VIEWER SURVEY RESULTS

Many thanks for participating in our annual member preference poll. This is the ninth year we have asked you to rate our programs, services, and your member experience.

Your comments, suggestions, and criticisms help us improve our services to you. We do this because it is your support that enables us to provide public television service to southern Oregon.

  • Favorite Program: Again this year, Masterpiece led the pack with 31% of the respondents watching Masterpiece Mystery, Downton Abbey, and Grantchester. The PBS NewsHour was second with 11%.
  • Favorite Type of Programming on SOPTV: Science and Nature programming (76%) was in the first position followed by Documentaries (71%), News/Public Affairs (66%), Mysteries (64%), and Travel (52%).
  • Favorite Local Programs: Viewers mentioned Immense Possibilities, Oregon Field Guide, Southern Oregon Treasures, Oregon Art Beat, and local history programs.
  • Viewing of SOPTV-Create and SOPTV-World: Viewership of these two ancillary channels has more than doubled in the last five years.

We are sorry that these two additional channels are only available over-the-air with antenna or via Charter Cable; if you are a Dish or Direct TV subscriber, tell them you want these channels.

When asked which is the most important aspect of SOPTV’s overall program services, Informational was first (35%), followed by Entertainment (27%), Educational (21%), and Cultural (17%).

And, finally to rate your satisfaction for interactions with our staff about programming or membership, 51% replied Excellent, 34% replied Good, 12% Average, and 3% Poor. We’ll keep working on this to assure every interaction is excellent.

We exist to provide you with the best television on television. Thank you for your continued support of SOPTV!

Mark Stanislawski
President & CEO

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