Television by the Numbers

In the next seven days, there are 8,473 television programmes available on my television set. Of those, there are 1,868 uniquely named programmes, starting alphabetically with with 100 Huntley Street and ending with Zoom.

After Paid Programming (445 airings), the most frequently broadcast programmes are Real TV (58 airings), WBZ 4 News (42 airings), Daily Planet (38), The Simpsons (37), Judge Judy (37), Martha Stewart Living (35), Blind Date (35), The Decorating Challenge (34) and M*A*S*H (34).

There are 20 programmes with “sex” in the description, 32 programmes with “love” in the description, and 64 programmes with “war” in the description.

The channel airing the most number of individual programmes this week is the children’s network Treehouse (468 programmes); our local Eastlink Cable 10 airs the fewest number of programmes (42) followed by MuchMoreMusic (146), CNN (152) and A&E (158).

The West Wing airs Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. on NBC.


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Ken on February 23, 2003 - 14:36 Permalink

The politician who regulates TV ads will win my vote. Put the ads in an eight minute block before the 22 minute show. I think the fight over our attention to products should subside during the program. Of course the TV industry is one of the most powerful lobby groups so this may never happen.
TV is becoming the ‘old mall’ no one goes to anymore, and is getting seedier and bare. Even though a few shows are good, most are flea market grade.
My favorite show is street cents. No ads.