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Network programming preemptions by individual stations

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Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

Post by Some Guy from Toledo » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:31 am

rugratsonline wrote:
Some Guy from Toledo wrote:
rugratsonline wrote:In 1983, WTVT in Tampa, then with CBS, pre-empted a new Peanuts special, "Is This Goodbye, Charlie Brown?" -- with a Three's Company rerun...
Now I wonder what kind of backlash could they have gotten from the veteran community had they done that to "What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?"
...which, luckily, never happened, as WTVT cleared it first run, and a couple other times when it was seen on CBS.
Good thing. It just seems sad when it is something animated and fun that you miss out on when you're 6 and have to go to bed earlier. That was usually my thing. You'd always want something fun at 8PM and hopefully for an hour if another special was slotted.
sfpcc wrote:If you have on demand preemptions aren't really such a big problem. The one exception is Jeopardy which never shows up On Demand. (I started a thread a few years ago on the topic, the reaction was mixed.)
These days it's a whole different ballpark. We do not have the sort of isolated problems we once did thanks to the net (for me, it would be seeing comic strips that weren't printed locally). At least there's avenues now in case you missed it, and it wouldn't take weeks, months or years to do it.



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Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

Post by sfpcc » Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:25 am

[quote="mtburb"]

Well, I hope WTOL didn't preempt any of the Peanuts specials for some talk thingamajig at all during the years CBS aired those specials. If so, then I'm sure hundreds would've be royally mad...[/quote]

Mtburb, from your posts you seem to be a fan of the Peanuts Cartoons. Did you see the Peanuts Movie that came out last year?



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Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

Post by mtburb » Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:48 pm

sfpcc wrote:
mtburb wrote:
Well, I hope WTOL didn't preempt any of the Peanuts specials for some talk thingamajig at all during the years CBS aired those specials. If so, then I'm sure hundreds would've be royally mad...

Mtburb, from your posts you seem to be a fan of the Peanuts Cartoons. Did you see the Peanuts Movie that came out last year?
Yes.

Back on topic, I heard over on another forum that last year the CBS and NBC affiliates in Peoria, Illinois preempted much network programs with infomercials. In fact, NBC Nightly News was preempted by a Humana infomercial and even CBS News' coverage of Pope Francis' US visit was preempted by infomercials before joining the news coverage in progress!

This was all a few months ago, before Quincy acquired one of those affiliates.


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Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

Post by rugratsonline » Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:46 pm

mtburb wrote:...I heard over on another forum that last year the CBS and NBC affiliates in Peoria, Illinois preempted much network programs with infomercials. In fact, NBC Nightly News was preempted by a Humana infomercial and even CBS News' coverage of Pope Francis' US visit was preempted by infomercials before joining the news coverage in progress!
I bet that went over with Central Illinois' Catholics well. :(



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Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

Post by Some Guy from Toledo » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:54 pm

rugratsonline wrote:
mtburb wrote:...I heard over on another forum that last year the CBS and NBC affiliates in Peoria, Illinois preempted much network programs with infomercials. In fact, NBC Nightly News was preempted by a Humana infomercial and even CBS News' coverage of Pope Francis' US visit was preempted by infomercials before joining the news coverage in progress!
I bet that went over with Central Illinois' Catholics well. :(
And here I'm going :rollin



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Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

Post by BFSEsq » Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:16 pm

It's interesting that WDIV seems to currently have a standing deal with WADL to air seemingly any NBC programs they don't clear. And yet, it doesn't seem like there are any other deals like that currently.

I've read that in the old days of Late Night with David Letterman in the 80s, WDIV occasionally wouldn't clear specific episodes that they thought were too risque, and those would always be on WKBD instead. Anyone know if that's true? WDIV, from my secondary knowledge (i.e. not memories, because I was born in 1982) seems like it was fairly conservative for a time with its programming choices and would be unafraid to preempt NBC.



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Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

Post by mtburb » Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:48 pm

BFSEsq wrote:It's interesting that WDIV seems to currently have a standing deal with WADL to air seemingly any NBC programs they don't clear. And yet, it doesn't seem like there are any other deals like that currently.

