I know there are very specific rules regarding NFL broadcasts in home team markets. For example, when I lived in Baton Rouge, there was no way we would get a game on TV during the home team time slot, 'cause the Saints would never sell out.
But I now live in the Washington DC area. The 'Skins always sell out. Ok, their games are on TV, no problem.
What I cannot understand is why Fox is not allowed to show the other game when it is their doubleheader weekend. 'Skins play at 1:00; thus, Fox can’t show the late game. Instead, I get sitcom reruns while the rest of the nation gets to see the featured matchup. Same thing when the 'Skins play late–3 hours of crap before the game.
With a sold-out stadium (and a waiting list in the thousands), there is no need to punish the home market, is there?