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  1. That's true. WKRN Nashville (ABC) airs The Mike Vrabel Show (AKA "Titans on 2") Tuesdays at 6:30 CT during NFL season, bumping Tuesday eps of Wheel to 12:06 AM. They used to air it at 7:00 back when ABC had ill-fated sitcoms in that slot, but then once people actually started caring for the first primetime hour on ABC again, they got complaints, and so Wheel is now the victim; the show used to air on Mondays until the 2019-20 season, where it moved to Tuesdays. However, when the Titans played in that Tuesday CBS game recently, they did not do the show, so Wheel aired.
  2. This another very bad time for syndies that air in the prime access hour on FOX... the 7:30 ET slot is pre-empted five times this week and next, and the 7:00 slot three times. This week had an optional NFL game on Monday, a national one on Tuesday (with pregame starting at 7 instead of 7:30), the usual Thursday, then next week has Thursday plus PAC-12 starting at 7 on Friday 12/18. It's interesting that FOX tried to buy Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! off the ABC O&O's recently. If they did get them, do you think they would continue to start NFL and MLB pregames at 7
  3. All the ABC O&O's are pre-empting Wheel of Fortune tonight (but not Jeopardy!, typical) for some special about Holiday Shopping that is also airing about a dozen times over the weekend on their respective Localish subchannels. Some like WABC and WTVD are moving tonight's Wheel to Localish, KABC and presumably KGO are delaying Friday's episode to Saturday night after College Football, the rest are bumping it overnight. WPVI pre-empted Wheel three times this week. Monday for Eagles MNF moving Disney Holiday Singalong an hour early, Wednesday for the Philly holiday festival, and F
  4. Binghamton's duopoly of WIVT (ABC) and WBGH (NBC) used to air The Dr. Oz Show twice a day, first on WBGH at 4:00 PM, then on WIVT at 5:00. This season, the WIVT airing was dropped and replaced with the primary run of Funny You Should Ask (with the second run airing at 2:04 AM) and the secondary run of Jeopardy! (first run airs at 7:30 after Wheel)
  5. WPVI is carrying the Seahawks/Eagles game on 11/30. There is no pregame. However, they will be airing the Disney Holiday Singalong an hour early at 7:00 PM, pre-empting Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune, rather than moving it to a subchannel or overnight. This means they will get primetime before any other ABC affiliate in America. I imagine that's got to be a rarity. This comes on top of two other WOF pre-emptions later in the week for local holiday specials (while Jeopardy! is left alone those other two days, as WPVI frequently pre-empts WOF for specials but never J! unless it's an
  6. Same happened with WABC and the Giants/Buccaneers game on 11/2 (which was also the Season 4 premiere of The Good Doctor). They passed it on to WPIX CW 11. Most if not all of the Jets and Giants MNF games end up on WPIX. The only one I recall WABC airing last season was the Jets/Giants game on 12/9/19. Worth noting that when WABC does carry MNF games, they never produce pregame shows, since it would pre-empt Wheel of Fortune. Despite this, the other ABC O&O's (and WCCO) have no problem doing so. WLS will always bump Wheel for MNF pregame, and WPVI usually does too when they carr
  7. Speaking of certain syndies being favored over others, I noticed that several West Coast markets gave Ellen top priority when making schedule changes on Election Day. Many of them moved Ellen earlier in the day and dropped other talks like Kelly, Rachael Ray, and Tamron. I thought that was interesting given that Ellen's ratings have reached an all-time low with all the recent controversy.
  8. If they did air it, they would have only pre-empted Jeopardy! since it was 7:30 ET/PT. And if that was the case, knowing how many stations favor J! over Wheel (even before Alex Trebek's passing), they probably would have moved J! to 7:00 since many stations do that when J!'s slot is pre-empted but Wheel's isn't, or if J! gets delayed or pre-empted by an overrunning event. KATU 2 in Portland (also Sinclair) does this frequently.
  9. There was also a separate pre-show produced by WKRN (the second highest offender for Wheel of Fortune pre-emptions behind WBZ, including this) and aired on most or all Nexstar-owned ABC affiliates. Last night's episode of Wheel was lost in roughly 30% of the US, 10 markets total - the O&O's plus New Haven (WTNH), Nashville (WKRN), and Midland/Odessa, TX (KMID).
  10. KABC in Los Angeles used to produce a syndicated entertainment show called "On the Red Carpet". In most markets, especially on the ABC O&O's, it aired on weekend afternoons. It ended as a regular series a few years ago. However, special editions still air before award shows. Their CMA show airs on all ABC O&O's and Nexstar-owned ABC affiliates at 7:30 ET/PT before the actual awards. I don't see the point in this, especially this year where there's not even a Red Carpet for the CMA's. It means Wheel of Fortune gets pre-empted in five of the Top 10 markets, forcing the O&
  11. I saw in a document somewhere a while back that reruns will continue to be offered for at least two seasons after the first-run shows end. What I'm wondering is if there will still be four runs when that happens, or if CBSTVD will reduce it to two.
