Fannies in the seats - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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bums on seats
slang An audience in attendance. Primarily heard in Australia, Canada. Ticket sales are down because this team doesn't play well enough to put bums on seats.
bums on seats BRITISH, INFORMAL or
butts on seats AMERICAN, INFORMAL
If a performer or performance puts bums on seats, they attract large audiences. He's always been like that and will never change. That's why he gets bums on seats — he's a showman. They will pay the person who gets butts in seats and Julia Roberts does. Note: In British English, `bum' is an informal word for `bottom'. `Butt' is an informal American word for `bottom'.
bums on seats the audience at a theatre, cinema, or other entertainment, viewed as a source of income. informal
bums on ˈseats (British English, informal) used to refer to the number of people who attend a show, talk, etc., especially when emphasizing the need or desire to attract a large number: They’re not bothered about attracting the right audience — they just want bums on seats.
References in periodicals archive
If you had (music industry) recognition but weren't selling records and putting fannies in the seats
at concerts, it wouldn't mean anything.