What is Friday Night Death Slot?

Introduction The Friday night death slot, or Friday evening death slot, is a perceived graveyard slot in American television. For information on the graveyard slot look here. Dump months, the equivalent to the Friday night death slot on the American film schedule. What Time Slot Does It Refer To? It implies that a television programme… Read More

What is a Graveyard Slot?

Introduction 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. Graveyard slots are usually in the early morning hours of each day, when most people are asleep. What Happens during… Read More

What is a Television Cancellation?

Introduction In television, cancellation refers to the termination of a programme by a network, typically because of low viewership, financial losses, low ratings, or unfavourable critical reviews. Other potential reasons for cancelling television programmes include controversies involving the programme’s cast, conflicts among the show’s staff members or to make room for new programming. Cancellation vs… Read More