In order to offer multiple viewing options to our audience, OPB usually repeats programs one to three times within the week following an original broadcast. Some programs repeat after midnight to give viewers a chance to tape a show they may have seen earlier, missed or learned about too late to watch. Some programs are repeated on weekends or at alternate times so they can reach a different audience. Other shows may repeat due to audience requests or because a series is between seasons and new episodes are not yet available. (Few programs have enough original episodes to go without some repeats during the year). As part of our membership drives, some programs may repeat due to their fund-raising effectiveness.