the lowest common denominator

the lowest common denominator

the large number of people in society who will accept low-quality products and entertainment The problem with so much television is that it aims at the lowest common denominator.
See also: common, low
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School uniform is a serious matter and should not be brought down to the lowest common denominator.
The result is a reduction to choices between alternatives that reflect the lowest common denominator of features that satisfy the needs of most members of the committee.
Given the fact most other dramas on a Saturday night aim at the lowest common denominator, it's not hard for pseudo intellectuals to get hooked).
I suspect it is a bid to open Channel 4 to new audiences attracted to the lowest common denominator of public taste.
As long as programming doesn't sink to pleasing the lowest common denominator.
Was it not the lowest common denominator that was pandered to which brought about the culture of phone-hacking in the first place?
Scream If You Know The Answer Today, Watch, 7pm This new show might be TV of the lowest common denominator but it's great fun as a celebrity and punter team up to answer simple questions - while riding rollercoasters at Thorpe Park.
Barnum once said, you will never lose money by appealing to the lowest common denominator.
No, figures are only sensationalised in such a way to cause alarm amongst the population about immigrants while appealing to the lowest common denominator.
Adopted the lowest common denominator for morals, language, education and gambling.
More like they found the lowest common denominator.
Such cowardly yobbishness personifies a TV channel that has deserted its roots and sold its soul to the lowest common denominator.
Isn't this just another in an ever decreasing circle of reality TV shows, which simply prey on the lowest common denominator for supposed entertainment?
But this is appealing to the lowest common denominator.