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: radusa
Posted on: 22nd Jan 2013

radusa says: We do not watch a lot of TV which is partly due to the quality of programming. What little we do watch, mostly we record and watch later (zapping past the ads). I feel that the media moguls are not sensitive to viewers needs with ad hoc changes to programming and arbitrarily setting up the "holiday" break - treating viewers' needs as unimportant to artificially create demand by advertisers during artificially created and defined "peak" times. In time, this with backfire on the TV stations as disenchanted viewers move more to the internet rather than TV for entertainment. The TV stations will look back with regret that so many viewers are off side - that's my prediction and because I get upset with TV managers, it's also my hope!

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