US TV Shows Change Schedule

Here’s an interesting piece from Variety that talks about how audiences leave shows mid-season when they take a hiatus, the pressures that involves and how the networks and studios are looking to change that.

In recent seasons, though, auds have been wandering off, sometimes never to return, when a show goes into repeats during its season run. That, along with record low Nielsens for repeats, has the nets embracing the idea of running an entire 22-episode season straight through, with no breaks.

TV shows take extra time for creative process — Variety

One Comment

  1. Daniel D Boxcutter says:

    “Out of 35 episodes that have been nominated for “24,” more than half — 18 — are from the first half of the season…”

    Heh. Not exactly the most compelling statistic.

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