From the General Manager

Alerts help you keep up with favorite shows during schedule changes

Posted September 17, 2012
Updated September 24, 2012

As a CBS affiliate, WRAL is proud to broadcast many of the most popular shows on television – "The Good Wife," "60 Minutes" and "The Young and the Restless," to name just a few.

We also carry NFL football on Sundays in the fall, which can run long and affect prime-time shows. You settle in to watch your show at its scheduled time, but it hasn't started. Or you set your DVR, but miss the end of an episode.

We have no control over when CBS switches from football to prime time, but we do have a number of ways to alert you on Sunday nights when showtimes shift. These procedures go into effect once NFL coverage ends and the actual Sunday start times for prime-time programs are known:

  • WRAL and CBS will display messages at the bottom of the screen at the scheduled start time of each show that is delayed, showing the actual start time.
  • We'll note a program change at the top of
  • You can become a fan of WRAL on Facebook, where we note any changes and respond to questions.
  • You can follow @WhatsonWRAL on Twitter.
  • You can subscribe to CBS' Eye-lerts, which will send you an email or text when your favorite program is shifted.
  • If you are using a recording device, such as a DVR, and want to be sure to get the whole episode, we recommend setting the recording to stop one hour past the scheduled ending.

In short, although the schedule is complex, we want to make it easy for you to find your shows and WRAL News.


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  • asburyerica Sep 28, 2012

    why dont wral show the 11 0 clock lottery on channel 10 no more

  • Fuquay Resident Sep 23, 2012

    When I try to sign up for CBS' Eye-lerts, I puts my station as WFMY even if I put in a Raleigh zip code...sorry WRAL for not giving you credit. LOL!