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CBS Moves Super Bowl Ad Special to 9 p.m.

CBS said late Monday it had made a schedule change on Tuesday night (Jan. 31), moving Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2017, a new show, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., replacing it with a repeat of NCIS at 8.

It did not say why, but that is likely so that if CBS News preempts some or all of the time period for President Donald Trump's 8 p.m. live announcement of his pick for a Supreme Court Justice to replace the late Antonin Scalia, the net will not be preempting the Super Bowl special.

John Eggerton
John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.