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The 11th Frame: Changing ways people consume ‘TV’ reflected in PBA Tour ratings, other media numbers that shatter common assumptions

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Friday, February 2, 2018 9:00 am

In the signature moment of the 2016 World Series of Bowling, E.J. Tackett and his dad share an emotional embrace after Tackett won the PBA World Championship. Photo by Susie Fever.
The way Americans consume “TV” is changing so much a writer feels the need to put quotes around the word TV. Millions of “cord-cutters” have abandoned traditional pay TV for cheaper Internet-based services. Some watch on their computers and/or smartphones. Webcasting continues to grow. And lots of content ultimately ends up on YouTube where it can be consumed for free. Not surprisingly, these trends are impacting the PBA Tour, sometimes in surprising ways that shatter...

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