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: col001
Posted on: 23rd Jan 2013

col001 says: I have pay TV so didn't really notice what was happening. Free to air TV was no different to past years so the programming was nothing new. Appears to me that people delt with it by either pay TV or DVD's, as I assume they do every year.

Actually I have a problem with free to air content all year round. We have too many reality shows, cheap to produce and in my view cheap and nasty. And apart from rating time, which are few and far between, we ordinarily are dished up crap anyway. The networks call it affordability. Network income is based on advertising exposure. I believe that because Australia has a low population base, exposure is limited compared to countries like the US and UK.

Back to the discussion, I did watch free to air over the break, particularly good chrissy clasicis, whether repeats or not, and of course the carols. But mostly pay TV. No free to air channel struck me as better then the other and nothing is going to change next year.

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