Monday, November 2, 2015

CFB TV Selections for 11/10/15 - 11/14/15 (Week Eleven)

This post will be updated as announcements come out for start times from 11/10 - 11/14 from the twelve day selection process that most TV networks adhere to.  Please understand that games can be held until next Sunday if a broadcaster wants to wait on the results of the 11/7 games.  I'm also not sure if they'll announce anything for the Tuesday & Wednesday MAC slots until after this week's midweek games are played.

The list of available TV windows are based on media websites, TV listings and press releases.  They can change based on the needs of the broadcaster or the conference.

Here's what I guessed, which will prove to be incorrect, and the schedule for week eleven.  Games that have already been set for TV are listed on the schedule page and not listed here (see the link in the last sentence).  I'll update the schedule page when all / nearly all decisions are made.

Six day holds
All Big 12 except Kansas St. at Texas Tech
Three Big Ten 
Four ACC 
Two American

12pm CBS: Georgia at Auburn
12pm ESPN/ESPN2: Florida at South Carolina
12pm FSN: UTEP at Old Dominion
12pm SEC: North Texas at Tennessee
12pm BTN: Purdue at Northwestern 
12pm ASN: Akron at Miami (OH)
12:30pm ACC RSNs: Virginia at Louisville
2pm ESPN3: Utah St. at Air Force
3pm Pac-12: Washington at Arizona St.
3pm ESPN3: Massachusetts at Eastern Michigan
3:30pm FS1: Kansas St. at Texas Tech
3:30pm FSN: FIU at Marshall
3:30pm BTN: Nebraska at Rutgers
4pm SEC: Kentucky at Vanderbilt
7pm ESPNU: Western Carolina at Texas A&M
7:30pm FOX: Stanford at Oregon
7:30pm SEC: BYU vs. Missouri
7:30pm ESPNEWS: Tulsa at Cincinnati
10pm FS1: Utah at Arizona
10:15pm ESPNU: New Mexico at Boise St.
10:30pm Pac-12: Oregon St. at California
10:45pm ESPN: Washington St. at UCLA


Chris said...

Sec 6 day option (one to cbs at 330 with 1 going to espn at 715): LSu @ Arkansas or Alabama@ MissSt
Big ten 6 days: Ohio State@ Illinois, Maryland @ Michigan St, Michigan @ Indiana(abc ,espn,2 at noon or 330)
Big12 6 days: Kansas@ TCu, Oklahoma@ Baylor, Oklahoma St @ Iowa State, Texas @ West Virginia(noon,330,715 or 8)
Aac 6 days: Memphis@Houston or Temple@ South Florida cbssn at 7 or espn family
acc 6 days: Clemson syracuse, Pittsburgh@ Duke, NC State @ Florida State, Miami @ North Carolina(accnetwork at 1230 or espn family)

From what i could tell looking at available windows on mattsarz site these are are windows available for all those games:

ABC Noon
ABC 330-(1 OR 2 GAMES)
CBS 330-
ESPN 330
ESPN 715-
ESPN 2 330
ESPN 2 715
ESPN U 330


Darrell McKown said...

Seems like the ABC Saturday night football game will be either Baylor-Oklahoma or Houston-Memphis. It can't come from the SEC, Big 10 or Pac-12, and none of the ACC games look like a prime time network matchup. They must be hedging their bets on the Baylor QB situation – no other reason to use a 6-day hold for the other Big 12 games.

I'm guessing there will be reverse mirrors at maybe noon and 3:30 involving Big 10 and ACC games (or maybe a Big 12 game).

I assume the ESPN2 7:00 pm window will be an ACC game. If ESPN was just waiting to decide which of Baylor-Oklahoma and Houston-Memphis go on ABC and ESPN2, I don't think they would have needed to use the 6-day hold since they could both start at 8:00 pm (I count one more open window than games, and I don't see another late night game out there, so I assume there won't be an ESPN2 game at 10:30). If all four teams win this weekend, I'm guessing we have Baylor-Oklahoma on ABC at 8:00 pm Houston-Memphis on ESPN at 3:30.

Unknown said...

Do you have a blog post or site that you can refer me to that does a succinct job of explaining the timeline and process for deciding what games are televised, when and on what station?

Matt Sarzyniak said...

Hi Phillip. Each conference strikes its own deals with network(s) for TV rights and with respect to selection order. Typically, networks select their games 12 days in advance for each conference they have rights to. A network also negotiates in advance for a limited number of times that they can hold their selections until as late as six days beforehand. Anywhere from 2-4 times per season.

As to the selection order, conferences used to make those more clear, but they've moved away from that. I really can't tell you whether ABC or FOX has the top choice of the Big 12 or Pac-12 on a given week because neither the conference nor the networks make that publicly known. Some things are known, such as CBS getting the top SEC game each week (except when they sublicense from ESPN).

To give a succinct post of television selection...I can't because I believe there are too many moving parts. If you have a specific question about a conference, I can try to answer it or ask around if I don't know the answer.

Unknown said...

I am a facilities director for a B1G school so I would be most interested in how the BIG Conference process works to understand timing to aid in making plans for staffing football games.

Matt Sarzyniak said...

What I've observed based on the past for the Big Ten:

1) Games that will be played at night are set aside in April & May. Reason is that some Big Ten schools still don't have permanent lights, so they work with the TV outlet to make plans for them.

2) Homecoming game start times are usually set in May, if they weren't set as a night game. Big Ten is really the only FBS conference that still sets its homecoming start times in advance of the season.

3) The games during the first three weeks of the season are usually set for start times & television broadcast in early-mid June.

4) After that, start times and television are set on a rolling basis, 12 days before a Saturday game is to be played. You'll often see these on a Monday around 12pm ET. On Monday 11/9, you'll see start times appear for games to be played on Saturday 11/21. I believe in the case of the Big Ten, television (usually ESPN for games on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ABC) can decide to wait as little as six days before a game can kick off and these usually start to appear late on Saturday evening.

5) Because the Big Ten is strict, for now, with respect to when night games have to be set aside, the popular start times for Big Ten games are 12pm & 3:30pm ET.

6) Usually the selection order resembles something like this: ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, then a mix of BTN, ESPNU and ESPNEWS. BTN can jump ESPN2 (possibly ESPN) a few times a season.

Hope this helps. If there is something more specific you were looking for, let me know.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much. This is very helpful.