I didn't say they stopped watching TV but that their habits have changed. They aren't watching HBO or Showtime or sports or whatever from mini-sat or cable but from the Internet.
Thats not true at all. The Walkinjg Dead and Breaking Bad are both shows with huge ratings that people watch(ed) live on their TV while talking about it on Twitter and Facebook. And as for sports Sunday Night Football (and all football really) is getting higher TV ratings than ever before.
You realize "huge rankings" on cable are only millions. That doesn't discredit how popular these shows but that the reality is many are:
- A small amount are actually watching it "live" at the moment. The comments you see on FB and Twitter are actually only thousands out of millions who watched.
- A huge amount are actually watching it "time shifted" or "archived" or streamed at some later date and often times include the others. These are actually in the tens of millions views.
Sports are another beast but bringing this back to XBox One, who is going to watch a football game with others while trying to play something at the same time? You would have to be alone and have the game on as "background noise" even in PIP mode.
But whatever, this is a feature that I suspect many can't or won't be able to use on the XBox One. Like the Kinect, there are going to be a few who can figure out something really useful for it but for many others it will be an ignored because they can't use it or have no use for it let alone easier to accomplish in software as an app instead of multiple interconnected devices.
"Only millions" You say that as if its one or two million. This seasons Walking Dead premiere pulled in over 16 million . Last season it averaged over 11 million an episode, a number this season is going to destroy. And its just the most watched show on cable.
Link - this also includes Twitter and Facebook numbers.
First off unsaid, you forget one tiny little detail about all of this: The world is round. People on the east cost will watch it at different time than the west cost. Which time is "live"?
So what is the argument here? I don't see the argument because 16 million watched it "off the air" but I suspect a couple of hundred million will watch the whole of Season 4 through disks and streaming.