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MTV's "The Challenge"

Discussion in 'Season Pass Alerts' started by Space, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Space

    Space Active Member

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    There are two episode of MTV's "The Challenge" tomorrow (3/13), however there seems to be a discrepancy as to the times they are airing.

    Both TiVo and TitanTV have them airing at 9pm ET and 11:03pm ET (the after show).
    But Gracenote (zap2it) has them airing at 8pm ET and 10:03pm ET.

    Perhaps it is some sort of confusion related to Daylight Savings?

    I am not sure which ones are correct, but I always place my bet on Gracenote.

    EDIT: The normal time for this show is 9pm ET, so it is possible that TiVo/TitanTV are correct (MTV.com also has the 9pm/11:03pm times), but in my experience Gracenote is almost always more accurate, so you may want to cover all your bases if you can.
     
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  2. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

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    yeah it would be weird to have a Fear Factor in the middle, wouldn't it?
     
  3. Space

    Space Active Member

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    Actually, both schedules had Fear Factor in the middle.

    It tuns out that TiVo/TitanTV was correct and Gracenote was wrong. It's usually the other way around, but this point goes to TiVo/TitanTV.
     
  4. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Well-Known Member

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    Check your To Do List for the 3/27 episode
     
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  5. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    Titantv and zap2it are both owned by CBS Interactive. They use the Nielsen database. Tvguide.com and tv.com are both using the TiVo/Rovi database.

    Sadly, titantv has fallen down quite a bit. Check the OAD for Ransom CBS 4/7/18 8pm.

    Also, nothing stops any site from causing damage to good data.
     
  6. realityboy

    realityboy Well-Known Member

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    3/27’s episode “Czechmate” shares a name with an episode from S20 so it wasn’t set to record for me.
     
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  7. Space

    Space Active Member

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    I believe you are incorrect about Titantv.com being owned by CBS. From the titantv.com website:
    TitanTV is an independent company located in Cedar Rapids, IA.

    Also, zap2it does not use the "Nielsen database" and they are currently owned by "Tribune Media". They are in the process of being sold to "Sinclair Broadcast Group". Tribune Media owns some local CBS affiliates, but they are not owned by CBS (they also own stations that are affiliates of other networks).

    On the other hand, tvguide.com and tv.com ARE owned by CBS Interactive, and they use Rovi/TiVo data for their listings.

    There is actually a complicated history of these services (with multiple owners) so it is difficult to keep up.
     
  8. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    Being half right isn't bad. I use titantv most of the time anymore since it is fast, has longest reach, and accurate enough.
     

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