TiVo Community
TiVo Community
TiVo Community
Go Back   TiVo Community > TiVo TV Talk > Now Playing - TV Show Talk
TiVo Community
Reply
Forum Jump
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-05-2014, 02:25 PM   #1
WhiskeyTango
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 5,777
CBS acquires Thursday Night Football package

As if they weren't killing the competition enough on Thursday's with The Big Bang Theory, they decided to take it up a notch.

Quote:
CBS will get eight games, all early in the season (all of them to be simulcast on NFL Network)
http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-wat...ht-nfl-package
WhiskeyTango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 03:16 PM   #2
dtle
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Philly, PA
Posts: 1,502
What a tease!! We get to watch the first half of the season, and just as we get acclimate to it, it's gone. (Unless you pay $$ for NFL Network, currently $15/mo Comcast upgrade package here.)
dtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 03:28 PM   #3
lambertman
Not single!
 
lambertman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 2,894
Quote:
Originally Posted by dtle View Post
What a tease!! We get to watch the first half of the season, and just as we get acclimate to it, it's gone. (Unless you pay $$ for NFL Network, currently $15/mo Comcast upgrade package here.)
Is it not better than what you had before?
__________________
"People should get beat up for stating their beliefs" - TMBG

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
and elsewhere
Play-by-play announcer at .... let me get back to you
lambertman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 03:45 PM   #4
MikeMar
Go Pats
 
MikeMar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Boston Suburb, MA
Posts: 38,769
Yeah, as someone that recently moved and doesn't have the NFL network here, I'll take 1/2 the season no problem

And Thurs night games usually suck!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MikeMar is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 03:52 PM   #5
Steveknj
Lost in New Joisey
 
Steveknj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 35,173
It will be interesting to see if the NFL games, especially if the games are not compelling, rate better than The Big Bang Theory.

Perhaps this says this in the link, I didn't read it, but to me this smacks of CBS trying to protect their Thursday night lineup by guaranteeing that nothing strong, like the NFL is up against it. Do they move TBBT to another night?
__________________
Annoying Blurb
Steveknj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 04:49 PM   #6
Gregor
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 43,805
TBBT at 8, the game at 8:40 or so.
__________________
Wii: 5166-1365-9840-0899

MK:3523-2615-6739

Do not taunt happy thread counts.
Gregor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 10:18 PM   #7
Neenahboy
Grad stud(ent)
 
Neenahboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 16,097
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steveknj View Post
Do they move TBBT to another night?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gregor View Post
TBBT at 8, the game at 8:40 or so.
The initial thought among critics is that they'll move TBBT to Monday next season to stave off any post-HIMYM decline.
__________________
I'm collecting My Coke Rewards codes. PM me if you have any you aren't using.
Neenahboy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 10:40 PM   #8
mattack
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: sunnyvale
Posts: 17,641
Quote:
Originally Posted by Neenahboy View Post
The initial thought among critics is that they'll move TBBT to Monday next season to stave off any post-HIMYM decline.
Maybe that's the prevailing view, but I thought this was a convincing counterpoint:
http://m.hollywoodreporter.com/entry/view/id/35364

Plus, maybe we'll have 8 weeks where Bill Prady doesn't have to tweet "We make 22 episodes a year, there are 52 weeks in a year, there are going to be reruns".

ok, he didn't say that exactly, and what he did say was probably more concise.. but he's said things to that effect.
mattack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2014, 04:00 AM   #9
bengalfreak
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 2,066
Quote:
Originally Posted by dtle View Post
What a tease!! We get to watch the first half of the season, and just as we get acclimate to it, it's gone. (Unless you pay $$ for NFL Network, currently $15/mo Comcast upgrade package here.)
www.atdhenet.tv
__________________
The Bengals and Tivo, life should have a few obsessions.
bengalfreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2014, 10:56 AM   #10
WhiskeyTango
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 5,777
Looks like Big Bang Theory will be moving to a new night to start the season. My guess is they move it back to Monday in it's old timeslot.

