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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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).
  8. 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!"
  9. When did WDAF FOX 4 Kansas City change their schedule? September? Last season, they acquired Jeopardy! from KSHB (to go with Wheel) and double-ran it at 2:00 (first-run) and 2:30 PM (Daytime run). Looking at their schedule today, they now double-run it at 4:00 and 4:30 (as much of the Central Time Zone does), now with Daytime J! first and first-run J! second. They now double-run Judge Judy at 2:00. I would imagine 4:30 CT is the second or third most common time slot for J! behind 7:00 ET and possibly 7:30 ET (but with only one 6:30 CT airing to go with the latter on tiny KVHP FOX 29 Lake Charles, LA). Maybe they were getting too many complaints from fans that they were airing it too early? I believe it had the 4:30 slot on KSHB. Of course, it still has the benefit of rarely being subject to pre-emptions compared to Wheel in the coveted MLB/TNF pregame slot. However, in the rare case it does get pre-empted, the first-run episode usually isn't made up (and the Daytime ep never is), though pre-empted Wheels almost-always air after the late news. Looking at their schedule this week, J! is completely gone between Wednesday and the weekend rerun at 3:00 AM Sunday. Wheel is not pre-empted Thursday (as long as MLS doesn't run past 6:00 CT, in which case the 6:00 news would run in full and JIP Wheel), and Friday's Wheel will air at 11 after the news. Also, as of Saturday, all three runs of Jeopardy! will now be from the same, current season. I know that has never happened with J! before, and I imagine that's never happened for other syndies that have had at least two weekday runs and a weekend run. Still disappointed in their decision to not rerun the 2020-21 season episodes with Alex. If Daytime J! is only going to be a month or two behind the main run, let's just roll out a Daytime Wheel run instead, pretty please?
  10. They also did that with Wheel of Fortune during the Olympics, but not when it was pre-empted by the US Open or NFL Kickoff game, nor when the Saturday reruns get pre-empted by College Football games that start at 7:30 ET.
  11. Do you think that has anything to do with FOX's inane insistence in 2021 that postseason MLB takes three hours? I would hate to work on an "11:00" newscast and just be sitting around waiting until 12:30 or later to even start it. I'm sure some stations just prerecord a full 30 minute newscast and program it to start after the game so everyone can go home and sleep. TBS slots their MLB postseason games for four hours, so why won't FOX? FOX Hawaii, KHON, always runs its 6:00 newscast in full, and it's the only program in their post-sports lineup that slides and airs in full. Since Wheel of Fortune airs at 6:30 and stays there during DST (it only moves to 8:00 on sports days after DST ends, when Hawaii is 5 hours behind EST instead of 6), it almost never airs on days with MLB postseason games, because the news often doesn't get to start until 6:30 Hawaii time or even later; the normal programming schedule gets JIP'd as soon as the news runs a full 30 minutes.
  12. WSBT South Bend is finally able to air Wheel, but with a tech difficulties card during the commercial breaks and "WSBT - SOUTH BEND, IN" still written in the bottom-right corner throughout instead of their usual bug. Wheel is still off-air on WGFL Gainesville, it seems; their P+ feed is still showing the 7:00 ET version of CBS Evening News.
  13. A viewer of WPDE in South Carolina reported that a local newscast repeat randomly cut in at about 8:55 PM ET which pre-empted the end of Celebrity Wheel of Fortune and much of Supermarket Sweep. Fortunately, both were repeats of their season premieres.
  14. Luckily, KDNL in St. Louis appears to have everything back up so they can run tornado warning information right now.
  15. KHQA was. They have not been able to air syndies all this week.
  16. KPTH in Sioux City has their local and syndie operations back up and running, at least on DT3 CBS (formerly KMEG). KDBC is still having some problems in the news studio, but syndies and commercials are back to normal. Means no more slates for J!/WOF, though.
  17. Was KTUL able to air syndies, at least? I don't see any "Where is ______?" complaints on their Facebook other than the morning news.
  18. WPBN was able to air Wheel and Jeopardy! today but without commercials. KBOI appears to be back to normal with syndie and local ad programming. KDBC is still having problems. Portions of their newscast appear to be prerecorded and played back on a Mac computer, and their end card is shown on monitors instead of being directly fed. Their airing of Jeopardy! today had the slate. After that finished, they played a stock footage clip of aerial views of El Paso twice. After that, Wheel of Fortune started with the first three seconds or so cut off (so the opening was just "...of... Fortune!") Here's the end of their 5:30 newscast and the start of Jeopardy! 586191555_KDBCNewsJSlate10-20-21.mp4
  19. There was no Wheel of Fortune tonight on WGFL in Gainesville, FL.
  20. KIMA is airing BBT with commercials right now. No Jeopardy! or presumably Wheel of Fortune on KVAL in Eugene, OR. Repeat of CBS Evening News is airing right now at 7:00 PT, unless it's just the P+ feed not airing the shows. KBAK Bakersfield, KAEF Eureka, KATU Portland, and KOMO Seattle are all airing either Jeopardy! or Wheel right now with proper commercials. KBAK's P+ feed is airing CBSN, though.
  21. KBOI in Boise is not airing Jeopardy! or Wheel, either. 8:00 ET/6:00 MT was CBSN and 6:30 was the West Coast feed of CBSEN. KDBC in El Paso did air the shows, but the commercial breaks just had a tech difficulties/please stand by card. Right before Wheel started, they actually aired the slate that is normally not supposed to be aired. WOF 10-19 KDBC Slate.mp4
  22. Checked the following Sinclair stations that air Wheel of Fortune on Tuesday night at 7:00 or 7:30 ET and they were airing The National Desk instead: - KHQA Quincy, IL - WSBT South Bend, IN - KVII Amarillo, TX KPTH-DT3 Sioux City was showing CBSN on Paramount+ instead of Wheel. Not sure if that was also the case OTA. A couple of fans in Michigan on Twitter were saying that there was no WOF or J! on Monday or Tuesday, with one of them saying that they were replaced with Wipeout reruns (which I believe are meant for weekends; WABC airs those after midnight on Saturdays). I'm guessing this was WPBN in Traverse City because the only other Sinclair station based on Michigan that carries the duo is WWMT, and they aired the shows fine yesterday and today OTA, and today is back to normal on the P+ stream as well (yesterday had a repeat of CBSEN at 7:00).
  23. WTOV posted this notice. According to comments on their Facebook page, J! and Wheel last night were replaced with a "news show", and the same is happening today with 25 Words or Less and Kelly Clarkson.
  24. Even though he'd always only get to watch half of it at best?
  25. Does this only affect local news or does it affect network and syndicated programming too? I tried to watch Wheel on WWMT tonight and their Paramount+ feed was just the CBS network feed; as soon as CBSEN signed off, there was a black screen for a few moments, then the 10-second countdown into the version that is feed at 7:00 ET. However, the feed of WWMT on my IPTV was showing Wheel. cbsenrepeat.mp4
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