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HippityHop
Sep 8th, 2007, 01:17 AM
moves the womens' final from prime time? Any guesses? :)

David55
Sep 8th, 2007, 01:18 AM
Sooner rather than later. And I can't say I blame them.

goldenlox
Sep 8th, 2007, 01:21 AM
Who cares? It's too late in Europe now.

HippityHop
Sep 8th, 2007, 01:23 AM
They still have Maria.


Where? :lol:

DimaDinosaur
Sep 8th, 2007, 01:24 AM
CBS betta watch out for crouching tiger, hidden Roxy!! Roxy like a PUMA!!! (karote chop)

alias
Sep 8th, 2007, 01:25 AM
I say in a couple years...

lizchris
Sep 8th, 2007, 01:25 AM
My guess is that if they get ripped in the ratings by NASCAR, which is expected, then I think they may have to reconsider moving it back to Saturday afternoon. Epsecially if Federer is still dominating because CBS would rather see him play at night because he will get ratings.

goldenlox
Sep 8th, 2007, 01:31 AM
Aren't Saturdays always all day action? They still will have 3 matches.
Just put the women's final where Europe can watch.
Most of the top WTA players are from Europe.

lizchris
Sep 8th, 2007, 01:36 AM
Aren't Saturdays always all day action? They still will have 3 matches.
Just put the women's final where Europe can watch.
Most of the top WTA players are from Europe.

Until 2001, the womens' semifinal was sandwiched between the men's semifinal. The change was made in 2001 to coincide with the emergence of Venus and Serena being the top players in the US. They still are, but they are not numbers one and two anymore and the players who end up in the finals are not household names in the US except for Sharapova and even she can't bring in the ratings like Venus and Serena can. If the ladies' final ratings continuet o be horrendous, CBS may have no choice but to revert back to the pre-2001 schedule for Super Saturday.

AjdeNate!
Sep 8th, 2007, 01:36 AM
...this thread appears every semifinal Friday...

The Daviator
Sep 8th, 2007, 01:39 AM
Until 2001, the womens' semifinal was sandwiched between the men's semifinal. The change was made in 2001 to coincide with the emergence of Venus and Serena being the top players in the US. They still are, but they are not numbers one and two anymore and the players who end up in the finals are not household names in the US except for Sharapova and even she can't bring in the ratings like Venus and Serena can. If the ladies' final ratings continuet o be horrendous, CBS may have no choice but to revert back to the pre-2001 schedule for Super Saturday.

I'm sure Venus and Lindsay played at night in 2000? :confused:

lizchris
Sep 8th, 2007, 01:41 AM
I'm sure Venus and Lindsay played at night in 2000? :confused:

They played in the late afternoon that went into the evening.

In The Zone
Sep 8th, 2007, 01:42 AM
I'm sure Venus and Lindsay played at night in 2000? :confused:

They did -- but because of a rain delayed afternoon.

The Women's final will most likely NOT be moved in the near future. While Sharapova, Venus and Serena are factors, CBS cares for ratings of course but the Fall season does not begin until a few weeks ago after the Open. Regardless of the situation, the Final is a boost for CBS from its ordinary Saturday during the Summer recess between seasons. Although when Venus and Serena are gone, I wouldn't be surprised if they moved the final to a NB 6pm.

~CANUCK~
Sep 8th, 2007, 01:44 AM
...this thread appears every semifinal Friday...

Well more precisely it appears after certain fan groups have their favorites lose.

AjdeNate!
Sep 8th, 2007, 01:47 AM
Well more precisely it appears after certain fan groups have their favorites lose.
*I* didn't go there...

:wavey: Hey!, btw.

HippityHop
Sep 8th, 2007, 01:47 AM
Well more precisely it appears after certain fan groups have their favorites lose.

To be even more precise, it appears because anyone who was around in 2001 knows the real reason why the women's final was moved to prime time in the first place. :o

lizchris
Sep 8th, 2007, 01:49 AM
To be even more precise, it appears because anyone who was around in 2001 knows the real reason why the women's final was moved to prime time in the first place. :o


Exactly.

And it damn sure didn't have anything to do with the two women playing in the final tomorow night. Or the one who lost in the third round.

~CANUCK~
Sep 8th, 2007, 01:51 AM
To be even more precise, it appears because anyone who was around in 2001 knows the real reason why the women's final was moved to prime time in the first place. :o

I know this might come as as a shock to you, but people will still watch the final even if the sisters aren't in it.

HippityHop
Sep 8th, 2007, 02:00 AM
I know this might come as as a shock to you, but people will still watch the final even if the sisters aren't in it.

I'm sure that people will. But that doesn't change the point nor the reason that CBS moved the final to prime time. Does it? :)

Wiggly
Sep 8th, 2007, 02:03 AM
Aren't Saturdays always all day action? They still will have 3 matches.
Just put the women's final where Europe can watch.
Most of the top WTA players are from Europe.

CBS does't care 0,000000000000000000001% about Europe.
They want American ratings.

~CANUCK~
Sep 8th, 2007, 02:04 AM
I'm sure that people will. But that doesn't change the point nor the reason that CBS moved the final to prime time. Does it? :)

But that has zero baring on the topic at hand now does it? Sure they brought in the big ratings, but the other girls are still bringing in some ratings. Why would CBS move the final if its bringing in better ratings then there regular Saturday night program?

Drake1980
Sep 8th, 2007, 02:06 AM
Well more precisely it appears after certain fan groups have their favorites lose.

:lol::lol:

HippityHop
Sep 8th, 2007, 02:12 AM
But that has zero baring on the topic at hand now does it? Sure they brought in the big ratings, but the other girls are still bringing in some ratings. Why would CBS move the final if its bringing in better ratings then there regular Saturday night program?

Anything that I say on the topic has bearing on it. You may not agree but that's your business now isn't it?

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 8th, 2007, 03:13 AM
CBS does't care 0,000000000000000000001% about Europe.
They want American ratings.

then they should televise the US national champs and call it the "World Champs of Tennis" :tape: :tape:

Sam L
Sep 8th, 2007, 03:24 AM
Well if we keep getting these lame-ass finals like this and 2004 and it'll be sooner rather than later.

A sad state of affairs.

goldenlox
Sep 8th, 2007, 05:52 AM
CBS pretends Justine doesn't exist, so fuck them.
Women's tennis will be thriving no matter when the USO final is played.

BestShooterEver
Sep 8th, 2007, 05:56 AM
They still have Maria.

:lol: :bounce: :lol:

Jeff
Sep 8th, 2007, 06:41 AM
On a good note, I think the CBS/USA coverage was great this year, as usual. I wish they covered all the slams instead of NBC/ESPN.

mckyle.
Sep 8th, 2007, 06:50 AM
Who cares what time of day the final is played? People put too much into it :lol:

goldenlox
Sep 8th, 2007, 04:21 PM
This was a tournament of record crowds and profits.
And no Americans on the final weekend.

lizchris
Sep 8th, 2007, 04:29 PM
On a good note, I think the CBS/USA coverage was great this year, as usual. I wish they covered all the slams instead of NBC/ESPN.

The only reason why no major broadcast channel in America has AO coverage is because of the time difference. Another factor is that football and basketball dominate broadcast coverage in January.

NBC has a long association with the FO and Wimbledon and I don't think that will change unless Dick Ebersol (president of NBC Sports) leaves the network.