The Silent Audience
One of the difficulties with children’s television is that the people who are most affected by it, both positively and negatively, are too young to know, too young to look beyond what they see on that box.
Too young to get involved.
If you suddenly got nothing but reruns of Manimal, Streethawk and Automan* instead of new shows, you’d notice. You’d talk about it. Write posts on message boards. Tweet about it. Not Like it on Facebook.
Would children talk about it if their blocks were similarly affected?
Our audience is largely silent.
*Okay, yes, that would actually be awesome. Still, we need good new content.