September 28, 2011

DADDY, WHAT WAS TV?:

Philip Glenister: only people over 40 stay in to watch TV (Anita Singh, 27 Sep 2011, The Telegraph)

"I would've thought the majority of people who watch TV drama are late 30s and over-40s, because we're the ones who don't go out and don't have a life any more," said Glenister, 48 and a father of two.

"I don't understand why people are desperate to get kids to watch TV - don't forget them, obviously, but don't pander to them either. Don't forget your core audience."

Glenister's comments are backed up by recent research which shows that the young are losing interest in television. An Ofcom survey found that adolescents would rather give up watching television altogether than survive without the internet or a mobile phone.

The controller of BBC One, Danny Cohen, has acknowledged that the average age of the channel's viewers is 50 and has promised more shows for older audiences.


How about making more conservative programs, like Life on Mars.


Posted by at September 28, 2011 7:14 AM
  

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