10 December 2006

Delays in Television

Right now I am waiting for Amazing Race to be over so that I can watch Cold Case. CBS does football every Sunday night, and, nearly always, it runs over. This night the run-over was half an hour, which is probably about average. What happens because of this is that Sixty Minutes starts at 7:30 p.m. instead of 7:00 p.m. and then every other show gets pushed back. This really irritates me. I'd like to be able watch Cold Case at the time it is scheduled to be on, rather than have to wait for CBS to get around to showing it because they've crammed too much into their Sunday night schedule. I also cannot set my VCR to record it, because I don't know when it will start. I could, of course, set the VCR to record a two hour interval between 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., I know that, but that's annoying too, because I have to search through the tape to find out when Cold Case starts.
And I'm sorry to all the football fans out there. I know football is an important sport to some people, but I'm looking forward to February when football will no longer interfere with my television.


Will said...

As a lifelong fan of 60 Minutes, I feel your pain.

Thomas said...

1. It's 60 Minutes, not Sixty Minutes.
2. CBS only runs over on days when New York has the late football game (60 percent of the weeks, probably). In fact, New York didn't see the record touchdown by LaDainian Tomlinson because CBS decided not to give New York the completion of the last game and instead went to 60 Minutes.