D. Phillips wrote:
How many magazines and TV shows has substantial coverage of the finale. .
People who work in the media and the internet fit the profile of a Sopranos fan more so than Joe Schmuck. The hype is increased by this bias.
Goofball sportscasters mention it to sound cool. Maybe they've seen the show but could they actually carry on an intelligent debate about specific characters?. The percentage of Americans who are actually fans of The Sopranos is much smaller than those who watch the most popular network shows each week.
At one time you heard a lot about Sex and the City in the media and the internet. Women seemed to think dropping the name of the show gave them instant "hipification." Then in the same week I saw two different sets of statistics that put it in perspective for me...
1) Whoopi Goldberg's new network sitcom canceled after averaging only 5 million viewers.
2) Sex in the City big cable hit averaging 5 milion viewers weekly.
The Sopranos was everywhere the week leading up to the finale.
But how many Americans have seen most of the episodes like us?