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Old 09-29-2015, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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With dozens of series on the air at any one time in the evening competing for the magic 25-54 (or is it 49?) year-old demographic, it seems like there are few, if any series, left that aim for a broad swath of the audience.
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Old 09-29-2015, 04:26 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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TV's key demo is 18-49. There is also a 25-54 demo.
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Old 09-29-2015, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Since I'm 69, I guess that means I get to watch whatever I want and don't have to limit myself to whatever is supposed to be geared towards a certain age. In other words, I don't pay attention to an age a program is aimed at. I just watch appeals to me.
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Old 09-29-2015, 05:03 PM
 
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With dozens of series on the air at any one time in the evening competing for the magic 25-54 (or is it 49?) year-old demographic, it seems like there are few, if any series, left that aim for a broad swath of the audience.
I would say that 18-49 is pretty broad. Its not like the demographic only covers a few years, but covers a majority of working adults. And really a show that appeals to people both 18 and 49 will probably appeal to someone who is 65 or 70 as well.
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Old 09-29-2015, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Houston
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NBC, CBS, ABC, and FOX all aim for the most broad swatch. That's why there are so many reality shows. It's what the general audience wants. The Voice, Dancing with the Stars, Survivor. Even cable is swarming with reality shows in order to get everyone to watch. Premium cable is where you can find the beyond the ordinary shows.
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Old 09-30-2015, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Is all television cult television these days?
Most quality television is cult television these days. And I'm okay with that. Which is why I watch so few shows on the big networks anymore.
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:13 PM
 
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Most quality television is cult television these days.
Exactly. The tentpole shows of NCIS, the Big Bang Theory, CSI, Law & Order, etc other major crime dramas are not cult shows, they are regular serial shows like have always existed, and they are mostly written for syndication, so the quality on a season-basis is pretty low, even though from episode to episode the quality is ok.

And by 'low quality', I mean the show stays very consistent in terms of character growth from season to season - few new characters added, few major deaths, few major life events that seem out of place in syndication where shows aren't necessarily shown in order..
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:37 PM
 
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The goal of networks is to make money. It's not a non-profit industry. It only makes sense that they will appeal to the masses.

That's why certain trends, like the vampire fad of a few years ago and the zombie fad that is currently beginning to fade, tend to ebb and flow. People are going to tune in to what they think is cool. Advertisers are going to buy ad space at the times where it's most likely viewers will lay eyes on their ads. That means higher prices products during the coolest shows. Why wouldn't it be like that?
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Old 09-30-2015, 01:47 PM
 
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the zombie fad that is currently beginning to fade

Seriously? Definitely NOT fading. If you really saw just how many people out there who are interested in this genre of tv, movies, comics, radio plays, books...you would see it is definitely NOT a fad or trend. I belong to quite a few groups that are very much into this genre and I see it only getting bigger.

I love how horror is becoming more popular in tv (The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Scream, Scream Queens, Vampire Diaries, iZombie, Deadbeat, Bates Motel, etc...) This is my genre and I love how many more options we have. I'm 39 by the way.
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Old 09-30-2015, 02:20 PM
 
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Seriously? Definitely NOT fading. If you really saw just how many people out there who are interested in this genre of tv, movies, comics, radio plays, books...you would see it is definitely NOT a fad or trend. I belong to quite a few groups that are very much into this genre and I see it only getting bigger.

I love how horror is becoming more popular in tv (The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Scream, Scream Queens, Vampire Diaries, iZombie, Deadbeat, Bates Motel, etc...) This is my genre and I love how many more options we have. I'm 39 by the way.
Seriously?? As someone who writes summaries of books for a living on a popular website, I've seen the ebb and flow. I am not saying that the horror genre is fading; I am saying that the zombie fad has over saturated culture and is definitely at its pinnacle, headed toward a downhill turn. Understand that I am not saying zombie culture will disappear, but within the next couple of years the masses will get as tired of zombies as they are of vampires. There will always be people that these genres appeal to.
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