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post #31 of 48 Old 04-17-2012, 09:28 PM
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What do west coast affiliates think about having no network programming in prime time since the sports usually airs 5-8 or 4-7 Pacific time?

How can we say "the digital transition is complete" when thousands of low power stations are still broadcasting in analog?
LOW POWER ANALOG NEEDS TO DIE NOW!!!
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I don't think the affiliates will complain too much. Every week of MLB has at least one AL West or NL West game. The west coast is Pac-12 territory, so those games should do really well, especially if they stick to teams people actually want to watch like USC and Oregon. And as the article pointed out, no one was watching the crap they had on to begin with. Toss some syndicated show or movie on there and the combined draw should easily beat what they were getting before.
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What do west coast affiliates think about having no network programming in prime time since the sports usually airs 5-8 or 4-7 Pacific time?

They've already said the plan is for regional events, so for MLB & Pac12 they can schedule specifically for the Pacific time zone. In other cases, they can air the same stuff they were before - reruns.

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Heck, America's pastime, baseball, is virtually unwatchable

Agreed.
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Not last night's Rangers/Red Sox game on my local Fox Sports channel. 18 - 3 final score that was a home run derby for my favorite team!

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Agreed.

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Agreed.

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The radio is your friend.


If you've ever listened to Jim Price during a Tigers broadcast, you'd feel otherwise.
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If you've ever listened to Jim Price during a Tigers broadcast, you'd feel otherwise.

If you were a White Sox fan, you might find the radio announcers preferable:

http://www.gq.com/sports/lists/20100...ooths#slide=10
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Heck, America's pastime, baseball, is virtually unwatchable without a payTV subscription anymore. In today's world you just have to pay to play, or view in this case.

It wasn't that great before. Sacramento didn't get wired for cable until 1987. Before that you might see one or two games a week, between the Giants and A's. Once the cable came in you could watch nearly every game, but you had to either buy a subscription to Giantsvision for $150 a year or pay per view. Now every game is available to anyone who has the basic sports tier. It's actually gotten better.
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If you've ever listened to Jim Price during a Tigers broadcast, you'd feel otherwise.

If you've ever listened to Bob Uecker during a Brewers broadcast, you'd feel otherwise.

Oh, wait, you can...



(And they're playing right now, if you can get one of these stations: http://milwaukee.brewers.mlb.com/mil...io_network.jsp)

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Better put Cops on another night then. Otherwise epic fail. I still thoroughly enjoy it.
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If you've ever listened to Bob Uecker during a Brewers broadcast, you'd feel otherwise.

Love The Ueck, always have. When he was on The Tonight Show with Carson it was some of the funniest stuff ever on TV.

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Agreed.

I agree also. There is no way I could sit through 162 baseball games a year. Boring, boring, boring.

Football is the only sport.

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SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FOX SPORTS

Big Events Dominate Saturday Nights from April to December

Almost 100 Hours of MLB, College Football, NASCAR, NFL & UFC Scheduled

New York & Los Angeles -- As the song goes, Saturday night’s alright for fightin' … and kickin’
… and racin’ … and pitchin’ … and hittin’. Sorry Elton.

Over the last several months FOX Sports has methodically developed an unprecedented prime time sports broadcast schedule on Saturday nights beginning this month and extending into December. Utilizing an enviable combination of college football, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, NFL and UFC events, FOX Sports has a big-time sports event scheduled on 28 of 32 Saturday nights from April 14 through December 8.

After the run kicks-off on April 14 with NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing from Texas, FOX comes back with prime time NASCAR Sprint Cup races from Richmond on April 28 and Darlington on May 12. Sandwiched in-between is this year’s second UFC on FOX event, live from Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ. Afterward, the schedule into early summer is dominated by Baseball Night in America, MLB on FOX’s unprecedented eight straight weeks of prime time Saturday baseball. After a mid-summer UFC event in Los Angeles on Aug. 4, the network goes on a 15-consecutive week Saturday night tear starting Sept. 1 and ending Dec. 8, bolstered by college football and highlighted by World Series Game 4 on Oct. 27, the Big Ten Football Championship Game on Dec. 1 and wraps with a UFC on FOX event on Dec. 8.

