Apparently there was a Nextel NASCAR race that was supposed to air in the middle of the week last week, I think. At noon, on FOX! Not hard to guess what happened with that idea if Channel 7 is involved.
7 refused to air the race but they kind of forgot to tell FOX. Well they did tell them but after the race was over. They were the only station in the country to make the skip!
The FOX people are miffed and pouting because, according to FOX spokesman Lou D’Ermilio, WSVN was contractually obligated to carry FOX programming and if they had told them FOX would have moved the race to another outlet.
This isn’t the first time WSVN kiboshed FOX’s programming. I think it was in 2003 when 7 booted baseball in favor of 7News. Later it turned out the baseball games were getting a 1-2 ratings points.
Miami Herald – South Florida misses Nextel race