Viewers Still Turning to Television for Entertainment

While many experts are speculating that television viewership has decreased due to the Internet and video websites, new reports have shown that television is still the screen of choice for many people.

A recent report has found that alternative forms of television, including online video, are having little impact on the number of people who tune in to their favourite shows through television sets.

The report notes that 75 per cent of adults disagreed with the notion that they are watching less traditional television because of the Internet, and many said they would not consider cancelling their television service simply because of the availability of online television shows.

In addition, it was also found from recent studies that the average viewer tuned in to over 151 hours of television shows during Q4 of 2008. Compared to those numbers, online television and mobile television viewers only watched between three and four hours worth of content.

There are also statistics which prove that during the economic recession, more television viewers are planning to stay at home in order to save money on entertainment. This means more people watching television and pay-per-view films, and less people heading out to cinemas and theatres.

Many are also attributing the swell in television viewership to an increase in quality programming as well. With great programmes being produced and shot in HD on many channels, it’s hard not to get swept up in the plot lines of our favourite shows.

Now more people than ever are becoming exposed to new channels and television series’, as the switch to digital takes over in both the UK and the US. While the digital switchover deadline in America has been postponed, viewers are finding new programmes to enjoy thanks to the added number of stations. Furthermore, it is hoped that all regions in the UK will make the digital switchover by the end of 2012.

With more people choosing to watch quality television, the popularity of digital TV is on the rise. Digital TV makes it easier to find the programmes that interest you, no matter if you’re interested in music, food, current events or popular films.

And now, many digital TV operators offer the choice to purchase a digital video recorder, which means you won’t have to miss a moment of any of your favourite shows. Digital recorders can be pre-set to record all your favourite shows, no matter when they’re on, leaving you able to watch them whenever you like. With such options available, it is not too difficult to see why television is the viewer’s entertainment of choice.

Daniel Collins writes on a number of topics on behalf of a digital marketing agency and a variety of clients. As such, this article is to be considered a professional piece with business interests in mind.

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