Thursday, May 22, 2008

American Idol

That was sure fun to watch....
but i have to tell what happened..this was kind of funny but might not have been funny at all....earlier today i was thinking...i bet idol will go over their time slot?? (i taped it so we could all sit down and watch it together after everyone got home last night) so we were watching it and it gets right to the part where Ryan opens the envelope and says...the winner of American idol 2008 is....... and then my dvr stopped!!!!!!! my family was sitting there with stunned looks on their faces (because the actual program has been over for like an hour now) and i piped up and said....arn't ya glad i decided to tape the next show?...ah what we went to the next show and watched the end of idol....what a great end....i would have been happy with either winning and Archie will be just fine I'm sure! he will have several offers before the day is over I'd bet

then i found out that i must not have been the only one this happened to!!!

‘American Idol’ Fans Complain: TiVo Ruins Finale–Again!
By Tom Weber, Wall Street Journal

“The winner is . . . David . . .” Argh!
That’s how last night’s “American Idol” finale wrapped up for some viewers who had taped the show on TiVos and other digital-video recorder devices. Because “Idol” ran slightly long, some DVRs cut off the show before the winner was revealed–leaving those viewers hanging at the most suspenseful moment.
The poorly timed cutoff has become something of a tradition for the Fox program. Viewers who timeshifted the show with DVRs were denied the climactic moment last year, too.
If anything, this year’s incident was worse. The “Idol” finale came down to two contestants, both named David. Some viewers report that their DVRs stopped recording just after host Ryan Seacrest uttered the words, “The winner, by 12 million votes, of ‘American Idol’ 2008 is . . . David” -- but before he revealed the last name. (The winner was David Cook, who bested David Archuleta.)
How can this problem be avoided? If Fox fails to ensure that the show ends as scheduled, DVR owners must pad their recording times to catch the overrun. That’s a common tactic for recording football games and other live shows of indeterminate length, but it isn’t usually needed for regularly scheduled primetime programming. (Fox is owned by News Corp., which also owns Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal and this blog.)


Lori Draper said...

We happened to be recording and some of us watching at the same time. I quickly had Brenna start recording the news. Fox totally didn't need to have such a long show and it would have never needed to run over. The DORKS!