TOEFL Essay Topic 117 - Some people choose friends who are different from themselves. Others choose friends who are similar to themselves. Compare the advantages of having friends who are different from you with the advantages of having friends who are similar to you. Which kind of friend do you prefer for yourself? Why?
This argument is seemingly concerned about its losing revenues an assumed a reason for this loss which is merely reasonable. Advertisement is the ‘trump card’ for a news channel. The viewers it can attract the more advertising company will advertise their product therefore the company’s revenues will be ameliorated.
This argument is based on the assumption that the tv stations increased time on national news made it less popular among the viewers which seems illogical. The argument also doesn’t make clear about the tv stations telecasting area whether it telecast in a particular region or nationwide. It also doesn’t make clear about its major source of income that is local advertiser or national advertiser. It may be possible if the station broadcast national news more and attract more viewers than the advertiser from whole country will interested to the tv station which will make it to earn more revenue. Therefore this point is not mentioned in the argument.
The reason they are losing viewers also may be the lack of quality programs. They are telecasting less news on weather and local business and therefore they are receiving most complaints from viewers concerned on this topic is mentioned in the passage. It didn’t mention about the number of viewers complaining. As its viewers is decreasing in the past year the may be a small number of viewer is complaining where most of the complaints is about its less broadcast ion on weather and local business news or same people complaining again and again. So this point is not clear whether there is a huge number of different people complaining or small number of people complaining again and again.
Also the passage said the local business used to advertise during late night news program so it should not concern about the program criteria which the tv is telecasting as late night show is seen by a small amount of people generally. So it will be beneficial if national news is telecast in the tv station at that time because people who watch late night show normal are the working people the will be more interested on national news rather than weather news or local business.