In the Television business, it is well known that there is a time in the evening (Monday-Friday) when the number of people watching TV at one time is at its highest. That means a lot of people are watching TV. This makes sense because most people are off from work and at home settling down. As a result, advertisers pay a great deal of money to run their commercials during this time. The ratings (How many people are watching) of each show makes a huge difference. High ratings means that the show is liked by many and advertisers will pay more to run commercials during the show. Low ratings means that the show will eventually be cancelled because advertisers realize that there aren’t enough eyeballs watching their commercials during the show. This time in the evening is so important that it is called Prime Time!
The hours between 3 and 7 is Prime Time for many middle/high school students to complete their homework and study. What you do with that time matters. Advertisers take that time very seriously and they are sure to pay close attention to the ratings. Just like advertisers monitor Prime Time, you should be monitoring how you spend that time between the hours of 3 and 7. Time spent on working, organizing, and studying yields the “high ratings” that you are looking for. High ratings in this case equal a GPA of 3.0 and above. Time spent achieving that numerical goal is time well spent. Time spent sleeping, texting, and playing yields “low ratings.” I’m not saying that you shouldn’t do these things, but you need to make sure you balance your time so that you are not sacrificing your grades, future, and potential for short term satisfaction.
Marvin Byrd (c/o 98)
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