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    Down with ESPN

    Was anyone else trying to get the skating on ESPN at 9 central tonight. I don't know if they are not showing it at all or what but it sure is disgusting.

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    Yes, I noticed they had Cup of Russia listed for 10pm (ET) but when I turned there at 10:30, NFL Primetime was on. Oh well, whatever.

    It was even on the ESPN website. I was kind of

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    oh lord! Well they had figure skating from 330-730pm Central Time here in Texas on ESPN and it was just Cup of China and Trophee Eric Bompard Cachmeire.

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    I tuned in at 9pm, too, and there was a line running at the bottom of the screen that said skating was not going to be on, but no explanation why not.

    I missed this the first time around and was looking forward to taping.

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    The last time that happened here I made some phone call, sent some emails and it has been in congruence with ESPNs sight ever sense. I don't know what happened last night for it was a re-broadcast and I had seen it - wasn't even home yet.

    The first people I called was my TV provider asking why the diff between what ESPN says and what you are scheduling. Does ESPN put stuff on there sight and feel it is OK for the local providers to just change it if they want. I didn't get the impression that ESPN would say we are airing this and have someone else just take over the programing ESPN wanted to air at that time. ???

    So it wasn't ESPN IMO. It is the programing Dept. of your local provider. They have those on file and will air them after they come to the local provider. ESPN supplies, but it is still up to the station.
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    If what Sean says is right, did anyone SEE skating last night?

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    I saw skating on yesterday afternoon, which would be yesterday evening for the east coast (Which is what our broadcast is from...)

    just a thought...

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    My understanding is that skating didn't get great ratings during the afternoon & since the bowl games had ended for the night, football was deemed more important than a skating competition that had already been broadcast.

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    I'm in the Mountain Time Zone & I saw Cup of China & EB yesterday afternoon. They said that the Cup of Russia & NHK would be on next week. I only rewatched some of the men skating because I wanted to see Boitano's special (which was the best pro show I've seen this season!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by merrywidow View Post
    I'm in the Mountain Time Zone & I saw Cup of China & EB yesterday afternoon. They said that the Cup of Russia & NHK would be on next week. I only rewatched some of the men skating because I wanted to see Boitano's special (which was the best pro show I've seen this season!).
    OMG, the first person I know of here in the time zone I am. Cool, I feel less alone.

    What is EB?

    So the NHK is going to get rebroadcast next week? Nice. I didn't see that on Heather's. I am going to look on the DTV guile to verify for me. It also will give me a chance to call if not.

    Yah, BBSS ( Brian Boitano's Skating Spectacular) was good. Like I said else ware, there are some new fans of Jamie's at the bar I had them turn it on at.
    Elena Leionova and Andrei Khvalko were awesome, and wish the guys at the bar could have seen their first too, some great positions in the lifts. But I flipped over while we were getting ready to go to the bar and my friend was in the B-room. But he didn't change it back. I did miss all pros from Yuka and Jason If the show would have lasted longer I think more would have been watched that then Mich (sorry MM) just not pull it off against USC. I was being asked questions about FS as I was leaving the bar as well. I think fan showing support will help.

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    my guess is EB = Eric Bompard

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    I'm in CST and skating was on ESPN from 3:30 to 6:30 but nothing at 9:00.

    Dee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee4707 View Post
    I'm in CST and skating was on ESPN from 3:30 to 6:30 but nothing at 9:00.

    Dee
    Same for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    I saw skating on yesterday afternoon, which would be yesterday evening for the east coast (Which is what our broadcast is from...)

    just a thought...
    Skating WAS on in the afternoon, and was scheduled for 10pm ET as well. It was the late night skating that didn't get shown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwanford Wife View Post
    My understanding is that skating didn't get great ratings during the afternoon & since the bowl games had ended for the night, football was deemed more important than a skating competition that had already been broadcast.
    Not surprising, and I agree with that, actually. However, they shouldn't have programmed skating in the timeslot in the first place. It's not necessarily seeing the skating, but the fact that they showed something else rather than what was on the schedule that had me

    I think the BCS was being shown on Fox and ESPN thought maybe they could get the NFL fans that could care less about college ball (i.e. me ) as good counterprogramming?

    (I ended up watching the end of that game out of boredom, however, and it was really something...everything that you could think of happened in the closing minutes and in OT)
    Last edited by R.D.; 01-02-2007 at 03:56 PM.

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