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History of Prime Time Television

41" x 20"


 HistoryShots InfoArt
Print types
  • Premium Paper: Custom printed on medium-weight paper using vivid, archival inks.
  • Fine Art Paper: Custom printed on heavy weight, fine art archival paper using vivid, archival inks.
  • Wood Mounted: Custom mounted to a hardboard then a protective laminate is applied to the surface of the print. The edges are shaped with a 45° bevel, finish-sanded and painted black. The back side is routed with a custom keyhole for hanging. Graphic is printed on our premium paper.
  • Stretched Canvas: Custom printed on textured canvas, stretched over wood frame. Ready to hang. 
  • Black Frame: Custom framed using a 7/8 inch black wood frame with a simple rectangular profile and a smooth, satiny finish providing a casual feel. Graphic is printed on our premium paper.

"History of Prime Time Television" is a chronological map of the 550 most important, popular, and trendsetting television shows from the nascent roots of the industry to the present day. Shows are organized by genre represented by streams that grow and shrink over time. The starting point is the early 1940s when the first television shows were produced in the drama genre. The number and sizes of streams quickly grow as show creators expand their creativity by moving into such genres as news, reality, and musicals. It's fascinating to see the importance of each genre rise and fall overtime. Shows selected for inclusion have won critical acclaim according to recognized television critics or have wide audience appeal based on Nielsen ratings and awards won. The number of years each show has been aired is mapped allowing you to quickly see how long each show lasted. This graphic was created by Larry Gormley and the design was based on Reebee Garofalo's classic Genealogy of Pop/Rock Music.