Why is it that CBS skips a show because of an overrun?

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    Correct, although i remember many times when NBC's NBA coverage often resulted in it's national news being either preempted or shortened. I remember in 1992, NBC adding a playoff game (believe it was Bulls-Knicks) due to the LA riots, so they simply scheduled that game for prime time that way, NBC could show its national news and still air 3 games that day. I think it was scheduled for 8pm, in order not to break the "Family Hour" rule, as I remember watching "Life Goes On" on ABC at 7:00 then the NBA game on NBC at 8.
     
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    Personally, i think a overrun is a issue only if the network shows the 7:00-8:00 schedule in its entirety. I know from past experience, with one show, Mad About You during the 1996 NFL season. It seemed to start 8pm ET everytime I checked on it(after Colts-Jets week 2, Jaguars-Oilers week 5, Colts-Dolphins week 6 and Steelers-Bears(can't remember the week). However, Minor Adjustments and that other show preceding MAY always seemed either missing or "joined in progress."
     
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    I seem to remember once, when NBC had the NBA rights them switching to a Pistons-Timberwloves game for bonus coverage rather than going to Nightly News. And the game lasted so long, that Nightly News was preempted. And how many times i remember Jay Leno being delayed for Conference Finals/NBA Finals games too.
     
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    Here's what i mean when i say "constant and flex" this is from the Chiefs-Giants game in 2017. Note: the dark blue area would stay with this game, even if it's a blowout. The other map shows from the same week, Patriots-Raiders and Bengals-Broncos. Note the dark and deep orange areas- that's the "mandatory pullout" areas.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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