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#51 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:51 PM

The Week #10 schedules are now posted.

A couple of notes:

The Los Angeles market stations have not yet announced what games they will be carrying for Week 10, hence no LSAN specific schedule.

For next week, Week 11, Sunday Night Flex has not been exercised. However, the Colts/Patriots game has been moved from the early game slot to an afternoon game slot (4:25 EST).


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#52 OFFLINE   Gary Toma

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:10 PM

For Week #12, Thanksgiving -

- Sunday Night Flex Scheduling has not been exercised; the Packers-Giants game remains the Sunday Night game.

- no other schedule changes or game time changes have been made for the Week 12 schedule

Edited by gct, 08 November 2012 - 08:27 PM.



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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:47 PM

For some reason the niner's game is blacked out on 714. You can still see on 713 though.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:57 PM

Noticed something very interesting while watching Sunday Ticket today. I thought I'd share it with you guys.

First off, let it be known that this observation has no bearing whatsoever on the vast majority of ST viewers. You see, I'm one of the rare bunch that watch multiple games (along with Red Zone and Game Mix) simultaneously on multiple TVs.

Anyhow, to get back on point, I've always admired the ST production crew for doing an excellent job on broadcasting all the games (especially RZC) week after week. What I like most is that all the game feeds shown on Game Mix, RZC, and the corresponding channels in the 700s are all in sync (the video and audio are all within a fraction of a second of one another).

My main TV is tuned to Red Zone and when glancing at the other TVs, it helps to have all feeds in sync. But, because the games designated for local broadcast in my DMA (Los Angeles) have to be watched on their respective local channels, those local feeds are no longer in sync with ST. They are usually off a few seconds or so. I know it's nitpicking, but those delays have always bothered me. I would regularly tune to the West Coast DNS feeds or OTA feeds to the get the video as close to in-sync as possible.

Recently, I've noticed that our local Fox feed has become in sync with ST. But, CBS was still off.

However, today CBS was perfectly timed with the other feeds.

I'm hoping that things will remain the same from now on. Perhaps it was just a coincidence, but if D* did indeed do something to "adjust" the feeds, I am very grateful that they did.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:25 PM

For Week 13, no schedule changes have been made and
Sunday Night Flex game scheduling has not been exercised.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:22 PM

The Thanksgiving/Week 12 Schedule is posted.

The Los Angeles stations have not yet announced which games they are carrying on Sunday, hence we have no Los Angeles specific schedule.


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:25 PM

Part of an NFL press release:

11/26/2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11/26/12

WEEKS 14 & 15 FLEX SCHEDULING:

NO CHANGES TO ORIGINAL SCHEDULES;

LIONS-PACKERS REMAINS WEEK 14 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT GAME;

49ERS-PATRIOTS REMAINS WEEK 15 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT GAME


The final Week 14 and Week 15 NFL schedules were announced today with the originally scheduled Week 14 Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers and Week 15 San Francisco 49ers at New England Patriots games remaining in place on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:45 PM

The Week 13 Schedule has been posted.

The local DMA stations are late again this week in announcing the games they plan to carry.


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:06 PM

An excerpt from the NFL Press Release 12/10/2012:


Week 16 Flexible Scheduling

49ERS-SEAHAWKS TO BE ON SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ON DEC. 23;


CHARGERS-JETS MOVES TO 1:00 PM ON CBS;

GIANTS-RAVENS MOVES TO 4:25 PM ON FOX



The Week 16 San Francisco 49ers-Seattle Seahawks game on Sunday, December 23 will be played at 8:20 PM ET on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, the NFL announced today. The San Diego Chargers-New York Jets game, originally scheduled for Sunday night, will move to 1:00 PM ET on CBS and the New York Giants-Baltimore Ravens game will move to 4:25 PM ET on FOX.


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:10 PM

So the 49ers get the prime time game for the 2nd week in a row, while other match-ups get ignored? The oldest rivalry in the NFL, the Packers @ Bears, which is a bigger game than the 49ers and Seahawks, would seem to be a bigger game. I'd bet the farm that its ratings would blow away the 49ers-Seahawks, too.

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

Opinions are my own but should be those of all Americans, who would be much better off intellectually, psychologically, and emotionally if that were the case.


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:19 PM

So the 49ers get the prime time game for the 2nd week in a row, while other match-ups get ignored? The oldest rivalry in the NFL, the Packers @ Bears, which is a bigger game than the 49ers and Seahawks, would seem to be a bigger game. I'd bet the farm that its ratings would blow away the 49ers-Seahawks, too.


I'd be fine with flexing the Packers/Bears to Sunday night on the 16th. Niners/Seahawks on the 23rd is a bigger game for both of those teams and could be deciding the division championship.

Is the 16th the published schedule or did it get flexed? I'm thinking it is the original.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

I think the 16th is the original schedule and was not flexed.

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

Opinions are my own but should be those of all Americans, who would be much better off intellectually, psychologically, and emotionally if that were the case.


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:24 PM

I'd be fine with flexing the Packers/Bears to Sunday night on the 16th. Niners/Seahawks on the 23rd is a bigger game for both of those teams and could be deciding the division championship.