“We see Saturday nights as the perfect home for quality sports programming, especially in spring and fall,” said Eric Shanks, Co-President and COO, FOX Sports Media Group. “We’ve been working hand-in-hand with our entertainment division and partners, and we’ve put together a solid schedule that gives us a consistent Saturday night franchise for the first time ever.”

The schedule is led by 12 college football contests (to be announced) plus the Big Ten Football Championship Game, and eight regular-season Major League Baseball games plus Game 4 of the World Series. Those 22 events form the backbone of FOX Sports’ Saturday prime time experiment, rounded out by three NASCAR Sprint Cup races and three UFC events. Altogether, the 28 upcoming dates combine for approximately 100 hours of live sports programming, and the number swells to over 100 when the UFC on FOX event on Jan. 28 and Budweiser Shootout on Feb. 18 are included. In addition to FOX Sports’ prime time Saturday night schedule, the network also has as many as 20 more nights of prime time sports in 2012, a figure which includes the already played Cotton Bowl (Jan. 6), NFC Championship Game (Jan. 20) and re-scheduled Daytona 500 (Feb. 27). MLB on FOX postseason coverage dominates this slate, with as many as six NLCS and six World Series games possible, plus July’s jewel, the 83rd MLB All-Star Game accounting for 13 of the 19. NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend in May, two NFL preseason games in August and the Pac-12 Football Championship Game on Nov. 30 round-out the schedule which has the potential to add almost 70 prime time hours to the 100 scheduled for Saturdays.

2012 SATURDAY PRIME TIME SCHEDULE
Jan. 28 UFC
Feb. 18 NASCAR (Bud Shootout)
April 14 NASCAR (Texas)
April 28 NASCAR (Richmond)
May 5 UFC
May 12 NASCAR (Darlington)
May 19 Baseball Night in America
May 26 Baseball Night in America
June 2 Baseball Night in America
June 9 Baseball Night in America
June 16 Baseball Night in America
June 23 Baseball Night in America
June 30 Baseball Night in America
July 7 Baseball Night in America
Aug. 4 UFC
Sept. 1 CFB
Sept. 8 CFB
Sept. 15 CFB
Sept. 22 CFB
Sept. 29 CFB
Oct. 6 CFB
Oct. 13 CFB
Oct. 20 CFB
Oct. 27 World Series
Nov. 3 CFB
Nov. 10 CFB
Nov. 17 CFB
Nov. 24 CFB
Dec. 1 Big Ten Championship
Dec. 8 UFC

ADDITIONAL 2012 FOX SPORTS PRIME TIME SCHEDULE
Fri. Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl
Sun., Jan. 20 NFC Champ Game
Mon., Feb. 27 Daytona 500^
Sun., May 27 NASCAR (Charlotte)
Tue., July 10 MLB All Star Game
Thur., Aug. 16 NFL Preseason^^
Fri., Aug. 17 NFL Preseason^^
Sun., Oct. 14 NLCS Game #1
Mon., Oct. 15 NLCS Game #2
Thur., Oct. 1 NLCS Game #4
Fri., Oct. 19 NLCS Game #5*
Sun., Oct. 21 NLCS Game #6**
Mon., Oct. 22 NLCS Game #7*
Wed., Oct. 24 WS Game #1
Thur., Oct. 25 WS Game #2
Sun., Oct. 28 WS Game #4
Mon., Oct. 29 WS Game #5*
Wed., Oct. 31 WS Game #6*
Thur., Nov. 1 WS Game #7*
Fri., Nov. 30 Pac 12 Championship

^ Rain Delayed Coverage

* If Necessary

** Scheduled for afternoon but moved to prime time if no ALCS Game #7 needs to be played

-- FOX SPORTS --


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I agree also. There is no way I could sit through 162 baseball games a year. Boring, boring, boring.

That says more about you than the sport itself.
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What's the likelihood of Big 12 football landing in some of those Saturday night slots not already occupied by the Pac-12? I've seen hints of it here and there, but nothing official.

It would be cool to see them do doubleheaders, with the Big 12 game at 7 eastern, with the Pac-12 game to follow at ~10.
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It would be cool to see them do doubleheaders, with the Big 12 game at 7 eastern, with the Pac-12 game to follow at ~10.

That would mean no local news on the east coast on those nights. Can't see the stations agreeing to that.
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