Monday, March 21, 2011

Competing programming strategies

TCM has been inviting its employees to select some of the prime time lineups this March, wiht each of 32 employees picking one film and sit down and present it with Robert Osborne. The Employees' Picks are showing up every Monday and Thursday in March in prime time, with four movies a night. Tonight sees two more movies that I've blogged about in the past.
Kings Row, which for some reason I put an apostrophe in, kicks off the night at 8:00 PM ET; and
at midnight you can see A Summer Place.

The Fox Movie Channel has actually been doing something interesting in prime time. For the past few weeeks on Monday nights, they've been picking and older movie instead of their usual more modern fare. Each film is presented twice back-to-back, presumably so that people out in the Pacific time zone can catch the second showing. This week's movie is another one I've recommended, Decision Before Dawn, at 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM. As with Fox Legacy, it's nice to see them do this.

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