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: Riz
Posted on: 23rd Jan 2013

Riz says: To be fair, it's not as if most tv shows during the rest of the year in Australia is worth watching either. The majority of prime-time for almost all channels are filled with brainless comedy series bought from the States or cheap reality shows or contests year-round. Right now I watch less than 3 hours of tv a week, mostly for the news.

For me, it's somewhat of the opposite. During Christmas and holiday period the usual half-baked tv series take a break for news, documentaries and the occasional historical recount. While old and certainly reruns, they are at least worth the time invested in watching, as opposed to the usual stuff.

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