Americans seem to love Hollywood’s off screen drama more than the reels of film or even royalty for that matter. Charlie Sheen dominated the media waves for weeks with his rebel fight against CBS creating reruns of Two and a Half Men to hit record viewership. TV Fanatic claimed on February 1st, “what raging drug and porn star problem for Charlie Sheen?!? A rerun of Two and a Half Men brought in the most viewers.” 11.2 million to be exact.
Today in the media all you can see and hear about is the Royal wedding. Despite Americans’ love for Hollywood glamour and drama, the U.S. interest in William and Kate’s nuptials is lukewarm at best. According to the UK’s Daily Mail on April 26, “The U.S. media may be overestimating Americans’ interest. Just six per cent of Americans have been following the wedding news ‘very closely’, according to a poll published over the weekend. The New York Times/CBS News poll showed that 22 per cent of Americans are following the wedding news ‘somewhat closely’, so it may be this lukewarm, half-enthusiastic audience that the U.S. media is trying to capture.” Despite the lack of American interest, the article’s data “showed that the U.S. media coverage is more than twice that of the UK and Australia as of the most recent measurement on April 3.”
It seems that Americans do not enjoy the pomp and circumstance of royalty but rather prefer our own version of Prince hood: the wild, in your face, bazaar entertainment like Charlie Sheen. The American Royal Family lives in Hollywood, sorry U.K.
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