By Amanda Lotz

Daytime cleaning soap operas. night information. Late-night speak indicates. tv has lengthy been outlined by means of its day-by-day agenda, and the viewing behavior that strengthen round it. applied sciences like DVRs, iPods, and on-line video have freed audiences from inflexible time constraints—we now not need to stay up for a application to be "on" to observe it—but scheduling nonetheless performs an important function within the construction of television.

Prime-time sequence programming among 8:00 and 11:00 p.m. has ruled most crucial dialogue approximately tv for the reason that its beginnings, yet Beyond best Time brings jointly best tv students to discover how shifts in television’s business practices and new media convergence have affected the opposite eighty% of the viewing day. The members discover a large diversity of non-prime-time varieties together with speak indicates, cleaning soap operas, information, syndication, and children’s courses, non-series varieties reminiscent of activities and made-for-television video clips, in addition to entities comparable to neighborhood associate stations and public television. 

Importantly, all of those kinds depend on norms of construction, financing, and viewer behavior that distinguish them from the practices universal between prime-time sequence and infrequently from one another. all the chapters examines how the creation practices and textual techniques of a specific programming shape have shifted based on sweeping adjustments, jointly telling the tale of a medium in transition in the beginning of the twenty-first century.  

Contributors: Sarah Banet-Weiser, Victoria E. Johnson, Jeffrey P. Jones, Derek Kompare, Elana Levine, Amanda D. Lotz, Jonathan Nichols-Pethick, Laurie Ouellette, Erin Copple Smith



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