The Formula Drift TV show has jumped ship from NBC Sports to CBS Sports for the future. On paper this seems like a good move for growth in the TV program. NBC Sports was just in 77.8 million homes the CBS Sports network claims to be in 99 million homes (Figures not available for nets that do not subscribe to regular Nielsen ratings) so I couldn’t confirm this with Internet data as everyone omits them with that information listed as to why.
The reality is…. I don’t think I have watched a single piece of programming on CBS Sports in my whole life. Not sure where Formula Drift fits into that piece of the puzzle? I cannot find any real connections or crossovers fans that will stay tuned in and watch other than maybe some NASCAR, Baja 1000 fans, and perhaps some World Challenge viewers at a stretch.
All and all, NBC Sports to me seemed like a huge waste of opportunity. Formula Drift was never loaded into the NBC Sports Extra app which I found a huge miss. The application was great and I used it constantly to watch Formula 1, GRC, EPL, and etc… It also provided some great live stream quality to the iPad, iPhone, and Internet browser which DailyMotion just doesn’t match on an ease of use. Anyway, that is all said and done but would love to hear your feedback on if you watch CBS Sports or NBC Sports and which one seems to pull you in more.
The great news for the TV show in my opinion is that Episode 1 will be released Wednesday, May 6 at 8:30 PM, ET and the 2015 schedule is set to pack nearly double the episodes. I am assuming the World Championship will account for several of these episode additions for 2015 and beyond. I think it would be much better still to just crank out 10 episodes and cover a whole event over one show. Perhaps we can work towards that on CBS Sports.
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