MATLOCK - Generic Format (One-hour episodes)

 

 

SEGMENT I (Sometimes Opening and Act I) *

 

 

 

BREAK 1

2:02

BLACK

 

 

 

 

 

SEGMENT II

 

 

 

BREAK 2

2:02

BLACK

 

 

 

 

 

SEGMENT III

 

 

 

BREAK 3

2:02

BLACK

 

 

 

 

 

SEGMENT IV

 

 

 

BREAK 4

2:02

BLACK

 

 

 

 

 

SEGMENT V

 

 

 

BREAK 5

2:02

BLACK

 

 

 

 

 

SEGMENT VI

 

 

 

BREAK 6

2:02

BLACK

 

 

 

 

 

SEGMENT VII (Sometimes Final Act and End Credits) *

 

 

 

AVERAGE PROGRAM RUNTIME 46:18

COMMERCIAL TIME 12:00 (24 :30-second spots)

 

Note:

All Matlock one-hour episodes have seven segments and six commercial breaks. For the first six seasons, the opening was usually combined with the first act to make one opening sement. Likewise, the final act was usually combined with the end credits to make one closing segment. This holds true for some episodes in the last three seasons, but the majority of the episodes from those seasons break the opening and the closing into separate segments (thus, the opening and closing would be shorter than in the earlier seasons.)