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  1. The incompetence of WTNH in Hartford/New Haven, CT pretty much answered this. It's likely one big file. Last Friday, WTNH not only began airing the wrong episode of Wheel of Fortune, but they timed the commercial breaks incorrectly and kept cutting off the show in the middle of rounds, and leaving the actual commercial breaks as blank screens. Then halfway through the show, it kept switching back and forth between the wrong episode and the right one. What the heck was going on in the master control room that night? https://streamable.com/zqytp6
  2. Proof: The show did not have the FOX bug, either. Although aside from the brief WWOR ID at the top of the show, the usual "my9" bug in the bottom-right never appeared, either.
  3. NY people, any particular reason why WWOR My 9 is pre-empting MNTV primetime Dateline for an encore of last night's Masked Singer at 8 and the premiere of The Big Leap at 9 (which is also airing at 8 on FOX)? They weren't pre-empted last night.
  4. Turns out they changed the rotation at the last minute, and the listings weren't updated until yesterday. Starting this week, rather than running current episodes on a one-week delay as once listed, DJ! is actually running the post-Trebek episodes in order for now, starting with Ken Jennings' first episode that aired the Monday after Trebek's last. J! Weekend is still running Mayim's episodes from last season. Her eps of last season will run out after 11/20, so it is not yet known which host the rotation will jump to after that.
  5. Question for those in the industry... are syndies sent as one big file of the full episode, or is each segment its own file? A friend of mine was watching Wheel tonight and texted me asking if my airing was "messed up" like his. He said his affiliate accidentally skipped Round 3, then aired Round 4 twice in a row. If the files are individual segments, I could see that being an easy mistake to make. I do know that Wheel has issued SD episode masters on DVD's for contestants who request them, and there are about two minutes of silent black screens where the commercial breaks would be.
  6. WTSP in Tampa, FL added a logo bug to its syndicated programming starting today. I watched most of Wheel on it last week and there was no logo during any part of the show, but today, a "10 Tampa Bay" bug appeared at the start of each segment.
  7. What's the deal with NBC's "Clear the Shelters" special? It looks like all the O&O's are carrying it but only a few non-O&O affiliates are. WNBC is airing it on its main station and the Cozi TV subchannel. Access Hollywood got pre-empted two days in a row as a result (yesterday, Brooklyn Nine-Nine moved an hour early due to the Giants game which pre-empted the primetine lineup). KNSD is airing it Saturday at 6:30. WBRE is one of the few non-O&O's that is airing it tonight, and is pairing it with a second special, pre-empting both Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! tonight.
  8. Is COPS completely gone now? I know KUBE was still airing it last season.
  9. Starting tonight, WKRN in Nashville temporarily moves Wheel of Fortune to 12:06 AM Central on Tuesday nights due to The Mike Vrabel Show. This results in Extra and the Dr. Phil encore sliding back half an hour, and Right This Minute at 1:33 AM is skipped over to the Kelly & Ryan encore at 2:00.
  10. To make matters worse, the MNF game went into overtime, ABC's feed did not sign off until just after midnight Eastern/9:00 Pacific. I found at least two affiliates that didn't air Wheel at all because of them slotting it too close to the game. KOMO 4 in Seattle aired Wheel and J!, but both about 35 minutes later than the times listed. Despite the Richards stuff, J! is still getting preferential treatment over Wheel. KXTV 10 in Sacramento was supposed to show J! at 9:00 but they slid it back about 5 minutes to air in its entirety, then JIP'd Wheel in the middle of Round 1 after J! f
  11. Bet CBS Media Ventures is thrilled to know that the Wheel and Jeopardy! season premieres are impacted by a national Monday Night Football game on the West Coast ABC affiliates... All airings have to be moved to primetime slots between the game and 10/11 PM newscasts, and then of course there's the potential issue of the game overrunning and having to JIP one of the shows. Since ABC brought back national MNF last year, their broadcast goes until 11:15 ET/8:15 PT, which means some affiliates are forced to schedule a half-hour syndie that will get JIP'd halfway through at best. KGUN i
  12. Good Doctor wasn't cleared anywhere. The plans to distribute it must have fallen through.
  13. They could have easily simply aired S37 E1-52 over the course of the year for J! Weekend since Alex hosted 75 episodes last season.
