FoxCT is a Fox Network affiliate. Fox has sports! We’ve got the NFL, MLB, NASCAR and a little NCAA.
Here’s a TV secret. Sports never ends at the scheduled time. No hyperbole there. Never.
Tonight we followed the baseball NLCS. We presented a full 90 minutes of news. It was Al, Audrey, Bob and me plus folks on the floor and in the booth. The jib cam doesn’t fly on its own!
I got home a little before 2:00 AM.
Back in the New Haven days we followed ABC Monday Night Football. It didn’t start until 9:00 PM. The games didn’t end until 12:30 or later.
At one point, in an attempt to make more money ABC added an extra segment after the game. Waiting through that was awful. We could feel the viewers switching their sets off.
Things are more relaxed when you’re on late. Few viewers are there because they were waiting for you. People basically stumble onto the broadcast if they’re even awake.
Staying late every once in a while is part of the job. I try to have fun even when the rest of the world’s asleep.