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922. Public Television Programming

[1974 and 1976 are calandar year data. Beginning 1978, surveys used October through September seasons. General programming is directed at the general community. Instructional programming is directed at students in the classroom or otherwise in the general context of formal education]

 
ITEM 1974 1976 1978 1980 1982 1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996
 
Number of television stations 238 253 272 281 291 303 305 322 341 349 349 352
Number of broadcasters 1 151 152 156 160 164 169 178 186 193 198 198 201
Average annual hours per broadcaster 3,872 4,542 4,894 5,128 5,421 5,542 5,650 6,135 6,392 6,303 6,500 6,758
 
BROADCAST HOURS, PERCENT DISTRIBUTION
Program content 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
  General 83 84 87 87 87 88 86 85 86 90 92 92
    News and public affairs 2 13 12 11 12 12 14 16 16 18 17 19 19
    Information and skills 16 20 24 23 25 26 30 32 32 29 27 29
    Cultural 18 21 22 22 23 20 21 18 19 18 16 17
    General children's and youth's 11 10 9 9 8 8 7 6 6 15 20 20
    Sesame Street 21 18 16 16 15 15 11 12 11 11 9 8
    Other 4 4 5 6 5 6 2 1 1 1 1 1
  Instructional 3 17 17 15 15 14 13 15 16 14 12 9 8
    Children and youth 15 15 14 14 13 12 (NA) (NA) (NA) 9 6 5
    Adult 2 1 1 1 1 1 (NA) (NA) (NA) 3 3 3
Producer 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
  Local 11 10 8 7 7 6 5 5 5 4 5 5
  Any public TV source 45 48 52 46 46 44 38 27 32 31 33 36
  U.S. Coproduction 4 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 10 10 6 6 6
  Children's TV workshop 22 19 17 17 16 16 5 29 16 15 14 12 9
  Independent producer 6 6 5 8 11 9 (5) 19 19 25 26 27
  Foreign producer, international coproduction 6 8 9 13 10 13 15 14 12 11 10 10
  Commercial producer 2 3 3 3 4 3 6 4 4 5 5 4
  Other 5 5 4 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 4
Distributor 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
  Local distribution only 11 10 7 7 6 6 5 6 6 5 4 5
  Public broadcasting service 62 69 72 70 67 65 64 62 59 63 63 63
  Regional public television network 10 6 5 8 11 13 14 18 24 23 23 25
  Other 17 15 16 16 16 16 17 14 11 9 9 8


NA Not available.
1 Beginning 1988, only broadcasters in the 50 U.S. States were surveyed. In prior years, the stations in the outlying areas were also included.
2 Beginning 1986, this category includes "Business or Consumer."
3 Beginning 1976, some general audience programs with instructional applications were double counted if aired during school hours when school was in session. "The Electric Company" was one such program.
4 Prior to 1986, "Consortium".
5 Independent producer included with Children's TV Workshop for 1986.

Source: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC, Programming Survey, biennial.

http://www.cpb.org/



https://allcountries.org/uscensus/922_public_television_programming.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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