Jerry Springer – 20 years of success – but where is the traffic?
When I first watched Jerry Springer’s obnoxious guests pummel eachother on television for the first time, it was in the late 90′s.
The show was already 8 years old, quite old for a dog and pony presentation of anything from midgets to brother/sister/cousin erotic triangles, to unfaithful newlyweds punching their way to fame.
It’s amazing that tomorrow it will be the 20th anniversary of the Jerry Springer show and while the last 15 or so years belong to the commercialization of the Internet, not much has been achieved for the show via the web.
Alexa.com ratings for JerrySpringerTV.com display an average amount of traffic; the rating hovers at the 450,000 average for the past 3 months. For a web site that has been around since at least 2004, according to the WHOIS, that’s not great results.
Meanwhile, JerrySpringer.com appears to have been “squatted” upon since 1996 and it does not resolve. Clearly a lot of type-in traffic is being lost here.
Jerry Springer is now 66 years old and not quite the obnoxious TV show presenter he once was. While the Internet evolved, the show became a repeat of itself, with little more to offer than basic fun catering to those with a lot of time to kill and little interest in quality entertainment.
But isn’t that the portrait of the majority of Internet surfers anyway?
Happy birthday, Jerry.