tv.broadwayworld.com

CBS to Help Viewers Navigate NFL Overtime Programming Changes

Related: Sports, CBS

In an effort to further assist CBS's Sunday night viewers in navigating primetime series time changes due to NFL overruns, CBS will list the scheduled start times for its Sunday night series 30 minutes later in Eastern and Central Time zones on doubleheader weekends. The Network also unveiled a multi-platform upgrade to the CBS Eye-lert system, which informs viewers of any further adjusted start times.

In response to the history of primetime delays on doubleheader weekends and the NFL's recent announcement to move the kickoff time of the late afternoon games from 4:15 to 4:25 PM, ET, CBS will now list its lineup on NFL doubleheader Sundays as follows:
7:30 PM, ET/6:30 PM, CT -- 60 MINUTES
8:30 PM, ET/7:30 PM, CT -- BIG BROTHER 14 (through Sept. 23)

THE AMAZING RACE (as of Sept. 30)

9:30 PM, ET/8:30 PM, CT -- THE GOOD WIFE
10:30 PM, ET/9:30 PM, CT -- THE MENTALIST

The NFL on CBS's 2012 doubleheader Sundays are: Sept. 16 and 23; Oct. 7 and 21; Nov. 4 and 18; and Dec. 2, 16 and 30. The start times for Sunday primetime series in Mountain and Pacific Time zones will remain as previously scheduled on those dates.
Additionally, CBS has upgraded its Eye-lert system, which originally debuted in 2007 as a means of informing viewers of the delayed start times of CBS's Sunday night programs affected by football overruns.

Fans can now go to www.cbs.com/eye-lerts to sign up for SMS texts, Twitter tweets, Facebook updates and/or the previously established email alerts. Viewers who are already registered for alert emails through the previous system will continue to receive them unless they choose to unsubscribe.

Also, within a few weeks – prior to CBS's official premiere week (Sept. 24-30) – viewers will be able to sign up for SMS text Eye-lerts without having to go online by texting a short code directly from their mobile device to register. Details on this additional registration option will be announced in the coming weeks.

In addition to the Eye-lert updates, CBS will continue to aggressively use on-air graphics on Sunday nights to alert viewers to adjusted start times.

Related Links
Scoop: NEW GIRL on FOX - Tuesday, November 25, 2014Scoop: NEW GIRL on FOX - Tuesday, November 25, 2014
by TV Scoop - November 24, 2014
POP to Become First Network to Launch Website on TumblrPOP to Become First Network to Launch Website on Tumblr
November 24, 2014
BWW Recap: Darkness at 9PM on the Mid-Season Finale of THE GOOD WIFEBWW Recap: Darkness at 9PM on the Mid-Season Finale of THE GOOD WIFE
by Jacqueline Bublitz - November 24, 2014
ABC Cancels John Stamos-Led Drama, MEMBERS ONLYABC Cancels John Stamos-Led Drama, MEMBERS ONLY
November 23, 2014
Rockmond Dunbar Returns as Dennis Abbott for the Final Season of THE MENTALIST on CBSRockmond Dunbar Returns as Dennis Abbott for the Final Season of THE MENTALIST on CBS
November 23, 2014


About Author

Subscribe to Author Alerts

BLOGS
Spoiler Alert! Recap and Review: THE VOICE Top 12 Performance Show 11/17; Full Results! Fortunately the Show Finished Strong!Spoiler Alert! Review & Recap: THE VOICE Fortunately Finished Strong! BWW Interview: Ricky Ubeda & Valerie Rockey Chat SYTYCD Tour, Living in Close Quarters,  Future Plans
BWW Interview: Ricky & Valerie Chat SYTYCD Tour, Future Career Plan

Become a Fan, Follower & Subscriber

   
Advertisement