the screen or screaming on the background?

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