The article mentions that CBS will televise every UGA vs. Florida game for the next 15 years. The SEC and the schools agreed to this in order to avoid playing the Cocktail Party at night.
CBS has two doubleheaders and will use them Oct. 10 and Nov. 14. The network gets the first two picks Oct. 10 — Aresco labels the Florida-LSU game a “99 percenter” for prime time — and has the first and third or fourth pick Nov. 14.Based on that info and the projections included in the article, I'd put our estimated TV schedule for 2009 as:
|Sept. 5|| at Oklahoma St.||ESPN/ABC||Night||Estimated|
|Sept. 12|| vs. South Carolina|| ESPN2/ESPNU|| Twilight||Estimated|
|Sept. 19||at Arkansas||ESPN2/ESPNU||Night||Estimated|
| Sept. 26||vs. Arizona State*||CBS||3:30|| Estimated|
|Oct. 3||vs. LSU||CBS||3:30||Estimated|
|Oct. 10||at Tennessee**||ESPN2/ESPNU||Night||Estimated|
|Oct. 17||at Vanderbilt||ESPN Regional||Noonish||Estimated|
|Oct. 24||BYE WEEK|
|Oct. 31||vs. Florida (Jax)||CBS||3:30||Yes|
|Nov. 7||vs. Tenn. Tech||PPV||1:00||Estimated|
|Nov. 14||vs. Auburn***||ESPN||Night||Estimated|
|Nov. 21||vs. Kentucky||ESPN2/ESPNU|| Twilight||Estimated|
|Nov. 28||at Georgia Tech||ABC||3:30||Estimated|
When the games get confirmed, I'll update this chart.
- * ASU at UGA - Could be a night game if ESPN prefers Ole Miss at South Carolina; however, I'd wager that CBS would like a cross regional game.
** UGA at UT - I agree with Paschall. Bama vs. Ole Miss and LSU vs. UF will be bigger CBS games.
*** AU at UGA - If ESPN were to take Tennessee at Ole Miss with the second pick of the day (after UF vs. SC), we would fall to CBS's noon slot for this double header.
-- JimFromDuluth's TV projections from Feb
-- PWD's TV projections from Feb