More on the CBS preemption of Anaheim 1

January 9, 2006 1:56pm | by:

The Racer X in-box has been filling up with letters from angry Amp'D Mobile Supercross fans who were hoping to see Sunday's next-day coverage of the Anaheim race on CBS, only to have the show pre-empted in some areas by local CBS stations.

"We have seen and received numerous complaints related to specific markets not carrying the CBS broadcast of Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GP/ Amp'd Mobile AMA Supercross Series yesterday.  The show cleared in 96 percent of the country, but it did not run in Houston, Seattle, Nashville, and Dayton," said Ken Hudgens, vice president of marketing, Amp'd Mobile Supercross. "While our goal is and will always be 100 percent clearance across the country, the local CBS affiliates can make the decision, as they often do, to air alternative programming.  We will continue to work with CBS and the affiliates across the country to reach 100 percent clearance of the Amp'd Mobile Supercross show for the remaining CBS broadcasts.  Please note that 96 percent clearance nationwide is keeping with the industry standard and is higher than the clearance level supercross had on ABC."