Explosion in television options: too much choice for viewers?

February 4, 2015 3:34 PM

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Explosion in television options: too much choice for viewers?

This image released by Fox shows Taraji P. Henson, as Cookie, in a scene from "Empire," an original scripted series airing on the Fox network. There were 26 original scripted series on cable in prime time and late night in 1999, and 199 last year _ an increase of 665 percent. An additional 25 series were offered in 2014 on Netflix, Amazon or Hulu, services that didn't exist as original programmers 15 years ago. (AP Photo/Fox, Chuck Hodes) (The Associated Press)

NEW YORK – Beth Hoppe loves television dramas. Yet even with a digital video recorder and on-demand services that enable her to watch on her own schedule, there's not enough time to see everything on her list.

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