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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2019, 08:42:29 AM »
It's kind of surprising to see that, even after CBS turned the 10:00 AM hour over to their affiliates more than ten years ago
I thought CBS gave up the 10:00 AM hour in September 1993, when they canceled Family Feud Challenge.

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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2019, 10:39:33 PM »
I thought CBS gave up the 10:00 AM hour in September 1993, when they canceled Family Feud Challenge.

Now I am curious since you said that...for areas like mine in Detroit that ran Guiding Light at 10am in later years, where was it slotted before the Feud Challenge was canned? 3pm? Or was Feud/other shows in the afternoon slot itself?

EDIT: Looking at it's timeslots, it was said to have a 3pm slot from the 80's to the end, so I assume it only established the morning position in some markets when Feud Challenge ended then? Would make the most sense.
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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2019, 12:40:45 PM »
EDIT: Looking at it's timeslots, it was said to have a 3pm slot from the 80's to the end, so I assume it only established the morning position in some markets when Feud Challenge ended then? Would make the most sense.

That's correct - WCBS in NYC was the first one to slot GL at 10am. and this happened in 1995, two years after FFC ended.

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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2019, 12:45:19 PM »
That's correct - WCBS in NYC was the first one to slot GL at 10am. and this happened in 1995, two years after FFC ended.
Well damn. Never would've expected an O&O to bump a show out of pattern that way.

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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2019, 02:34:09 PM »
Well damn. Never would've expected an O&O to bump a show out of pattern that way.

They bumped it out of pattern for the short-lived "Day and Date", which was a Group W show, which aired from 1995 to early 1997. Other CBS stations followed suit, of course....WYOU in Scranton jumped on the 10am train for GL in September 1996,

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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2019, 02:37:56 PM »
It's kind of surprising to see that, even after CBS turned the 10:00 AM hour over to their affiliates more than ten years ago, some stations still choose to air a network show during that time slot. It would appear to be more advantageous to use that hour for local content or syndicated programming because that format allows the station to generate more revenue than it would to air a network show during a "local programming" hour.

It's a question of whether they might more success with a syndicated show in the 3 p.m. hour as a lead-in to a 4 p.m. newscast or a lead-in to another 4 p.m. syndie which, in turn, serves as lead-in to the 5 p.m. news.

It's also a question of whether they felt "Let's Make a Deal" would play better at 10 a.m. alongside 'Price' than at 3 p.m. after "The Talk."
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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #36 on: April 25, 2019, 04:42:14 PM »
It's also a question of whether they felt "Let's Make a Deal" would play better at 10 a.m. alongside 'Price' than at 3 p.m. after "The Talk."
So stations are still sent network programming at least a day before so they can choose where to air it?
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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2019, 07:56:07 PM »
The current official ET daytime schedule is Deal at 10, Price at 11.  Y&R is fed at 12 (11 Central) for Central Time Zone stations, with a separate 12:30 feed for Eastern Time Zone stations with a noon newscast.  Then the time zones merge again for B&B at 1:30.  The Talk airs live (except Fridays) at 2.

So stations are still sent network programming at least a day before so they can choose where to air it?

The only CBS programming I'm aware that is regularly prefed are the Saturday morning E/I shows.  They started prefeeding that block earlier in the week because stations had gotten so irregular about their Saturday AM schedules.  (Especially since a lot of stations now have local news on Saturday mornings.)  All other CBS network shows are fed in pattern on the day of air.

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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2019, 08:05:21 PM »
They bumped it out of pattern for the short-lived "Day and Date", which was a Group W show, which aired from 1995 to early 1997. Other CBS stations followed suit, of course....WYOU in Scranton jumped on the 10am train for GL in September 1996,

When would Detroit have done it?

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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2019, 08:37:32 PM »
So stations are still sent network programming at least a day before so they can choose where to air it?

No. I believe CBS feeds 'LMAD' twice so stations can either air it at 10 a.m. or 3 p.m. (I assume there's a similar arrangement for other time zones but I don't know for sure.)
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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2019, 09:22:29 PM »
No. I believe CBS feeds 'LMAD' twice so stations can either air it at 10 a.m. or 3 p.m. (I assume there's a similar arrangement for other time zones but I don't know for sure.)
I can attest to this being true. We have stations in the hub I work in take it at either time and it's fed by CBS at both times.

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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2019, 09:57:08 PM »
The only CBS programming I'm aware that is regularly prefed are the Saturday morning E/I shows.  They started prefeeding that block earlier in the week because stations had gotten so irregular about their Saturday AM schedules.

Funny story about this...one Friday night several years ago, somebody at WTAJ forgot to shut off the national feed after Craig Ferguson, so anybody who was still up was treated to a black screen instead of whatever infomercial was supposed to be running.  I kept it on just to see how long they'd go before somebody noticed...lo and behold, at 2:00, some show called The Doodlebops started airing.  Evidently, at least at that point, they were feeding the Saturday morning lineup 23 minutes after The Late Late Show.

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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2019, 07:45:59 AM »
When would Detroit have done it?

From doing a bit of research, WWJ appeared to have done it at the same time as WCBS.