Today, the Rockford Register Star is replacing the Sunday What’s on TV book with two pages of TV and movie listings inside the Life&Style section.
The decision reflects a change in habits. Nearly 9 in 10 readers said in a 2011 survey said they use on-screen channel listings from their cable providers. In a separate question, only 16 percent of readers said the book was their primary source of listings.
The decision also saves money by reducing paper and ink costs, a major line item for newspapers.
We know the loss of the Sunday TV book will be an inconvenience for some readers.
In a nutshell, we offer:
In print: In Sunday’s paper, you can find Sunday primetime listings plus a Monday-Friday daytime grid and highlights from the week’s primetime movies. Then Monday through Saturday, we’ll continue to print that night’s primetime listings.
Online: For years we’ve had great TV listings you can search and customize at rrstar.com/tv. .