Even a Romo rumor can change the TV landscape

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Remember earlier in the week, back on Tuesday, when we wondered how the news of Tony Romo’s injury would affect the local L.A. Fox affiliate’s decision to air the Dallas-St. Louis game on Sunday? (linked here).
A that time, Fox send out a release with this TV lineup information on Wednesday
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Game 1: San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants (Dick Stockton, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver), going to 40 percent of the country, markets include: Baltimore, Boston, Columbus, Hartford, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Portland, Providence, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, West Palm Beach.

Game 2: Dallas Cowboys at St. Louis Rams (Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa), going to 20 percent of the country, markets include: Albuquerque, Austin, Cleveland, Dallas, Jacksonville, Memphis, Nashville, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Richmond, San Antonio, St. Louis, Tulsa.

(Game 3: New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers was going to 15 percent … Game 4: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears going to 14 percent … Game 5: Detroit Lions at Houston Texans going to 10 percent … including San Diego.)_

Then there was word that Romo might play with that broken pinkie finger on his right hand. Nothing definite. Thursday, he practiced again, but nothing definite.
Fox couldn’t stand to wait.
An update was emailed Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m.:
Here’s the new lineup:

Game 1: San Francisco-N.Y. Giants now going to 30 percent of the country, major markets include: Baltimore, Boston, Hartford, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Portland, Providence, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle, West Palm Beach

Game 2: Dallas-St. Louis, now going to 29 percent of the country, major markets include: Albuquerque, Austin, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Nashville, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Richmond, San Antonio, St. Louis, Tulsa, Washington.

The other three games didn’t change.

So now on a rumor that Romo may play, L.A. now gets the Dallas-St. Lous game instead, as well as Las Vegas, Columbus and Washington. That’s a 10-percent swing.
Again, based on a rumor.

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