NASA Curiosity landing gains massive audience online
Ustream reports more online viewers during prime-time than most mainstream TV broadcasters.
Ustream offers coverage found nowhere else
Times are changing, the online broadcaster Ustream – a service that enables almost anyone to broadcast live video streams – is reporting that it gained more viewers for the NASA Curiosity landing than almost any mainstream TV broadcaster in the USA.
The figures are impressive with a total of 3.2 million users logging on and a peak figure of 500,000. Contrast those with 426,000 for CNN, 365,000 for MSNBC with only Fox beating it with 803,000 viewers during Sunday prime-time.
There are often complaints that mainstream broadcasters don’t offer the breadth of programming that many people would like to see, especially for science, art and educational nature. So this is a clear sign that internet services are helping fill the gap.