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Classification of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) programs, year ended March 31, 1946

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Classification of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) programs, year ended March 31, 1946
  Sustaining Commercial
  Programs Time Percentage of total hours Programs Time Percentage of total hours
  number hours:minutes % number hours:minutes %
Musical            
Opera 131 86:00 0.6 13 44:05 1.5
Symphony 378 366:40 2.6 23 19:00 0.6
Sacred 142 40:00 0.3 14 4:00 0.1
Classical 1,729 650:05 4.7 51 25:30 0.8
Semi-classical 3,415 1,204:20 8.7 89 44:30 1.3
Variety 1,428 590:55 4.3 1,704 739:40 23.1
Light 9,692 2,825:55 20.4 678 251:55 7.8
Dance 4,434 1,595:05 11.5 108 42:30 1.3
Old-time 537 138:20 10.0 70 35:00 1.1
Band 358 165:45 1.2 - - -
Total, musical 22,244 7,663:05 55.3 2,750 1,206:10 37.6
Spoken word            
Drama 1,412 583:05 4.2 5,662 1,594:40 49.8
Prose and poetry 52 18:50 1.0 - - -
Talks, informative 3,187 838:00 6.0 486 172:00 5.4
Educational 1,161 479:55 3.5 - - -
News commentary 745 170:20 1.2 - - -
News events 66 24:35 0.2 4 4:00 0.1
News résumés 11,921 2,242:30 16.1 - - -
Agriculture 2,072 785:30 5.7 - - -
Stock quotations 412 103:45 0.7 - - -
Sports events 120 63:55 0.5 121 157:45 4.9
Sports résumés 286 63:40 0.5 23 - 0.2
Women's 1,326 273:05 2.0 255 63:45 2.0
Children's 340 134:30 1.0 - - -
Religious 1,289 413:35 3.0 - - -
Total, spoken word 24,389 6,195:15 44.7 6,551 1,997:55 62.4
Grand total 46,833 13,858:20 100.0 9,301 3,204:05 100.0
Live talent 30,910 8,851:15 63.9 7,951 2,818:35 87.9
Recorded 13,527 4,271:15 30.8 - - -
Transcribed 2,196 735:50 5.3 - - -
Delayed - - - 1,350 385:30 12.1
Source: Statistics Canada, Canada Year Book, 1947.