Yep. This year's race had generated a lot of buzz and interest from casual sports fans. All gone now. Morons, it almost always rains late in the day in Florida.This is why NASCAR will not recover for a long time if ever. What absolute moron doesn't run this race at 1?
Yep. I'm sure several hours of Michael Waltrip ass clownery and more driver interviews is better for viewing audiences than a 1 pm start.I guarantee that Fox is the primary 'stakeholder' behind the late afternoon start time. Any other network would choose the same. In TV world, it is accepted fact that a sporting event that starts at 3:00-4:00 PM ET will attract larger national viewership than 1:00 PM. That's how they think, and broadly it is true.
That's exactly why but according to Twitter they should bend over for the evening working crowd. I usually work evenings but I don't expect the minority to dictate.We will DVR and watch after dinner.
Perhaps NASCAR looked at the weather forecast and, seeing a chance of rain up until 3PM, decided to wait until 4.
This is not the rainy season in a Florida. Yes systems do form, but the late PM showers cycle are common from May through October.
NASCAR sets the dates, TV sets the times. The broadcast rights revenue generates more money for all concerned than the fans at the track spend. I don't know why some folks have trouble accepting the economic realities.NASCAR had NO control over when to start the race tomorrow!! Fox told them "you have to start at 4 and be finished by 8". Enough with blaming NASCAR for race times when their TV partners are the ones making those calls
[/QUOTE]I'm going to be driving. I've got two options. I could stream the race to my phone, having it out of view, or search the terrestrial dial for MRN affiliates along my route. I'd rather listen to the MRN feed but affiliates are lacking these days. Anyone know of a YouTube channel that broadcasts the MRN feed?
Most daytime schedules are syndicated programming. On our Fox affiliate, it’s just pre-empting a few episodes of Judge Judy, Jeopardy, and a couple reruns of The Big Bang Theory.I wonder if the networks are bellayching about needing to change their lineup in the afternoon to accommodate this