  14. For the first known time, Daytime Jeopardy! is going to feature episodes from the current season instead of only the previous one. The first two weeks will be Mayim Bialik's two weeks as host from last season, then it jumps ahead to her episodes from this coming season, meaning Daytime Jeopardy! will only be one week behind first-run Jeopardy! instead of a year behind. If this keeps up, I could see affiliates viewing this as pointless and dropping it, especially the ones that double-run J!. People might get confused when Mayim is hosting both episodes, especially if the current champion is on
  15. Starting 9/13, WLNY's airings of Judge Judy will uniquely be the C and D runs, rather than repeats of the A and B runs that air earlier in the day on WCBS, meaning NYC will now get four unique episodes per weekday instead of two. For the "Judy Library" encores, the A and B runs will start with Season 21 (2016-17) in order (A: 2101, B: 2102, etc.), and the C and D runs will do the same with Season 18 (2013-14). How many weekend runs does Judy have? Two or four? WCBS/WLNY has three total airings on weekends, but the first two (5a on WCBS, 10:30p on WLNY) are the same epis
  16. What happened with The Good Doctor? I just put in zip codes for nearly all 210 DMA's on Zap2It. and zero markets have cleared it; the listing page was always blank. Did Sony decide not to roll it out after all?
  17. The CW+ never updated its online schedule. Here is the current lineup according to WNNE in Burlington, VT. New shows: Highway Thru Hell, Divorce Court, The Liquidator, Moviefone TV (debut), MacGyver Gone shows: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, Jerry Springer, Seinfeld, SSN Sports, Nightwatch Increased runs: American Ninja Warrior (now airing weekdays in addition to 3 weekend runs) Reduced runs: Judge Jerry (4 to 3 weekday), To the Rescue (2 to 1 weekend), Made in Hollywood (2 to 1 weekend) WEEKDAYS (CHANGES IN BOLD) 6:00 AM - Highway Thru Hell (former
  18. Since College Football on ABC started this weekend, weekend syndies, especially access ones, temporarily leave or move to other slots. On WABC, Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune Weekend are airing Sundays at 4:30 and 5:00 AM. In some years, they would air early Saturday mornings instead of Sundays. My friend won the WOF episode that is repeating on 9/11-12 and he never even got to see the whole thing the first time because WABC scheduled it after the final rounds of the NFL Draft and it got JIP'd due to overrun; now he and his family will have to get up at 5:00 AM to see the rest of i
  19. First 48 is continuing on WLNY with its same "delay all five episodes to weekends" scheduling: Saturdays 4p, Sundays 2a, 4p, Mondays 1a, 2a. Couples is reduced to one run on WPIX starting 9/13, but it will continue. Protection Court is ending on WLNY Friday 9/10. It is being replaced with Relative Justice. Paternity Court is still running on WLNY, but will be reduced from three runs to just one. Previously, it aired weekdays at 4:30a, 5:30a, and 1p. This changes to just one airing at 5:30a starting 9/13.
  20. WPVI ran coverage all from the 6:00 news until about 7:48 when Wheel of Fortune got joined in progress. ABC World News and Jeopardy! aired on 6.2 Localish, as well as Wheel in its entirety. KYW also simulcasted the full CBS primetime lineup on WPSG that night in anticipation of more interruptions. They did the same with Price is Right the next morning. In NYC, WABC first cut in briefly during Wheel of Fortune from about 7:48-7:51 for updates on the flood warnings. Both WABC and WPVI had coverage during parts of the 9:00 hour as well, pre-empting part of The $100,
  21. Currently, the 12:30 PM airing of 25WOL is the secondary run, and the 6:30 PM is the primary. With this change, hopefully the 12:30 becomes the primary. Also, as with many of the other WNYW/WWOR syndies that have two runs, both runs of YBYL are annoyingly listed as the same episode even though they probably aren't since they're numbered S1 E1, E3, E5, etc. with odd numbers.
  22. J! probably will, except for Mike's five episodes when/if they air. However, the first week of their hiatus, which was another run of their "Around the World with Alex" package of reruns from the 2000's and 2010's, had a pretty big drop, so much that Wheel actually beat it (although to be fair, J! repeats are obvious and Wheel's are not; they try to disguise them as new eps a lot of the time so the GP doesn't know better)
  23. No Highway Thru Hell in NYC, either. No listings for it other than the TWC airings.
  24. Anyone know of any affiliates that picked up The Good Doctor for weekends? Looks like it wasn't cleared in NYC; Xfinity listings currently go to Monday 9/20 and there are no airings for it listed anywhere.
  25. Yeah, I think it's really just an "old times" thing. Wheel was creaming the competition (and J!) in ratings for decades. They probably figured it was so successful with just one airing with a prime access mandate that it wasn't even necessary to give it a secondary run. That all changed once Nielsen began counting multiple runs cumulatively and Judge Judy and Family Feud jumped to the top (both had up to four runs at the time; Feud now has six). Jeopardy! and Daytime Jeopardy! are counted separately in ratings; that's why they're titled differently. Given that Wheel ver

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