NFL Moves Jets-Bills To Monday Night; CBS Will Air It In NYC, Buffalo Markets

The massive snowstorm that has buried Buffalo, NY, has forced the NFL to call an audible. The league said tonight that the Buffalo Bills’ home game against their in-state and division rival New York Jets has been moved from Sunday afternoon to Monday night in Detroit. CBS nfl+on+cbsswill air the game at 7 PM Eastern in the NYC and Buffalo-area markets. The schedule shift means ESPN could lose a big chunk of viewers in the country’s No. 1 TV market for its Monday Night Football matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints. Jets-Bills will be at around halftime by the time ESPN’s game kicks off at 8:30 PM ET. The Jets are enduring a horrific season, but the team’s rabid fans are likely to tune in anyway, if only as a hate-watch so they can eviscerate the players and coaches on sports talk radio the next day.

The re-sked also means CBS viewers in those markets won’t see original episodes of 2 Broke Girls at 8 PM or Scorpion at 9 PM (The Big Bang Theory at 8:30 is a repeat). The Jets-Bills game also will run into the 10 PM start time of NCIS: Los Angeles. No word from CBS or ESPN reps about the NFL’s move.

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