Time Series

Last night we were watching Xena while folding clothes. Just for kicks I thought that I would do a little time & money analysis for watching something on DVD or on broadcast television. We did not see the last season of Xena when it was on TV so I was a little curious.

Title Cost Minutes Cost Per Minute
Xena: Warrior Princess – Season Six $29.99 1040 $0.029
Jeeves and Wooster – The Complete
Collection
$39.98 1200 $0.033
Lonesome Dove $11.84 240 $0.049
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $24.21 150 $0.161
Little Miss Sunshine $14.99 101 $0.148
Napoleon Dynamite $11.49 89 $0.129
Lost – The Complete First Season $45.74 1068 $0.043

I’ll only do the next for a couple since I can verify these numbers.

Title Minutes of Content per Episode Regular
Broadcast Duration
Content Ratio Time Savings per Episode Episodes per Season Total Minutes
of Advertising
Avoided
Xena: Warrior Princess – Season Six 42 60 70% 18 22 396 (6.6 hours)
Lonesome Dove 60 90 66.6% 30 4 120 (2 hours)