Tuesday, October 20, 2009
As part of a piece on the positive socializing impact of TV around the world--definitely a contrarian take--development economist Charles Kenny, writing in Foreign Policy magazine, mentions this nugget:
“Today, the world's most popular TV show is the medical drama ‘House,’ which according to media consulting firm Eurodata TV Worldwide was watched by 82 million people last year in 66 countries, edging ‘CSI’ and ‘Desperate Housewives.’"
"House" is a terrific show. But these data are a reminder that people are fascinated by medicine, all over the world. And for the reasons Kenny details, TV is probably increasing that fascination.
Posted by James P. Pinkerton at 11:50 AM