ERIC Number: ED421958
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
Highlights of the Public Television Programming Survey: Fiscal Year 1996. CPB Research Notes, No. 106.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.
This report covers the results of the fiscal year 1996 (October 1, 1995 through September 30, 1996) CPB (Corporation for Public Broadcasting) Public Television Programming Survey. This biennial survey, conducted since 1974, categorizes and analyzes trends in public television programming. Program carriage information was provided by TV Data via PBS Research; a random sample of 14 broadcast days was selected from each station. The following findings are highlighted: stations add to airtime; information and skills and general children's programming dominate airtime; "Sesame Street" retains the most broadcast hours; public television stations are the largest producing group; PBS distributes about two-thirds of programming hours; WGBH and WNET present nearly one-third of PBS programs; pledge programming accounts for over one-tenth of airtime; and local programming continues to have a presence in schedules. Tables and graphs are included which show: subject matter percentages based on airtime; the top 10 programs based on broadcast hours; producer percentages based on airtime; pledge as a percentage of airtime by license type; local programming subject matter percentages based on airtime; licensee characteristics; and public television programming historical trends from 1974-1996. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.