The NFL is a little different than CFB though- I doubt the NFL would ever 
let FOX or CBS switch a local teams start to cable for a exciting game- 
maybe do it for the national game, but the regional game? Nope.

On Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 10:28:24 PM UTC-4, Ben Scripps wrote:
>
>
> > On Oct 16, 2016, at 9:44 PM, daniel anderson <danieland...@gmail.com 
> <javascript:>> wrote: 
> > 
> > Watching the Panthers/Saints game i noted that FOX warned viewers in the 
> home markets of the late games that they owuld be cutting away from the 
> Panthers/Saints game soon(didn't happen here as we are in the Panthers home 
> market). I've never heard the in-game announcers metion that- NBC used to 
> do that on site a lot back in the 80s- but i don't remember CBS doing that. 
>
> CBS and Fox both do it when necessary.  The agreements between the NFL and 
> the networks require local games to be aired in their local markets in 
> their entirety, even if it means cutting away from a “Heidi” game to do so. 
>  It’s also why if a local game is a blowout in the third quarter, most of 
> the country gets switched to a better game while the local markets still 
> have to watch the Lions—er, stay with the bad game.

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