The Internet-enhanced opiate of the masses…
Remember when the Internet was supposed to kill off television?
That hasn’t been the case lately, judging by the record television ratings for big-ticket events. The Vancouver Olympics are shaping up to be the most-watched foreign Winter Games since 1994. This year’s Super Bowl was the most-watched program in United States history, beating out the final episode of “M*A*S*H” in 1983. Awards shows like the Grammys are attracting their biggest audiences in years.
Many television executives are crediting the Internet, in part, for the revival.