They startle viewers, rouse viewers, occasionally put off and occasionally turn on viewers.
At last, a cause that could rouse it to action: defending the honor of campaign contributors.
But among Millennials, there are fewer white, Christian non-immigrants to rouse.
mid-15c., intransitive probably from Anglo-French or Old French reuser, ruser, originally used in English of hawks shaking the feathers of the body, but like many hawking terms it is of obscure origin. Figurative meaning "to stir up, provoke to activity" is from 1580s; that of "awaken" is first recorded 1590s. Related: Roused; rousing.