commanding a narrower slice of the nation's attention span

Mass media, air-conditioning, and the move to the suburbs created a new political universe. People spent less time in public places; more time isolated in cars, cubicles, and tract homes. Hollywood provided a new set of celebrities, better looking and more uninhibited than the ones in Washington. Politics began commanding a narrower slice of the nation's attention span.--from<Gaming the Vote:Why Elections Aren’t Fair> By William Poundstone
Does the underlined sentence means 'less people pay attention to politics'? many thanks.
 
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    Not fewer people... the same number of people who were paying less attention (a narrower slice of the collective attention span) to politics.
     
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