Americans Watched More TV In 2010 Than Any Other Year In History
Rumors of TV’s death have been greatly exaggerated. For all the talk of YouTube, Netflix, iPads, Hulu, smartphones, iTunes, and Redbox killing television . . . Americans are watching more of it than ever.
In 2010, Americans watched the most TV in history . . . an average of Thirty-four hours per person, per week. Total viewing went up 1%.
And yes, people are watching cable, and cable networks are making more original programs . . . but the broadcast networks still dominate.
The weakest of the four major broadcast networks, NBC, still had more than twice as many viewers as the strongest cable network, USA.