It’s super-annoying behaviour which every commercial TV network indulges in regularly: scheduling shows that run well past their advertising finishing time so you’re not able to easily switch channels and watch another network. Tracking run by TV Tonight suggests that Channel Seven is the worst offender.
For its ‘Late List’ project, TV Tonight has asked readers to submit nominations every time a program rans past its scheduled cut-off. Seven utterly dominates so far, with more than half the total submissions. Seven’s current top-rating show is The X Factor, which runs live and thus is legitimately more difficult to schedule precisely. However, the show also regularly ran over time even with the pre-taped audition episodes, so I’m not particularly filled with sympathy.
Which shows do you regularly find running over? Has network unpredictability made watching catch-up services or downloading shows more appealing to you? Tell us in the comments.
Seven worst on the Late List [TV Tonight]