Broadcast programming

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Broadcast programming is the practice of organizing and/or ordering (scheduling) of broadcast media shows, typically radio and television, in a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly or season-long schedule.wikipedia
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Broadcast automation

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Modern broadcasters use broadcast automation to regularly change the scheduling of their shows to build an audience for a new show, retain that audience, or compete with other broadcasters' shows.
Broadcast automation incorporates the use of broadcast programming technology to automate broadcasting operations.

Prime time

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Most broadcast television shows are presented weekly in prime time or daily in other dayparts, though exceptions are not rare.
The prime time or the peak time is the block of broadcast programming taking place during the middle of the evening for television programming.

Television show

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Most broadcast television shows are presented weekly in prime time or daily in other dayparts, though exceptions are not rare.
Television shows are most often scheduled well ahead of time and appear on electronic guides or other TV listings.

Non-linear media

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With the growth of digital platforms and services allowing non-linear, on-demand access to television content, this approach to broadcasting has since been referred to using the retronym linear (such as linear television and linear channels).
The model of traditional linear television programming is for a schedule of shows to be selected by the broadcaster and then viewed at a set time.

Electronic program guide

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This can, however, cause disruptions with recorders if they are not aware of the scheduling (typically, digital video recorders can be configured to automatically record for a set length of time before and after a schedule's given timeslot in program guide data to account for possible variances).
Electronic programming guides (EPGs) and interactive programming guides (IPGs) are menu-based systems that provide users of television, radio and other media applications with continuously updated menus that display scheduling information for current and upcoming broadcast programming (most commonly, TV listings).

Comedy Central

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Owing to both programs' news comedy formats, the Comedy Central program The Daily Show similarly featured toss segments to promote its spin-off and lead-out, The Colbert Report, in which host Jon Stewart would engage in a comedic conversation with the latter's host, Stephen Colbert, via split-screen near the end of the show.
From the late 1980s through the mid-1990s, much of the programming on Comedy Central and its predecessors consisted of comedy films, sitcom reruns, half-hour specials, and clip shows featuring comedians.

Television

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Broadcast programming is the practice of organizing and/or ordering (scheduling) of broadcast media shows, typically radio and television, in a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly or season-long schedule.
Satellite television is a system of supplying television programming using broadcast signals relayed from communication satellites.

Broadcasting

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Broadcast programming is the practice of organizing and/or ordering (scheduling) of broadcast media shows, typically radio and television, in a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly or season-long schedule.
The sequencing of content in a broadcast is called a schedule.

Daytime television

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Daytime television shows are most often geared toward a particular demographic, and what the target audience typically engages in at that time.
Daytime programming is typically scheduled to air between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., following the early morning daypart typically dedicated to morning shows, and preceding the evening dayparts that eventually lead into prime time.

Graveyard slot

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Some time slots, colloquially known as "graveyard slots" or "death slots", are prone to having smaller potential audiences (with one such example being Friday nights), or intense competition from high-rated series.
A graveyard slot (or death slot) is a time period in which a television audience is very small compared to other times of the day, and therefore broadcast programming is considered far less important.

Late night television

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Late night television is one of the dayparts in television broadcast programming.

Broadcast syndication

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Stripping is running a syndicated television series every day of the week.
It is common in the United States where broadcast programming is scheduled by television networks with local independent affiliates.

Rerun

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Shows that are syndicated in this way generally have to have run for several seasons (the rule of thumb is usually 100 episodes) in order to have enough episodes to run without significant repeats.
A rerun or repeat is a rebroadcast of an episode of a radio or television program.

Television special

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Themed schedules are a common practice around major holidays—such as Valentine's Day, Halloween, and Christmas—where channels may air specials, films, and episodes of their existing programs that relate to the holiday.
A television special (often TV special, or rarely "television spectacular") is a stand-alone television show which temporarily interrupts episodic programming normally scheduled for a given time slot.

Friday night death slot

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Some time slots, colloquially known as "graveyard slots" or "death slots", are prone to having smaller potential audiences (with one such example being Friday nights), or intense competition from high-rated series.
The term possibly began as a reflection of certain programs' dominance of Friday night in the 1980s and 1990s, which resulted in decreased ratings for those scheduled opposite their competitors.

Effects of time zones on North American broadcasting

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The scheduling of television programming in North America (namely the United States, Canada, and Mexico) must cope with different time zones.

Interstitial program

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In television programming, an interstitial program (or wraparound program or wraparound segment) refers to a short program that is often shown between movies or other events, e.g. cast interviews after movies on premium channels.

Radio Computing Services

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RCS, originally Radio Computing Services, is a provider of scheduling and broadcast software for radio, Internet and television stations.

Fall schedule

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The fall schedule is the broadcast programming television lineup for the five major American commercial broadcast networks.

Broadcast clock

Broadcast programming, especially radio, often follows an hourly pattern where certain segments such as news and commercials are repeated every hour at specific times.

TV listings

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Traditionally these have been simple broadcast programming lists of what appears in chronological order on the various channels available, having been designed for an age in which there were only a few channels, and where the only medium was paper.

Radio

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Broadcast programming is the practice of organizing and/or ordering (scheduling) of broadcast media shows, typically radio and television, in a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly or season-long schedule.

Audience

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They are used to deliver shows to audiences when they are most likely to want to watch them and deliver audiences to advertisers in the composition that makes their advertising most likely to be effective.

Retronym

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With the growth of digital platforms and services allowing non-linear, on-demand access to television content, this approach to broadcasting has since been referred to using the retronym linear (such as linear television and linear channels).

Sitcom

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Blocks are typically built around specific genres (i.e. a block focusing specifically on sitcoms), target audiences, or other factors.