It's crazy that you can watch some shows on the TV and others not. Some on the phone. Others not. Some expire right away. Some never. Some show up a week after broadcast, others the next day. In the end, no matter how good a job Hulu does of presenting the facts, it's hard for anyone to keep up. And it's hard to really understand the logic here.
I don't want to knock Hulu too much. It's not their fault that these terms are in the deals. And overall, they do a terrific job of delivering video to consumers with limited ads and a high quality user interface.