Will Viewers Tune in for Recession Shows?

Jun 1, 2009  •  Post A Comment

With several television shows featuring recession themes slated to hit networks’ schedules, the question is whether viewers will want to watch shows with stressful themes, Broadcasting & Cable reports.


"Viewers want to be entertained and escape their economic situation. To be reminded of that may not be something that a lot of them want to see," Horizon Media researcher Brad Adgate tells the trade paper.


The shows include ABC’s "Hank," starring Kelsey Grammer as an executive who’s laid off, the publication says.


—Aimee Picchi