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Yeah, NBC has this odd thing where it lets its affiliates do whatever the hell they want with their daytime line up (such that it is). It's been that way for years. Back in the old days (laugh), almost all the affiliates aired the network lineups exactly as intended except for a few exceptions (one of the biggest I can remember is when most stations started having 30 minute news casts at noon and would shift programs to other time slots or when an affiliate wanted to air local programming at 4pm instead of the network scheduled show, but still wanted to air the show).

Back in the 1970s, when Y&R aired at noon, the local CBS affiliate moved the show to 9am where it stayed for years. They moved it, briefly, back to 12:30 about a decade or so ago, but the ratings dropped so they moved it back to 9am (a day behind) where it still is. I know the Louisville CBS affiliate airs Y&R at 4pm as its lead in to the 5pm news (to much success). For many years in the 1990s, the local NBC affiliate aired AW at 10am and Days at 11am ("Soaps in the Morning! Talk in the Afternoon!"). Sunset Beach originally aired in Lexington at 9am, but got beating majorly by Y&R, so they moved it to 1pm. Edge of Night got shifted from 4pm on ABC (most affiliates of all networks had already started programming the 4pm slot themselves) to 11:00 before Loving at 11:30. When Loving went to 12:30, replacing RH (which officially shifted to noon), they moved RH to 11:30.

It was even odder back in the 1960s. Before all areas had 3 TV stations affiliated with individual networks, it wasn't uncommon for stations to affiliate with *two* (or more) networks. You might watch one stations and see programming from both CBS and ABC. Sometimes when an affiliate doesn't air a network program, an independant station will air it instead. Strange, strange, scheduling.
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