Anyone else here Hate CBS on Sundays?

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  1. jrm01

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    Leave football alone, and just use 60 Minutes as the padding. It wouldn't bother me at all if this week the show following football was 12 Minutes.
     
  2. TheGreenHornet

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    Hey fatespawn! Thanks for the link to the great article in Wikipedia concerning the Heidi/Game! Along with the great annadotes about pre-emptions the article mentions a link that CBS has "eye-alert" to notify viewers of a late delay of the prime time schedule. It also mentions that they are in touch with Tivo to readjust start times of the Sunday night shows to record.

    I read on zap2it.com today that the lead in from the football over time on Sunday Late-ending NFL games scored a 13.5/21 for CBS at 7 p.m. It the rating lead into prime time from the overtime of the football games that benefits the network. But, last Sunday's start at about 7:55 PM was the latest I have ever seen.
     
  3. Rob Helmerichs

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    I just stopped watching anything on CBS Sundays a couple of years ago. Which is kind of too bad, because I like Cold Case a lot, but it's just not worth it. If they move a show to Sunday, I cancel the Season Pass.

    I remember NBC when they had football, it must be five years ago now or more. They would have a special edition of Nightline at 6:00 (Central) that would run from whenever the game ended to 7:00. Of course, CBS can't do that with 60 Minutes because the geriatric crowd that anchors the show probably couldn't handle live TV any more.

    Fox followed suit shortly after, killing two birds with one stone by having a wrapup show from 6-6:30, and Futurama from 6:30-7; if the game ran past 6:30, they'd just cut into Futurama when it ended. (The second bird was Futurama, which apparently they really truly hated.)
     
  4. TexasGrillChef

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    YEah I have noticed that to on Saturdays sometimes. One nice thing though about Saturdays, IS there isn't anything "NEW" on in primetime. It's almost always re-runs or some other stuff.

    TGC
     
  5. mattack

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    To be nitpicky, the way Fox "fixed" it was by just airing reruns from 7pm-8pm.
    (Though I think this last weekend, they did have a new king of the hill at 7:30PM.. But for a long time, when 8pm on was new, 7-8pm was reruns.. and presumably this was for this very reason.)
     
  6. mattack

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    BTW, I don't hate CBS on Sundays, because I am on the West Coast, and watch 60 mins (though usually on my recorder where I can watch at 1.5x with sound), Amazing Race, and Cold Case.
     
  7. ldc3000

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    I've been having the same problem. I've been watching Shark on cbs.com .
     
  8. TexasGrillChef

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    Watching Shark on CBS.com is great....

    Amazing Race & 60 Minutes though... ARE NOT online to watch... at least NOT from CBS.com

    TGC
     
  9. ewilts

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    You mean the noon games don't actually end at 3pm? :) I watch a lot of Sunday football at noon (Fox typically here) and I don't think I've ever, ever seen a game end by 3. I used to pad by a half-hour but now I pad a full hour.
     
  10. CharlesH

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    I have never seen a football game NOT extend past the scheduled time. There must be some business reason for them to not extend the scheduled time, like advertising rates.
     
  11. Dr_Diablo

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    Had Shark on SP, but the shows gone downhill since the new season
     
  12. Unix_Beard

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    What they SHOULD do is rerun the prime time shows between 2 and 6am.

    Guess its better to collect the fees from the infomercial people than to make it convenient for their viewers.
     
  13. jrm01

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    Especially when they realize that the only audiance would be recording the shows so they could skip the commercials the next day.
     
  14. Unix_Beard

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    Those people might actually watch a commercial by accident. They might see the product placements. Right now, those people are skipping commercials on a different show entirely since their DVR's are rendered useless.
     
  15. bicker

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    The key word is "might". So the best approach is actually learn which is true, and then do whichever one better fosters long-term shareholder value.

    Why do folks insist on thinking that their personal preference is the optimal answer for the business? Generally, it is very rare when any specific consumer's personal preference is the best thing for a business to do.
     
  16. jrm01

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    You could petition your local CBS affiliate to do this. Last Monday night the local ABC affiliate pre-empted the prime time shows to carry the ESPN feed of the Steeler game. They then showed the prime time line-up around 2 or 3 a.m. The guide data even had it right.
     
  17. Unix_Beard

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    Your name is apt.
     
  18. Unix_Beard

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    Seems like the right thing to do. Channels like TNT have it right when they show a movie 3 times in a row. As it stands now, if one wants to watch the Amazing Race, they have to monitor the football game, make a mental note of the time difference and remember to tune in. Surely CBS makes more money from The Amazing Race product placement than they stand to make off Flowbee sales.

    Its been my experience that often times the people making the decisions make the incorrect one.
     
  19. dswallow

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    I still don't see why American football players are unable to finish a game on time. They need to start playing the game for more than 11 seconds at a time, with 2 minute breaks inbetween.
     
  20. rucka

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    I am reminded of an old Tank McNamarra comic strip... A guy watching a football game, the phone rings. He answers and says "Let me call you back. They just gave the two minute warning. I'll call you back in half an hour...."

    I added a 30 minute overage to Shark and still got hosed last week ... sigh....
     

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