Years ago, Walter Cronkite was the anchor of CBS News. At the time that was the leading national TV news show. Cronkite was a great newsman.
One night he wanted to show that he couldn't cover the news in depth in half an hour. He held up a mock-up of the New York Times. The real news had been replaced by a complete transcript of the previous evening's CBS News show.
All of the words in a TV news show fit easily on the front page alone. There was a lot of empty white space. The New York Times has more news on its front page alone than n whole TV news program. And a typical full-sized big-city newspaper has around fifty pages.
People don't read the whole paper. But they are picking and choosing for themselves from a source of information that is literally fifty times as rich as a television show. And you choose for yourself, while a television show is linear and shows you only the things the producers have chosen for you.