Chart: Why Cable Television is About To Change….Dramatically

Via Wall Street Journal (full article here) –

TV viewership is dropping across all age demographics, of course, as cord-cutting and cord-shaving pick up, and online video grows in popularity.

And younger people have always watched less TV than older groups — that’s why advertisers generally pay a premium to reach them.

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson TV Show Tanks in Ratings


The most brilliant man on the entire planet [sarcasm] debuted his new tv show “Star Talk” this past Monday, April 20th. So how did Neil DeGrasse Tyson do in the cable ratings? He didn’t even register in the Top 100 shows on cable TV for the entire day per TV By the Numbers.

I find this a bit funny considering whenever I meet his fanatic fan base I get lectured about how popular and smart of a guy he is. So who did the cable viewers decide to watch at the 11 p.m. hour instead of this messiah of science?

– Family Guy
– Fast n Loud
– Modern Family
– King Of Queens
– Friends
– Conan
– True Life

But don’t worry, Neil DeGrasse Tyson will redeem himself this week by interviewing militant social activist Dan Savage…… [more sarcasm]

DirecTV & NFL Strike $1.5 Billion Year Deal

DirecTV shrugged off the NFL’s recent controversies and increased their bid for a TV deal by 50%. Eight year deal worth $1.5 Billion year.

Per NFL Communications

NEW YORK and EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 – The National Football League and DIRECTV have extended and expanded DIRECTV’s exclusive rights to carry NFL SUNDAY TICKET and its package of every Sunday afternoon out-of-market game through a new multi-year agreement.

The new agreement also expands DIRECTV’s rights to stream NFL SUNDAY TICKET live on mobile devices and via broadband, known as NFL SUNDAY TICKET.TV, as previously announced.

Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed.