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mom asked in Entertainment & MusicTelevisionDrama · 2 months ago

Why are all the television shows reruns still?


I sure hope they do start new shows soon

Update 2:

as soon as they start new shows, the repeats will start again, yuck

Update 3:

I agree with you Thelonious, the shows today are not family friendly like they use to be

Update 4:

I rather watch repeats then the impeachment trail

7 Answers

  • Kathy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    It could be because of the impeachment trial is always interrupting the shows, so the networks do not want to show new episodes.

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  • 2 months ago

    Feb Ratings Sweeps


    "Sweeps" redirects here. For other uses, see Sweeps (disambiguation). 

    The American television measurement by Nielsen is based on three different methodological approaches. In the 25 TV markets with the highest sales (e. g. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver) the Local People Meter (LPM) is measured. Individuals register individually, the measurement is carried out on 365 days over 24 hours.[21] The SET Meter (Diary & Electronic) is used in 31 smaller markets (such as Nashville, Salt Lake City). In four sweeps in the months of February, May, July and November, target group data are collected with the diary and validated with the data of the devices (TV set on/off) in the participating households.[21] In the 154 TV markets with the lowest sales (e. g. Harrisburg, PA or Honolulu) the use of TV is only recorded by means of a diary survey.  

    Each year, Nielsen processes approximately two million paper diaries from households across the country,[22] for the months of November, February, May and July—also known as the "sweeps" rating periods.[23] The term "sweeps" dates from 1954, when Nielsen collected diaries from households in the Eastern United States first; from there they would "sweep" west.[24][25] Seven-day diaries (or eight-day diaries in homes with DVRs) are mailed to homes to keep a tally of what is watched on each television set and by whom. Over the course of a sweeps period, diaries are mailed to a new panel of homes each week. At the end of the month, all of the viewing data from the individual weeks is aggregated. One exception to the normal sweeps periods occurred in 2008–09, when the February sweeps period was moved to March in order to accommodate the digital television transition, which was already scheduled to take place on February 17, 2009. When the transition date was moved to June 12, the March sweeps period was retained as usual.  

    This local viewing information provides a basis for program scheduling and advertising decisions for local television stations, cable systems, and advertisers. Typically, the November, February and May sweeps are considered more important; nevertheless, the July sweeps can have local impact in regard to personnel.[23]  

    In some of the mid-size markets, diaries provide viewer information for up to two additional "sweeps" months (October and January).  

    Nielsen sweeps periods  



    October 31 – November 27, 2019  

    January 30 – February 26, 2020  

    April 23 – May 20, 2020  

    June 25 – July 22, 2020 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Because there hasn't been any new releases

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  • Snid
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Other stuff going on.  Super Bowl.  Grammys.  Other awards show.  They should all be back in February for the sweeps.

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  • 2 months ago

    UK - Cheap TV!!

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  • 2 months ago

    Well, TBH, most television shows today are not particularly "family-friendly" like older shows are.

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  • 2 months ago

    All the new TV shows this year will start up soon

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    • Mark
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      Yes; they now call it (I guess "alternative facts" have spread to TV) a "second season".

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