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/201...season/236784/
WhiskeyTango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2014, 11:30 AM   #11
busyba
The Funcooker
 
busyba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: NYC
Posts: 27,288
Quote:
Originally Posted by dtle View Post
What a tease!! We get to watch the first half of the season, and just as we get acclimate to it, it's gone. (Unless you pay $$ for NFL Network, currently $15/mo Comcast upgrade package here.)
I noticed this past season that even though I don't pay for NFLN, and even though the channel is blacked out most of the time, I could still get the channel during the games on Thursday nights.

I have no idea what's up with that.
__________________
"Wow... I so love you" --
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

"of course, you are 100% correct" --
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

"busyba is officially my favorite poster." --
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

busyba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2014, 01:08 PM   #12
DevdogAZ
Give em Hell, Devils
 
DevdogAZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Arizona
Posts: 38,256
Quote:
Originally Posted by busyba View Post
I noticed this past season that even though I don't pay for NFLN, and even though the channel is blacked out most of the time, I could still get the channel during the games on Thursday nights. I have no idea what's up with that.
Did you try that for every Thursday game, or just one or two. It's possible that there were games involving your in-market team where the feed was unencrypted because it was also being simulcast on a local broadcast station.
__________________
"You don't own a TV? What's all your furniture pointed at?" Joey Tribbiani
DevdogAZ is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2014, 01:47 PM   #13
busyba
The Funcooker
 
busyba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: NYC
Posts: 27,288
I didn't check every game, but I'm somewhat certain it wasn't only local market games.
__________________
"Wow... I so love you" --
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

"of course, you are 100% correct" --
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

"busyba is officially my favorite poster." --
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

busyba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2014, 05:46 PM   #14
aadam101
Future Prez of ABC
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: North of Boston
Posts: 7,016
This can't fare well for Parks and Rec and Community.
__________________
A passing grade? Like a C? Why don't I just get pregnant at a bus station!
aadam101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2014, 06:24 PM   #15
DevdogAZ
Give em Hell, Devils
 
DevdogAZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Arizona
Posts: 38,256
Quote:
Originally Posted by aadam101 View Post
This can't fare well for Parks and Rec and Community.
Both those shows were already getting killed by what was on CBS anyway, so it's not likely to make much difference. And while we know P&R is renewed, we don't yet know whether Community will be back or not.

But the prevailing thought is that the other broadcast nets may air reruns, or throw some other shows against the CBS NFL games as cannon fodder, and then save the shows they actually care about to start later in the fall. Especially since they have to air about 17 weeks of reruns or other content anyway, this 8 weeks could just give them an excuse to start their seasons later and have fewer in-season breaks after that.
__________________
"You don't own a TV? What's all your furniture pointed at?" Joey Tribbiani
DevdogAZ is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 02:34 PM   #16
jar-head
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by busyba View Post
I noticed this past season that even though I don't pay for NFLN, and even though the channel is blacked out most of the time, I could still get the channel during the games on Thursday nights.

I have no idea what's up with that.
I noticed this as well.
jar-head is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 07:36 PM   #17
lambertman
Not single!
 
lambertman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 2,894
Quote:
Originally Posted by DevdogAZ View Post
But the prevailing thought is that the other broadcast nets may air reruns, or throw some other shows against the CBS NFL games as cannon fodder,
Third season of "The Taste", anybody?
__________________
"People should get beat up for stating their beliefs" - TMBG

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
and elsewhere
Play-by-play announcer at .... let me get back to you
lambertman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 10:38 PM   #18
mattack
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: sunnyvale
Posts: 17,641
As much as people (claim to) hate reality shows, one of the major networks should do something like cable did with "Undercover Boss: Abroad" a few years ago. Basically, just show the foreign versions to us in the U.S.

Instead of reruns of the 'main' shows, show some foreign (but yes, admittedly, likely originally in English so will require _limited_ subtitling) reality shows. Even not English, I'd love to see the original show Survivor was based upon, though I realize it's nothing like what Survivor has become.
mattack is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Forum Jump




Thread Tools


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Advertisements

TiVo Community
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media

(C) 2013 Magenium Solutions - All Rights Reserved. No information may be posted elsewhere without written permission.
TiVoŽ is a registered trademark of TiVo Inc. This site is not owned or operated by TiVo Inc.
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:40 PM.
OUR NETWORK: MyOpenRouter | TechLore | SansaCommunity | RoboCommunity | MediaSmart Home | Explore3DTV | Dijit Community | DVR Playground |