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Is TV mainstream?
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21 / M / USA
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Posted 6/7/13
im not home enough to watch tv
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26 / M / Salem, Oregon
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I don't like watching tv ,as in cable , too much , i do every once in a while , but I watch crunchyroll on my tv , so i use the actual tv when i can , to watch crunchyroll , i don't like watching movies either , i feel i could watch , two more episodes of gintama or re- watch Sword Art Online episodes in the amount of time a movie takes...
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25 / F / Florida
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Posted 6/7/13
Tv is mainstream. Filled with propaganda and brainwashing...shame
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104 / M / The Milky Way Galaxy
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Posted 6/7/13
It's definitely mainstream, but I think it's on the decline. The younger generations generally don't watch as much TV or none at all. That's why TV providers are going to such lengths to retain their customers with things like OnDemand and official streaming. They pretty much have to change if they don't want to be left behind like Blockbuster.
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22 / F / Asia, Earth. :]
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Posted 6/7/13
I can't even remember the last time I turned on the TV. I read newspapers to keep me updated about current events or maybe read articles online. TV? It sounds so antique to me at this very moment. Still, I think I almost have everything through the internet.
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55 / M / Between the devil...
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By definition, TV HAS to be "mainstream". It has to bring in the largest number of viewers to get the largest ratings numbers to be able to charge the highest possible rate for advert time. That is what primetime TV is really all about. Screw the whole "best programming" schtick. They want numbers FOR numbers. As usual, it's all about money.
Posted 6/7/13
TV may be lame more than mainstream. Take me...I only watch TWC and Judge Judy. Both great shows imo. But lame, I know.
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26 / F / New Zealand
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Posted 6/7/13
Yes. If you can talk to grandma about a show you both watch on TV, it's mainstream as it comes.
Posted 6/8/13
Personally, I don't watch TV anymore. Because everything's available on the internet. I mean back in the days, I use to wake up every morning on Sunday to watch Top 20 Music Videos. Nowadays, you can watch any music video on Youtube with 1080 HD.

I see TV as a very very obsolete technology. Everything should be streamed already.

Anyway, I still see it is popular amongst older audience and those without a fast computer and/or internet connection.

But for technology geeks like me, it's no longer the mainstream thing.
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Posted 6/8/13
yes.
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27 / M / Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Posted 6/8/13
I think TV shows are more popular than ever. I think that watching TV, on the other hand, is on the decline. People are streaming stuff from Hulu, Netflix, CRUNCHYROLL, Crackle, etc etc, buying DVDs and illegally obtaining all of this stuff through The Pirate Bay and other torrent websites. If people are watching television, they aren't watching the channels, they are watching either pre-recordings or on-demand entertainment. I suspect sometime in the near future (like, fifteen to twenty years from now) that there will no longer be television channels but instead it will go the route of the Internet and it will be streaming, on-demand, anywhere you want it. YouTube already has a paid subscription model to launch this kind of campaign, and it's only a matter of time before it takes effect on a massive scale.

"Watching TV" as a whole will probably only exist in the future in the form of live news stations. I don't think you can *entirely* get rid of that experience, especially if so experience happens to be something as big and bad as 9/11 or something. People are going to want to know about that kind of stuff.
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18 / M / Beech Island, SC
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Posted 6/8/13
i feel like it WAS, about 5 years ago, but with the continuing rise of the internet and services like netflix, hulu, youtube, and other online video websites (like CR for instance) are bringing down the television veiwership as a whole, true there are some shows that you can only watch on tv (unless you pirate) and you watch those as they come on but it seems like the television companies are starting to realize that and are now opening up to online streaming.

But i definitely say that watching tv is still pretty mainstream, but its quickly losing its popularity
Posted 6/8/13 , edited 6/8/13
i have major in this line of studies

yes it is because about 1/2 world watches TV but still the internet has taken over it

it be better to talk about tv channels

major in animation mixed media and product management and marketing
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17 / F / California
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Posted 6/8/13
Not really, you can watch shows on Netflix, Hulu, etc.
Posted 6/8/13
It is still the shit

Switchover, ads, transitions etc..
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