Guys who watch Survivor aren't exactly impressed with the new promo for Jeff Probst's upcoming talk show, probably because it's nothing like the reality show they are used to seeing him on. But I think that's supposed to be the point.
The music is super upbeat and “tween”-ish, I mean, if that song were a color, it would be pink. Survivor music is masculine, raw, primitive. But remember, this is for a talk show, and the viewing audience for those are probably predominantly female (I'm guessing, I have no statistics to back me up).
The video description by CBS reads:
“Provocative conversation. Compelling real-life drama. Unexpected adventures. Celebrity revelations. Audience participation. And the opportunity to say YES to life! The Jeff Probst Show premieres September 10, 2012. To learn more visit JeffProbst.com”
From what I've come across on the net, fans, especially male, are hating this new clip.
On YouTube ThatGuy482 commented: “OMFG, no. I love Survivor, but f–k this shit!” as opposed to (obviously young and female) LilBeck's “Can't wait for this show!! The song is awesome!!!”
So you see where I'm going here. The promo isn't doing much to make the men want to watch. If that's the show's intro, I promise you, he is going to continue to get flack from his Survivor fans. They're really not that into pink fluff.
Does Jeff Probst's new talk show promo make YOU want to watch?