From the General Manager

WRAL is home to ACC basketball tournament

Posted March 11, 2013
Updated March 14, 2013

The ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament is a popular broadcast event in the Triangle and once again, WRAL is proud to bring every game of the tournament to you. However, as a result, a number of programs are displaced, especially on Thursday and Friday. We know from experience that the large number of ACC fans in our viewing area will be tuning in, but to the non-basketball fans in our audience, we thank you in advance for your patience.

Coverage of the games is as follows:

  • Thursday, March 14, 12:00 p.m.to 4:30 p.m.(Opening Round, Games 1 and 2)
  • Thursday, March 14, 7:00 p.m.to 11:30 p.m.(Opening Round, Games 3 and 4)
  • Friday, March 15, 12:00 p.m.to 4:30 p.m.(Quarterfinal, Games 1 and 2)
  • Friday, March 15, 7:00 p.m.to 11:30 p.m.(Quarterfinal, Games 3 and 4)
  • Saturday, March 16, 1:00 p.m.to 5:30 p.m.(Semifinal Games 1 and 2)
  • Sunday, March 17, 12:30 p.m.to 3:30 p.m.(Championship Game)

As a result of the tournament coverage, the following programming changes are scheduled. However, PLEASE NOTE, due to potential basketball overruns earlier in the evening, viewers should record an hour longer than scheduled to ensure they get the show in its entirety.

Programs from Thursday, March 14, 2013

  • WRAL News at Noon (30 minutes) is scheduled on WRAL2 and wral.com
  • The Bold and the Beautiful, The Talk & Let's Make a Deal are scheduled at their regularly scheduled times on WRAL2
  • The Young and the Restless is scheduled at 2:07 a.m. Friday morning
  • WRAL 11pm News is scheduled at 11:30 p.m.
  • The Big Bang Theory is scheduled at 3:07 a.m. Friday morning
  • Two and a Half Men is scheduled at 3:07 a.m. Saturday morning
  • Person of Interest is scheduled at 3:37 a.m. Saturday morning
  • Elementary is scheduled at 4:37 a.m. Saturday morning

Programs from Friday, March 15, 2013

  • WRAL News at Noon (30-minutes) is scheduled on WRAL2 and wral.com
  • The Bold and the Beautiful, The Talk & Let's Make a Deal are scheduled at their regularly scheduled times on WRAL2
  • The Young and the Restless is scheduled at 2:07 a.m. Saturday morning
  • WRAL 11pm News is scheduled at 11:30 p.m.
  • Undercover Boss is scheduled at 1:05 a.m. Sunday morning
  • Hawaii Five-0 is scheduled at 2:05 a.m. Sunday morning
  • Blue Bloods is scheduled at 3:05 a.m. Sunday morning

Games for Saturday, March 16, 2013

  • ACC Tournament semifinal Game 1 at 1 p.m.
  • ACC Tournament semifinal Game 2 at 3:30 p.m. 

Games for Sunday, March 17, 2013

The ACC title game is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday on WRAL-TV.

Weekend basketball on WRAL2

Saturday, March 16

  • The Conference USA Championship Game is scheduled at 11:30 a.m.
  • Big 10 Semifinal Game 1 is scheduled at 1:40 p.m.
  • Big 10 Semifinal Game 2 is scheduled on WRAL2 at 4:00 p.m.and will be joined in progress on WRAL following coverage of the ACC Semifinal Game 2

Sunday, March 17

  • Road to the Final Four is scheduled at 12:00 p.m.
  • Atlantic 10 Championship Game is scheduled at 1:00 p.m.
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  • crc1968 Mar 18, 2013

    Oh...well I DVR'd Big Bang Theory and guess what I got....The Young and The Restless with about 2 minutes of BBT!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for nothing.

  • tgiv Mar 16, 2013

    WRAL, you completely screwed up Person of Interest this week. You started the rebroadcast 2 days late and in the middle of the night, and then started it 13 minutes late so that DVRs could not record it properly.

    I understand showing the games, but the original programs should have been shown later that same night, AND they should have been shown on time so they could be recorded--or did you expect your viewers to stay up until 3 AM to watch?

    A poor job of managing content in this case.

  • Cock a doodle doo Mar 15, 2013

    "It should be blacked out on ESPN."

    Nope! It's on watchespn.com!

  • 2thebeach Mar 14, 2013

    As it should be - from the days of the Packer/Thacker show and sailing with the Pilot - around here, we have always been able to count on "Channel 5". This is basketball country and we expect nothing else!

  • UpChuck Mar 14, 2013

    It should be blacked out on ESPN.

  • Cock a doodle doo Mar 13, 2013

    Will we still be able to watch it on the ESPN channels or will it be blacked out here then on ESPN? They're announcers and commentary is much better?

    It's very disappointing that CBS and WRAL no longer carries the NCAA tournament anymore. I know its not WRAL's fault, but it's just very disappointing to not be able to watch the tournament on CBS and WRAL anymore.

  • baldchip Mar 12, 2013

    Do it WRAL!! How many years has channel 5 been home to the ACC??
    I moved to Raleigh in 1966-and I cannot remember ever when TV5 was not the station for ACC Hoops!!

    DO IT!! LOVE IT!! THIS IS MY TIME OF THE YEAR!!

    GO PACK!!

  • RonnieR Mar 11, 2013

    WNCT-TV (CH 9) will have all the CBS shows at the proper times.