On Tuesday (Jan. 12), WRAL-TV will be airing the Maryland at Wake Forest ACC basketball game from 8 p.m. until at least 10 p.m. This is the first of many ACC games we have contractually agreed to air on WRAL-TV with our partners at Raycom Sports.
So now the question is: Where do we put the very popular shows "NCIS" and "NCIS: LA"? For years, we have aired the pre-empted shows overnight so people with DVRs or VCRs could record them. There have been two problems with that: some people don't have either means of recording AND many of you simply have told us you want to watch the program sooner.
As an experiment, we will air the programs in their original time periods on our digital channel, WRAL-dot-2 (over-the-air on 5.2 or Time Warner Cable 256). This, unfortunately, means those of you with basic cable or satellite will temporarily miss the shows. Once CBS makes the shows available online, you can watch them on WRAL.com.
There truly is no perfect solution (and no, we can't air the CBS programs on both WRAL.2 and overnight – we can only air them once).
This is where you come into play. I'd like to know what you prefer. We'll be faced with this decision again throughout the basketball season and in other situations. We'd appreciate your feedback. Your vote will help us make future programming decisions that serve the majority of our viewers. Please voice your preference in the poll below.
We welcome your feedback on this and any other matter!
By the way, "The Good Wife" will be seen in its entirety following the conclusion of the Maryland-Wake Forest game.