Analog TV Is Dead. Is Broadcast TV Dying?

When the Beatles made their U.S. television debut on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, 73 million people tuned in. According to the Nielsen Co., the number of U.S. households today that rely solely on over-the-air TV broadcasts is about 15 million. Some say broadcast TV — even digital broadcast TV — is a dying medium.

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