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: chips48
Posted on: 23rd Jan 2013

chips48 says: The TV programming over Xmas and January has been absolutely awful. The TV Channels seem to think that everyone goes away on holidays somewhere or partying every day and night, and so they don't want to watch TV. Either that, or they only want to watch the cricket and the tennis. Don't get me wrong - I like both cricket and the tennis - but not everyone does. In actual fact, though, most people are still at home, doing the things they always do, and still wanting to watch TV as usual. So, what do they give us? Nothing but repeat after repeat of our favourite shows, or movies we have seen every Christmas (or Easter, etc) for the last 5-10 years. I wish everyone would write to every TV station, telling them how they feel about the way they are being treated, and asking them to gives us the respect we deserve as loyal viewers. The real answer to the problem would be if the ratings were done 24/7/365, then they might be willing to show us some decent TV programs over the holiday season. Also, it would be nice if we could see some movies which reflect the true meaning of Christmas instead of the ridiculous, so-called comedies and Santa Claus movies that are repeated every year ad nauseum.

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