Episode #131 – Sweeps Weeks and Ratings Stunts

Backwards episodes, Live shows, Marriages, and Murders: every show has that episode where they tried something crazy. A lot of times, it was a result of trying to get as many eyes on the show as possible for the much talked about “Sweeps Week.” Some of these episodes went on to be long-forgotten television experiments; while others became know as monumental moments in pop culture. Join us as we discuss some of the craziest ratings stunt episodes in TV history.


Zack Slater
Frank Melman (on Twitter)
Tommy Smithereens (on Twitter)
Clifton (on Twitter)

Produced by Zack Slater

Produced/Edited by Clifton (on Twitter)

Engineered by Mike BlueLion209

Music: Arpy – Dan Henig  
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Episode Notes for Sweeps Weeks and Ratings Stunts

Jerry and Kramer First Meet from Seinfeld “The Betrayal”

 Who Shot JR?

Who Shot Mr. Burns Sweepstakes Commercial

Blackout Thursday from NBC’s Must See TV Thursday

The Drew Carey Show April Fool’s Contest Commercial

Backstreet Boys on Undateable live

Titanic episode of Newsradio

Article about the 360° episode of David Letterman

David Letterman Alka Seltzer Suit

Dexter’s Laboratory “Dexter and Computress Get Mandark!”

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