I think I clevered myself out of Survivor tonight. Actually, I know I did, I'm just trying to see if this was a one time thing or just The Way It Is (TM).
I decided not to waste drive space recording Survivor from 5-1 since Survivor isn't in HD. I didn't want to record it analog (I have a S3 TiVo), so I saw that 5-3 had Survivor in the guide data and recorded it there. I noticed Survivor didn't record. When I checked 5-3 it was black. I'm assuming WRAL takes 5-3 offline during primetime to devote more bandwidth to 5-1, and I'm fine with that. I just wish the guide data they provided said OFF AIR instead.
So, did I get this right, or was 5-3 off air for some other reason this evening?