It’s been around a year since the last episode of Equals 3 was uploaded. Since then, as announced by host Carlos Santos, Ray William Johnson & the rest of the Equals 3 team were in a production break. Each of them has his/her own career aside from making videos. RWJ is also a stand-up comedian who is currently touring the country for live shows.
A few weeks later, RWJ moved on to other platforms, such as Instagram & FB, where he uploads comedy skits (which are similar to Booze Lightyear, but much shorter) and vlogs. And later on, he re-uploaded some of them (which was since deleted) on YouTube. Since last month, he became active on YouTube once again by re-uploading his weekly FB vlog, Sunday Stories. Good thing he posted a list of Q&As on his 1st 5 videos to let us subscribers know what he’s been up to.
Based from the Q&As on his 1st vlog, he talked about the status of Equals Three and its other shows.
We went on break, and then some of the other guys got jobs elsewhere. Now we’re all kind of doing our own thing career-wise. We may produce more at some point, but YouTube shows (like ours) are expensive to produce and YouTube is going through an ad revenue problem right now.
That means that there’s a 50/50 chance for Equals 3 (and other shows) to go back soon once YouTube’s trouble is fixed.
However, based from the Q&As on his 2nd vlog, he sort of changed his mind.
Doubtful. I’m happier and I get more viewership producing the things I produce now. And I’m not the kind of guy who likes to take a step backwards. Plus, right now YouTube is having an ad revenue problem, so it would cost more money to produce those shows than they would make back in revenue.
Looks like RWJ & the gang won’t be producing any more shows at all. This probably means Goodbye =3, Goodbye 10/10, Goodbye Booze Lightyear.
It’s sad, but true. Since a few months ago, YouTube is experiencing ad revenue problems. A lot of big brands pulled out their ads there. This started in UK when ads appeared on videos from terrorist organizations and other offensive content. After the investigation, brands pulled out their ads on that country. As a result, a lot of YouTubers, including RWJ, are affected from it. They’re earning less than before. Some of them, including Daym Drops, ranted about it.
I’d suggest that RWJ could re-upload his recent skits on YouTube using the Booze Lightyear brand once or twice a week. I’m sure he’ll still get a lot of viewership there as he does in FB or Instagram.