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: kiwicook
Posted on: 23rd Jan 2013

kiwicook says: Christamas is a time when the networks seem to run repeats of programs that have screened earlier in the year. This is particularly true of game shows. Also news content tends to fall off ith more emphasis on human interest stories. This is the time when I watch more of my dvd's than tv because I can control the time better that I spend watching the box. Also having a hard drive recording device is a great way to avoid all the advertising.
At the moment the Australian Open tennis is on the box and the major sponsors are taking all the air time to show us their ads. Since when has it become necessary to reprise a shorter version of an ad after the full length one has played during the earlier part of the ad break. I say long live the good book and the quiet time that comes with it. If I get really inspired there is always the CD collection. I find opera really helps with the vacuuming.

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