“Voyeuristic Appeal” Of Primetime

By Brian 

“We are a nation of gawkers. And ABC News tapped into that universal proclivity for rubbernecking to the tune of nearly 9 million viewers for last week’s ‘Primetime: The Outsiders,’ which featured a report from John Quinones on Arizona polygamists,” NYDN’s Marisa Guthrie says.

Last week’s show “gave ABC its best rating on Tuesday at 9 p.m. since November.”

“We’ve done better than anyone has expected in this really tough time slot,” says Quinones. “I guess [it’s] the voyeuristic appeal.” More…