[mythtv-users] CBS sucks!

Gary Buhrmaster gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 16:58:19 UTC 2011


On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 09:31, Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org> wrote:
...
> That doesn't get to the heart of the problem, which isn't for the game
> itself, but the content that follows the game.  Some of us may not
> even be aware that a game is on earlier in the day, so your advice is
> basically, add 30 or 45 minutes to everything, in case there might be
> a game before it.

In practice, in the US, the only network that regularly has the
problem for network content is CBS, the current holder of the
late Sunday afternoon NFL game, since they will not shorten
"60 minutes" (to "37 minutes"?) or preempt the show just
because the football game on immediately before runs late.
("60 minutes" is at a different end of the spectrum, the
*prestige* show.  It has a hallowed position in the network.
No where near as profitably as the event show, but a show
on which you demonstrate your commitment to excellence
(or something).  You do not mess with your excellence.)

Gary


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