CBS Sunday Line Up Delay Issues

Discussion in 'Season Pass Alerts' started by JLucPicard, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN


    I see next week they're back to the top of the hour since there's no late game scheduled.
  2. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2002
    While it is not a CBS double header day, there are late games. They are showing one here (Oakland at Denver) since the Falcons are at home against Carolina in the early game on FOX.

    It's very rare for there to be a Sunday when there isn't at least one late game on each network, the first Sunday of this season being one of those exceptions.

    The really sad thing about yesterday's delay is that none of the late games went into OT.
  3. subarr

    subarr New Member

    Sep 25, 2008
    ETA: Never mind, I found it in the sticky "Urgent Pad..." above...

    So did CBS end up dropping a show last night? Or did they just start early? I had the Mentalist rerun scheduled to record, which was supposed to start at 10:30, but it apparently started earlier than that??? I didn't record any earlier shows, so I don't know what happened and when.
  4. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

    Feb 23, 2006
    Salt Lake...
    Yes, they dropped The Good Wife which pushed Mentalist back to airing at 10:08/9:08.

    Still late, but technically early since they said it would start at 10:30/9:30.

    This is another reason them saying everything will start :30 late, is just dumb.

  5. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

    Mar 13, 2003
    Benicia, CA


    Usually, that's the only time (because of CBS's U.S. Open tennis coverage); however, this year, there are no late games on Fox on 10/21 as they want to keep the time slot open to air a postseason baseball game that afternoon if necessary.

    I am not sure about this, but I am under the impression that there is not a separate network feed for cities in the east that have late games if it is not part of a national doubleheader. Presumably, most stations would record the feed and start airing it in its entirety when the football coverage ended. Keep in mind that non-doubleheader late games start at 4:05 rather than 4:25, so the delay shouldn't be as bad.

    I can think of two primary reasons there is pretty much always a late game on the non-doubleheader network each week; one, it prevents the situation where a city's non-DH station has to show a game at the same time the "local" team has a game on the DH station; two, in order to prevent it, the NFL has to juggle the schedule around, since the six western teams (49ers, Raiders, Seahawks, Chargers, Broncos, Cardinals) can't play 1:00 Eastern home games.

    The same thing happened (on Fox) in week 1; the last game, which also didn't go into overtime, lasted until 8:10. I'm pretty sure it is a combination of the new 4:25 start times and the "all scoring plays must be reviewed" rule. Also note that the networks will not cut away from "the last game" before it ends if it is a blowout.
  6. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2002
    There's also the replacement officials are incompetent factor at work.

Share This Page

spam firewall