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McDonald, Daniel G.; Schechter, Russell – 1986
A study suggested that audience feedback plays a central role in determining the types of television programs shown on the air and that two major ways series are adopted are through imitation of popular series and through a gradual, evolutionary process. Through an analysis of the prevalence of programs in six genres, these hypotheses were…
Descriptors: Audiences, Broadcast Industry, Feedback, Networks
Cohen, Edward E. – 1988
The National Association of Broadcasters conducted a mail survey of local commercial television stations to determine the levels of commercials and non-program material run in programs produced for children under the age of 12. A random selected composite week from the 1986-87 television season was used and 267 stations from a random sample…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Childrens Television, Commercial Television, Programing (Broadcast)
Dimling, John A., Jr.; And Others – 1968
Several alternatives to the present television industry structure are considered in this study. They are: continuation of present policies, satellite-to-home broadcasting, and cable distribution of television. Trends noted are: the growth of commercial UHF (Ultra High Frequency) stations, the introduction of all-channel sets, population growth,…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Broadcast Television, Cable Television, Commercial Television
Katzman, Natan – 1973
Seventh in a series of annual surveys, this interim report describes analyses of the programing schedules of public television broadcasters during one week in April, 1972. Results are reported for four different types of programing: instructional programing, Children's Television Workshop productions, news and public affairs programing, and…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Broadcast Industry, Children, Educational Television
Rockman, Saul; Hudson, Robert B. – 1971
In this sixth survey of educational television in the United States, 187 UHF-VHF educational television (ETV) stations, 27 ITFS (Instructional Television Fixed Service) systems, and 35 CCTV (closed circuit television) systems reported on their operating policies and on their programming during the week of March 9-15, 1970. The amount and kind of…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Broadcast Industry, Closed Circuit Television, Comparative Analysis
National Cable Television Association, Inc., Washington, DC. – 1972
The 1972 Cable Television Marketing Workshop reviewed in depth a wide variety of marketing and public relations techniques as they pertain to cable television. The workshop was attended by representatives of commercial television systems throughout the United States; it was intended to disseminate the sales and marketing experience of those…
Descriptors: Advertising, Broadcast Industry, Cable Television, Commercial Television
Needham, Harper, and Steers, Inc., New York, NY. – 1973
Trends from the past decade and predictions through 1980 on total television penetration (percent of American households with television), number of sets per household, color television penetration, and cable television penetration lead to a number of tentative predictions. First, advertisers must expect that network station audiences and average…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Cable Television, Commercial Television, Futures (of Society)
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Fontes, Brian F.; And Others – Central States Speech Journal, 1977
Discusses a survey on Family Viewing Time designed to determine audience reactions to program content including violent and sexual content, audience perceptions of the suitability of program offerings for family viewing, and audience viewing habits with respect to Family Viewing Time. (MH)
Descriptors: Audiences, Broadcast Industry, Family Programs, Mass Media
Katzman, Solomon; Katzman, Natan – 1979
Part of a series of statistical reports on public broadcasting, this publication is based on data provided by public television stations to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in a survey of public television programming by category. This is the third report in a new series of analyses which are based on the sample of an entire year. A summary…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Broadcast Industry, Content Analysis, Educational Television
Katzman, Nathan; Wirt, Kenneth – 1977
This report, part of a series of statistical surveys of public broadcasting based on data provided by licensees of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, provides details of public-television program content for the 1976 calendar year. Chapters include discussion of definitions and categories of program content, the public television system in…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Content Analysis, Educational Television, Programing (Broadcast)
Gerbner, George; And Others – 1977
Trends in violence in television drama were measured from 1967 to 1976. In 1976, 89.1 percent of programming contained violent episodes, as opposed to 78.4 percent in 1975. The increase in violence was not due to changes in context of dramatic programming. The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) contained the most violence overall in children's…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Measurement, National Surveys, Program Evaluation
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC. – 1976
This handbook endeavors to provide information and advice to noncommercial broadcasting stations on how to perform ascertainment studies in conformance with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations. Additional suggestions are made to enable stations to obtain in-depth information about community needs, wants, and interests. The…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Community Involvement, Data Collection, Educational Radio
Hood, Stuart – 1967
Based on the author's experiences in executive positions in both the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Independent Television (ITV), this survey offers his personal views on the purpose, achievement and shortcomings of the television industry. The history of the BBC and its commercial counterpart, ITV, is chronicled. After examining the…
Descriptors: Audiences, Audiovisual Communications, Broadcast Industry, Censorship
Johnson, Nicholas – Federal Communications Commission Reports, 1973
This report represents the final attempt by outgoing Commissioner Nicholas Johnson to draw attention to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) automatic renewal of licensees guilty of substandard performance. The report analyzes the performance of network affiliates in the top 50 television markets with respect to programing, female and…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Certification, Citizen Participation, Commercial Television
Brandeis Univ., Waltham, MA. Morse Communication Research Center. – 1961
A survey to determine what kinds of programs the nation's educational television stations offer focused on the 56, noncommercial, individually programed educational stations in operation during one week in 1961. Following a description of the methodology of the survey, this report defines terms and categories of analysis and then presents results…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Broadcast Industry, Children, College Students
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