Media blog Mumbrella last week reported that the total prime time audience for TV in Australia has sunk to below 5 million in 2009. While that still means that one in four Australians are watching the box at night — a reach other media don’t yet match — it’s a decline of 1% from last year, and a much bigger drop from the kind of viewing figures seen in the pre-Internet age.
In terms of channels, Australians have far more broadcast choices, and options such as Foxtel Downloads and iTunes mean we’re not slaves to schedules. How have your own TV viewing habits changed?
Angus has been writing professionally about technology since 1994 and breaking it for even longer. He is based in Sydney but spends a frankly unhealthy portion of his life on the road, tracking down the latest stories. In 2011, he won the IT Journo Award For Best Consumer Technology Journalist and Consensus IT Writers Award for Best Technical Writer for his work on Lifehacker; about time too.