Could TV be taking a back seat to the Web?
According to a recent survey that answer may be 'yes'. However, since the survey was conducted by IBM there may be a bit of favoritism towards the Superinternethighway. Not that I'm pointing fingers or anything, but the survey was conducted by IBM.
Did I say that the survey was conducted by computer company IBM? Just wanted to make sure.
What the survey found was that more people are spending time on the Internet rather than with their TV. Nineteen percent said that they spend six hours or more surfing the web. This is opposed to the 8% who watch television for the same amount of time. Ironically, these Internet users are spending most of their time on sites that contain television material. Thirty-nine percent of those surveyed mentioned that they spend most of their time viewing content on YouTube, while 33% go over to network TV sites.Also addressed in the survey was the use of digital video recorders and the amount of material that viewers watch from them. Twenty-four percent of U.S. participants said that they have a DVR and watch more than half of their shows on replay mode. The good thing about this result is that one-third of those surveyed said they watch more television because of their DVR. Apparently, these aren't part of the 8% who are watching television for only six hours a day. Come on, people, suck it up!