Monday, August 04, 2008


Lori, Tracy

1. Genres

ABC- Reality and Drama
CBS- News, Reality and Drama
CW- Drama, Sitcom and Comedy
FOX- Sitcom, Reality and Local Programming
NBC- News and Action

2. Two examples of block programing:

On FOX ,Till Death airs from 7-8:00pm, and The Simpsons airs from 8-9:00pm. Both of these shows are sitcoms and are shown back to back.
On CW Everybody Hates Chris is shown at 8:00pm and at Aliens in America comes on right after at 8:30pm. Both of these shows are sitcoms.

Two examples of counter programing:

On NBC, Football and Desperate Houswives are considered counter programming because they attract different audiences. Desperate Houswives is a drama while Football is considered action.

On ABC, America's Funniest Home Videos which is a reality show is shown at the same time that NBC shows Dateline NBC which is news.

3. ABC, CBS and FOX all seem to have reality shows. Being that it is Sunday, I feel that they are trying to target families to watch these shows. All these reality shows are different and funny to watch. Also, I noticed that CBS and NBC both have news on at the same time. I believe they are targeting an older audience.

4. Desperate Housewives on ABC was rated #6. NBC Sunday Night Football was rated #11. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition was rated #20. Both Desperate Housewives and NBC Sunday Night Football are both shown at the same time. One show is a drama while the other is pure action. I believe that ABC is trying to appeal to women to watch Desperate Housewives, because NBC is aware that most men will be watching football.


Lori said...

I would have to say my least favorite night of television is Saturday night. I always try to find a good movie to watch at night. What I end up doing is recording a movie on my DVR from earlier in the day or a previous movie form Lifetime. At least I know I have a movie to watch on Saturday night. I wish there was choice of movies to watch on that night.

blsanchez1962 said...

I have to say, while I don't actually have a least favorite night, that I would say Sunday night is a favorite because ususally it's the night when new episodes come out or a new movie will advertise to show on that night that I can think of. I don't really watch too much tv, I have it on as background noise, or someone else will be watching it and I'll glance at it. So having to choose a favorite I'll go with Sunday.