Submitted by: Kyle Nin (SoSF Staff Reporter) with additional comments from Vulcanfanatic (SoSF Fan)
TV Guide is reporting that television viewing hits an all-time low. The week of July 3rd goes on record as being the least-watched seven-day span in TV history. Remember, we are talking at least 40 years worth of television viewing history since records were starting to be kept on such things. The big four (ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox) drew just 20.8 million viewers during the average prime-time minute, according to Nielsen, “besting” the previous low of 21.5 mil set during the last week of July 2005.
“Not only is it summertime, but I blame the networks for all the crap they have on that they call entertainment these days for the lack of interest in TV,” voiced one of our outspoken fans who goes by the moniker of Vulcanfanatic. “Reality Shows, endless cloned cop shows and moronic adult cartoons really put me off enough to pull away from the tube as well. Seems like I watch most of my shows on DVD now, instead of televison. Commercials really make you not want to watch TV as well, as it seems like there are more commercials than TV Show now. Greedy broadcast networks are to blame for their own lack of viewership IMO.”
Are you listening network and cable television execs? I have a feeling that the views expressed by Vulcanfanatic are shared by millions of other viewers and last week’s ratings should be proof enough for that.