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HDTV Listings for February 5, 2006

Kevin C. Tofel

What we're watching: On the off-chance that you're not watching the big game and pre-game festivities, we decided not to take the day off on our listings. Seriously, with a 130 million households watching ABC tonight, it's beyond us why the other networks even bother, hence all of the repeats on NBC and CBS. Still, we owe you the traditional nightly lineup, so we have it below. As for us, it's all Super Bowl, all day, starting at 2:30 p.m. on ABC with the pre-game show in 720p. The official ABC game coverage continues at 6 p.m., which is actually scary since the pre-game coverage might be longer than the game itself.

Of secondary importance are the ever popular and very expensive commercials. Make sure you're watching the HD advertising as we're sure to ask your opinions tomorrow on which were the best.

Here are some other HDTV programs showing on selected networks today. All times are Eastern and reruns are in italics:

ABC (720p): Super Bowl XL: Seahawks vs. Steelers (6 p.m.), Super Bowl XL Post Game Show (9:30 p.m.), Grey's Anatomy (10 p.m.)

CBS (1080i): Criminal Minds (8 p.m.), Cold Case (9 p.m.), CSI: Miami (10 p.m.)

NBC (1080i): Crossing Jordan (8 & 9 p.m.), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (10 p.m.)

UPN (1080i): Veronica Mars (7 p.m.)

WB (1080i): What I Like About You (6 p.m.), Twins (6:30 p.m.)

Discovery-HD (1080i): Anatomy of an FA-18 (6 p.m.), Red Flag: Thunder at Nellis (7 p.m.), Delta Company: The Push to Baghdad (8 p.m.), Delta Company: A New Era in Baghdad (9 p.m.), Operation Sea Dragon (10 p.m.), Return to Flight HD: The Inside Story (11 p.m.)

ESPN-HD (720p): SportsCenter (10 & 11 p.m.)

INHD (1080i): Ramada International Rally Race (7 p.m.), Blade Raid (8 p.m.), Airtime: Burton US Open Snowboarding Champ 2 (9 p.m.), 2005 World Series Recap (10 p.m.), Real Athletes: Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece (11:30 p.m.)
HBO-HD (1080i): Independence Day (6:30 p.m.), The Sopranos (9 p.m.), Deadwood (10 p.m.), Elektra (11 p.m.)

Showtime-HD (1080i):  Paycheck (6 p.m.), School of Rock (8 p.m.)

TNT-HD (1080i): Charmed (6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 p.m.), Las Vegas (11 p.m.)

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