  12. There actually is a change now, and it's a dumb one. The 7:30 airing of TMZ (again one of three airings of the same episode) moves to 6:30, which completely pre-empts the primary run of 25 Words or Less. On any days with FOX pregame shows at 7:30 (which is Tue-Fri all this week), we lose the new episode, and they continue to air the secondary rerun feed at 12:30, rather than move the new episodes there. And it's super annoying to track down when the missed episodes will air in that slot, because the 12:30 episodes are listed as the new episodes that air at 6:30, even when the latte
  13. This is the first Thursday of the year where Thursday Night Football begins airing nationally on FOX, so some temporary changes in syndication may be happening on some FOX affiliates with whatever show would normally air at 7:30 ET/6:30 CT, and even more so on the West Coast. One of the more unique changes is on WLUK in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Normally, Wheel of Fortune is restricted to the prime access hour. However, WLUK slightly breaks that restriction on Thursdays (and most other occasions when FOX has sports that start at 7:30) by shortening their 5:00 newscast and moving Wheel
  14. And the syndicated version of Millionaire, which the ABC O&O's paired with RTM once FABLife was cancelled midseason. Yes, they brought it back to the airwaves, but only because Disney/ABC Domestic Television needed a quick replacement for stations who were pulling Cops immediately. Its ratings were pretty dismal for its final years, since many markets had stopped carrying it. Not to mention that the game was getting very noticeably difficult, such that no contestant made it to the million dollar question since 2013, and nobody won the million since 2009, back when Meredith Vieira was still
  15. Looks like 1st Look has been demoted on at least some of the NBC O&O's. WNBC, WVIT, and WCAU all used to air it first at 7:30 PM Eastern on Saturdays (provided there were no sports) following George to the Rescue at 7:00. Now, 7:00 is infomercials and George is at 7:30. 1st Look does still air overnight after SNL, though.
  16. They moved it back to KTVT last weekend. However, it won't air in full if CBS coverage of College Football runs past 6:30 Central (which is pretty common given that they always have a postgame show that runs for a minimum of 10 minutes). Similarly, all the other CBS O&O's that had been airing infomercials on Saturdays in prime access for much of last season have since reverted the slots to their familiar programming. WCBS put back ET Weekend at 7:00, but it's kind of pointless since they'll never be able to air the full hour because CFB on CBS always runs past 7:00 (not one sin
  17. The listings were updated for Schitt's Creek on WWOR. They are now listed as eps 1-5 instead of 1-9 odds.
  18. That's interesting. All the TV guides here list us as getting eps 1, 3, 5, 7, 9. That will be annoying for anyone who relies on listing info for DVR and such. It's a common problem with WNYW/WWOR though. For most shows where they carry both runs across both stations, both airings are listed as the same episode even though they are not (if the show offers two runs), like The People's Court. And it's still happening with 25 Words or Less even though both airings are now on WNYW.
  19. In Nashville, WKRN's local program The Mike Vrabel Show returns Tuesday nights at 6:30 Central for most of NFL season. As a result, Tuesday episodes of Wheel of Fortune are relegated to 12:07 AM, resulting in Extra and Dr. Phil (encore) sliding back half an hour past their usual times on other days and dropping their only run of RightThisMinute on Tuesdays.
  20. Over the course of the 2019-20 season, WBZ pre-empted Wheel of Fortune (locally; Thanksgiving NFL and CBS Special Reports don't count) a total of 32 times on weekdays, counting reruns. That's an average of 1 in every 8 airings. That is absolutely ridiculous. Jeopardy! was only pre-empted 20 times; all but one of them were for Pats All Access, the other was from an hour-long debate. And yes, all 20 of those times had Wheel affected too; WBZ will not air Wheel without J! if they can help it, but they have no problem with the vice-versa (same goes for many other stations that carry th
  21. WWOR is delaying Schitt's Creek (primary run only) to weekends - Sunday nights at 6:00, 6:30, 11:00, 11:30, and 12:00. Since the episodes appear to be in chronological order across both runs, we only get the odd-numbered episodes.
  22. For the past several years, WAKA in Montgomery, AL was noted for being the first station in the US to air the main run of Jeopardy!, at 10:30 AM Eastern/9:30 AM Central leading into Price is Right (and a whole nine hours before Wheel of Fortune). This season, they moved it to 4:30 PM, the show's most common time slot in the Central Time Zone (most stations do Jeopardy!/Local News/National News/Local News/Wheel of Fortune). The Doctors now fills the 9:00 AM hour. Now, the earliest airing of first-run J! I'm aware of is 11:30 AM Central on KTRK in Houston.
  23. WFXT in Boston is replacing their Mel Robbins hour at 2:00 with the Xploration E/I programs. On Mondays, two episodes air. On Tue-Fri, one episode airs at 2:00 and Millionaire airs at 2:30. Monday episodes of Millionaire air at 1:40 AM Tuesday, which is a Simpsons rerun from from Wed-Sat. In New York, WLNY has added a local program "Inside the NY Jets" Tuesday nights at 7:00 PM. This bumps one of two episodes of Last Man Standing to 2:30 AM, replacing Millionaire. As a result, Tuesday episodes of Millionaire will air Sunday afternoons at 2:00 PM.
  24. Ouch. They barely gave it a chance. Savannah never really had faith in game shows besides Wheel and Jeopardy!; I seem to recall they didn't carry the last few seasons of syndie Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, either. They do carry the reruns going on now, but only because they happen to be the biggest market with a CW+.
  25. Not anymore. Lima finally acquired both shows' weekend runs, and will be one of the few markets to air them on Sundays and not Saturdays. It looks like their normal times will be Jeopardy! at 11:30 AM and Wheel at 6:00 PM leading into CBS Weekend News (which they delay to 6:30; WCBS airs it at 6:00). However, for this weekend, due to NFL on Sunday, Wheel gets the 11:30 AM slot and Jeopardy! moves to 1:00 AM Sunday. This now leaves only one market that doesn't carry either show on weekends: Harrisonburg, VA (WHSV). The only other one that doesn't carry Wheel is Springfield, MA (WWLP

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