I understand AND I'm ticked.
I understand when play is stopped for nearly 20 minutes because of a player not moving on the field (saw this a couple of weeks ago - injury looked real bad).
HOWEVER - taking this week as an example... When the Patriots game was over, just after 7pm, I was expecting them to start 60 minutes - but NO - they cut to the Giants game which still had a lot of time left. So, I padded my "Amazing Race" timer some more. Then they kept playing - AND it went into overtime - until after 8pm!
This is great for the Giants fans, they get to see their game and that's what the contract with CBS calls for. But us up here in New England? If we wanted to see that for THAT long we would probably have the Sunday Ticket package!
I had a 2-hour time for Amazing Race that only got 40 minutes because 60 Minutes was pushed back OVER an hour!
As I understand it, when CBS has a doubleheader, the network waits until the last game is over (until all late games are over) before starting the evening's programs. Then the eastern half of the country gets the shows fed at the same time.
When CBS airs only one game, early or late, those markets whose game runs past 7 PM get the lineup pushed back. Those markets where the game ends on time (or who had the early game) do not join the overrun, and get 60 Minutes at 7 ET.