Do you ever get the sense that the drama and outrage over on Fox News is the general theme of every show? Well, there might be reason for it after all. It seems that Fox News has the oldest cable audience! Yes, according to Hollywoodreporter:
In a survey released by analyst Steve Sternberg, Fox News has the oldest audience among fully distributed cable networks. The network’s average viewer last season was 65 years old, according to Nielsen. Heck, it’s viewers are even older than viewers of Hallmark Channel, Military Channel and Golf Channel.
Speaking to the hey kids get off of my lawn demographic isn’t limited to Fox News though:
CNN wasn’t far behind, though — its average audience was 63. MSNBC was a perky 59. CNBC is the young turk at 52.
The youngest fully distributed cable channel? Oxygen. Followed by Bravo and, weirdly, VH1 Classic, then Travel and TLC — all averaging about 42 years old.
So where do we really get the news these days? Why the tubes — dude. If I had cable I’d be flipping over the Travel Channel about now. Alas, my demographic, which grew up when there were the big 3 channels and stuff on UHF, are just tuning out, and clicking on, dropping off the cable television limited offering. The mangling of that generational phrase just might get Timothy Leary to rocket into orbit. Oh wait.