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: 2nd May 2020 / 615 replies / Post by Rainbow



Posted by: MariaG
Posted on: 22nd Jan 2013

MariaG says: Wish I could afford pay TV just so that I can get away from all the REPEATS, REPEATS, REPEATS!!!!! But, I can't afford pay TV, so my lot in life during non rating periods is set in stone. The only saving grace is buying dinner at a local RSL, then watching the A-League game on the big screen.
Not only are we subjected to masses of rehashed blah, blah stuff, we are also watching shows that are repeats of repeats, or repeats.
But wait, the rating season begins, the new shows are starting to emerge, and yes, we are being asked to watch Encores the next day on the sister channel. So, there are now re-runs withing 24hrs of the new shows.
But wait, there's more. I challenge all free to air channels to program their shows so they start and finish as advertised. On the rare occasions I want to record a program, in most cases I either miss the beginning or the end.
I guess it comes down to "you get what you pay for".

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