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Actually, you said your assumption was that "they" preferred the UM-Kansas game at 7, but that assumption makes no sense since CBS doesn't have that game. CBS may have allowed Turner to join with them for the deal, but there's no way they gave Turner priority.
So what we're left with is your belief that the 7:15 time is more marquee than the 9:45 time. CBS clearly disagrees with you since they put Indiana-Syracuse on at 9:45 (with Miami-Marquette at 7:15) and MSU-Duke at 9:45 (with Louisville-Oregon at 7:15). That's good enough for me.
Not the ones that will be watching the game though.
I wonder why Monday Night Football doesn't start at 7:00?
The game doesn't start at 10. So, not sure what your point is.
Yet the major networks spend tons of money on late night shows that run in the 11:30 to 12:30 time slot. At 7:30, they air Wheel of Fortune or some show like ET or Extra.
You don't get it. At 7:30 eastern people in traffic or at work don't even have a chance to watch the game. Especially in a cable channel. At 9:45 everyone except Hawaii is home and they can watch it if they choose.
the late games are the marquee games.
As long as they get a decent game, the demo that the tourney is hoping to capture isn't gonna be sleeping by 10pm/MidNight eastern. A blowout and people will turn away, but that happens with basically every game.
7:15 eastern is 4:15 pacific. You honestly think they are gonna start their marquee match-up at 4:15 pacific?
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
The difference is, those who will be stuck in traffic don't have a choice. Those who will be asleep at midnight have a choice. Besides, the game will be over by midnight.
And they don't start at 945 either.
bulldogg...just accept it. You're wrong, we're right, end of story.
Actually...when the NFL has had doubleheaders on MNF, the late games started at 10:15.
I don't give a damn who watches the game or when it is (7 or 10) so as long as MSU wins.
And games at 700. Those that start at 10 - west coast teams.
So, you were wrong when you said they don't start at 9:45?
Last year's Sweet 16 Friday night CBS games:
Give up yet?
Check out this link. Notice how CBS lost the 8:00 hour, even with the West Coast bump (since Kentucky-Indiana was on during the 8:00 hour on the West Coast). They moved up slightly in the 9:00 hour and won the hour and then "soared" (their word, not mine) during the 10:00 hour to by far the largest amount of viewers the network had all night.
Thus ends, hopefully, one of the longest slow play pissing matches since the move to 24/7.
I hope the link works on mobile.
No, you've played completely into his hand. The country was crying for that Xavier Baylor match up. They got what they wanted. Who played in the 9:47 game? Who cares, most t.v.'s were probably turned off after the first epic game.
I've made a huge mistake.
Anyway, we should end this nonsense. We're all Spartans and this game may come down to the message boards.
Marquee games don't start at 9:45 - especially involving eastern time zone teams.
Maybe I'm wrong.
It just seems that the "ideal" primetime hours are 8p-10p. That is where they put the biggest rated shows and where every other marquee sporting event starts. Even MNF moved their start time up to 8:30 to get more viewers in that time slot.
I guess Fridays are a bit different than Mondays.
You've been wrong for 4 pages now. That's Opti-esque levels of wrong.
you fought valiantly my friend. In the end both the number of combatants, as well as facts and reality were just too much to overcome. This thread shall go down in tRCMB lore.
Someone admitted defeat on tRCMB? [shocked]
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