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  1. NYC has one airing of TMZ Hip-Hop on WWOR (Not WNYW) weeknights at 11 PM, temporarily replacing the "E" run of Family Feud. This was also the secondary slot used for the Pictionary test run. Not sure why they couldn't just sacrifice one of the three daily airings of the half-hour regular TMZ on WNYW (6:30p, 4:00a, 2:00p next day).
  2. Is The Good Doctor still planning to go into offnet via SPT? It was supposed to go out this season along with SWAT, which did go out, but TGD never did, and nobody knows why. ABC just renewed it for a sixth season and it surpassed 65 first-run episodes in February 2021. Also, I can still dream that one of these many voids will be filled with a Wheel of Fortune equivalent of Daytime Jeopardy!, right?.... Right? Drew being split into two half hours is interesting but sounds complicated. Non-O&O's will be able to double run them together, at least, but what if there's a market out there that carried one run of Drew on one station and then the second encore run on a sister station later in the day, like WCBS and WLNY used to do? It's going to be weird having to switch stations just to watch two parts of the same show, if there is continuity between them. It would also mean both runs have to be carried in a specific order; many stations that carry multiple runs of shows vary the order in which they air; I believe WTXF airs Judge Judy B then A, the opposite of what WCBS does.
  3. Only noticed it today, but WLNY no longer carries encores of Drew Barrymore at 8 PM. They've replaced that slot with Law & Order SVU, but the show's website still lists WLNY's airings. WWJ in Detroit also replaced its Drew encores at 3 AM with The Doctors.
  4. Wheel is doing a special week this week where each episode salutes a different city, which they've done before, but this time, they are also doing tie-ins with those cities' affiliates. Anchors from the affiliates introduce each episode this week. Monday had Bill Ritter and Sade Baderinwa of WABC ABC 7 New York, Tuesday will have Dagmar Midcap and Sheena Parveen of KNSD NBC 39/7 San Diego (two days before the show gets pre-empted for over two weeks), and Wednesday will have Mary Bubala and Patrice Sanders of WBFF FOX 45 Baltimore. The other anchors haven't been announced yet, but Thursday's will be from KTVT CBS 11 Dallas, and Friday's from WXIX FOX 19 Cincinnati. All of these intros are intact on all airings and aren't exclusive to that affiliate. Here is Monday's intro with Bill and Sade of WABC. https://clips.clippit.tv/wwgmqe/720.mp4
  5. 11:30, actually. Last Thursday's episode was mostly pre-empted by Biden, but the first and last couple minutes managed to be seen. That's the benefit/drawback of J! being able to air in daytime. Typically, the only pre-emptions are for breaking news. You'll hardly ever see J! in Central Time being bumped for sports (PGA last week being an exception), random infomercial airings, or specials on the local food bank. Even KTRK is so unwilling to sacrifice the 6:30-7:00 portion of their news that whenever they have to carry the O&O Localish specials that pre-empt Wheel on the other seven O&O's, they air them at 3:30, their latest pre-primetime, non-news slot, pre-empting Inside Edition. I'm also pretty sure they did not air the WNT rebroadcasts that pre-empted Wheel on the O&O's during March and April 2020 when COVID first peaked. KABC and KGO did not air them the second week probably due to too many complaints from Wheel fans, but did air them the first week.
  6. Could be. For the previous two seasons, any time Wheel of Fortune was pre-empted by a planned special (which the O&O's have been churning out a lot more of lately), it would either air on 7.2 Localish or be delayed by a day for the rest of the week, but the TV guides would never list it, so I would always have to call WABC and confirm it would indeed air on Localish and manually schedule that network to record at 7:30. When they slide the eps by a day, it results in a new ep airing on Saturday instead of a rerun, but the guides would often list it as the rerun still, so fans who automatically DVR new eps only would be missing one. This season, Wheel has been pre-empted several times by specials or local debates, and it would always air overnight instead of a day late or on Localish (and it often started a few minutes earlier than when the guide said it would). I was told by WABC that they no longer use Localish for WABC programming makeups because they no longer want to sacrifice the Localish programming and its ad revenue for ABC. I was surprised to know that WABC waited for Wheel to finish airing, credits and all, before reporting the NYPD shooting. I don't think anyone would have complained if they flipped the switch the moment the Bonus Round was declared a win or loss. By the way, Bill and Sade will be making an appearance in the intro of today's (1/31) episode of Wheel. All five episodes this week are saluting a particular city with all local contestants and intros with the affiliates' anchors. Monday is NYC. Promos for this have been airing since last Friday.
