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I'm not an expert on the topic, but regarding the two former (and one recent) German countries I can refer you to two famous TV shows, the West-German Tatort (Crime Scene) and the East-German Polizeiruf 110 (Police call 110), which are comparable quite well. The answer is mostly based on both Wikipedia sites, since I don't have too much experience with them ...


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What you are referring to is commonly known as TV ratings. So how do television companies judge how many people have viewed their shows? They usually rely on two main techniques, applied to a representative minority of viewers who get payed in helping collect the TV ratings: Viewer diaries - The viewer writes down what he watches when. This ...


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I have personally received Nielsen Ratings, even as late as a few years ago. Their web site says: Electronic and proprietary metering technology is at the heart of Nielsen audience measurement. In addition to capturing what channels viewers are watching on each television set in the home, our meters can identify who is watching and when, including ...


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I hate to send you to a website, but there is a master list of crossover appearances maintained at Poobala. The site is physically elderly, to the extent that it uses frames, and it last had a major update in January 2012, but it is quite comprehensive. There are so many crossovers listed that it would be futility to copy them all over here. The ...


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Wikipedia has some information about this. For instance, Detective John Munch from Homicide: Life on the Street (NBC) appeared in an episode of The X Files (FOX). It's rare, but it happens.


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It's just you. They sound nothing like one another. Not even close. AFV theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6-l_LxppVM La Bamba: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jp6j5HJ-Cok


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Answer in progress Police Procedural and Crime Drama in Soviet Union and Russia Contemporary Setting One of the most popular police procedurals of the Soviet era was Следствие ведут ЗнаТоКи or Investigation Held by ZnaToKi (ZnaToKi is a word play where it is an acronym consisting of first syllables of the last names of the heroes, and the word itself ...


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You might be interested to read the work of Jennifer Ryan Tishler, a professor of Russian at Dartmouth. Below is an excerpt from her article Menty and the Petersburg Myth: TV Cops in Russia’s ‘Crime Capital’ (menty is slang for cops; the show in Russian is called Ulitsy razbitykh fonarei which means Streets of Broken Streetlights). Her article also ...


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I agree! It was cancelled due to the lack of support of the show. The second season is still a "complete" season, it just wraps things up pretty quickly. If you're still interested in what happens after season two there is apparently a comic that came out to continue the story where it was left off. (Not sure if its fan made or fan supported or made by the ...


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Only seven episodes were ordered for the short second season. There were two endings filmed: the one that aired had an emotional conclusion and many of the fans were satisfied with that. The alternate ending, available in full on the 2nd season DVD, was the original ending that led into season 3. The Jericho comics/graphic novels continue the story from ...


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Not sure if OP meant that Bones interlinked characters/episodes with the tv show Crossing Jordan, I wasn't aware of crossovers with CSI but maybe I missed them. Not sure if this counts but Joss Whedon's two shows Buffy and Angel were written in the same universe however at a later time Angel was moved to another television network. This is why there stopped ...


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Josh Kirby... Time Warrior! Josh Kirby... Time Warrior! is a film series in six installments. The series concerns a device, found by humans in the 25th century, called the Nullifier. This device is said to be capable of destroying the universe. Realising the danger, a man called Irwin 1138 splits the Nullifier into six pieces, which are then ...


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In the U.S., Nielsen would send out set-top boxes that would physically attach to your cable box. Those boxes would sending viewing information back to Nielsen, who would compile it and sell the data to TV stations so they could use it to charge higher advertising rates during programs with higher viewing rates.


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Interstitial is the name for it. Spike TV has a target audience of "dudes" into sex, partying, violence, rock, crime, sports, etc. Them creating ads filled with sex, partying, violence, rock, crime, sports, etc is only natural. It's a channel with a frat-boy mentality. They want people to not change the channel so they keep those elements in their ...


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This is called a "bumper". Beyond that, I don't really get what you are asking for, but this is the answer to the question in your title.


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I found a few things on the net about this. Last of the Summer Wine is currently the most repeated show of since the beginning of 2013 in the UK (483 episodes shown). The rest of the list is as follows: My Family - 233 repeats QI - One of only two current shows on list 179 times Only Fools and Horses - Classic repeated 161 times The Good Life - ...



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