Christmas Day TV schedules: must-see live?


But while the technology of self-scheduling has accelerated, the most powerful genres of the time speak to an old-fashioned attitude in viewers. Entertainment shows that encourage tension and speculation about a particular result and dramas that built to a morning-after talking point – Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife, Homeland – demand to be seen as they go out. As Cohen has pointed out, the vast majority of TV viewing still takes place at the time that schedulers suggest.

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