Tv over christmas and january

Did you know that over Xmas and in January, the TV networks take little interest in how many people watch their shows? So you might have noticed that the type of programs that are on change from the usual ones during this time, until the ratings war starts again in February. During this holiday time programming, what did you think of the quality of TV content? Did you even care what was showing as you were on holiday? Or did you use this time to relax in front of the 'box' and flick between channels? Perhaps it was convenient for you to keep your kids entertained? Maybe you have Pay TV and didn't even watch the 'mainstream' channels? Did you find it 'Christmassy' enough or do you think the networks just don't bother with that these days? Was there one channel you felt outdid the others with its programing?

Last reply: 17th Oct 2019 / 594 replies / Post by Rainbow



Posted by: puppybear
Posted on: 23rd Jan 2013

puppybear says: This year the TV had me and it was fun. I am recovering from double total knee replacement surgery and I had fun switching between channels on Foxtel. It was good, because if I fell asleep watching Jerry Springer re-runs I could go the the +2 channel and pick up from where I last saw it. But after a few weeks it gets boring. There isn't much one can do after this type of surgery, for a couple of weeks anyway. The cricket (T20, one-day and five day matches) kept me sane until I was able to get about more. But yes, television stations and producers put on crap over the Christmas-New Year period.
I have just seen an episode from Dr Phil, where Jay's wife told everyone she was pregnant. Great, I thought. Dr Phil and Robin will now become one of us - GRANDPARENTS. That was until I found out the program was over three years old. Yet we are seeing ads where programs, shown in the US on Monday can now be seen 33 HOURS later in Australia. Why can't this happen all the time?
Now that I more mobile, I realise my garden needs me, my hobbies look forlorn and the days are too good to be infront of the tv.

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