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TAR 26 Scheduling - Airing Times - Delays
« on: November 08, 2014, 02:30:01 PM »
http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/cbs-keeping-winter-timeslots-warm-with-returns-of-the-mentalist-undercover-boss-1201347405/

Wednesday, Feb. 25
8:00-9:30 PM              SURVIVOR (30th Edition Premiere)
9:30-11:00 PM            THE AMAZING RACE (26th Edition Premiere)

Friday, Effective Feb. 27
8:00-9:00 PM              THE AMAZING RACE (Time Period Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM            HAWAII FIVE-0
10:00-11:00 PM          BLUE BLOODS

And a reminder of what I posted for TAR 25:

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Going forward, we don't expect a lot of delays or pre-emptions with a Friday night time slot. The only sports event that might cause an issue would be the CBS college football games on the Friday after Thanksgiving, but with the new college football playoffs, and the changes in the conferences and game scheduling, that may or may not be an issue this season. the NCAA Basketball Tourney first week of rounds (round 2 in particular on Thursday-Friday) Stay tuned.

Also, as of this past season, CBS is no longer sending out CBS Eye-lert emails about scheduling delays; they are directing folks to their website home page, to their twitter and facebook feed accounts, or the message crawls at the bottom of the screen during broadcasts. Just an FYI.

And to be clear after the two episodes air on February 25th and 27th, subsequent episodes air on Friday nights. And DST returns in the US on March 8th, which will affect TAR's air time internationally beginning Friday March 13th.
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Re: TAR 26 Scheduling - Airing Times - Delays
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2014, 06:37:57 AM »
So, to be clear, we will have 2 episodes (on W & F) the first week, and then every Friday onwards?
Why is the first week like that, is that known?

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Re: TAR 26 Scheduling - Airing Times - Delays
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2014, 10:32:07 AM »
So, to be clear, we will have 2 episodes (on W & F) the first week, and then every Friday onwards?
Why is the first week like that, is that known?
There's no sure way of knowing, but take a look at the calendar.
If the remaining 10 episodes run straight through without a preemption, the finale would air the second Friday in May, May 9th. If there is a preemption for the NCAA basketball second round in March, then that would push the finale to May 16th. May 23rd wouldn't work because that would be the Friday night of the U.S. three day Memorial Day holiday weekend, and would come after the usual May sweeps period for ratings, that always end the Sunday before that weekend. Of course, this is speculative, but it is based on how CBS has done things generally in the past.
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Re: TAR 26 Scheduling - Airing Times - Delays
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2014, 10:38:07 AM »
There's a few possible explanations for why the first week may be like that.  CBS perhaps wants to see if its compatible with Survivor on Wednesdays to see how it does to maybe mix up the schedule for next year.  Or maybe they are unhappy with the Friday ratings and are hoping that extra exposure on Wednesday will be enough to gain more eyeballs to follow the show to Fridays.

As for the scheduling, being a huge college basketball fan, CBS is always pre-empted on the final 2 Fridays in March for the round of 64, and the Sweet 16.  With episode 2 on Friday Feb 27, that would put all 1 hour episodes with a finale on Friday May 22 (my birthday!), but as theschnauzers mentioned, that is unlikely as it is out of sweeps.  I would wager on a 2 hour finale on May 15 (or a random 2 hour episode in the middle of the season while still ending on the 15th).

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Re: TAR 26 Scheduling - Airing Times - Delays
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2014, 10:47:04 AM »
The Rabbi, CBS' arrangement with Turner broadcasting will change the broadcast scheduling this year, with the Turner networks getting more and CBS getting fewer of the games after that first week. In fact CBS won't have the final four weekend at all. And the CBS Sports cable channel gets some of those games this year as well.
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Re: TAR 26 Scheduling - Airing Times - Delays
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2014, 06:44:47 PM »
Ah, interesting!!  I remember hearing TBS was getting the final 4, didn't realize they were getting an earlier weekend as well. Thanks for the heads up!

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Re: TAR 26 Scheduling - Airing Times - Delays
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2015, 09:09:25 AM »
The Futon Critic's listings are now showing that TAR 26 will have a two week hiatus for the NCAA basketball tourney on March 20 and 27. The next episode after March 13 will be on April 3rd. There's got to be a heck of a cliffhanger.
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Re: TAR 26 Scheduling - Airing Times - Delays
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2015, 12:25:07 PM »
LINK please?
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Re: TAR 26 Scheduling - Airing Times - Delays
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Re: TAR 26 Scheduling - Airing Times - Delays
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2015, 01:03:07 PM »
Thanks!
 
via Futon critic link:
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