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Running Time In The Title
(permanent link) added: 2009-08-16 23:24:41 sponsor: newtonthenewt (last reply: 2009-08-16 23:24:41)

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What could be easier naming your television series, radio broadcast, hit song, or other creative work after its running time?

The running time doesn't have to be correct to the second, just make it close.

Note: "Exactly what it says on the tin" is reserved for programs with only the running time in the name

Live-Action TV

  • 24. An action/crime drama.
    • 24 episodes in a season, one hour each. Season running time: Twenty four hours!
  • 60 Minutes. News investigation.
  • The Hour. George Stroumboulopoulos' talk show on CBC.
  • This Hour Has 22 Minutes. A satire/news show.
    • Running time: Half an hour minus commercials. Twenty-two minutes.
  • The 1/2 Hour News Hour on Fox News.
    • Running time: 30 minutes.
  • 1/2 Hour Comedy Hour. Stand-up comedy clip show on Comedy Central.
    • Running time: 30 minutes.
  • The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
    • Running time: One hour.
  • Hancock's Half Hour, a radio show, and later a TV show starring Tony Hancock. There was also a TV special called Hancock's Forty-Three Minutes.
    • Running time: 30 minutes and 43 minutes, respectively.
  • 40 Minutes. BBC 2 TV in the 80s had a 40-minute spare slot which they filled with a catch-all documentary anthology.
  • 60 Seconds is a news bulletin on BBC 3.
  • "42", an episode of Doctor Who.
    • Running time: 44 minutes. Approximately 42 minutes, not including titles and credits.


  • The album version of Madonna's song "Four Minutes" runs more or less four minutes.
    • Running time: 4 minutes, 4 seconds.

  • John Cage's 4'33", according to The Other Wiki, "was composed in 1952 for any instrument (or combination of instruments), and the score instructs the performer not to play the instrument during the entire duration of the piece."
    • Running time: 4 minutes, 33 seconds.

  • From the soundtrack of Cowboy Bebop The Movie is a song called "7 Minutes."
    • Running time : 6 minutes, 48 seconds.

  • The song "21 Seconds" by So Solid Crew
    • Running time: Several 21-second segments add up to 5 minutes.


  • BBC Radio for many years had Thirty Minute Theatre.
    • Running time: 30 minutes.

Web Original

The Homestar Runner short "79 Seconds Left"
  • Running time: Officially 79 seconds. Actually closer to 85 seconds.
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