Preliminary Sunday night ratings this fall will be even more worthless than they were last fall.
In what is no doubt a move to give more value (AKA ratings bang for the buck) to Fox and CBS for the Sunday national games that alternate between the two networks, the NFL is moving the start times for those games from 4:15p to 4:25p ET.
It’s less of an issue for FOX who can easily just extend The OT until 8pm, but when 60 Minutes gets pushed on CBS so does the rest of CBS’s lineup. So in addition to the Nielsen “Fast National” ratings being more worthless on Sundays in the fall, there’s sure to be even more lamenting from fans of The Amazing Race, The Good Wife and The Mentalist than in previous years.
You’ve been warned.