Wednesday, October 5, 2011

D'oh! Salary dispute could end 'The Simpsons'

Say it ain't so, Homer.

After 20 years on the air, the show that made the Fox Network may be coming to an end?

The show could become a victim of declining ratings and greedy voice actors.

From The Los Angeles Times:
This season, "The Simpsons" has averaged 7.1 million viewers. That is a drop of nearly 19% from five years ago, when the show averaged 8.7 million viewers. In the coveted category of viewers ages 18 to 49, ratings for "The Simpsons" have fallen 17%.

Most shows experience ratings declines as they age. The conundrum is that production costs rise at the same time because producers and actors typically get big raises the longer a program stays on the air.
Read the full story at the link below:

Salary dispute could end 'The Simpsons'

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