Definition of appointment TV
- Can Katie Couric bring back those days when the evening news was appointment TV?
- —Chris Matthews, NBC News Transcripts, 14 May 2006
- A hit reality show, networks realized, could get people talking; it could become appointment TV at a time when cop dramas and sitcoms about zany families seemed tired.
- —Gail Pennington, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5 July 2009
- Walter [Cronkite] was a seminal force in making the network evening news broadcasts appointment television across the country, a time of day when millions tuned in to find out what had happened in their world.
- —Tom Brokaw, in Washington Post, 19 July 2009
- And because sports make for “appointment television”—who wants to watch Sunday Night Football on DVR on Monday?—they're at least somewhat immune from the pressures besetting other forms of programming.
- —Jon Wertheim, Sports Illustrated, 28 Dec. 2009