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In addition to cancelling its popular “American Guns” reality show, The Discovery Channel confirmed to Raw Story on Tuesday that firearms enthusiast Ted Nugent will also not be returning to the channel in any form or fashion.
Speaking to Raw Story in remarks specified as “not for attribution,” a spokesperson admitted that “Ted Nugent’s Gun Country” didn’t do very well when it aired in October, even with fellow firearms fashionistas. Nielsen Ratings placed the viewership at about 864,000 people in all. But the network’s decision is not just about the numbers.
After Friday’s devastating massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the spokesperson said that Nugent would definitely not be returning to the Discovery Channel.
Links at the full posting but it seems or appears that the Nuge's unfocused aggression and methane-tainted ramblings have reached their expiration date.
The program "American Guns", a 'reality show' about a family that owns a gun fabricating business and does specialty gun work, is also teminated as well, abeit more quietly. the article had little about the Discovery spokesperson linking Sandy Hook to the cutting of the program.
I am wondering if we will see a spate of this sort of thing, media entities lightening up a bit on the hyper-aggressive loudmouths and.lightening up on gun-centric programming.
If so, ditching Terrible Ted is a fine start to the effort.