I hate NBC (men's Olympic basketball)

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  1. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    The Emmy's and Grammy's are tape delayed on the west coast.

    :)
     
  2. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    You think they're going to hold ski races when it's 9:00 p.m. in L.A. (and in Vancouver)?
     
  3. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    Hehe... It will be figure skating at that time. :p ;)
     
  4. mattack

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    You have a Tivo, why do you care that they're live live?
     
  5. That Don Guy

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    The answers appear to be:
    (a) It's a combination of that, and they're under the impression that if a live feed is available three hours in advance, some people will be afraid of the possibility of spoilers;
    (b) The TV network cares because having the results spoiled means that fewer people will watch;
    (c) It's not a problem out east because they get it live in the first place. If every event was delayed (something that probably will happen in 2012), having the western feed be three hours later than the eastern feed is not really a problem.

    -- Don
     
  6. sieglinde

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    It is still stupid. In order not to have sports spoiled, you have to abstain from the internet and just people talking. I would rather see the games live or even miss them because I was in bed and read about them later.

    I hate NBC.
     
  7. bengalfreak

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    Puhlease. You're the reason the rest of us have to stay up past midnight to watch Monday Night Football.:p
     
  8. lambertman

    lambertman With an "L"

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    ...and well into the wee hours for the MLB playoffs. No sympathy.
     
  9. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    You're still confusing me. Right now, your answer (b) is exactly what is happening. East coast gets it live, results are all over the internet, and those of us on the west coast see no reason to watch. However, if we were getting the same stuff at 7:00 pm that the east coasters were getting at 10 pm, they'd eliminate any possibility for spoilers. It seems like your explanation is based on the network showing two different feeds to the west coast, one live and one three hours later. I'm saying they should just show the live one, at the same time as the east coast. If that means that it's on from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., who cares? It just means we'll get to bed sooner.
     
  10. smak

    smak TV MA SLV

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    Don't most people work 9-5ish? If something is aired live at 4pm, who's home to watch it live anyway? Or 9am?

    -smak-
     
  11. lambertman

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    Your local affiliate cares. And that's why it's done the way it is.
     
  12. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    If live coverage ended at 9:00 p.m., they could produce their own local Olympics special and then still get in the normal nightly news. I'd think they'd love to be able to do that in addition to the Games. As it is right now, they haven't been able to air the news for over a week.
     
  13. lambertman

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    But would you be at all interested in watching a local Olympics special?
     
  14. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    They can profile local athletes. That's what the other stations do. In Dallas, the NBC affiliate allways leads the evening news with a story on Nastia Liukin.

    Not sure how many people care, though. In an even bigger city like L.A., I wonder if it would be even less interest.
     
  15. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    They seem to think I would, as they're airing one every night before the Olympics coverage starts, and then re-airing it later after the block is over. I'd think they'd be much happier if the block ended sooner and they could air the local news rather than a repeat of an Olympics special they aired several hours earlier.
     
  16. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    Our local station is airing the late local news, usually around midnight (or after if the prime-time segment ran long), then following that with the late-night NBC segment.

    Jan
     
  17. ovr8ted

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    Yeah, let's talk around Superbowl time ;)
     
  18. mcb08

    mcb08 Hoya for life!!

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    CBC is showing the same feed across Canada. The Men's 200M race was shown live today...~10:00 AM Eastern, ~7:00 AM Pacific.
     
  19. jsmeeker

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    how many people actually watched while it aired? :p
     
  20. mcb08

    mcb08 Hoya for life!!

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    Well, I'm in the Eastern Time Zone, so at least 1 :D. The point is, you have the option to watch it live if you want to. :up:
     

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