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TV Is Dying, The TV business is having its worst year ever.

The TV business is having its worst year ever.

Audience ratings have collapsed: Aside from a brief respite during the Olympics, there has been only negative ratings growth on broadcast and cable TV since September 2011, according to Citi Research.

Media stock analysts Craig Moffett and Michael Nathanson recently noted, "The pay-TV industry has reported its worst 12-month stretch ever." All the major TV providers lost a collective 113,000 subscribers in Q3 2013. That doesn't sound like a huge deal — but it includes internet subscribers, too.

Broadband internet was supposed to benefit from the end of cable TV, but it hasn't.

In all, about 5 million people ended their cable and broadband subs between the beginning of 2010 and the end of this year.


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Death to television

... lying liars can lie all day long . . .

nobody's lstening

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Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. ~Thomas Paine

I Stopped Watching

I stopped watching when I realized they were never going to fairly cover politics, specifically with the reporting (or non-reporting) of Ron Paul in 2007 (I already knew they didn't fairly cover my Libertarian candidates).

It was the worst business decision they made since the cancelation of EZ STREETS.

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meekandmild's picture

I used rabbit ears

when they went digital I no longer had broadcast TV.


because in a down economy TV is a luxury so people don't want to pay for it.

also, you can watch a lot more online for free nowadays so people are figuring that out.

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

Its not time to bust out the champagne yet

We dumped our cable a little over a year ago. Just net, and the 40 or so free stations that still come over the cable for free.

The fat ladys a ways off but their days are numbered. See how things are by 2015 ..

Case in point: CNN

Was observing the front pages of different media coverage of the Iran nuclear agreement.

CNN has the blaring headline: "AMERICA MAKES HUGE MISTAKE",
alongside a stern looking Netanyahu picture. Next headline down reads "Obama calls Netanyahu".

It made it seem as though America did a bad thing and is bending over to kiss Israel's ass.

I could almost hear anti-semitism increasing from their display.

And then they wonder why ratings are down.

Drudge has a large amount of Israeli-related articles today, more than I think I've ever seen there before. Much more interesting than the CNN pap though.

Lately I've been tuning into PBS, they have had pretty good coverage of Iran and Obamacare, very balanced and in-depth.

Late 2011

Is when I shut off my cable. I don't miss it one bit.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

Well, I wouldnt say dying,

Well, I wouldnt say dying, but plenty of people are fed up with the government propaganda being thrown at them.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

DJP333's picture

That's just wonderful!

Because this...

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW


One day we will have 12 or was it 13 channels again. :)

At least those 12 or 13 channels had much better shows than the 500 or whatever today lol

I am also looking forward to the day of having to get up to change the channel to get some exercise ;)