November 3, 2016

Almost half of Americans say they can't find anything to watch on TV

Hollywood Reporter - Between 2010 and 2016, mobile viewing has surged 85 percent while viewing on fixed-screen TVs has declined 14 percent, according to a new study.

There's more TV available and consumers are paying more for the privilege, but 44 percent of viewers in the U.S. complain that there is nothing worth watching, according to a massive study.

The average person spends 23 minutes per day trying to find something good to watch on broadcast TV and will dedicate 1.3 years of their lives changing channels and studying their on-screen guides, according to the Ericsson Consumer Lab TV and Media Report 2016.


Anonymous said...

That people are declining to watch tv must panic our rulers.
How will they ever again find such a convenient way to expose us to their propaganda and stupid commercials?

Tv, alcohol and drugs are all equally bad habits. They might be momentarily satisfying but eventually they rot the brain.

I exorcised my devilish tv 25 years ago, and the feeling of liberation still hasn't left me.

Anonymous said...

1.3 years is perhaps worth the effort to find the perfect show, time after time. Over a lifetime how much time does a writer spend crossing out and editing? Arguably, surfing is the point of watching TV, a freedom, like hitch hiking was for Kerouac. To master watching TV demands the suspension of any expectation of external reward. It is its own reward. There is a show there right now for you to watch and it has been regularly scheduled, you adapt your schedule to be there for it. Watch reruns of I've Got a Secret and witness an America you don't recall having existed. Watch a Joan Blondell movie and discover what a real movies is. What not to do: don't watch Johnny Carson all the way through. Let yourself fall asleep, TV is a sedative.