One of the things that has allowed Hulu to compete in the streaming video subscription market is the fact that it offers users the ability to watch some currently airing shows shortly after they’ve premiered on TV.
Given that Comcast is already the nation’s largest cable and Internet provider and the owner of a broadcast TV network, multiple cable channels, numerous local TV stations, a major movie studio, some theme parks, and a partridge in a pear tree, you might assume that people who make the
Cable channel TBS had the highest ratings among cable networks in the all-important 18-to-49-year-old audience during the first quarter of the year. Programmers did it without offering a single original program in prime time. They did it with reruns, led by The Big Bang Theory, which is in heavy rotation.
If you've been noticing that cable reruns of your favorite sitcom sound a little strange, you might be on to something. We'll look at the trend of compressing shows to make room for, of course, more commercials.» E-Mail This