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IowaCowboy
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[Rant] Televised Sports

I have always watched the local evening news and Cops most of my life. What really annoys me is when sports goes into overtime and cuts into or preempts the evening news or the cancel regularly scheduled programming (like cops) to play sports. In my opinion, there are plenty of cable sports channels to broadcast the games on and the would still have the viewership if the games were on pay-per-view. They would probably make more money from televising sports on pay-per-view than they would from declining advertising revenue with the increasing number of DVRs and ad hopper technology.

My message to the TV stations: Please keep your programming on schedule.

Maybe if the big leagues (NFL, MLB, NHL, PGA) went cable only with sports broadcasts, it would reverse the trend of cord cutting.

I just wish we could get Chicago Cubs games here but Comcast in our area does not have WGN on their lineup.
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Omega
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It's always been this way. For every person who gets made that Cops is preempted, 3 people are mad because the game went into overtime. Stations make far more money on sports than they do on Cops.

I also can't believe you are complaining about missing Cops. This show is syndicated to the nth degree.
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Bob4
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reply to IowaCowboy

You would have liked this - »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heidi_Game



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reply to IowaCowboy

Why not tell your local station to air the local programming on 1 of their subchannels? If enough people complain, they probably will.
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Happydude32
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reply to IowaCowboy

Aside from the NFL, the vast majority of NHL, NBA and MLB games are on cable channels. Fox has Saturday baseball, NBC has the NHL, usually on Sunday afternoons and ABC has the NBA. Fox also gets the first bunch NASCAR races and ABC gets a couple late season. Sorry, Sports > Anything else. What channel do you expect games that run over their allotted time be shuffled off to? FX for Fox, ESPN for ABC, CBS Sports Network for CBS and NBC Sports Network for NBC? Sorry, that’s just retarded. These channels already have programming on them that has been previously scheduled. These networks pay a lot of money for the rights to these games, absolutely no reason to inconvenience sports fans by switching channels for lesser programming.
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reply to IowaCowboy

Some of us don't have cable or satellite since they don't offer sports only. I don't do movies, sitcoms, cooking shows, etc. We watch sports and news on the locals, and mostly Nova, Nature, Science Now, on PBS.

Sports learned their lesson in the 60s - I think it was the year the Jets won the Superbowl. Whichever station - cut off a playoff game to show Heidi.


Bob4
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Look up 4 posts.



footballdude
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reply to IowaCowboy

CBS is the worst at this. Fox programs reruns right after football on Sundays so that they can preempt without screwing anything up. If they have to they can fill air time with a post game show. CBS is locked into 60 Minutes at 6, though, so they don't have the luxury.
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said by footballdude:

CBS is locked into 60 Minutes at 6, though, so they don't have the luxury.

Perhaps in Central and Mountain but not here in the East. The CBS schedule here is pushed back however late sports runs over. This past week, it was over an hour and they ended up dropping The Good Wife so they could catch up by the 11PM news.
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reply to IowaCowboy

said by IowaCowboy:

Maybe if the big leagues (NFL, MLB, NHL, PGA) went cable only with sports broadcasts, it would reverse the trend of cord cutting.

So how would this help the areas where cable tv is not even available? OTA from the major networks still covers much more area than any cable company out there. Do you really think the broadcasters, advertisers, and the sports franchises want any of that to go away?

Then you got the sports fans themselves who blindly hand over their cash to all of them to support it. I mean why should they put money into something useful (like saving their homes during a real estate crisis) when they can hand it over to people who don't give a shit about them lol.
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As I said earlier, petition the station to start their local programming on a subchannel. The main can then join it already in progress if the network program finishes and there's time before the next network program.
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footballdude
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reply to DC DSL

said by DC DSL:

said by footballdude:

CBS is locked into 60 Minutes at 6, though, so they don't have the luxury.

Perhaps in Central and Mountain but not here in the East. The CBS schedule here is pushed back however late sports runs over. This past week, it was over an hour and they ended up dropping The Good Wife so they could catch up by the 11PM news.

That's what I'm saying. Fox doesn't air any first run shows until 7:00, so they have the entire 6:00 hour to mess around with football overrun. CBS has 60 minutes at 6:00, so their whole schedule gets screwed up when football goes long.
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60 Minutes and the rest of our programming starts at 7. Football games that start at 4-4:30 always run over until at least 7:30...be it on CBS or Fox.
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footballdude
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said by DC DSL:

60 Minutes and the rest of our programming starts at 7. Football games that start at 4-4:30 always run over until at least 7:30...be it on CBS or Fox.

You're missing my point. Regardless of what time zone you're in, Fox puts an hour's worth of reruns on after football so that they can preempt without worries, while CBS always tries to put new programming on after football and constantly have to juggle their schedule when football goes over.
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It has been this way for decades. Petition them to change their practices. In the meantime, just cope with it.



DataDoc
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said by Bob4:

You would have liked this - »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heidi_Game

I saw that game. Or most of it anyway.

TheMG
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reply to IowaCowboy

None of this would be a problem if we just tossed the old and outdated concept of scheduled programming out the window.

On-demand IPTV is the future.

Unfortunately, TV networks and content producers are resisting change and new technologies and want to stick to their old outdated business models.



Cthen

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At minimum they could at least add the scheduled program to the on demand section the same it is supposed air even with the same set commercials. Usually the scheduled program is added right after or the day after anyways.

Then again, thinking about a bit more. It could also be due to the stations and networks still get paid during that time even if the viewers don't see those commercials at that time.

EDIT: Not sure if that last comment is actually true, just another conspiracy theroy of mine.
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capecoddah

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reply to IowaCowboy

Did you watch "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars" and "Castle" last night?
Because Monday Night Football should still be broadcast on ABC.



TrainBuff
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Thank goodness for VOD!



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reply to IowaCowboy

An even bigger PITA is going to the local pizza joint or hair salon & their tellies are always playing...yup...ESPN! Even our local Wendy's now does it! Think I'd rather watch paint dry! :þ

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