show, "Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura" premiered
on TruTV in early December delivering the 17-year-old channel's
largest-ever premiere audience – 1.6 million people – and maintaining
it during subsequent episodes. It held onto high Nielsen ratings
despite being panned by critics because the masses love it. TruTV's
slogan is "Not Reality. Actuality." This is a baffling
mantra, but it's the perfect place for a show like Ventura's.
it for our audience," one that is "usually fascinated
with inside worlds they don't normally have access to," said
Darren Campo, senior vice president of programming at the channel.
But the show is very much about Ventura's "voice," he
this show to wake people up," Ventura says in a promo. Throughout
the first season (which ended Jan. 13 but lives on through YouTube
and an upcoming marathon) the former wrestler dons a little gray
ponytail and a black leather blazer, expertly fitted to his massive
frame, as he sternly yet charismatically commands his team of "investigators,"
most of whom inexplicably have British accents – perhaps so
they'll more closely recall Agent 007.
Join us on our
Share this page with your friends
on your favorite social network: