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Old 01-17-2019, 04:24 PM
Dewey Finn is offline
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BTW, when I grew up, there were only a few television stations; affiliates for ABC, CBS and NBC, a public television station and maybe a couple of independent stations. (We were lucky in that in that part of Connecticut, we could get the stations from New York City as well as Connecticut via antenna.) And before the VCR, you either watched a show when it aired, or you didn't watch it at all. But the next day at school or at work, you could be reasonably certain that most people had seen the same show you had. Not like today, where some watch the show as it airs, some watch it two or three days later and some binge the entire season or the entire series all at once. Nowadays, a successful show might be seen by only a couple million people, whereas earlier, that small an audience would have resulted in cancellation.