Fox Bumps Animated Comedies, Moves NLCS Giants/Cards Game 6 Into Sunday Primetime

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October 20th, 2012

Originally scheduled to start at 4:30pm Eastern, Fox has moved the start time for the baseball NLCS Game 6 telecast between the Giants & Cardinals to 7pm Eastern so that the game will air entirely in Eastern/Central primetime (and compete against the Steelers/Bengals game, instead of primarily the Patriots/Jets game).

Because of that, the animated line up of The Cleveland Show, The Simpsons, Bob's Burgers, Family Guy and American Dad will not be seen Sunday night.

Those episodes will presumably replace what was to be an all repeat animation Sunday later in the season with new episodes, but no word on what date that might be at this time.

 
  • Joseph

    Has anyone heard anything about a possible Game 7 tomorrow (October 22nd) being moved to 5:35 P.M. EDT so it won’t conflict with the debate??

  • Ultima

    @Joseph
    Has anyone heard anything about a possible Game 7 tomorrow (October 22nd) being moved to 5:35 P.M. EDT so it won’t conflict with the debate?

    Why would they need to move a game at the last minute when both it and the debate were scheduled months ago?

    Also, FOX (and CBS) have aired the MLB playoffs at the same time as a debate in the past.

  • colt13

    CBS is probably hoping for an overrun. Their only late games are Oak/Jax or Brady vs Tebow, I mean Sanchez.

    FOX is doing a terrible job promoting tonight’s game. Still saying baseball immediately after the Arizona Cardinals game. Plus only promoting New Girl and nothing else for tuesday.

  • Ultima

    @colt13
    FOX is doing a terrible job promoting tonight’s game. Still saying baseball immediately after the Arizona Cardinals game. Plus only promoting New Girl and nothing else for tuesday.

    I’ve seen numerous promotions for the Tuesday comedies, The X Factor and the baseball game tonight (and later in the week) at the correct times.

    I’d say their promotion is fine and that anecdotal evidence of how a network is promoting continues to be completely useless.

  • Trav

    Baseball blows

  • Leondre

    Why do people keep saying repeats where scheduled for Sunday

  • Ultima

    @Leondre
    Why do people keep saying repeats where scheduled for Sunday

    They weren’t.

    However, the originals scheduled for tonight will replace a week of repeats at a later date (the same number of episodes will air during the season, regardless of the preemption).

    Thus, the correct comparison for the game’s ratings are a night of repeats, not a night of originals.

  • Drew Stromberg

    Hey Trav,
    You suck and blow!

  • Phil

    Not fair! No new cartoons til 11/11/12!!

  • Max

    Very bad move!! FOX should have kept the animation lineup!

  • Mr Mikey

    Yet another terrible Nlcs game for fox. This Cardinals/Giants series has completely blown so far, all the games have been boring each team keeps winning by about 5 runs. I except low world series numbers this year.

  • Hobart

    Your all a bunch of wet chatters! Your game of baseball is shocking just like your football you should all just give up now and die, lets be honest nobody likes you anyway…. + your ugly and your mum dresses you funny!

  • iggy

    Not sure how

    3.5 hours of baseball at 4pm + animation reruns > 3.5 hours of baseball at 7pm

  • Ed

    I’m so glad FOX was able to gain noticeably from the frustration of their viewers, let’s fill in the rest of the season with another joke sport, say, Lacrosse, then they’ll be sure to pull in record numbers when they decide we’re worthy of a weekly broadcast.

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