Is the 16th the published schedule or did it get flexed? I'm thinking it is the original.


Week 15, which includes Sunday, 12/16, is the original schedule; no changes in game times were made and flex scheduling was not exercised.


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:32 PM

They couldnt flex in gb/chi because the scheduled game is sf/ne & there is no way that would have been flexed.

Only what are considered bad games get flexed out.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:43 PM

Even more complicated than that. Networks could protect some games to not be flexed to night at the beginning of the season and there are team limits for night games per year.
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

(this is lifted from www.the506.com website - the source for our 'NFL TV Distribution Maps')

National Broadcasts

  • NBC, ESPN and NFL Network are deemed the national primetime broadcasters for NFL games, as all their games air to 100% of the country. (The NFL Network's cable carriage woes are irrelevant to this discussion.) Although CBS and FOX sometimes air games that also go to the entire country (such as Thanksgiving), they do not play into this section.
  • Most teams can air in primetime a maximum of 5 times a year, a maximum of 3 of which can be on NBC. The Thursday Night game in Week 1 with the defending Super Bowl champion counts toward this total.
  • Three teams can air 6 times a year. These teams are not pre-determined, they just depend on how the schedule is drawn up.
  • ESPN and NFL Network games are also simulcast on an over-the-air station in the primary markets of the two teams only. Stations in secondary and other markets are not allowed to air these games, even if the NFL Network is not widely available in the market.
  • There is no restriction on having both games of a divisional rivalry air on NBC, although it is rare. The only modern example is Cowboys-Giants in 2011.
Flex Scheduling

  • Between weeks 11 and 16, the scheduled (or "pencilled-in") NBC Sunday Night game may be replaced with a "flex" game, depending on competitiveness or ratings concerns. It is the NFL and not NBC that makes the decision to flex a game. The decision is made at least 12 days in advance, and the limits on national broadcasts described above are still in effect. The NFL may also simply decide to make the originally scheduled game official. (Note: in 2011, as Christmas falls on a Sunday and most games are on Christmas Eve instead, flex scheduling does not apply to week 16.)
  • In week 17, the NBC game is determined only one week in advance (and usually first announced during the week 16 Sunday Night game), and no game is pencilled in on the original schedule.
  • CBS and FOX can each protect five games between weeks 11 and 16 from being flexed to Sunday night. Their decisions are made after week 6. They cannot protect any week 17 games.
  • CBS and FOX games may also switch timeslots with 12 days notice (or 6 in week 17) for ratings concerns. These may or may not be called a "flex" depending on who you talk to.




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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:20 PM

Thanks. Couldn't remember any details and not home to look it up.
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:52 PM

Even more complicated than that. Networks could protect some games to not be flexed to night at the beginning of the season and there are team limits for night games per year.


Correct.

But to quote Firemarshal Bill "Lets just say" for some insane reason the 49ers were 4-9 & patriots 5-8 then that packers/bears game wouldve been eligible for flexin.

Reason being fox had chosen to protect giants/falcons in that week 15 & it wouldve given the packers & bears 6 primetime games which since they would be the 1st 2 teams of possible 3 to hit that quota # it wouldve been ok to do.


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:10 PM

wouldn't suprise me if cowboys/redskins is the sunday night game for week 17 for the nfc east crown
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:26 AM

wouldn't suprise me if cowboys/redskins is the sunday night game for week 17 for the nfc east crown

More likely playing for a wildcard. The Indianapolis/Houston game is the other top choice.
Week 15 has 7 games between winning/or tied(Rams) teams.
Week 16 only 4 and week 17 has 5 games between winning teams.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:48 PM

RE: the Week 17 NBC game

If any game has GUARANTEED, important playoff implications, no matter what happens in the rest of the games, it will be selected.

If there isn't any game like that, they will pick the game that is most likely to have implications.

It's really too early to know which game will be selected. That's why it's on a six-day selection window (announced on 12/24).

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:56 PM

i got a strong feeling week 17 nbc game will be dallas/washington for the nfc east crown as i see new york going on a slide these last few weeks
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:10 PM

i got a strong feeling week 17 nbc game will be dallas/washington for the nfc east crown as i see new york going on a slide these last few weeks

Yea well i'm a niner fan. Thought the same thing last year. Eli and Giants
are clutch this time of year. We still can't figure out punt returns...

More important to me is recording every game. Gct has the packers on the local
channel socal, but my guide and the 506 have the giants game. Come on FOX.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:36 PM

Yea well i'm a niner fan. Thought the same thing last year. Eli and Giants
are clutch this time of year. We still can't figure out punt returns...

More important to me is recording every game. Gct has the packers on the local
channel socal, but my guide and the 506 have the giants game. Come on FOX.

yea i'm a cowboys fan so i'm hoping the giants take that fall and news of bradshaw being out sunday vs atl is huge
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:14 PM

The Week 16 Schedules are now up.

In the Los Angeles sheet, note that CBS has not yet announced which game it will carry. Check the TV Distribution Maps later this week.





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