Season 38 Pre-emptions and Anomalies Oct 15, 2020 12:02:54 GMT -5
Post by MarioGS on Oct 15, 2020 12:02:54 GMT -5
This could not have ended up being more false...
Starting today, Wheel on FOX affiliates is being pre-empted up to 9 days in a row (counting Saturday) due to national sporting events on FOX, most of which start at 7:30 PM Eastern.
Thursday is NLCS Game 4 replacing the scheduled TNF game, Friday is the WWE Kickoff Special (which airs at 7:30 ET/6:30 CT, but stations are allowed to airing it on subchannels), Saturday is PBA Bowling, next Monday is the postponed TNF game (which affects 7:00 ET airings of Wheel as well), Tuesday and Wednesday are World Series Games 1 and 2, Thursday is TNF, Friday and Saturday are WS Games 3 and 4.
By the way, FOX is still only scheduling three hours for MLB and the World Series games, meaning overnight airings of Wheel will probably be slid back or skipped entirely most of the time, since most game broadcasts actually take upwards of four hours.
Here are the air times for Thursday. Friday's are already in the Week 5 post, and Saturday's will be added there by then.
|Green Bay, WI||WLUK||5:30 PM||CT|
|Baltimore, MD||WBFF||11:35 PM +||ET|
|Kansas City, MO||WDAF||11:00 PM +||CT|
|Mobile, AL||WALA||2:30 AM||CT|
|New Orleans, LA||WVUE||1:35 AM||CT|
|Denver, CO||KDVR||1:30 AM||MT|
|Syracuse, NY||WSYT||Not affected||ET|
|Cincinnati, OH||WXIX||Not affected||ET|
|Lake Charles, LA||KVHP||Not affected||CT|
|Hawaii||KHON||Not affected !60||HT|
|Green||Airing earlier than usual time|
|Purple||Airing overnight |
|+||Wheel will air in full, but will air later than the time listed if the game|
runs over, due to stations making up local newscasts after the event.
|!60||Wheel will be joined in progress or skipped if the game runs more than|
60 minutes over (past 12:00 AM Eastern/6:00 PM Hawaii).
This means that four of five episodes this week were pre-empted nationally across one network.