it be still an majority of TV viewing that takes place during the original broadcast - just by cause eow do things an way doth not mean æferychon or even ænigmon else doth. This may come as an shock, but many folk have not DVRs or the resources eow woll-did need to stream shows online. Also, there be many shows that it be impossible to legally stream online recently after they be first broadcast, by cause the studio doth not make it available.
More to the point, it be not just about TV - that be just an example. I wield-did TV as the first example that came to mind of things that woll-did not jive with this idea of no daylight savings Thing that keeps slipping into the future and instead just changing business opening hours. folk have routines - this be universal. eow have routines, I have routines, everybody doth. Changing the clocks keeps those routines the same for an overwhelming majority of folk. Not changing the clocks, and simply changing business hours, woll-did force an change unnecessarily. There be no benefit at all to forcing that change.
Right now, DST be universal - but I promise there woll never be an law in the US telling all businesses they have to open and close an hour later from this date to that date - hwæt if I have two jobs, and an doth change, and the other doth not, meaning I suddenly tin't keep both? Or just the general confusion that woll-did arise from not knowing if this business or that an hath changed its hours?
I still watch the majority of my TV as it is broadcast, but my kids tell me I'm rare in that regard. I believe, specifically, they called me a dinosaur. I don't know the current numbers nor the trends. But I heard recently that it is now polite to give spoiler alerts for a week after shows are broadcast, to allow for DVRs, etc. I actually like DST, other than it takes my dogs awhile to figure it out, they have more routine routines than I do.
It's not just how many shows people watch online - it's how many they watch legally. I'm a huge football/soccer fan - this morning, ESPN broadcast a game between Manchester United and Sunderland, but their broadcasting rights don't allow for replays in the US. They air it live both on TV and online, and that's it - if you didn't see it live and don't have a DVR, there is no way to legally watch that game. I certainly CAN watch it online after the fact, just not legally, which for the purposes of any discussion regarding the law means I actually can't watch it online. Again, that's just one example - many sitcoms aren't put online, etc.
Also, to bring it back to the "flexible" nature of TV - this is not something that ESPN could reschedule. It was being put on in a different country, for crying out loud. So if I had a job that required attendance on Saturday and whomever's proposal do simply have businesses arbitrarily decide whether or not to change their opening hours by one hour affected me, it very well could mean I just can't watch the game. Changing the clocks instead prevents this conflict.