HBO Renews Bomani Jones Show After Shooting Lowest-Rated Season in Modern History – OutKick

As we told you here at OutKick, HBO was about to renew Game race theory with Bomani Jones not because it wanted to, or because someone likes the show, but to prevent Jones and his media gaps from calling the network racist.

And that’s exactly what HBO did, announcing that it would be renewing the show for a second season on Tuesday.

The decision to bring Jones back signals to every HBO presenter, actor, and screenwriter that the service is no longer listening to its subscribers.

The first season of race theory drew the lowest ratings of any HBO original ever. After the top-rated John Oliver, Jones lost an unprecedented 80% of his lead, with only 45,000 viewers.

Shows about drag queens and sexualizing minors had more reach than Jones.

Over the course of Jones’ six episodes, he lost three times to a 2 a.m. infomercial on CNBC. Snuggies should be popular with the night/morning crowd.

In its most telling development, the HBO PR team could not single positive reviews of the first season to include in the press release embargoed to Deadline about extending the show for a second season.

Networks pay PR reps to spin numbers favorably, regardless of the results or how random the category is. Yet race theory performed so poorly that HBO couldn’t find an excuse to use the words “ratings,” “viewers,” “popularity,” “growth,” or “response” in the release. Good for Jones.

So HBO doesn’t pretend it revamped Jones for any reason other than to protect itself from hit pieces from the media writers.

HBO is transparent about its racial bias. As proof, HBO has canceled Bill Simmons’ similar markup Every given Wednesday program that drew more than double Jones’ average in 2016, with approximately 200,000 viewers per week.

That’s what Simmons gets for being a white that media writers don’t like. It’s called privilege, folks.

Jones has proven that to make it in the media you don’t have to be popular or successful as long as you instill fear in your employers.

Of course, you need to have the right skin tone and reputation as a race-baiting leaker to pull that off. But maybe one day you’ll be able to reach Jones’ heights, too, even without an audience to justify the cost of your studio set.

Jones epitomizes the fall of the media. Nobody likes him. He’s now bottomed out for ESPN Radio, ESPN television, and HBO — but he continues to outshine his more worthy counterparts for his racial privilege.

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