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DuMont (TV Network)

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The Resume

    (June 28, 1942-August 4, 1958)
    Owned by Allen B. Dumont
    Aired the 'Ted Mack Original Amateur Hour,' 'Cavalcade of Stars,' 'Captain Video,' 'Twenty Questions' and 'You Asked for It'
    Flagship station is WABD-5 in New York City

Why DuMont (TV Network) might be annoying:

    Allen D. Dumont used his initials for his first TV station WABD in New York City.
    They were the first TV network to fold (1958).
    In 1946 they only aired three hour of programing in prime-time.
    Since ratings were kept they never had a show in the top 25.

Why DuMont (TV Network) might not be annoying:

    Unlike ABC, CBS and NBC DuMont did not own radio stations and had to develop brand new talent.
    Money was generated by TV networks owning the maximum of 5 stations (in key cities). Because DuMont had an association with Paramount Pictures the government ruled they could not own 5 stations. However, Paramount stopped financial support in 1939.
    Anytime they developed a star, the other networks which had greater financial resources, would steal them away.
    They televised the 1st coast-to-coast football game at a cost of $75,000 (December 23, 1951).
    Ted Mack's 'Original Amateur Hour' originated on DuMont, later to be shown on NBC, ABC and CBS (1948).
    Professional televised wrestling premiered on DuMont (July 30, 1948).
    They originated the network newscast with News from Washington (June 16, 1947).
    It aired what many still consider the greatest televised comedy, 'The Honeymooners.'
    They originated the kiddie sci-fi series with 'Captain Video & His Video Rangers' (June 27, 1949).
    They were the first to have a daily kiddie program in prime time 'Small Frye Club' (1947).

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    In 2023, Out of 5 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 37 Votes: 8.11% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 15 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 13 Votes: 23.08% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 25 Votes: 52.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 19 Votes: 89.47% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 16.67% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 11 Votes: 36.36% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 53 Votes: 67.92% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 20 Votes: 45.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 31 Votes: 58.06% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 34 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 52 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 72 Votes: 61.11% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 117 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 184 Votes: 44.02% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 147 Votes: 58.50% Annoying