FAIRFIELD, Conn. - A Connecticut police department wants people to know that missing your favourite show isn't an emergency.

Fairfield police say they received numerous 911 calls about a cable outage that hit parts of southwestern Connecticut on Sunday night.

The message on the department's Facebook page says the outage is "neither an emergency or a police related concern."

The post warns that 911 should be used for life-threatening emergencies only and misuse of the 911 system may result in an arrest.

Cablevision said in a statement shortly after 11 p.m. that there was a commercial power outage in its Norwalk facility. It says "the power matter has been resolved and service has been restored to our customers."

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  • Telus - gained 31,000 subscribers

    Net gain or loss of subscribers for each publicly-traded television service provider in the second quarter of 2013. Source: Boon Dog Professional Services

  • Bell TV - gained 24,605 subscribers

    *Includes both Bell satellite TV ad its digital Fibe service. Net gain or loss of subscribers for each publicly-traded television service provider in the second quarter of 2013. Source: Boon Dog Professional Services

  • Bell Aliant - gained 11,452 subscribers

    Net gain or loss of subscribers for each publicly-traded television service provider in the second quarter of 2013. Source: Boon Dog Professional Services

  • MTS - gained 1,990 subscribers

    Net gain or loss of subscribers for each publicly-traded television service provider in the second quarter of 2013. Source: Boon Dog Professional Services

  • Shaw Direct - lost 2,930 customers

    *Includes only Shaw's satellite service, not cable. Net gain or loss of subscribers for each publicly-traded television service provider in the second quarter of 2013. Source: Boon Dog Professional Services

  • Cogeco - lost 7,363 subscribers

    Net gain or loss of subscribers for each publicly-traded television service provider in the second quarter of 2013. Source: Boon Dog Professional Services

  • Shaw - lost 26,578 subscribers

    *Includes only cable subscribers, not satellite. Net gain or loss of subscribers for each publicly-traded television service provider in the second quarter of 2013. Source: Boon Dog Professional Services

  • Videotron - lost 16,800 subscribers

    Net gain or loss of subscribers for each publicly-traded television service provider in the second quarter of 2013. Source: Boon Dog Professional Services

  • Rogers - lost 35,000 subscribers

    Net gain or loss of subscribers for each publicly-traded television service provider in the second quarter of 2013. Source: Boon Dog Professional Services