The television audience is getting older every year. We all are. Older people generally watch much more television because they have more availability to view. Around half the viewers of the two main BBC television channels are aged over 60. Those over 65 make up 38% of the audience but less than 16% of the population. The median age of a BBC One viewer is now 59, up from 56 in 2010. Yet just over half the population is under 40 years old. These people tend to view television very differently to their parents but may become more like them than they like to think.