Tonight on NBC in the New York market, NBC's usual Thursday night lineup is being preempted for an NBC Sports presentation of a pre-season football game, Giants at New England. However, viewers not into football can still catch NBC's Thursday night line up on 4.2, NBC's NY Nonstop channel. Makes sense, but I've never seen them do this before. They've started running Law & Order reruns on Saturday nights, but this is the first time they've run a full prime-time lineup on the sub-channel. It's also interesting because CBS Sports is also preempting CBS's Thursday night lineup in the New York market for a pre-season NFL game, but they have no sub-channels to air the normal line up on. So NBC is using the sub-channel to keep viewers who are not into the game on NBC, rather than switching to another network.