Potential Fallout from #MeToo Allegations May Be Limited

Author Joanna Piacenza of Morning Consult published survey findings about #MeToo’s effects on the public’s viewership habits.

“Of the 20 entertainers listed in the survey, allegations against only two — Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K. — drove more people to say their viewership habits would change as a result.”

Piacenza interviewed crisis experts for the story including TGPR Partner and Crisis Expert Susan Tellem. “The American public is pretty forgiving when it comes to bad celebrities,” says Tellem, “especially if the actor was a favorite of theirs before allegations surfaced.”

The May 10-14, 2018, poll was conducted among more than 2,000 U.S. adults. The survey comes on the heel’s of yesterday’s season five premiere of “Arrested Development” on Netflix. The show stars Jeffrey Tambor, who remains with the series despite being dismissed from a lead role on Amazon’s “Transparent.”

See the full results of the poll and corresponding graph here: https://morningconsult.com/2018/05/28/how-metoo-impacts-viewers-decisions-what-watch/