TV Viewers Dropping Off, Data Reveals

Discussion in 'TV Land' started by Michael M, May 8, 2007.

  1. Michael M

    Michael M Active Member

    Interesting article

    Full story

    I know I'm watching a lot less TV than I was 2 yrs ago. And like they mentioned in the article, I'm one to record stuff and watch it later.
  2. Dan Driscoll

    Dan Driscoll HTT Refugee Donor War Zone Member

    My wife and I made a conscious decision at the end of the year to cut back on the amount of TV we watch. We've dropped a lot of shows from our viewing schedule and now only record those that we really like.

    Bones; House; NCIS; L&O; CSI; Criminal Minds; Grey's Anatomy; Lost; Studio 60; Eureka; BSG; Dr. Who

    We also record some concerts from MHD/MoJo/CMT and PBS, a few PBS Mystery episodes, like Inspector Lynley or Waking The Dead, some movies, etc.

    Shows that we used to follow to varying degree that we no longer record: The Unit; Jericho; CSI:NY; CSI:M; Men In Trees; Desperate Housewives; W/O A Trace; Numb3rs; 2.5 Men; ER; Crossing Jordan; L&O:CI, L&O:SVU; Medium.

    We record almost everything, sports is pretty much the only TV we watch live, or Jeopardy during dinner.
  3. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

    We never watch "live" TV anymore..we DVR every show and watch hours or days later.

    It's no wonder the "live" numbers seem lower to the big wigs, everyone has started DVR'ing shows and waiting to watch...this will soon be the norm I'd venture to guess.
  4. Graeme

    Graeme Active Member War Zone Member

    Even if they could track when people watched on their DVRs, it wouldn't be useful for advertisement revenue -- most of the time DVR = no commercials.

    Personally, we don't watch nearly as much TV as many people do. A big part of that is that there are very few shows that we "have to" watch every week. My fiancee watches Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters, but I only watch if I happen to be around. The last show where we watched every single one religiously was Alias.

  5. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    It will be interesting to see if the TV industry adapts or tries to purchase legislation to prevent their outdated business model from become outdated like the RIAA and MPAA. Of course, they may already be able to leverage existing legislation to prevent people from recording a show or perhaps to prevent people from fast forwarding through commercials in the future.
  6. Hayes Preston

    Hayes Preston Member

    I am very similar in my viewing habits, even for show that I want to watch the same night as they air, I will wait at least ten to fifteen minutes after the show has started to air, then start watching the DVR (that way I can avoid all of the commercials)

    The exception for me are pay channel shows (Sopranos, Tudors, Dexter etc.) since there are no commercial breaks.
  7. Drew Mitten

    Drew Mitten New Member

    Well last year I was watching at least 5 shows:

    Desperate Housewives
    The OC
    Prison Break
    American idol

    Now I watch 4
    Desperate Housewives
    Pirson Break
    South Park

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