Football ran over again

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  1. allan

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    That is their problem. I got my DVR because I have better things to do than watch TV. In the case of 60 Minutes, I actually do watch it live, not because it's that great, but because I happen to be in front of the TV at that time. If they are still showing sports, I normally go to my computer room for awhile. By 6:30-6:45-7:00, I no longer care, so I watch ZERO commercials instead of some, or even all if I'm too lazy to leave a buffer to FF through.
     
  2. lew

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    A network will never begin a prime time show after 11p, the show won't count in the ratings. Anyone recording a show that's scheduled to begin at 10p doesn't have to pad more then an hour.

    Football gets great ratings. 60 minutes gets good ratings. It makes no sense for CBS to put a "filler" show in between. Networks like going to the game in progress. It allows them to sync up their prime time programs for the night and showing the end of a close game is also good for ratings. Anyone who is aware of the so called "Heidi" game understands why networks show the game to conclusion, even if the ending seems to be a given. Given the interest in the point spread many viewers want to see the end of a game even if the winner isn't in question.

    There is no reason for the networks to do anything to make it easier for DVR viewers.

    Tivo might be able to do something. Some posters speculated that DVR software might be able to use the closed captioning data to identify shows that start, and end, late.

    At one time CBS had abbreviated versions (fewer segments) of 60 minutes ready to go. Letting the schedule run over makes more sense.
     
  3. sieglinde

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    After the end of December, football will go away unless they show the play off games late in the afternoon.
     
  4. newsposter

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    i wish it was the end of december ;)
     
  5. sieglinde

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    I wish it was 12:01 Eastern Time January 20th. :)
     
  6. BriGuy20

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    The OT actually gets ratings on par with CBS nightly programming (link). Given that it's a cheap little network studio thing that they can run with the talent and studio they have now, why wouldn't they want to add a youthful and male-skewing time period to their lineup?

    I'm sure it would help their 18-49 ratings for the rest of their Sunday programming as well. I personally won't go near CBS regular Sunday programming because of this nonsense. Maybe they would rather have their 60 Minutes viewers than the twentysomethings with disposable income that are annoyed by this kind of programming decision.
     
  7. sieglinde

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    December 28th. One more day. :)
     
  8. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Playoffs?
     
  9. newsposter

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    wow i just watched the unit and it started on time! totally didnt need my 1 hour pad and now recovered space nicely!
     
  10. sieglinde

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    The playoffs could interfere on Sunday but are less likely to. They usually get them all over earlier. Also, even non-fans are more likely to be interested in playoff games than ordinary games that may not even affect the outcome of the season.
     
  11. azitnay

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    FOX had the doubleheader last week, so a good chunk of the country had only a single CBS game at 1PM, and didn't have to deal with a 4PM CBS game.

    Drew
     

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