Are The Daily Show and The Colbert Report heading back to Hulu? Maybe, according to the New York Times. (Hulu and Comedy Central both declined to comment.) So, good news, I guess?
Viacom pulled the shows from Hulu last March, but they’ve remained free and online on Comedy Central’s site. Weirdly, even though I watched the shows all the time on Hulu, I actually almost never watched them elsewhere. As more and more shows go online in various forms — on network sites, say — Hulu’s real strength isn’t that it has whatever specific show you’re looking for. It’s that Hulu is probably the first place you’d look, and once you watched one episode, you might stick around and watch more. Hulu enables a kind of post-cable channel surfing; seeking out TDS on its own is a different thing entirely.
Where do you do most of your online watching, PopWatchers: On Hulu? Individual network and show sites? Or someplace else altogether?