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: eddie
Posted on: 23rd Jan 2013

eddie says: We (retired couple) hardly watch any TV. If we do watch, it is usually the ABC. We have tried to watch programs to find something that we enjoy, but there is so little at any time of the year, let alone Christmas. If we do find something we tend to record it via computer so that we can fast forward through ads. We would rather watch quality reruns than new rubbish - so sometimes the Christmas period is good for that. My husband watches a lot of sport, so that can be good over Christmas. We tried Pay TV but still couldn't find enough decent stuff to watch so we stopped it. We appreciate quality stories told well, acted well, written well - very difficult to find. So much of what passes for entertainment is aimed at a younger demographic, and you would have to say, less discriminatory.

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