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NFL shifting second game of doubleheaders to 4:25 ET

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Steveknj, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. DLiquid

    DLiquid Progressive User

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    Since I live on the west coast and DVR all games that I watch, the only impact this has on me is that it lessens the chance that while I'm watching the end of the early game, the score of a late game I'm going to watch next flashes on the bottom of the screen and I find out who scores first. So for that, I give it a thumbs up. :D
     
  2. Anubys

    Anubys KMT Soccer Playa

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    I don't think they are allowed to do that.

    My understanding is that part of NBC getting/paying for the Sunday Night Football game is that they, and only they, can have a highlight show of the day's actions.

    I'm pretty sure that is why ESPN stopped their perfect highlight show at 7 PM EST (sadly, I don't even remember the show's name anymore!).



    Edit: NFL Primetime?
     
  3. lpwcomp

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    Has anyone thought about the totally bizarre scheduling situation this is creating? They are allowing 3h25m for the first game but expect the second game to take only 2h35m.
     
  4. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    Presumably, Fox will actually slot the second game into a 3:05 length, which is more reasonable (i.e., they'll schedule something to start at 7:30, probably "The OT").

    CBS, on the other hand...
     
  5. TonyD79

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    Fox does it.
     
  6. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

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    Fox doesn't really "slot" the second game, except maybe for program listing/DVR purposes. The O.T. starts right after the last game on Fox ends (assuming it's before 8 PM Eastern), and ends at 8.

    In fact, the primary reason The O.T. exists is because Fox tried slotting King of the Hill at 7:30 on doubleheader days, and the show had to be "joined in progress" in the east almost every time (in fact, one episode only had its last five minutes air in the east); unlike CBS, Fox does not treat its Sunday 7-8 timeslot as something that is worth delaying the rest of the night's shows if necessary.
     
  7. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Another reason they won't fix it is that CBS probably gets a HUGE ratings bump when football overruns. Too late to switch to something else, lets just stick with the CBS shows. Most are good anyway. Even though I have a DVR, on most nights there's a late game, rather than mess around with the DVR I just watch CBS stuff live if possible. Sometimes that means shuffling any 10PM recordings I have (luckily during football season, HBO runs Boardwalk Empire...I just record the HBOWest feed and watch it later in the week).
     
  8. Frylock

    Frylock Live Long and Tivo!

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    That was my point. I was asking the people complaining why they think the NFL should cater to CBS, when they don't have to.
     
  9. Frylock

    Frylock Live Long and Tivo!

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    Ehh, I don't buy that with 60 minutes. Another show? Sure. 60 minutes? Not really.
     
  10. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Because CBS is paying them BILLIONS of dollars. That's why.
     
  11. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    You do realize that 60 Minutes was a top 20 show last year. And I bet some of that has to do with people sticking with it to watch the other shows in the lineup.
     
  12. aindik

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    In related news, the NFL is giving teams the option to allow TV coverage of home games to not be blacked out, if seats are >85% but <100% sold.
     
  13. lambertman

    lambertman To see you, Nice

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    Yup. Its numbers in 18-49 are WAY up when it has an irregular post-football start time.
     
  14. Gregor

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    Yup. Makes the Sunday tripleheader much easier to accomplish.
     
  15. Anubys

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    As many have mentioned, the timing of the second game is irrelevant. I'll be cheering my fool-head off when the Sunday and Monday night games are moved to 7:30 PM EST
     
  16. rifleman69

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    Sunday yes, Monday nope. Won't air before 5pm on the west coast.
     

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