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Broadcast news: Fresh data on the habits of TV viewers trashes the idea brought up by industry...

Broadcast news: Fresh data on the habits of TV viewers trashes the idea brought up by industry execs (conference calls: DIS, CBS, NWS) that the declining number of live viewers of TV shows is a result of digital video recorders after both mediums showed generally comparable falloffs in audiences over a month-long period. A more likely reason for the strengthening trend of sagging ratings is the lure of video on demand and Internet content options.
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  • Archman Investor
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    It couldn't be because each and every day people are awakening from their dumbed down state and realizing that TV offers almost zero real intelligent content...could it?

     

    The cast members of Jersey Shore are all getting their own TV talk shows. And the industry wonders why (just like the dying music industry) people are simply tuning out.

     

    You know what? Give me a DVD of an old movie and i would gladly watch good movies over and over again and not waste my time with televisions programming.
    15 Nov 2012, 01:55 PM Reply Like
  • SoldHigh
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    1) Very little worth watching (100% of reality is garbage)

     

    2) If I can't DVR it and ffwd thru the long, annoying ads, I refuse to waste my time. Use product placement to advertise.
    15 Nov 2012, 01:58 PM Reply Like
  • hecky
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    I have not owned a TV for about 30 years, my choice. I don't regret this at all. Any show I might want to see, there is a DVD.
    Internet content like Youtube and Hulu fill a big gap.
    15 Nov 2012, 04:35 PM Reply Like
  • warrenrial
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    The left wing news media abc nbc cbs and the like was enough to turn me off. I rather Youtube and Hulu any day.
    16 Nov 2012, 01:04 AM Reply Like
  • Jbgoose
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    This is news? CMCSA was testing interactive 'internet TV' - with a full integrated keyboard (it was wired, yes) ... 20 years ago ... I'm surprised they don't get into content/TV delivery via standard electrical outlets here too... Also decades old technology.
    19 Nov 2012, 05:04 PM Reply Like
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