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: maddog7
Posted on: 23rd Jan 2013

maddog7 says: I was appalled at the number of reruns of old programmes. TVONE was by far the worst. I do not like to watch 60 min Makeover everyday .Surely in this day and age it is important for the viewers to at least get a 10 min News Broadcast.

We do not need reruns of programmes any more. Get real TV programmers we have recorders and freeview these days and with the ability to catch up with programmes on the internet there is no excuse.

However far worse was the fact that many of the programmes were not even reported as being repeats.Often I set my record timer to find I had already seen the programmes.

As a disabled person I had little option but to watch what was being shown.Prime was the best channel for me with TV3 close behind but not one of them had a news broadcast..I would have expected Prime to couple up with Sky News during this period..

I really felt for families with young children as the same films are shown every year at this time. Surely the first tv channel to put on a childrens holiday programme would get the most viewers...let this be a challenge as not everyone has Sky

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