December 14 2008

CBS Football Can Bite Me

cbs hateI am so freakin’ tired of CBS messing up my Sunday nights.

I understand football is popular, no argument there.  I don’t care for it, but I don’t deny those who enjoy it.  What I don’t like is CBS seems incapable of scheduling around it, and for those of us who use our DVRs to record, we’re basically getting the short end of the stick.

For those of you who don’t use a DVR, you set them to record this show or that show, and they know that show X is 1 hour long, so it records 1 hour.  If your show starts late due to football, well, too bad, you lose the end of the show you want.  You do have the option of recording the show after the one you wanted, but that is kept as a separate file on your DVR and means eating up an hour of space for possibly as little as a few seconds of footage.   I am really tired of not getting all of Amazing Race because of this.

So, how does CBS rectify this to everyone’s satisfaction?  It’s fairly simply really, and insulting that they haven’t done it yet.  Move 60 Minutes and all the shows that air after it, back one hour.  So, instead of shows starting at 7 PM EST, you’ll start them at 8 PM EST.  You could fill the time after a game with sime form of sports analysis.  This would put the shows back on the hour marks instead of 60 Minutes starting at 7:32 PM EST like it did tonight, and throwing the three hour Survivor fnale in to total chaos.

Oh, by the way, this does not mess up the west coast channels.  Yes folks, it’s true, this only messes up the eastern and central time zones, so if you have no clue what I am talking about, now you know.

Grow up, CBS.  It’s the 21st century, you can certainly figure out some way to get your shows to start on time.

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