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Ten Amazing Facts
You Didn't Know About Television
|By the time the
normal American teen has become eighteen years of age they would
have spent about 25000 hours watching televison. This means they
would have actually spent more time watching televison than
learning in the class.
The 1st TV add in history lasted twenty seconds and was for a timepiece made
by a corporation called Bulova. This company also mass produced
the first watch that went into space. The commercial was aired
in July 1941 and went out during a game being played by the
Brooklyn Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies.
The well known spinning globe that is utilized by the NBC evening news
program spent many years spinning in the incorrect direction. In
1984 this was eventually found and on January 2nd this was
rectified and now the globe is spinning as it should be.
Way back in 1950 only 10 percent of US households had a television in their
possession. By 1960 this had changed to a staggering 90 percent
whilst in todays world it is 99 percent with fifty four percent
of American children having one in their bedroom. Now more of us
own televisions than we do a phone.
The highest known annual earnings for a TV actor were given to U.S sit com
actor Jerry Seinfeld.He was given an unbelievable $1000000 for
each episode. The program lasted eight years and although this
fee came into play in about 1997 this still makes Jerry the
highest paid TV star so far.
The highest ever fee paid to show a television advert was $2,000,000 per 30
seconds of time. This was paid by advertisers to show their adds
during the very last U.S screening of the well loved comedy
series friends. The show was aired by American TV company NBC on
May 6 2004 and lasted for a whole hour.
The worlds largest television set was unveiled in the Japanese city of
Tsukuba and measured 24.3m by 45.7m [ 80ft by 150ft ]. It was
utilized in the 1985 Japanese International Exposition and
displayed a series of specially created videos containing
various artistic and cultural productions.
The largest number of ads featuring a corporations president were made for
Wendy's Hamburger restaurants in the United States and starred
Dave Thomas the companies owner. In all he has starred in 652
commercials with the shortest being five seconds and the longest
being sixty seconds. These commercials have won thirty six
important advertising awards and have made Dave as famous as his
Whilst viewing an episode of the well known Japanese kids show Pokemon over
seven hundred Japanese children were rushed to hospital with
severe convulsions and trauma. This was caused by a ten second
scene in which the cartoons star Pikachu flashed his big red
eyes to the sound of a big booming explosion.
Some early experimental Television transmissions started way back in 1928 by
station W2XBS and featured a test model of the well loved Felix
the cat. Although these transmissions were only showing a model
Felix the cat he will always be able to maintain his place in
the Televison hall of fame as the first ever genuine TV
In the USA the largest section of the TV audience consists of of pre-school
children.On average their weekly viewing turns out to be around
30.4 hours which means by the age of 17 they would have amassed
about 15000 hours of television watching. Astonishingly this
adds up to a staggering two years of solid viewing.
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