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  1. Or it could just be random. Every time WABC moves J! Weekend to another slot, it's almost always different. WOF Weekend most commonly gets moved to 5:30 AM Saturday, but J! Weekend is basically just whatever's available. I've seen it air at 1:00 PM Saturday, 5:00 AM Saturday, 4:30 AM Sunday, 2:00 PM Sunday, etc. Another "On the Red Carpet" episode aired last Saturday to promote Raya and the Last Dragon, and J! aired at 4:30 PM Saturday. A lot of stations have also begun pre-empting WOF Weekend with infomercials. Last Saturday, WMTV in Madison, WI aired Wheel on 15.2 The CW at 1:30
  2. This week is all new episodes according to WLNY's listings. Next week is reruns from earlier this season.
  3. I've noticed come March that a lot of stations will temporarily pre-empt WOF Weekend with infomercials but leave J! Weekend alone for some reason. WHP Harrisburg does that a lot as well, with WOF moving to either late night, or 12 PM Saturday, though it looks like it's still at 7:00 so far this year. WCCO and KTVT, both O&O's, frequently pre-empt WOFW with PP as well; KTVT usually moves it to KTXA, and WCCO bumps it either to 3:30 AM Sunday or doesn't air it at all. WBBH in Fort Myers sometimes pre-empts WOFW with Time Life infomercials and always leave J!W alone. WWMT has Wheel back at 7:
  4. Does anyone get weekly news syndie "Daily Flash"? A friend overseas who has an interest in American syndication asked me to record an episode for him. It's listed on WLNY Saturday mornings at 5:30 AM. However, every week I try to record it, it's a random infomercial instead. This is odd since they're listed as new episodes on both my TV provider and even the schedule on WCBS' site.
  5. WLNY still airs it as well, but they've been airing at 2:30 AM, so it's not like it could get much worse than not at all.
  6. Have any stations dropped or demoted Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? this week after what happened with Chris Harrison?
  7. The only time they ever aired Jeopardy! on weekends were in some cases of Friday episodes being pre-empted and delayed to Saturday rather than bumped to 6.2 or overnight. This happened with the NFL Draft last year; Friday's episodes of Jeopardy! and Wheel were moved to Saturday night at 7:00 and 7:30, though J! was JIP'd halfway through because the Draft ran long since it was virtual. They also aired the 12/25/20 airing of J! (originally slated to be Trebek's final episode, but later changed to a rerun) on Saturday 12/26/20 at 7:30 PM, replacing Wheel, due to the NBA Christmas pre-
  8. Love stories like this! I once read an account of someone working at a Jeopardy! affiliate where the screen went black right before Final Jeopardy! on the day Ken Jennings was defeated. Phones rang off the hook, the station had to issue an apology, and they had to schedule a re-airing of the episode. WTHR airs Wheel at 7:00, while the other stations that messed it up air it at 7:30, so it wasn't simultaneous; it had to be a problem with the master for those stations. Wheel and Jeopardy! are sent as single .mxf files. Contestants can also request master copies, which are given on st
  9. Huh. Half a dozen Tegna stations messed up Thursday's broadcast of Wheel of Fortune: WTHR, WCNC, WBNS, KSDK, KHOU, KFSM. All of them cut to a break in the middle of Round 1, then when it came back for Round 2, it was Wednesday's episode for the rest of the show. How does an error like that happen, let alone on multiple stations? Aren't full episodes sent to stations individually as one file, not as each segment/act? I've seen occasions where a station will accidentally play the wrong full episode of a show likely due to simply cueing the wrong master, but how does a station acciden
  10. WDAF is pre-empting Wheel for Chiefs specials from Fri 1/29 to Fri 2/5. Six first-run episodes in a row (and WOF Weekend due to FOX PBC) are airing in late night: 11:00 PM on 1/29, 12:30 AM for the other weekdays. It is the only show affected by these specials. Hardly seems fair to be pre-empting what is probably their most popular syndie for over an entire week (yes, J! is beating Wheel nationally, but I doubt it beats it in markets that air it in daytime, especially post-Trebek). If Wheel kept tabs on all of their affiliates' programming decisions like Jeopardy! does (they have a
  11. Indeed it was, from the few minutes I saw of it. Thanks for clarifying.
  12. OTRC made a comeback these past two weeks as weekend filler for most of the ABC O&O's. Most listings titled it "On the Red Carpet FYC". I have no idea what FYC stands for; I watched a few minutes of it tonight, and it's formatted just like the original syndie series, just with more Zooming. It aired both this weekend and last, but I see no listings for next weekend. Time slotting is as follows: KABC Los Angeles: 6:30 PM PT Sat KGO San Francisco: 3:30 PM PT Sun KFSN Fresno: 6:30 PM PT Sun WLS Chicago: 4:30 PM CT Sun KTRK Houston: 4:30 PM CT Sun WPVI Phil
  13. Family Feud does. Even Judge Judy now sometimes has cases that carry over to the next episode.
  14. And another Buffalo Kickoff Live is airing tonight, this time only half an hour for everyone. But WETM is airing it on their subchannel so that it doesn't pre-empt Jeopardy! So if WETM has to air Buffalo Kickoff Live at 7:00, they move it to 18.2 so that Jeopardy! doesn't get pre-empted, but if it's at 7:30, they're okay with pre-empting Wheel of Fortune? Seems like a double standard to me. I can't imagine J! still getting that much higher ratings than Wheel now that Alex's episodes have finished. I know they did used to air the half-hour 7:00 BKL's in place of J!; I guess they got
  15. Another episode of Buffalo Kickoff Live aired last night. I spoke to someone at WETM and he explained that, while the show is an hour in cases like this, they produce it in two self-contained half-hour segments. This is because the first half features NFL replay footage. WETM, WBGH, and WSYR cannot air that first half because of rights issues (I guess the footage is owned by CBS), so that's why they only air the second half. WIVB and WROC, both CBS affiliates, aired the full hour last night, pre-empting Wheel and Jeopardy! in both cases. At this rate, Wheel will have more pre-emptions resultin

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