While we might be in a golden age for TV creatively, we’re nowhere close to the appointment viewing of an older era.
Modern technology like DVRs has made it so people can watch several shows that air at the same time whenever they want. Before that, fans had to make hard choices about what to watch and make sure they got home in time for it.
And TV ratings don’t come in the huge numbers of yesteryear. When they do, they tabulate viewing over several days. The 1990 series finale of alien comedy “Alf” brought 21.7 million viewers to their TV sets read more >>>