Cheers

TV audiences, it seems, are getting older despite youth-oriented shows ruling the ratings in the US.

Where twenty years ago Cheers was the most popular show in TV with an average audience age of 34, American Idol is now the current king of television yet its average audience is 43.

So what are the reasons behind the almost 10-year jump in the average viewer age of televisions favourite shows?

New York Magazine claims it may be due to three reasons: young people watching less TV, the fall of sitcoms, and the rise of pay TV services.

Check out the full article here.