"Though 90% of U.S. households pay to receive as many as 180 channels, the average number of channels viewers watch has remained static at 18 for the past few years.
Based on 2012 viewing levels, allowing consumers to choose their own channel packages would end up killing 124 networks."
- What Breaking Apart The TV Bundle Would Cost You
"News is to the mind what sugar is to the body. News is easy to digest. The media feeds us small bites of trivial matter, tidbits that don’t really concern our lives and don’t require thinking. That’s why we experience almost no saturation. Unlike reading books and long magazine articles (which require thinking), we can swallow limitless quantities of news flashes, which are bright-coloured candies for the mind."
- Rolf Dobelli | The power of ignoring mainstream news: Why reading the paper is like eating junk food
"The audience has spoken: they want stories. They’re dying for them. They are rooting for us to give them the right thing. And they will talk about it, binge on it, carry it with them on the bus and to the hairdresser, force it on their friends, tweet, blog, Facebook, make fan pages, engage with it with a passion and an intimacy that a blockbuster movie could only dream of. All we have to do is give it to them."
- Kevin Spacey | How Netflix killed the watercooler moment – and breathed new life into TV
On a normal weeknight, Netflix accounts for almost a third of all Internet traffic entering North American homes. That’s more than YouTube, Hulu, Amazon.com, HBO Go, iTunes, and BitTorrent combined.
In the 18- to 34-year-old demographic in particular, TV’s edge is slipping. Just 30% of that group said they expected TV to be their primary source of news and entertainment this year, with 28% saying it will instead be their laptop computer, and another 17% citing their smartphone.