In the end, it appears viewers only missed some news programming and a few entertainment shows this afternoon. WSB-TV did not air any football games today. Tonight's line-up includes "America's Funniest Home Videos," a "Bachelor" preview and fresh episodes of "To Tell the Truth" and "Conviction."
Interruptions like this do happen on occasion as satellite and cable operators haggle over fees they pay broadcast and cable networks but seldom do the breaks last very long. The last time WSB-TV had such an issue in 2014, the blackout for Charter Communication customers lasted less than 18 hours.
The other CMG stations impacted were WFXT Boston; WSOC/WAXN Charlotte, N.C.; WHIO Dayton, Ohio; WFOX Jacksonville, Fla.; WHBQ Memphis, Tenn.; WFTV/WRDQ Orlando, Fla.; WPXI Pittsburgh, Pa.; KIRO Seattle, Wash.; and KOKI/KMYT Tulsa, Okla.
WSB-TV and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution are both part of Cox Media Group.