Where Does The Term 'Watershed' For Televison Come From?

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Question

Lindsey, Whetstone: Television shows for adults are shown after the watershed - why is it called the 'watershed'?

Answer

**Definitive**
Name: Alan, Kingstone
Qualification: Did geography at school
Answer: in geography when two adjacent rivers meet one 'sheds' into another at the meeting point. The phrase has been adopted by the media. Two audiences - adults and children - become one - just adults.

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