appointment viewing

appointment viewing

n
(Broadcasting) the practice of setting time aside to watch particular television programmes
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3 seed in the playoffs -- as the Bears were -- and returns 21 of 22 starters on one of the youngest rosters in the NFL, meaningless exhibition games aren't exactly appointment viewing.
But what is certain is that Rihanna's first catwalk show or extravaganza or concert or whatever it turns out to be will be appointment viewing far beyond the often insular fashion world.
Meanwhile, the Filipino star was just hitting his prime, in which every fight was appointment viewing. Singing the national anthem before his matches meant-and felt-something.
- the similarly improvised show fronted by Clive Anderson - was appointment viewing for teenagers allowed to stay up late for the edgier stuff on Channel 4, leading to a period where Slattery became truly prolific, appearing in West End shows, fronting game shows and even earning a cameo in the not especially popular Carry On Columbus movie.
It's maybe the only real appointment viewing across all of entertainment right now.
Traditionally accustomed to broadcaster-scheduled "appointment viewing", consumers today demand "prime time on my time." Moreover, the fixed location viewing in the family room, or perhaps on a PC, is replaced by growing expectations of a proliferation of mobile devices capable of receiving streamed IP video, encouraged by more efficient encoding algorithms and streaming protocols.
News consumption is no longer limited to appointment viewing or our daily commute.
This is going to become more relevant because today's gen- eration is moving away from appointment viewing, has a short attention span, and greater restlessness with brand messaging.
In television, appointment viewing is going by the wayside as schedules will be driven less and less by episodic programming.
There's a phrase in television called appointment viewing, where you want to watch it.
We've shifted from appointment viewing to watching at our own convenience.