For many viewers, "The Hills" was one of the series that made "appointment television
" a thing.
Think of it as appointment television
, but with a new technological twist.
US President Donald Trump might not consider the 2018 NFL season opener Thursday appointment television
, especially after core sponsor and uniform provider Nike announced an agreement with out-of-work quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
And then there was Rhimes, who made her mark during what would turn out to be the last years of appointment television
David Copperfield's magic specials were appointment television
viewing when I was growing up.
As everything else in entertainment has been disrupted a and disinter mediated, broadcast and cable networks have paid dearly to keep sports as appointment television
. But changing viewer habits and new business opportunities are upending those assumptions, creating a new mobile-first paradigm for sports that could change the entire entertainment galaxy.
In a matchup between the NFL's only teams that score more than 30 points per game, this is appointment television
Instead, airtime has become oversaturated with NFL games and what was once appointment television
has now lost the cachet that made each game an event.
"The landscape has changed, particularly with so much original content on the table," said Littlefield, who earned an Emmy last year for FX's "Fargo." Calling the new shows smart and complex, he added: "They're really appointment television
. And by and large, they're all going out to the same coveted 18-49 demographic."
"There is no mores appointment television
anymore, "he sail.
broadcast as "appointment television
." Though the station had a 9 share at 8:30 p.m., its 9 p.m.