“Creating content for a particular niche audience makes great business sense,” says Texas Tech Professor and Pop Culture Librarian Rob Weiner. “You have an almost-guarantee that the people in that niche are going to tune in.”
He concluded, “We have always wanted to be idle for a while and taken away to another place and time. Just think of watching Andy Griffith and enjoying the citizens of Mayberry.”
We watch an average of 4 hours a day 25% more than the rest of the world. That's still more than online watching - but those numbers will be changing.<PSI_END_OBJECT>
“Remember --- there wasn’t ANYBODY watching online entertainment until recently --- and those numbers are going to change significantly,” Bob Thompson of Syracuse University told us. “The influence of non-network programming and content we find on the internet has changed the way we look at watching a screen at home. No wonder we watch more than anyone else --- there just so much to see!”
Thompson sees traditional television will soon become a thing of the past.