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View Poll Results: What night do you record your most shows?
Sunday 66 46.81%
Monday 13 9.22%
Tuesday 5 3.55%
Wednesday 8 5.67%
Thursday 44 31.21%
Friday 5 3.55%
Saturday 0 0%
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:16 AM   #1
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Which night is most "crowded" on your DVR?

This article had me thinking about which night I have the most stuff recording:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/20/ar...er=rss&emc=rss

I agree with the article that I think it's Sunday, followed by Wednesday and then Thursday. On those nights, there's always stuff I end up watching on the "other" DVR because of conflicts.

What the article failed to talk about, is that many of the shows on "cable" rerun at various other, more, convenient times for recording. For instance, I record Game of Thrones on the HBO West feed at midnight, so that my DVR is free to record other shows I have on at the same time as the east coast feed.

Compounding issues on Sunday night is CBS' insistence of running their full four hour slate of shows come heck or high water despite the likely hood a sporting event will run over (typical during the NFL season, March Madness and the Masters). So that means padding shows and further complicating the mess.

So what's your toughest night for your TV viewing?
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:31 AM   #2
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Thursday without a doubt.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:33 AM   #3
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my sunday is busy with longer shows, but my thursday has more volume of shows, both probably equal out to the same number of hours
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:36 AM   #4
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i have no idea, because I dont know what days shows actually run any more
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:38 AM   #5
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Thursday- but only because Big Bang overlaps with the Idol results show and I want to watch both a tad delayed.
Otherwise I have used multiple DVR's for so long that any conflicts I have are not anything I can recall.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:47 AM   #6
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Depends on the time of year. Right now it's Sunday.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:23 AM   #7
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i have no idea, because I dont know what days shows actually run any more
if you have a TiVo, the Now Playing (My Shows) list will show the date and day of week it was recorded.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:29 AM   #8
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if you have a TiVo, the Now Playing (My Shows) list will show the date and day of week it was recorded.
Same with DirecTV DVR and Dish DVRs as well. I'd imagine it's common for cable DVRs as well.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:30 AM   #9
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Right now? Monday

As others have stated, this can vary from time of year. But right now, Monday seems to be the day where I record the most stuff.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:33 AM   #10
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Monday because I end up having to use two Tivos (three tuners) to grab the Voice and the other stuff I want to watch.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:36 AM   #11
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:37 AM   #12
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Sunday without a doubt for me due to 5 broadcast shows with the inherent live sporting event runovers and about five cable channel shows that at least have mutilipe broadcast times.

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Old 04-20-2012, 09:37 AM   #13
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Sunday. My wife watches The Amazing Race, Desperate Housewives, The Good Wife, Army Wives and The Client List. We both watch Mad Men.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:21 AM   #14
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Sunday was a nightmare for me before I recently replace my two Series 2, single tuner, machines with Premieres.

Now it's awesome! Two tuners times two machines is just rockin' for me now. I probably have at least 30 shows recording on Sundays. Mondays are starting to catch up and Thursdays are getting pretty heavy.

When I got new Tivos I really shaved down some of the season passes on both. I still have a total of about 120 season passes between the two. With dual-tuner Tivos it's smooth as silk.

I felt like an idiot when it actually took me several years to 'get' that I needed to plug the SPs for network shows at the top of the lists, since they only air once as a rule. The cable shows will take care of themselves since their are so many airings. I don't know why it took me so long to figure that one out. d'oh!
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:34 AM   #15
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Friday is hell for me (five shows at 8:00 Central!). Which I guess makes me a big fat loser, since Friday is where they big fat loser shows...
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:35 AM   #16
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Sunday, with Thursday a distant 2nd.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:42 AM   #17
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With 5 tuners on the HR34, I really don't notice too many conflicts but I think we record 3 shows simultaneously on Tue evening. That will ease now that Justified is no longer running though.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:59 AM   #18
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Thursday.

And, Thursday's my bowling night, so I watch all the stuff that records on Thursday either over the weekend, or if my weekend is busy (usually) over Monday through Wednesday of the following week.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:46 AM   #19
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Tuesdays for me is almost completely empty. New Girl & Raising Hope is it. Haven't really seen any of New Girl yet and Raising Hope's season is over.

Wednesday & Thursday are a toss-up, with both right around 5 hours each.

Actually Friday & Saturday I record nothing. And I don't record much on Sunday. I see there's a new Harry's Law this sunday that I'll get. I gave up on Celebrity Apprentice and don't have HBO, Showtime or any other premium channels.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:07 PM   #20
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Sunday and Monday are both bad (really wish I could wean myself off Celebrity Apprentice...those two hours really screw with my To Do list). I'm just thankful that cable shows repeat ad nauseum throughout the week, otherwise I'd be in trouble.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:20 PM   #21
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The night I record most shows is by far sunday night.the night with most dvrs being used is monday with many conflicts
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:09 PM   #22
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It must be Sunday night, because that's when UVerse goes into the dumper with no bandwidth - although it did happen on a Tuesday(?) with Justified.

(BTW, with Uverse I can now usually record 4 shows at once - 3 in HD. I got my bandwidth set to the max.)
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:31 PM   #23
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Sunday by far for me. I sometimes can't wait to get home from work on Monday which is when I can actually get around to watching Sunday's shows.
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What the article failed to talk about, is that many of the shows on "cable" rerun at various other, more, convenient times for recording. For instance, I record Game of Thrones on the HBO West feed at midnight, so that my DVR is free to record other shows I have on at the same time as the east coast feed.
Yeah, I find that article failing to mention that odd. I rolled my eyes at the mention of a viewer saying they had to "sacrifice" Family Guy so they could record The Killing. Umm, the re-air The Killing about 6 times throughout the week, including twice more the same Sunday night / Monday morning after it first airs.
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:51 PM   #25
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:27 PM   #26
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:08 PM   #27
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Friday. All of the best, underrated (literally and figuratively) shows end up there.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:12 PM   #28
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Sundays for me. HBO (entire night), AMC (The Killing, Mad Men), CBS (60 minutes, Amazing Race), ABC (AFV, Once Upon a Time, Desperate Housewives), NBC (The Apprentice).
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:27 PM   #29
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Sunday 8pm.. Simpsons, Harry's Law, Amazing Race, Once Upon a Time.. But I'm a couple episodes back on Harry's Law, and a whole bunch back on Once upon a Time.. Will start watching those more when the season ends soon.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:49 AM   #30
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It's been awhile since I've had to worry about "crowded" nights. There's not that many interesting shows for me on PrimeTime anymore. Right now my main shows are Dateline, Game of Thrones (Sunday), and Touch (Thurday), and I'm starting to get bored with the last.
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