I think by now you realize I enjoy spotlighting some cliched TV sweeps ideas mixed in with some more serious ones. It's an added bonus for overworked television producers and reporters. However, the stories I've collected from real news sites for May 2014 are totally over the top.
If that's not enough, here are even more ideas of over the top sweeps ideas THAT HAVE APPARENTLY NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE. These came from consulting with actual TV industry sources. We'll call it the dream file.
From the Chupacabra to the werewolf diet, these stories might have my readers rolling their eyes, but TV managers will probably eat them up. In fact, for February 2014 sweeps, some of my suggestions were used on Houston TV stations!
Child identity theft: Your child's ID is a big target
Child identity theft is a huge problem because it can go undetected for years. One study says 1 in 10 children have someone else using their Social Security number.
The Overprotected Kid
A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.
- Does a baby's name affect its chances in life?
Houston man claims he spotted Chupacabra
A true TV news classic! Man snaps several photos of animal in backyard of Doliver Point gated community. Is it really the chupacabra?
Adam Carolla, Podcasters Enlist Congress to Fight "Patent Trolls"
So why do I care about this story out of California? The lawsuit against podcaster Adam Carolla comes from Beaumont and could be very far reaching experts say.
Brazilian butt lifts top 2013 plastic surgeries
A list of 2013′s most popular cosmetic procedures shows that Brazilian butt lifts are quickly rising to the top. Could it be Kim Kardashian’s fault?
Women with persistent genital arousal disorder: 'People hear orgasm and they think it's a good thing'
Sufferers of PGAD can feel constantly on the brink of an orgasm. One thing they all share is pain, and distress at the way their condition is covered in the media
'Werewolf diet' attracts celebrities, critics
It's called the "Werewolf Diet." Celebrities such as Madonna and Demi Moore have reportedly followed it.
School Has Become Too Hostile to Boys
And efforts to re-engineer the young-male imagination are doomed to fail
Go Vegan For Your Sex Drive
6 Reasons Veganism Holds The Key For A Healthy Sex Life
New cosmetic cheek filler claims to last for years
Voluma XC, a Hyaluronic acid filler apparently lasts longer.
SkinPen Hailed as Newest Breakthrough in Anti-Aging Treatment
Step aside pricey wrinkle creams, and make room for the latest anti-aging product: the SkinPen.
Hottest spots to find a fling - this one has never been done as far as I can tell.
Organizing your orgasm
The practical guide for sex and the busy mom - cannot find an instance of this being done yet.
Show us your dongle
For the techie types, how people are watching Internet TV using Google's Chromecast and other devices.
Houston's real Mad Men and Women
Who are the commercial mover and shakers in Houston [or insert your market]?
'Selfie' Trend Leads to More Plastic Surgery
The trend toward taking 'selfies' everywhere has resulted in an odd side effect, an increase in elective plastic surgery.
Is your child safe online?
Whether it's their cell phones or laptops, your child's favorite online apps could be putting them at risk.
- February TV sweeps story ideas 2014
- November TV sweeps story ideas 2013