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K asked in Entertainment & MusicPolls & Surveys · 7 years ago

What do Americans mean when a show is on at "8/7c" what is that?

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  • 7 years ago
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    There are multiple time zones in the United States. The show you're referencing is on at 8:00 in the Eastern Time Zone, which is 7:00 in the Central (the "c") time zone.

  • 7 years ago

    The continental US has 3 basic time zones. Hawaii is 2 hours behind the west coast states. So the US has 4 time zones altogether.

    I live in California, which means a show at 8/7pm central plays at 8pm for me and 7pm for someone in Illinois. They're 2 hours ahead, but 6pm would be too early for the prime time shows. They would be just getting home or sitting down to dinner.

    A New Yorker, on Eastern time, which is 3 hours ahead of me, would probably see the show at 8pm their time, and thus be 3 hours ahead of me in terms of knowing what happened on the show.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    8:00 PM eastern time, 7:00 PM central time

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