If those ridiculous sports over-runs drive you crazy and mess up your DVR recordings on Sunday nights, CBS may have a solution this fall.
On game days, the network will be shifting the official start time of the Sunday night shows by one half hour in the Eastern and Central time zones. This will stretch the network’s programming to 11:30pm on those nights but should eliminate or minimize the possibility of DVR recordings cutting off mid-show.
According to Deadline, CBS has resisted changing its schedule lettings shows like 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, The Good Wife, and The Mentalist simply follow immediately after the games.
The NFL’s recent shifting of the kickoff time of the late afternoon games from 4:15pm to 4:25pm prompted the network’s decision.
One would like to think that the consistent outcry from frustrated viewers also played into the decision just a bit.
What do you think? Do you think this will help? Is a half hour delay enough? What would you do?