Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Schedule, schmedule

A poster on Game Show Paradise complains about the Buzzr schedule...

Our nearly 11 month old has been home sick the last couple of days so I've been off work to take care of him. I've noticed the daytime [Buzzr] schedule doesn't exactly have any pattern to it in some ways.

To be honest, I'm starting to wonder if there's any pattern to the entire Buzzr schedule. I know, it's just a barely watched diginet that isn't even available in a large majority of U.S. households. But they sure do some funny things on weekdays.

For three-fourths of the day they program almost nothing but Match Game, Family Feud - at least they're now mixing in some Combs eps - and the B&W trio (To Tell the Truth, What's My Line, I've Got a Secret). Then comes prime time on the east and west coasts, and they suddenly switch to six other shows, most of which will appeal only to the hardest-core of the hardcores.

Maybe I'm sour because the only current prime time show I like much is Password Plus. And maybe Buzzr figures they can't possibly meet the prime time competition from other outlets. So they'll just toss up a salad bowl of shows and save their biggest names - MG and Feud - for other hours when the competition is less intense.

It still seems like an odd way to program a diginet.

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