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 Time Slot?

Introduction A show’s time slot or place in the schedule could be crucial to its success or failure (see tentpoling). Time slot is a scheduling strategy. What is the Purpose of a Time Slot? A time slot can affect a programme’s overall audience; generally, earlier prime time slots have a stronger appeal towards younger audiences… Read More

What is Broadcast Programming?

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