Moviecollector's elusive Old Schedules project


This page contains a series of reports. I am not affiliated with TCM, though I respect and admire the actual TCM employees and various movie restoration experts for their years of hard work. This presents info from all the old TCM schedules I could come up with, collected and fit together from four different sources, in order to have as complete a picture as possible (see bottom of page for missing months).

I believe this might be of interest to movie fans who might be trying to track down rare or hard-to-find movies, just to see if they might still exist, as well as to view historical scheduling patterns. These pages get updated by me once a month.

Any ideas just message me on the TCM forums.
-Moviecollector




Statistical Reports


Report #1
Total TV slots - a count of all the time slots on TCM within given period (larger numbers)
1)all-TV-time-slots

Report #2
Unique Features - a count of all the unique features on TCM within given period (smaller numbers)
2)unique-features

The TCM Schedules Summary is a tabular listing of the Unique Features put together. It is large and your browser will take a while to load it.
TCM_SCHEDULES_SUMMARY

The Future Premieres listing is a subset of the TCM Schedules Summary report. It lists features which occur for the first time either in the present month or ahead in the future. (As per "Last Updated" date at top of report)
Future_Premieres


Below the numbers get smaller and more significant, only features 45 min or longer are counted.


Reports #3 & #4
A count of Unique Features, movies only (>44 min, no shorts, no TV series episodes or serials, some TV movies & TV specials)
3)unique-features_movies-only

4)unique-features_movies-only_USA-only


Reports #5 & #6
A count of movies scheduled 7x or less over the entire timeframe of schedules I have. Rarities are cumulative up to each year.
5)unique-features_movies-only_rarities

6)unique-features_movies-only_rarities_USA-only


Reports #7 & #8
A count of films from non-TCM-library studios. This isn't as precise, but is still a rough indicator, for these reasons:
By "non-TCM library", only films from these specific following production companies are excluded. Smaller acquisitions and other related films are not accounted for:

MGM, RKO, Warner Bros, First National, Vitaphone, United Artists, Goldwyn, Monogram, Associated Artists, Hanna-Barbera, Castle Rock, New Line Cinema, Turner, Allied Artists, Rankin/Bass, Lorimar, Ruby-Spears, Fleischer Studios
7)unique-features_movies-only_non-TCM-library

8)unique-features_movies-only_non-TCM-library_USA-only


Reports #9 & #10
A count of films from non-TCM-library studios, and those only shown 7x or less.
9)unique-features_movies-only_rarities_non-TCM-library

10)unique-features_movies-only_rarities_non-TCM-library_USA-only


That's that for now.





Moviecollector's X-Files

Here are some lists of movies that I don't believe were scheduled within the timeframe of TCM schedules I have. Genre must not be "Short", and Duration must be 45 min or longer. Some earlier movies are of unknown duration, and are therefore are also listed.


unscheduled_20th_Century_Fox

unscheduled_AIP

unscheduled_Allied_Artists

unscheduled_Columbia

unscheduled_First_National

unscheduled_Hammer

unscheduled_MGM

unscheduled_Monogram

unscheduled_Paramount

unscheduled_Republic

unscheduled_RKO

unscheduled_Samuel_Goldwyn

unscheduled_Universal

unscheduled_Universal_International

unscheduled_Warner_Bros_or_Vitaphone



unscheduled_Film_Noir_Genre_US

unscheduled_Film_Noir_Genre_Intl

unscheduled_Horror_Genre_US

unscheduled_Horror_Genre_Intl

unscheduled_Musical_Genre_US

unscheduled_Musical_Genre_Intl

unscheduled_Sci_Fi_Genre_US

unscheduled_Sci_Fi_Genre_Intl






Moviecollector's Missing Months


All months are accounted for from July 2001 - present.

MISSING MONTHS - I'm still looking for these monthly schedules:


[this "missing months" list updated last on March 16 2017]


May-June 1994 (TCM went on air in May, not sure these even existed)
July 1995
Jan-May 1997
Jun-Dec 1998
All of 1999
Feb, Oct, Nov, Dec 2000
Jun 2001

If you have any of these months, maybe you can help me fill them in. I would prefer the original HTML files or original mailers (flatbed-scanned or copied). PM me for further details if you want to help.

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