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Offline danderson400

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Question about preemptions
« on: April 11, 2022, 12:18:08 PM »
When a show was preempted for news coverage, were the show simply backed up from when the preemption occurred? for example in 1987 Super Password was preempted on November 18, 1987 for coverage on a report on the findings of the Joint Congressional Committee on the Iran-Contra Affair, so would they simply not tape any new shows until they caught up?

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Re: Question about preemptions
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2022, 12:42:09 PM »
Talking about Daytime Wheel preemptions, I tried to include proof that it was preempted in 1983 on October 25 for Grenada Coverage, and November 25 for NBC Saturday Morning Cartoons. But the people running the timeline wouldn't let me. The data came from Newspaper Archives, which I research a lot. I don't see how it could be unreliable.
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Re: Question about preemptions
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2022, 01:37:40 PM »
thing is... did WOF even air new episodes on Saturday mornings

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Re: Question about preemptions
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2022, 01:39:08 PM »
thing is... did WOF even air new episodes on Saturday mornings

No, it didn’t. Often on Black Friday, the networks would show marathons of Saturday Morning Cartoons, and that was exactly what NBC did on Black Friday 1983.

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Re: Question about preemptions
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2022, 04:08:55 PM »
Until its 1997 kids version Wheel 2000 on CBS, WOF never aired on Saturday mornings.
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Re: Question about preemptions
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2022, 05:52:50 PM »
To answer the original question, yes, the show (Super Password in this case) would move to the next day, and typically the next tape day, they would either tape 4 or 6 shows to get caught up, depending on how many they were behind.

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Re: Question about preemptions
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2022, 06:09:10 PM »
By the way, here's proof that Daytime Wheel was preempted on November 25, 1983, despite what the people running the Daytime Timeline say. Smurfs is listed for 10:00 a.m.; it was a 90-minute program at that time.

https://www.newspapers.com/search/?query=smurfs&t=7802&ymd=1983-11-25

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Re: Question about preemptions
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2022, 08:02:25 PM »
Talking about Daytime Wheel preemptions, I tried to include proof that it was preempted in 1983 on November 25 for NBC Saturday Morning Cartoons.
How could it be preempted for SATURDAY Morning cartoons when the 25th of November was a FRIDAY and NOT a Saturday?
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Re: Question about preemptions
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2022, 08:26:58 PM »
How could it be preempted for SATURDAY Morning cartoons when the 25th of November was a FRIDAY and NOT a Saturday?

Did you not see the newspaper TV listings I linked to, or my previous post on Black Friday?

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Re: Question about preemptions
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2022, 09:34:07 PM »
another thing, isn't this thread being derailed a little?

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Re: Question about preemptions
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2022, 09:44:00 PM »
another thing, isn't this thread being derailed a little?

Not derailing. I'm just using this thread as an opportunity to provide proof that there was a preemption on Black Friday 1983, despite blozier2006 (one of the people in charge of the timeline) constantly deleting them, since he apparently ignored all of evidence, including that NY Daily News TV listings page. I quit editing the network timeline because of his draconian behavior.
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Re: Question about preemptions
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2022, 10:01:17 PM »
thing is... is it really a preemption if the show not appearing was scheduled?

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Re: Question about preemptions
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2022, 10:44:58 PM »
Until its 1997 kids version Wheel 2000 on CBS, WOF never aired on Saturday mornings.

Stations occasionally air the WOF Saturday rerun episodes in the morning if there's a sporting event at 7:00 or 7:30 PM. In New York, WABC 7 sometimes airs them at 5:30 AM Saturday morning when there are college football games from September-January. And apparently recently during March Madness, WCCO 4 in Minneapolis, a CBS O&O, aired a Saturday WOF rerun right before a NCAA game at 11:30 AM Eastern/10:30 Central.


But to answer the post above, yeah I don't think network programs can get "preempted" except by breaking news. If it's scheduled, it just doesn't air an episode. It's not like syndicated WOF where one city can decide to not air the show that day for one reason or another, but there is still an episode for the day that city is missing out on because other cities are airing it without incident. When network programs do get preempted in full such as by breaking news or overrunning sporting events they usually slide back a week, or in TPIR's case they get delayed to the summer and replaced with a rerun for the West Coast.

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Re: Question about preemptions
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2022, 10:45:51 PM »
We’re arguing semantics here, but Google’s definition states

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the interruption or replacement of a scheduled radio or television program.

Wheel was scheduled, but because of another programming block, the scheduled television program was replaced. I’d say it counts.

The real answer is it just depends on the show. If a show aired reruns over the summer, sometimes they just put new episodes later, like what Price does, or what Wheel did when they had a few episodes left because of COVID (or more accurately for a news break-in, Wheel once aired a new episode on Saturday to deal with coverage of Hurricane Katrina).
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Re: Question about preemptions
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2022, 11:21:38 PM »
Arguing semantics is what's resulting in everyone getting pissy with each other. I am locking this because we're not getting anywhere with it.

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