Bored as I often am in a car I'm not driving, I was surfing teh interwebz and it dawned on me,
"What the heck happened to Conan O'Brien's ratings after he opened his yap and decided to lecture the country about banning AR 15's." And so off I went searching for the data and found it.
The answer? Not much:
While I was expecting a rather large drop, the truth is his little sermon actually boosted his ratings among both total viewers and the (I guess the "precious" or "important" in the TV world) "18-49 year olds."
Though temporarily. After his little attention-whoring political stint, things went back to normal for Conan.
This further cements two theories I have about people and their behavior.
One, any news is good news aka "Did they spell my name right?" I have personal experience with this as the single best week in my entire career for boosting readership and subscribers came in the same week I received the most death threats - when I theorized Mad Max would be a feminist SJW lecture. This sent the tabloid world into a tizzy and boosted my permanent readership by 20%.
Two, conservative, republicans, libertarians, and even pro-gun folks are just a bunch of pussies when it comes to boycotting. I would have thought Conan had at least an apolitical market. And thus an assault on the 2nd amendment would have taken a noticeable and permanent toll on his ratings. Apparently not because, like Target, you conservative, SWPL republicans just can't be inconvenienced in your life to go without your precious late night CoCo.
In the meantime, I don't want to hear any complaints about the media, actors, Hollywood, Target, etc. from the Suburbanite Right. You're all too soft and pansified to sacrifice the simplest of things for freedom.