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  1. Olympic Zone is actually carried on the majority of NBC affiliates, not just the O&O's. It is mandatory for the O&O's, but optional for everyone else.
  2. I'd love to know the ratings on the stations that constantly pre-empt Wheel with NFL specials, like Patriots All Access on WBZ and Buffalo Kickoff Live on WIVB and WROC. The latter has already preempted Wheel about 30 times this season for that and several other specials. Surely these programs/specials can't be that profitable if they're preempting such a popular show that isn't even allowed to have multiple runs/airings (unlike preempting Inside Edition or ET). The Buffalo Bills stuff also airs on WETM in Elmira but it preempts Jeopardy! there, probably one of the only stations th
  3. What other affiliates in the US have aired syndicated Wheel of Fortune earlier than 7:00 PM ET/PT/6:00 CT/MT/HT? The only one I know of is WLNY prior to being bought out by WCBS in 2012. For many years, they aired Wheel at 6:30 ET, one hour before WABC, then in its last few years on that station, it moved to 5:30. CJON in Newfoundland, Canada has aired it at 3:30 ET (5:00 local) since 2014; Jeopardy! airs at 6:30 ET/8:00 local. It's the only place you'll regularly see Wheel on before 7:00 ET, unless maybe American Forces Network airs it even earlier. Also, interesting to note that
  4. Most of the Mountain Time Zone airs both shows in the same hour as well. The only ones off the top of my head that air J! in the afternoon instead of 6:00 or 6:30 are KYMA in Yuma (NBC), KGUN in Tucson (ABC), and KKCO in Grand Junction (NBC). The Omaha market does the same thing as WLOX: WOWT (NBC) does J! at 6:00 and news at 6:30, and KETV (ABC) does news at 6:00 and WOF at 6:30. However, they are not co-owned. There are no PT stations that carry them separately, but there is one ET market that does: Dayton. WHIO (CBS) airs WOF at 7:00 and Entertainment Tonight at 7:30. WDTN (NBC)
  5. WPXI Pittsburgh is one of the few non-O&O's that is starting The Olympic Zone on Thursday instead of Saturday. For the entire Olympics run, Wheel of Fortune is moving to the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel (PCNC).
  6. On Phoenix's KTVK, which is independent, they do air at 7:00 and 7:30. It's the only market in the US that does not air Wheel in the 7 ET/PT or 6 CT/MT hour. Ironically, this competed against Celebrity Wheel of Fortune on KXNV. The only other indie that regularly carries Wheel is KJZZ in Salt Lake City, which airs it at 6:00. These two indies also carry Jeopardy!, as does KTXA in Dallas (Wheel airs on big sister CBS O&O KTVT, but does occasionally air on KTXA following J! when pre-empted).
  7. Wheel and J! do still air on WATL on Saturdays, as well as any time they are pre-empted. Both shows will air on WATL for the entirety of the Olympics due to local Olympic specials at 7:00 on WXIA in addition to the optional Olympic Zone show at 7:30. Nowadays, no stations in the Eastern Time Zone air Jeopardy! before 7:00 PM on a regular basis, although CBSMV does allow it to compensate for a pre-emption. They do not allow it with Wheel; during March Madness, WNEM in Bay City, MI attempted to air J!/WOF at 10:00 and 10:30 AM to replace Let's Make a Deal (which does not air on some game
  8. WMTV in Madison, WI is not doing Olympic Zone at all. Wheel of Fortune will air on WMTV at 6:30 on all Olympic days except for Friday 7/23 where it will move to 15.2 The CW.
  9. TV Passport shows that WGAL is doing The Olympic Zone starting Thursday 7/22; Access Hollywood, both the weekday and weekend edition, is completely off the schedule after the 21st, and Entertainment Tonight is pre-empted on 7/23 since TOZ has to air at 7:00. This disproves that the 7/22-23 editions of TOZ are only for the O&O's. Matter of Fact is pre-empted on Saturdays starting 7/24.
  10. No changes for New York Live on WNBC. CT Live! on WVIT is now only 15 minutes from 11:45-12:00, except on Fridays where it's still half an hour at 11:30. That show has no changes either, but there will be a special edition on Saturday 7/31 at 7:00 PM preceding The Olympic Zone. These two O&O's don't care about the syndies. Kelly Clarkson, Ellen, and Access Daily are completely off WNBC and WVIT's schedules after 7/22. Access Hollywood is also gone after 7/21 thanks to The Olympic Zone, except for WVIT's overnight encores on 7/22 and 23. At least Kelly fans can still watch it on
  11. Saw a promo on WNYW FOX 5 that Nick Cannon is coming this fall. Didn't say what time, though.
  12. It looks like only the O&O's will be airing Olympic Zone on 7/22 and 23. WTVJ, Miami's O&O, has it listed starting 7/22, but WPTV in West Palm Beach (Scripps) has it starting Monday 7/26. Likewise, WXIA Atlanta (Tegna) is not airing Olympic Zone until 7/26. In most years, they air additional local Olympic coverage before TOZ at 7:00 so that both Wheel and Jeopardy! can move to WATL. On 7/22, Wheel and J! are listed as normal on WXIA, and Wheel also is on 7/23 but J! isn't listed at all, but will presumably air on WATL (they were not listed on WATL during the US Open, either
  13. I'm curious with how syndicators will react to the mass pre-emptions during these weeks. Wheel of Fortune is doing Secret Santa from July 12-23 (first time they're doing it in July in addition to the usual November or December), which is important for viewers because they need to see if their SPIN ID is drawn during the show for a chance to win what a contestant wins. Since 7:30 ET is Wheel's most popular time slot, chances are there's going to be at least one ID drawn whose holder doesn't get to see it. And since Wheel is a repeat (though it's SPIN ID drawings will be new) and Jeo
  14. Is YS only going to be offering a single run? That's unique for a weekday syndie, first-run or not. The only others AFAIK are Wheel of Fortune and Ellen.
  15. Pictionary starts 7/12 on the FOX O&O's. When we had 25 Words or Less's trial run back in 2018, we only had one airing. For Pictionary, we'll have two airings, but they'll probably be the same episode. In NYC, Pictionary airs on WNYW FOX 5 at 12:30 PM (replacing the second run of 25 Words or Less) and on WWOR My 9 at 11:00 PM (replacing the fifth of six runs of Family Feud).

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