Our Phones Are Cauing Us To Loose The Plot On TV Shows

August 26, 2019

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Find yourself having to rewind TV shows because you've lost in the plot?  You're not alone! Two-thirds of people worldwide struggle to keep up with the story line of a TV program or movie because they are "second screening," which is watching two screens at once. It's a problem program produces have created themselves. While shows encourage viewers to engage on social media during the broadcasts, there is a downside to having your phone in your hand while watching TV. But the days of watching a TV show or movie on a set may be numbered.  The same survey found that half of children aged between five and 15 now watch online streaming services, with YouTube becoming the viewing platform of choice among eight to 11-year-olds. It also found that 19% of three and four year olds have their own tablet and 83% of 12 to 15-year olds own a smartphone, which may be why the estimated time spent watching television content on a TV set fell by about one hour per week in 2017. Watching programs has become a solitary activity, with children viewing alone on mobiles. One bright spot of the TV is live sports, which is difficult to be viewed by appointment.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail

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