Category: The TV Industry

These articles cover topics relating to the TV industry that may be unfamiliar to the casual viewer, ranging from the programming trends to fall preview specials to unsold pilots shown on TV.

Broadcast Twice a Week (or More)

During the mid-1960s the networks experimented with airing serialized TV shows like Peyton Place twice a week (or more) but the fad quickly died out.

Nielsen Black Weeks

Until 1973, several times a year there were no TV ratings. These Nielsen Black Weeks were an opportunity for the networks to air prestige programs.