Why do the late night talk shows begin at 11:35pm rather then11:30pm?
Why does the late local news get 5 more minutes?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
You must be VERY new to watching COMMERCIAL television ,... It's called REVENUE RAISING , those five minutes delays in starting programs are so that more advertisements, (which are the Life Blood of TV and Radio) can be shown.
You are lucky that your programs are only delayed by 5 minutes, here in Australia "Desperate housewives" doesn't start until TWELVE MINUTES after the Advertised Starting Time.
- CO the Old DogLv 71 decade ago
I am guessing that it is to sell a few more ad spots for the local stations. Everyone is hurting for revenue.