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Movies vs. Tv Shows: 6 Fun Facts

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Date of Origin

Movies: The first full length movie was released in 1898. It was in black and white and without sound. The earliest movies were only a few minutes long, had no cinematographic technique, and usually only featured one scene.

Tv Shows: The first network to broadcast tv shows nationwide was NBC in 1948. Before that, there were only commercials which debuted in 1941 during a baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Brooklyn Dodgers on WNBT, now WNBC.


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Average Duration

Movies: The average movie length is 130 minutes. This number is an average length of the highest grossing movies for the past decade. However, the shortest movie ever created, called Roundhay Garden Scene, was only 2.11 seconds long and the longest running movie ever made will be released on December 31st, 2020. The movie will be screened globally and it’s scheduled to be destroyed once it’s over. The movie is called Ambiancé and it will have a running time of 720 hours, or 30 days.

Tv Shows: The average duration of a tv show is hard to tell because of the commercials, each network has its own rules. A tv show that lasts 30 minutes will air for about 21 minutes and a tv show that lasts for 60 minutes will air for about 42 minutes. These numbers will vary depending on the network.


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Average Views Per Week

Movies: The average person will watch 4 movies per week.

Tv Shows: The average person will watch 10 different tv shows per week.


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Most Expensive Ever Made

Movies: The most expensive movie ever made, called Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, was released in 2011. This movie holds a record breaking budget of $378.5 million dollars.

Tv Shows: The most expensive tv show ever made is Game of Thrones. The average cost of a Game of Thrones episode is $6 million. Game of Thrones first aired on April 17th, 2011 and its 8th season is set to premiere in 2019.


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Extra Content

Movies: With movies, you can find extra content like extended versions, behind the scenes, deleted scenes, director’s cuts, and audio commentaries.

Tv Shows: With tv shows, you can find extra content like behind the scenes, holiday specials, mini-series, remakes, and spin-offs.


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Favorite Genre

Movies: The favorite movie genre is comedy with action and Drama following close behind. Other genres like animations and documentaries come in second and horror is the least preferred movie genre.

Tv Shows: The favorite tv show genre is drama. Comedy and reality tv shows come in at a tie and all other genres make up the last 31% of tv show preferences.


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