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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Steveknj, Jun 28, 2012.
I think you still air an hour long NFL highlight wrap up show.
What does the stock market opening at 6:30am in the west have to do with NFL Football? You do know that the NFL doesn't impact 10pm news on the west coast right?
From a football fan POV I love it. I don't watch Sunday night CBS programming any more anyway. Sunday night football, bay-bee!
60 minute re-runs
Some portion of the country gets a game in the second slot on CBS even in weeks when CBS doesn't have the doubleheader. So, it still has late football to deal with in those weeks. Though I'm reading that those games - second slot games on the network that doesn't have a doubleheader - will still start at 4:05 like now.
Here's an idea: why not start the early games at 12:30?
Because 9:30am is too early for football.
I guess. So here's a deal. Games involving teams from Mountain or Pacific - even road games - always start at 4:05 or later ET. Early games only when both teams are from the Eastern or Central time zones.
After watching the first game and downing a few beers, that's too complicated for the average football fan
Seriously, drop one of the shows from CBS schedule. Do a hightlights show between 7 and 8, or do what Fox does, run reruns of some of their sitcoms from 7:30 to 8 when there is no overrun. Or, how about this...run 60 Minutes "Special Edition" during those football weeks and run with just one story and start it at 7:30? This still satisfies the 60 Minutes fans somewhat and they can go and keep their schedule. But I guess, since ratings are relatively strong on CBS the way they do things now for their Sunday shows, they aren't going to mess with it. So get used to that 10 o'clock block starting at 11 on those DH Sundays.
Move 60 Minutes to Monday.
I hate 3 PM games now so am glad the only team I watch (Texans) plays most of their's at noon.
Why should the NFL adjust for CBS? Just move 60 minutes, and it solves the issue. or move another show during the season.
They don't have to understand it. They just have to look up when the game is. For fans of west coast teams (and the Broncos), they'll never see a game that starts at 12:30 ET. For fans of east and central teams, they'll occasionally have to start at home game at 4 ET because they're playing against a west coast team. Their other home games start at 12:35 instead of 1:05. Hardly a big deal. 11:35 in the Central might be a little tougher with church on Sundays, but it would probably be fine.
I agree this is the right solution. My idea is assuming (probably rightfully so) that they won't do it.
You realize the show is called "60 Minutes," right?
Also, it's only the eastern half of the country that has its schedule screwed up on Sundays. 60 Minutes starts at 7 p.m. PT every week in the west. If this was screwing up everyone, a solution might be just to have four hours of prime time on Sundays that lasts from 7:30 until 11:30. But that won't work because the west doesn't need it.
They are already making a move so that the games overlap less. This would just be moving the early games earlier instead of the late games later.
Blah. I am not a football fan, so I usually don't know about double-headers. Oh well. I just checked the fall schedule and I only watch 60 Minutes on CBS on Sundays so it is not a big deal.
Thanks for the reminder. I added an hour of padding to "CSI:Miami" a long time ago but I also watch "The Good Wife". Since I don't watch "The Mentalist", I just modified my SP for "The Good Wife" and added an hour to it. Deleted the "CSI:Miami" SP at the same time.
Hopefully I'm not smeeking here, but my thought would be that if they really don't want to just add a football wrap up show before starting 60 minutes at 8pm (moving 60 minutes to the later time period), they could go with a "live" 60 minutes segment to fill the time between the end of whenever 60 minutes would have finished it's traditional hour and whatever show they'd wind up running at 9pm (east coast). Use the time to revisit previous stories, answer fan questions, have a panel discussion about the stories that aired that night, or opine about the news of the week that they didn't otherwise talk about during the main show.
Alternative, rather than directly copying from FOX and running the OT show to do a football wrap up before the prime time programming, go ahead and do a wrap up show *after* 60 minutes, preceeding whatever show follows the delayed 60 minutes show.
They'd still lose one prime time show for the night, but at least they wouldn't be screwing over the fans of the shows that are constantly getting juggled due to the football overruns.
As others have noted though, CBS could fix this and they don't. They don't want to as they really don't care about anyone watching their content on a delayed basis. Never mind that I could very easily instead (and do) watch something on FOX or NBC, or another channel rather than deal with anything that CBS is airing on Sunday evenings.
They're not. They're adjusting for the fans who are tired of watching a 1:00 Eastern game, and, with seconds remaining in the game and one team headed for what could be the winning score, having CBS or Fox cut away to the second game of the doubleheader because the "local team" is playing and the contract the networks have with the NFL requires it. The move to 4:25 makes this far less likely to happen.
If CBS or Fox had any say in the matter, I would think that it would have been to make the move to "only" 4:25 instead of 4:30 - probably mainly Fox, to keep from having to start The Simpsons after 8 PM, and Family Guy after 9 PM, more than necessary.
What do you do out west between 8 and 9 Pacific? Show a 15-minute "60 Minutes Plus", and then 45 minutes of what?
This has always been a problem with whatever networks show Sunday afternoon football - how do you fill the 7-8 Pacific time slot if something got pre-empted out east? At one time, CBS had a policy that if football (or golf) ran past 7:30 (back in the days when the late games started at 4:00), whatever hour-long show it had at 8:00 was pre-empted that night; half the time, the west coast stations would get a local program from 8 to 9, and the other half, the 9:00 programming started an hour earlier, without any warning to the viewers.
Then again, with the new time announcement, I expect to see CBS announce that, on its NFL doubleheader days, they will alternate between pre-empting The Good Wife and The Mentalist that week, with a repeat from last season airing out west.
CBS had two sets of viewers (some overlap) to satisfy: Those who didn't want to miss the end of a late game that ran over and those that didn't want an attenuated "60 Minutes " ( tried briefly). Other than more or less giving up the 7-8 time which they had lost once before, shifing the entire schedule when there was an overrun was the only way to come even close to satisfying both groups.
I don't think an extra 10 minutes is going to convince CBS to finally change their ways.
They could just say prime time starts at 8, like it does the other 6 days of the week. Let the affiliates fill 7-8 in Mountain and Pacific.
When they worked so hard to get it back after it was taken away by the Prime Time Access rule (yes,it originally included Sunday)?