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Discussion in 'US Cable News' started by Eat News, Aug 28, 2018.
And in 15-20 years when they drop dead....?
The content delivery landscape will be totally different by then. Fox News is already starting to seriously ramp up their streaming platform Fox Nation. CBS already has CBSN. NBC and ABC are starting to get into the game, too.
The only thing that won't change is AM conservative talk radio, they're still stuck in 1988... and that will never change.
But will there be a sizable audience for it is my question... I don’t care if they deliver the content with smoke signals... in 20 years will anybody be around to care?
It’s not like folks magically reach 65 and turn on FOX... given that most of their current audience will be dead by 2038 and the younger generation skews way left of FOX I really think the whole concept is on borrowed time...
will the younger alt-right crowd replace them?
the younger generation, liberal or conservative, doesn't have any need for cable news with social media
Most of the younger generation has grown up around the internet. YouTube, MP3 players, the iPhone, Netflix... all game changers that have shaken up the entertainment industry and journalism to their cores.
Think about how radically different the world is today as opposed to 1998. There are options today that would have been unfathomable, even as Matt Drudge was shaking up the journalism world with his news aggregation site that also broke news.
Fox News will survive, but in order to do so, will need to adapt. Yes, there will be an eventual audience drop, but every outlet will be experiencing that soon. It's not rocket science. Comcast, Disney, Viacom, CBS... and even Nexstar, TEGNA and (gasp!) Sinclair... will all have no choice but to change with the times. Some will be successful, some won't. It's the nature of the beast.
What Fox News has done by dominating the ratings in an unprecedented scale can truly be considered as the final hurrah for traditional linear broadcasting, regardless of the content or political viewpoint. It is a rather extraordinary achievement that we will never see again.