Posted by: parraguy
Posted on: 23rd Jan 2013
The Free-to-air TV stations are still run by the same people that were running them 20 years ago, and think that "non-ratings" periods are an excuse for not showing quality content. Given that summer TV usually consists of cricket (ch9) tennis (Ch7) and until recently golf (Ch10) there was no need for them to programme anything else. The excuses that we don't watch TV during summer because we all outside until 9pm doesn't hold true anymore either - all our kids under 5 are in bed by 7.30! The only time they programme anything different is when they are scared of everyone downloading, but they missed that boat 5 years ago! Stop chopping and changing programs, start broadcasting US & UK television in real time, or at least, regularly (doesn't stop the ABC from getting 1 million viewers a night) and make content available on line to catch up on.
I did miss National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation though - not sure if it was on this year, but it was missed in our household.