Average Broadcast Audience Getting Older

By Andrew Gauthier 


It’s no secret that old people love television–and in particular, major broadcast network television. More evidence of this just came out.

The results of a study released by analyst Steve Sternberg found that the median ages for CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox are higher than ever, with CBS leading the way; the Eye has an average viewer age of 55. ABC, meanwhile, is 51, NBC is 49, and Fox is the whippersnapper at 44.


The Hollywood Reporter points out that just 10 years ago, the numbers were 52 for CBS, 43 for ABC, 45 for NBC, and 35 for Fox. Yikes.More…