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The first live remote image transmission was performed in 1909 by Georges Rignoux and A. Fournier in Paris. With a resolution of 8×8 pixels, it was only possible to transmit simple symbols like a single. The first television station was W3XK, which started broadcasting in 1928. 1)

Most-watched broadcasts in the USA

Twenty-nine of the 30 most-watched TV broadcasts in U.S. history, were Super Bowls, with up to 114,442,000 viewers. The only exception on the top list is the last episode of M*A*S*H, “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen”, which gathered 105,970,000 viewers on February 28, 1983. In comparison, popular programs from the 2000s, like NBC's Sunday Night Football, American Idol, CSI, and Friends gathered up to 30,000,000 viewers. 2)

television.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/27 07:22 by aga