Well Takanohana, starting at 10 and ending at 8 pm so people who work could actually catch a little sumo after they get off work would be a good start to get more spectators. If NHK didn't like it, sumo at that time could be cable only. Well, I can dream can't I?
Hi there. Though I haven't posted in some time, I have been lurking on these boards, keeping up with the latest skinny.
On this issue of coverage starting times, is there anything (aside from tradition) that will keep sumo from moving to another network if NHK doesn't give them their time slot?
It just seems to me, now that sumo is starting from scratch after a horrible year, and especially after a genuine interest in a new yokozuna (with a guy who has now learned to throw his weight around), it would be the best time to capitalise on this fresh start by doing things like changing coverage times, amongst other things.