on (the) television

idiom

: broadcast by television : being shown by television or in a television program
What is on the television tonight?
There's nothing (I want to watch) on television right now.
I recognize your face. Are you on television?

Examples of on (the) television in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most notably, Suzanne and her team are behind two of the industry’s most beloved and successful shows on television, Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune, which are the #1 and #2 non-sports programs across all platforms today. Michael Schneider, Variety, 15 Feb. 2024 In this era of audience fragmentation, when year-over-year viewing for virtually every program continue to decline, the Super Bowl has actually increased their audience, cementing the game as the sole blockbuster event on television/streaming. Brad Adgate, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 When the government needed its citizens to adopt some collective measure—such as taking an experimental vaccine or enduring costly economic shutdowns—Dr. Agawa would appear on television to make the case. Elliot Ackerman, WIRED, 12 Feb. 2024 When Frasier was first on television, the only shows that sort of really took a bite out of our viewership were shows like When Animals Turn on their Masters — just the weirdest, meanest stuff. Dana Rose Falcone, Peoplemag, 9 Feb. 2024 Films that receive their first public showing outside of a movie theater, e.g. on television, online or via VOD, will not be eligible. Marlow Stern, Rolling Stone, 6 Feb. 2024 There are people who are upset about how much Swift has been shown on television this season cheering on her boyfriend, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, which, in turn, has upset others who wonder how anyone could be offended by the pop star’s presence. Dylan Hernández, Los Angeles Times, 6 Feb. 2024 The campaign is sharing stories like Tammy’s on television and radio, online and in print across the country to encourage people to quit smoking. Mira Cheng, CNN, 5 Feb. 2024 According to Pennsylvania's tourism website, the event draws about 30,000 visitors annually to Punxsutawney (whose general population is about 5,700), while millions watch it on television or Internet streaming. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 3 Feb. 2024 See More

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“On (the) television.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20%28the%29%20television. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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