Did you know in an average American house there are more television sets that people. Wow, that's like saying there are more toys then kids, or more food than people. Anyway, I’m here to talk about Philo Farnsworth, tv's bad beginning, and how tv has grown, not everyday household items.
Did you know that television was first called “ Radio with Pictures?”
Television's Bad Beginning
In 1948 less than 2% of Americans had televisions, and ratings were down. But tv was financed by advertising dollars. That means commercial companies would pay tv to be on it. In other words there would be way too many commercials. Also from 8-11 pm or “ Prime Time” there were not many shows on. That might because every movie was terrible because it was filmed easily and inexpensively. To try and get a few hits popular radio shows were filmed, but that didn’t work either. Now those shows would get worse ratings, they went down in the hall of fails. Television got of to a slow start, but that was about to change.