Nov 26, 2014 4:08 PM
875 hours of holiday programming on TV last year
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) If it's anything like last year, television viewers won't have to look very hard for holiday-themed programming.
The Nielsen company said Wednesday that some 875 hours of such shows were on broadcast and cable networks in late 2013. That includes both specials and holiday episodes of regularly scheduled series, the company said.
A cable network like the Hallmark Channel, which was the second highest-rated network in prime time last week, does a good business at the end of each year with its constant stream of holiday movies.
Nielsen said that 84 percent of women and 79 percent of men said they watched at least a minute of holiday programming last year. The company surveyed 1,143 adults.