[mythtv-users] CBS sucks!

Alasdair Macdonald wewalkforonereason at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 19:15:29 UTC 2011

On 31 October 2011 18:52, David Watkins <watkinshome at gmail.com> wrote:
>> [1] There was the famous case of the never-ending snooker final. I forget which
>> year, but it lasted /all day/ and finished about 01:30 the following morning.
>> Yup, we all watched it. I think they attempt to limit the final these days.
> 1985 - Steve Davis vs Dennis Taylor  -  TV and Sport have changed a
> lot since then.

This thread has made interesting reading; I too am in the UK and the
above mentioned Snooker event had already come to my mind. In 1985
there are only 4 choices of channels; Lord knows what programmes were
lost by the over-run. I was one of the 18.5 million viewers.

Snooker is still the primary culprit for UK over-runs, I think. I have
lost late night Saturday programmes within the past couple of years on
account of this. Wimbledon too, sometimes, and live music,

Here it is; almost 15 hours, 18.5 million viewers, and record viewing
figures for BBC2:


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