Do you typically watch television shows when they air or catch them later?
Many of you Reckonauts are well acquainted with our decision here at Reckoner Central to give up cable. But that doesn't mean I've given up keeping up with a couple TV shows--I just watch them online later.
Almost everything is available online to stream in the days or weeks following an airing on television (why you gotta be the only hold out, Top Chef?). But even when we had cable, I caught most new shows On Demand after the air date, preferring not to let my schedule be dictated by television programming. Sure, there was the occasional ritual--Sunday night's Mad Men night in America--but those were exceptions, not the rule.
Articles and the internet keep telling me this is the general trend of the future and that soon it won't matter what kind of rating numbers get brought in during the initial broadcast, but what kind of views something racks up in other ways. Let's test that out.
Do you typically watch most new television shows when they first air or later via DVR, OnDemand, Hulu, or some other device?