On television or in television?

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There are more Americans than British people và that is why "On a TV show" is more popular, right?


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on a TV show in a TV show

both are commonly used and practically interchangeable. It may be due lớn people trying to lớn figure out where the TV show was when TV first came out.

I saw it on the TV show. - (commonly used) I saw it in the TV show. - (commonly used) She stars in the TV show. - (commonly used) She stars on the TV show - (commonly used)

But

The show is on TV. - (commonly used) The show is in TV. - (never used)

Other examples

in a Broadway show - (commonly used) in an opera - (commonly used) on a Broadway show - (never used) on an opera - (never used)

But nowadays

Netflix on my computer - (used khổng lồ refer lớn shows and the application) Netflix in my computer - (used two refer to the application)


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In briefly, you can always (except some places) use "On" before the word TV without any kind of hesitation.

Examples:

I saw a piece of news on the TV.I watched the program on the TV.


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