Which term best describes the financial arrangement that most TV producers and movie studios enter into to make prime-time TV shows? Deficit financing
The best way to erase the losses of deficit financing for a TV show is syndication (giving exclusive rights to air -> re-runs are essential, firt-runs, evergreens)
Programs that are in off-network syndication are re-runs that are no longer on primetime (essential for making up deficit financing)
Let's say there are about 100 million TV households in the United States. On a given Wednesday night, about 50 million of those households have their TV set turned on to a program. Of that 50 million, 25 million are watching American Idol on Fox. What is American Idol's share (not rating) estimate? 50%?
Which of the following statements about the three traditional major broadcast networks (NBC, CBS, ABC) is true?