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Old 03-17-2014, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by dab13 View Post
although I think his examples are far too extreme, he still does have a point that NY generally has greater mass appeal for a national broadcast.
NYC is unquestionably the largest media market in the country with 7.4 million households (6.4 million using wired cable). When network television was guaranteed to make a profit, you wouldn't consider being anywhere else.

But that happy state is now gone. Networks are struggling to break even with costs over 95% of revenue. With total costs over $8 billion a year, the cost of the new COMCAST skyscraper of $1.25 billion seems relatively small by comparison.

The reality is that people are not going to produce television in Wichita, but Philadelphia is still a 72 minute train ride away.

DMA..........total OTA wired satellite(households IN THOUSANDS)
New York.....7,384 288 6,373 812
Los Angeles..5,613 719 2,930 2,015
Chicago......3,485 397 2,150 962
Philadelphia.2,949 177 2,365 439
Dallas.......2,588 437 1,310 851
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:17 PM
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Originally Posted by BillyJacc View Post
You seriously believe what you wrote?
I guess no. They think of all the good press we get here. Because that's all we get. Good press!
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