By: Joe Ferullo
The end is near for television news as we know it.
That’s the clear signal coming from an important set of Nielsen company viewership data that seems like good (or at least not-so-bad) news for cable and broadcast — until you take a closer look at the numbers and trends.
The ratings research confirms that pandemic viewing habits have accelerated massive audience shifts toward streaming — and there’s no going back. Nielsen’s data places the TV news business in the middle of a perfect storm where demographics and economics are hammering a business model, years ahead of most media executives’ expectations…read more.