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Re: stick a fork in it; TV is dead
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2017, 12:30:13 PM »
(To the tune of Pink Floyd) We don't need no awards shows.

Emmy awards U.S. TV audience hits all-time low

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-emmys-ratings/emmy-awards-u-s-tv-audience-hits-all-time-low-idUSKCN11P1O8

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Re: stick a fork in it; TV is dead
« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2017, 01:58:23 PM »
#SMILE
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Re: stick a fork in it; TV is dead
« Reply #32 on: November 29, 2017, 03:47:22 PM »

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Re: stick a fork in it; TV is dead
« Reply #33 on: March 21, 2019, 07:02:39 PM »
<4 years later>

Streaming Subscribers Outnumbered Cable in 2018 for First Time | Digital Trends
https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/streaming-subscribers-2018-mpaa/

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Re: stick a fork in it; TV is dead
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2021, 02:10:16 AM »
"Fox averaged the most total viewers, with 1.22 million, a drop of 45% from April 2020. MSNBC averaged 953,000 total viewers in total day, a drop of 25% from last year the smallest drop of all the cable news networks in this segment. CNN was third, with 786,000, a drop of 42% from the year before."

April Ratings: Fox News Returns to Dominance, But All Networks See Steep Declines From Last Year
https://www.mediaite.com/tv/april-ratings-fox-news-returns-to-dominance-but-all-networks-see-steep-declines-from-last-year/

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Re: stick a fork in it; TV is dead
« Reply #35 on: June 04, 2023, 03:15:02 PM »
<warp>

Worth a read;

Cord-Cutting Q1 2023: Pay-TV Ops Lose 2.3M Subs, Worst Quarter to Date - Variety

https://variety.com/2023/tv/news/cord-cutting-all-time-high-q1-2023-pay-tv-losses-1235610939/

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Re: stick a fork in it; TV is dead
« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2023, 06:05:56 PM »
I've never had pay TV personally, though we have it in the rental.

But talking to my neighbor, who just decided he was done with satellite TV, there was a factor not mentioned in the article. He says the over-the-air free TV quality has improved with the rollout of new digital broadcasting, and they are rolling out enhanced recording capability. It still isn't like satellite where you could record two shows while watching another, but the niche in between on-demand streaming and over-the-air is getting smaller and smaller not just because of the growth of on-demand, but because of some improvements on the other end.

I was at his house watching the over-the-air on a new OLED whatever-K TV and it was astounding quality.

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Re: stick a fork in it; TV is dead
« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2023, 08:53:22 PM »
>over-the-air free TV quality

FTFY: Signal quality.   The content quality, even discounting ad saturation, is horrific.  News may be tolerable, but try sitting through a sitcom or reality show sometime.

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Re: stick a fork in it; TV is dead
« Reply #38 on: June 05, 2023, 09:17:55 PM »
Well , yes. I believe he mostly watches news, weather and sports in real time, the rest streamed.

Its mostly the sports that have kept him subscribed, but as prices climb, hes finding he is not that addicted to sports.

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Re: stick a fork in it; TV is dead
« Reply #39 on: June 10, 2023, 09:00:45 PM »
And.... today I got the new bill for the satellite TV for our rental. I ignored it at first because I thought I had missed an autopay due to an expired card or something because it was roughly double previous bills.

Alas, no, my bill went from $66.32/mo to $111.76/mo because the two-year promo offer I was on expired.

After chatting with two different customer service reps, I'm back down to $69.17/mo, but their original solution ($81.76) was going to end in me cancelling and now that they have gotten me angry at the company (the reps were great actually), they've successfully put the idea of cancelling in my head.

I only keep it because I don't know how much people use it and, when we had geosynch satellite with limited bandwidth, I was looking for anything that would keep them off the internet.