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OMG! Do I have to pad CBS already.

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by andyf, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. Aug 4, 2014 #21 of 103
    allan

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    Absolutely this! Even with a DVR, I'm finding commercials to be more annoying all the time. If I could no longer FF, I'd dump regular TV in favor of Netflix.
     
  2. Aug 4, 2014 #22 of 103
    Steveknj

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    I know occasionally NBC has moved the end of a hockey game to NHL Sports Network, but ratings are pretty bad for hockey in general.
     
  3. Aug 4, 2014 #23 of 103
    TIVO_GUY_HERE

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    Yup.

    I got Eye-Elert an hour before the golf game was even scheduled to be over, and again with correct start times.
     
  4. Aug 4, 2014 #24 of 103
    Steveknj

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    I just signed up to get them emailed to me. Out of habit I generally watch the end of the CBS NFL games to make sure it's not overrunning but this will help for days like yesterday. If I didn't start watching BB at around 8:15 I never would have realized it and padded. So I was able to watch the whole thing.

    At least The Amazing Race is no longer on Sundays so I don't have to worry about that show anymore.
     
  5. Aug 4, 2014 #25 of 103
    gweempose

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    I missed the end of Big Brother last night because of the overrun. I immediately padded my SP an hour. I won't let that happen again.
     
  6. Aug 4, 2014 #26 of 103
    aaronwt

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    My cable bill would become a lot lighter. But then I would be paying per episode to avoid any commercial s.
     
  7. Aug 4, 2014 #27 of 103
    Steveknj

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    Paying per episode, like buying the BD/DVD of the show? Or Netflix? I get that, but, that means you have to wait for them to be available. I guess that's ok for some folks, but for me, it would drastically change the way I watch TV. I could probably do it if it weren't for sports.

    The thing is, I'd just do what I used to always do during commercials, Go potty and grab some food during commercials, or read a book, or play games on my Nexus. Stuff like that. These days its not the commercials that bother me as much as the extended time it takes to watch each show because of them.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2014 #28 of 103
    brianric

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    This.
     
  9. Aug 4, 2014 #29 of 103
    brianric

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    I'd be watching my collection of Blu-Ray movies.
     
  10. Aug 4, 2014 #30 of 103
    JMikeD

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    Interesting. I wonder if they use the sign-up info to send you advertising of some sort?
     
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    brwarning

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    I am lucky live in the Midwest and still can get east coast west cost and Chicago on directv. All my Sunday recordings are done on the west coast channels.
     
  13. Aug 4, 2014 #33 of 103
    MScottC

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    Really simple folks... especially as DVRs are getting more storage and more tuners... Block record CBS from 7pm till 12:30am on Sunday nights... you won't lose a thing.
     
  14. Aug 4, 2014 #34 of 103
    aaronwt

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    That is what i used to do with VCRs in the 20th century and with my TiVos years ago. But it's been a long time since I've regularly watched a CBS show on Sunday night. So i have not needed to deal with this issue in awhile.
     
  15. Aug 4, 2014 #35 of 103
    moedaman

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    CBS has no regard for over-runs. Why even bother having a three hour prime time block on the Sundays they have NFL double headers. It never ends on time and if the game runs short, pad it with a post game show. They could rotate The Good Wife and The Mentalist on every other double header Sunday. They only have 22 - 24 episodes a year anyway and have reruns in the middle of the season, so this way CBS would actually do something viewer friendly. My wife watches The Mentalist and I've added an hour to the Season Pass.

    CBS even has this problem during the NCAA basketball tournament. Fox broadcasts a lot of sports too and never seems to have this problem.
     
  16. Aug 4, 2014 #36 of 103
    mattack

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    I would go back to Netflix (probably including DVDs).

    I say this as someone who WILLINGLY sometimes puts up with minimal commercials on On Demand. That's only because I haven't put in a bigger hard drive.. I guess I should..
     
  17. Aug 4, 2014 #37 of 103
    Fl_Gulfer

    Fl_Gulfer Tivo's R Us

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    We were bummed that we missed the last 6 min. of Unforgettable.
     
  18. Aug 5, 2014 #38 of 103
    JohnS-MI

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    The last 6 min of Unforgettable were on my Reckless recording, but I had to watch the last 6 min of Reckless on cbs.com. At least they let me see them Monday without validation. However, just a TERRIBLE commercial flurry when I tried to watch just the last few minutes; I think I had to watch all the commercials in the segments I skipped over, with no indication of how many minutes of commercial remained before the segment would start.
     
  19. Aug 5, 2014 #39 of 103
    Steveknj

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    The problem with this, is it's like watching your old VCR. You're forced to watch these shows in order in a block. I don't always want to watch 60 Minutes, then The Amazing Race then, The Good Wife, and so forth in that order. So I'd prefer to just pad. I have 5 tuners so padding is not a huge deal anymore.
     
  20. Aug 5, 2014 #40 of 103
    Steveknj

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    They have no regard, because they make more money HAVING overruns. I think it's pretty clear or they'd have fixed it by now. Ratings are better when the games overrun into their Prime Time schedule.
     

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