But perhaps the most important consequence of the DVR invasion has been allowing for the discovery of new, smaller shows. If not for the time shift, certain shows would be lost in the night to night competition (just look at Sunday night alone!). The DVR allows audiences to watch their old favorites and still set time aside for new stuff they want to try.
I can’t tell you how many shows I wouldn’t watch if not for the DVR. I am sure it would severely limit the number of shows we watch, and definitely the number of new shows we tried.