Man, if only we had some TV writers around to explore the delicious irony here:
According to Nielsen’s figures, YouTube’s audience was up 18% in the two months after the strike started and Crackle doubled its audience from 1.2 million users to 2.4 million users
A BBC report quoted Nielsen analyst Alex Burmaster “that is greater growth than you would normally see in such a short period and the strike could be a possible factor.”
Writers go on strike because they want more revenue from online video. Management argues that online video isn’t viable. Strike itself makes online video viable, proving the writers’ point, but at the same time not requiring their talents. Awesome.