I've read that in the old days of Late Night with David Letterman in the 80s, WDIV occasionally wouldn't clear specific episodes that they thought were too risque, and those would always be on WKBD instead. Anyone know if that's true? WDIV, from my secondary knowledge (i.e. not memories, because I was born in 1982) seems like it was fairly conservative for a time with its programming choices and would be unafraid to preempt NBC.
Speaking of which...did WKBD ever air any NBC daytime programming that WDIV never aired?


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Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

Post by sfpcc » Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:20 pm

I think way back in the mid 70's WKBD used to show SNL, which was bumped by Then WWJ, (this has been discussed before.) I think the first time I saw it was on 50, (OJ Simpson hosted.) I also remember seeing Ray Charles and jumping on the bed at the same time, (not a bad memory considering.)



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Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

Post by sfpcc » Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:30 pm

Tonight WDIV is showing the movie How To Lose Friends And Alienate People, (seen it.) Caught On Camera and Grim are shipped to WADL.



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Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

Post by Some Guy from Toledo » Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:32 pm

sfpcc wrote:Tonight WDIV is showing the movie How To Lose Friends And Alienate People, (seen it.) Caught On Camera and Grim are shipped to WADL.
I'm already getting "shipped" confused with whatever new meme/slang is out there these days.



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Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

Post by sfpcc » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:30 am

I'm already getting "shipped" confused with whatever new meme/slang is out there these days.[/quote]

The Movie is close to ten years old so some if it might be dated by now.



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Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

Post by rugratsonline » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:11 pm

sfpcc wrote:
Some Guy from Toledo wrote:I'm already getting "shipped" confused with whatever new meme/slang is out there these days.
The Movie is close to ten years old so some if it might be dated by now.
It's a forgettable (in the US) 2008 British film:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Lo ... %28film%29

No doubt WDIV scheduled the film, due to the make-goods left over from the primaries -- it seems that many movies scheduled off-network by local stations are mainly unknowns and flops, designed to burn off excess local ad sales.



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Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

Post by WOHO » Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:49 pm

WSPD-TV (precursor of WTVG) did not air the original SNL's from 75-79; a 'summary show' was the first time it was broadcast in Toledo. Had to rely on the rare times that Buckeye remembered to switch the CH4 feed from WSPD to WDIV (or was it that yet?). They had the Storer Broadcasting "good ethics code" that they adhered to in a fancy white parchment frame that they aired at nightly sign-off, so no SNL in it's heyday when WSPD was still the NBC affiliate.

Also, getting tired of not getting my "Jeopardy! fix" with the NCAA BB starting earlier this year- last year it was 7:30pm and they ran Jeopardy in the Wheel slot at 7pm, but now neither air on WTOL, that I know of, on the 7pm NCAA BB nights.



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Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

Post by sfpcc » Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:37 pm

[quote="sfpcc"]I'm already getting "shipped" confused with whatever new meme/slang is out there these days.[/quote]

I didn't know if "Shipped" is a popular word for the subject. I was an English major and a graduate student and we're sort of trained not to reuse certain words, (more like yelled at after writing D and C papers.)



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Re: Network programming preemptions by individual stations

Post by rugratsonline » Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:23 pm

WOHO wrote:WSPD-TV (precursor of WTVG) did not air the original SNL's from 75-79; a 'summary show' was the first time it was broadcast in Toledo. Had to rely on the rare times that Buckeye remembered to switch the CH4 feed from WSPD to WDIV (or was it that yet?).
WNEM in Saginaw also didn't carry SNL until after the original cast left in 1980 -- my only exposure to SNL at the time were the best-of clip specials in prime-time. The only way for many to see the show was on cable -- at first via WKBD Detroit then, after WDIV finally picked it up, a neighboring NBC affiliate. I didn't have cable at the time, though the Gerity Cable system in Bay City might have carried SNL on its local access / wild card channel, via Grand Rapids affiliate WOTV (today's WOOD).



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