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Subject: TRIVIA QUIZ for folks under 40... AND THE ANSWER IS...
Date Posted: 9/10/2009 11:19 PM ET
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Do you know why movies, DVDs, books, etc. are released on Tuesdays???

Old ladies (like me), please don't give away the answer... Let's see what the pups know. ;)

Colleen



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Date Posted: 9/11/2009 1:02 AM ET
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I am 27 and I do not know why.  :( Bummer.

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Date Posted: 9/11/2009 1:04 AM ET
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I have no clue but years ago worked in a video store & they were released on Wednesdays only. We would recieve them on Monday but were not allowed to rent them early. The employees got to view them free for 2 days ahead of customers.We also got screeners a couple months before some movies were avaliable on video.

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 1:20 AM ET
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Rentals may have started on Wednesdays, but I'll bet they could be purchased at other stores the day before, on Tuesdays...

There really is, or rather was, a reason for new entertainments to be made available on Tuesdays,..

Colleen

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 9:02 AM ET
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Tuesdays are almost never holidays.  So many holidays are on a Monday like Memorial Day, Labor Day, MLK day.  I've always thought that's why.

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 9:05 AM ET
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No, I have no idea!  I'd like to know why though.

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 9:13 AM ET
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31 here and I don't know. Perhaps most paydays used to fall on Mondays or Tuesdays "back in the ol' days"? 

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 9:18 AM ET
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Maybe for shipping/ displaying time, so they could get everything together on Mondays?  (Meaning I have absolutely no clue)

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 9:48 AM ET
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Wow great question...I've got no clue!

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 10:49 AM ET
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I am under 40 and thought movies and books come out on Tuesdays because the numbers for how many movies and books bought come out on Monday.  If companies put new products out on Tuesday they have all week to get numbers and the sale figures look better because there has more more time for people to buy then if products come out on Friday.  Also midweek is really slow for stores and they have to find some way to get consumers into the store on weekdays not just the weekends.

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 11:19 AM ET
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I am (slightly) over 40, and have no idea whatsoever.

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 11:37 AM ET
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Lol, well, I'm 48 and have often wondered why they come out on Tuesdays:P

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 12:00 PM ET
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I'm 40 and have no clue as to why they are released on Tuesdays.

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 12:48 PM ET
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 I just turned the "dreaded" 40 on Tuesday, and i have no clue!

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 2:30 PM ET
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38 here and I don't have a clue.  The holiday theory sounds pretty reasonable though.

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 3:54 PM ET
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Stay tuned to this bat channel. I'm going to let this run for until later this evening... Then I'll tell all. Y'all have logical reasons. I like the holiday theory. But that's not why...

Colleen

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 9:15 PM ET
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Colleen, you're pure evil! hahaha

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 9:50 PM ET
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mwa-ha-ha.

I'll give y'all a hint: It started in 1948.

Colleen

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 9:56 PM ET
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I'm 47 and have no real idea. I keep thinking it has something to do with Mondays being wash days but that makes no sense to me.

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 10:53 PM ET
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From Wikipedia:

"In 1948, NBC decided to bring Texaco Star Theater from radio to television, with Milton Berle as one of the show's four rotating hosts. For the fall season, NBC named Berle the permanent host. His highly visual, sometimes outrageous vaudeville style proved ideal for the burgeoning new medium. Berle and Texaco owned Tuesday nights for the next several years, reaching the number one slot in the Nielsen ratings and keeping it, with as much as an 80% share of the recorded viewing audience. Berle and the show each won Emmy Awards after the first season. Fewer movie tickets were sold on Tuesdays. Some theaters, restaurants and other businesses shut down for the hour or closed for the evening so their customers would not miss Berle's antics. Berle's autobiography notes that in Detroit, "an investigation took place when the water levels took a drastic drop in the reservoirs on Tuesday nights between 9 and 9:05. It turned out that everyone waited until the end of the Texaco Star Theater before going to the bathroom".

Yup. Milton Berle, aka Mr. Television, changed the way America was entertained. Folks who could not afford to buy a TV would stand in front of appliance stores and watch the show through the windows. First, movies started premiering on Tuesdays to compete with Berle. When his popularity began to wane (he left the show in 1955), marketers started premiering other entertainments on Tuesdays. I guess they figured that people expected something worth doing on Tuesday nights.

Colleen

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 10:55 PM ET
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Is that because Billboard Magazine comes out on Wednesdays with Sales figures as of Mondays so the recording studios want to have a full week of sales?

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 11:23 PM ET
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Actually, Billboard tracks music sales... Box Office magazine tracks movie ticket sales. The magazine, with a target audience of theater owners and film industry professionals, started in 1920 as The Reel Journal, changing it's name to Box Office in 1931.

I don't know what day of the week it is published, but I'm sure weekend ticket sales would be a big component of their attraction. But I think back in the 50's, producers and film studios more closely watched to see how well their movies competed against that new-fangled TV set.

Colleen