Then they should not advertise "Dont miss this program, airing in three weeks on..." and you cant schedule it, and have to go back to the 60's and write it down, so in a week and a half, you can add it to the DVR, if you remember.
If you think that's bad you should see what Nickelodeon does, the listings department likes to keep most stunts a secret for "competition" purposes, despite the promo department running promos for said stunt for weeks. In August Nicktoons had a marathon of a previous season of Power Rangers that hasn't aired in its entirety since 2002, they scheduled it the weekend of the convention that Nickelodeon was 100% aware of since they had a booth there. What does the listings department do? Hold off on the listings for the marathon until late Thursday, the first day of the convention, and it didn't start trickling down to DVRs on Friday or Saturday, some cable providers never got the update at all since they don't get updates on weekends. Most people left for the convention on Wednesday so they weren't able to DVR it.
Another show The Troop even had a week of premieres scheduled last summer and promoted it on air, but it was pulled at the last minute because the ratings weren't up to their expectations. Of course it had nothing to do with the fact that they sat on the second season for over a year only to have it return when its leadin was on a summer break.
TeenNick has been promoting a Vegas special of Degrassi for next Friday since the midseason finale aired at the end of November, the listings department had a rerun from last season in the schedule until yesterday.
The best is the week where they pulled their networks from DirecTV, they had all efforts focused on making little kids with ads featuring Dora and Spongebob crying, they forgot to send the listings for the weekend, so NO ONE had the correct schedule for their networks.
The hilarious part, ever since they started doing it for "competition" purposes, Disney Channel has been beating them in the ratings on a regular basis, CN beat them in some timeslots, and even Disney XD, which is in about 30 million less homes, tied them in some cases. Viacom's execs are so clueless to this they blamed everyone but themselves, first they accused Nielsen of making an error because they got so arrogant from being on top for so many years they thought they could air paint drying and they'll still be number one, then they started blaming Netflix, and now they're just resorting to it being a "changing pattern in viewing habbits", despite all of Disney Channel and CN's gains everytime they lost viewers in the ratings.
Edited by KyL416, 08 December 2012 - 02:49 PM.