  7. That someone was me. We avoided posting it on the WOF fan group's pre-emption schedule because the last time we did that on Thanksgiving with a few scheduled afternoon Wheel airings, all of them got pulled, and we decided not to mention the specific affiliates anymore in case CBSMV is in fact catching wind of these airings by watching the fan group's info like a hawk (basically I'm doing their job for them...). This time, I didn't mention WDJT, and lo and behold, it properly aired. This is only the first same-day daytime airing of Wheel this season that happened; the earliest airing before this was 5:00 PM CT one day on WLUK in Green Bay to accommodate extra pregame for a Packers MNF game. Also, WCTV in Tallahassee is using their sister station WFXU for WOF/J! for the first known time. They used to air the shows overnight.
  8. WNBC and WVIT have stuck with Access Daily. In Hartford, WFSB CBS 3 carried Oz (don't remember what they replaced it with). Good Dish is going to WCTX My 59 (sister of WTNH ABC 8). WNYW is putting it in the Oz slot, but the series premiere will be pre-empted in the NYC market due to an afternoon college basketball game on FOX. Unlike most other syndies on the duopoly, there is no second run being carried on WNYW or WWOR for now. Wheel and Ellen are the only daily syndies that still only offer strictly one run/airing, right? And I guess Access Daily if you can count that, since it seems to be going the way of All Access.
  9. Here's a video of a Puerto Rican family watching on WFTV in Orlando and their reaction. O&O WPVI cut it off about two seconds after them to a commercial break. wpvinyeprcutoff.mp4
  10. Do you think they really care about Wheel at this point? The articles all seem to suggest that they're only interested in J!, and Wheel would simply come along with it by association. The ABC O&O's have been pre-empting Wheel a lot this season; WABC and WPVI aired some New Years Rockin Eve promo special in Wheel's slot but still aired J! at the normal time. I know J! has out-rated Wheel almost consistently for the past few years now, but are the frequent big-market pre-emptions like this a major factor?
  11. Starting today, WIVB in Buffalo is debuting an hour-long 7:00 PM newscast on its sister station WNLO CW 23 (weekdays only). This replaces Inside Edition and TMZ, which have moved up an hour to 6:00 and 6:30. WIVB frequently pre-empts Wheel for weekday editions of Buffalo Kickoff Live, especially on or before days where the Bills play, and they always move it to WNLO when this is the case. It used to replace Inside Edition. Now that there's news at 7:00, I doubt pre-empted Wheels air on WNLO at 7:00 from this point. My guess is either they will now air overnight on WIVB, or, if CBS MV doesn't freak out at them for airing Wheel pre-7:00, air it on WNLO at 6:00 or 6:30.
  12. Not to bring out the tinfoil hat, but could it be because CBS MV doesn't want Wheel beating J! in ratings (which it did for over 30 years before that reversed)? I mean, I don't see why it should matter either way. They should be using both to compete with Family Feud, but it looks like they're more confident in J! doing so since Wheel is usually a somewhat distant third from them, often because of its constant pre-emptions, such as the ABC O&O's pre-empting it for the CMA Red Carpet every year now. J!'s been through a lot this year, and it's remarkable that it hasn't suffered any ratings dips like Ellen did.
  13. Yep, KLST showed J! early, but followed it with an infomercial instead of Wheel. This makes no sense. Wheel is losing out on hundreds of thousands of viewers because of their strict policies. I've had some affiliate programming directors tell me that they can't makegood Wheel period but can makegood J! because of the fact that it has champions. The one at WRIC in Richmond (which airs J! at 12:30 PM the next day when pre-empted but skips Wheel) told me "The Jeopardy! owners allow us to air it at another time but the Wheel owners don't." ....They're under the same ownership. Wheel deserves so much better.
  14. And what if you watch it on Paramount+ if it airs on CBS where you live? There's no recording option on there, so you would have to stay up for it. KLST in San Angelo, TX is also scheduled to air Wheel at 2:30 CT today and I bet that airing will get pulled and replaced with another syndie too (probably Inside Edition which normally airs at 3:30 but is pre-empted by NFL).
  15. They did it again today! When CBS has the late NFL game on Thanksgiving every other year, KHOU in Houston usually airs Wheel at 12:00 PM CT before B&B since they don't do news that day because of their parade (which pre-empts the NY parade on the network). This year, it seems CBS MV called them up last minute and went "Nope. No Wheel when the sun is up.", so they aired Daily Blast Live instead and Wheel is airing after Corden at 12:37 AM. Also, KTAB in Abilene, TX was set to air Wheel at 2:30 CT today before NFL, but that too has been pulled and moved to post-Corden. Is CBS MV trying to hurt Wheel's ratings on purpose? What's the harm in airing it early if it's distributed to affiliates the day before anyway? If anything, Jeopardy! should be the show that should have more uniform airings, since when long-running champs get defeated, the social media posts from the CT fans come out and then the ET/PT fans are like, "What?! So-and-so loses today? How did you see it already? Spoiler alert!"
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