NBC’s Preakness Policy In Effect This Saturday
May 16, 2012 9 Comments
For the second time this year, hockey will lead into horse racing. NBC has laid out a similar plan from the Kentucky Derby for the second leg of the triple crown, the Preakness.
According to an NBC Sports spokesperson, Game 3 between the Rangers and Devils in the Eastern Conference Final will air on NBC, starting at 1:00 p.m. ET. NBC will stick with the game through two potential overtimes. If the games goes to a third overtime, viewers in the New York market will stay with the game until a winner is decided. The rest of the country will need to switch over to CNBC for the rest of the game, while viewers in New York who really want to see horsies can see that on CNBC.
There is currently no alternate solution for viewers in Baltimore, who see Preakness coverage all day on their NBC affiliate as the home market to the race. That said, the game will be streamed on NBCSports.com, but if I hear of an alternate solution, I’ll pass it along.