Where America watches its television shows

Where America watches its television shows January 9, 2017

Fascinating.  I would like to see a comparison to early television.  Was there such a divide in the 50s or 60s?  Could you tell who was watching I Love Lucy based on where they lived?  Father Knows Best?  Gilligan’s Island?  I know we’ve all heard of the great Rural Purge.  But whether it was responding to demographics, or imposing them, is still up for grabs.  The same question goes for the 70s and 80s, BTW.  In fact, it would be interesting to see if we have always divided our television viewing regionally, or if it was a developing trend, or it’s only recently become so divided.  There have always been differences in urban and rural life.  I’d like to learn how it has changed or stayed the same in America over the years.

On another front, it’s exam week here at the old Homeschoolstead.   That means this week and next week (grading) I’ll be scarce.  I’ll try to pop in if I see something that hits me, or to keep up with any comments that come my way.  If I’m a bit slow in responding, it’s not out of disregard for your opinions and insights.  It’s being neck deep in busy.  TTNF

 


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