I watch shows like Pawn Stars, American Restoration and Count's Customs on History channel. Recently (as in 2-3 weeks ago) they announced the shows would "return in 3 weeks" and have not aired an episode since. Archer (FX channel) did the same thing. I don't regularly watch other shows so I have no idea if any others followed suit.

I understood when American Horror Story: Coven took a break during the holiday season, but not this.

So why the 3 week delay?

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    Several shows are on a hiatus due to the Winter Olympics. – Oliver_C Feb 19 '14 at 0:24
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    @Oliver_C ... That's the reason. You should make an answer as such. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Feb 19 '14 at 0:47
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    @Oliver_C i am not fan of this kind of question but i am sure your comment is an answer. – Ankit Sharma Feb 19 '14 at 6:38
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    Not really a question about any specific show or technique, just more of a, "Why is my favorite show not currently running new episodes?" Doesn't really add anything of value to the site. – MattD Feb 19 '14 at 14:54
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    @MattD has nothing to do about "my favorite shows". I ask about the reasoning behind networks scheduling delays into their broadcasting timelines during a specific period of time. I just happen to use shows that I watch as example/reference. – DustinDavis Feb 19 '14 at 16:39

The break coincides with the Winter Olympics, and allows them to air new episodes when they have a better chance of beating their competition for viewership, which (in turn) allows them to charge more for advertising.

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