On the latest edition of KCRW's The Spin-Off, Joe and I chat with Diane Gordon about TCA and what to expect in 2016 inside the TV biz:
At this winter's TCA gathering , there's been talk on perennial topics like diversity and women in front of and behind the camera. But there's also been a focus on how people watch television and how those methods are rapidly evolving.
One surprising moment came during NBC's presentation when they revealed numbers from some of Netflix's biggest shows.
The stats showed that millions of people are watching these shows, but some were confused when NBC focused on the 18-49 demo, when Netflix doesn't even deal with demos because they have no ads.
We also talk about what can be learned from the Netflix sensation Making a Murderer. The docu-series shows that content doesn't have to be overproduced and that people actually are patient enough to watch a long, thought-provoking story if it's well told.