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April 23, 1979
« on: April 20, 2019, 10:15:03 AM »
This Tuesday, April 23rd marks forty years ago that Price settled in to its 11 AM ET time period on CBS where it's been ever since. It (obviously) has the longest tenure in a single time slot of any game/quiz program. The original Cullen-era price also had a lengthy run at 11 AM ET, running from December 30, 1956 to March 24, 1964 on NBC (moving to ABC in September of '63).

Trivia: what game show has the second longest run in a single time slot?
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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2019, 10:31:17 AM »
Is it the current iteration of Let's Make a Deal? It's been in the same time slot for its almost 10 years on the air.

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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2019, 10:45:01 AM »
Is it the current iteration of Let's Make a Deal? It's been in the same time slot for its almost 10 years on the air.

Market air times vary.  Here in Nashville, LMAD airs at 2 p.m. CT.  Most other markets air it at 10 ET/9 a.m. CT

That being said, it’s been in the 2 p.m. slot here ever since its debut.
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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2019, 11:06:18 AM »
I think in my market in central and southeastern Washington state, it’s always been at 2:00 p.m.
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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2019, 12:10:27 PM »
Very close. It was the original Let's Make A Deal, which aired at 1:30 ET from June 29, 1964 to December 26, 1975 (first on NBC, moving to ABC in December 1968), just about 10-1/2 years. The current LMAD  is no. 4, having been on at 10 AM ET/3 PM ET (depending on when CBS stations choose to air it; ours runs it at 10 AM) for 9-1/2 years.

No.3 on the list is the original Hollywood Squares (NBC at 11:30 AM from October 17, 1966 to October 1, 1976). The rest of the ten longest at the same time spot:

5. The Newlywed Game, ABC at 2 PM ET, July 11, 1966 to December 20, 1974 (8 years, 5 months)
6. Jeopardy!. NBC at 12 Noon ET, September 27, 1965 to January 4, 1974 (8 years, 4 months)
7. Concentration, NBC at 10:30 AM ET, September 27, 1965 to March 23, 1973 (7 years, 6 months)
8. The Price Is Right, NBC at 11 AM ET, December 30, 1956 to September 6, 1963, moving to ABC at 11 AM ET September 9, 1963 to March 24, 1964 (7 years, 3 months)
9. The Match Game, NBC at 4 PM ET, December 31, 1962 to September 26, 1969 (6 years, 9 months)
10. Strike It Rich, CBS at 11:30 AM, May 7, 1951 to January 3, 1958 (6 years, 8 months)

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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2019, 01:05:47 PM »
It's worth noting that if we add prime time game shows into the mix, the original "What's My Line?" would move high up the list, most likely to second place, since it aired Sundays at 10:30 p.m. ET from October 1, 1950 to September 3, 1967, almost 17 full years.
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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2019, 01:25:09 PM »
Patrick, what's the official timeslot for LMaD?  The last time I can remember hearing a definite answer (which I'm pretty sure was when Guiding Light was still on), it was still 3:00 in spite of how many stations aired it at 10:00.
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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2019, 01:46:17 PM »
Patrick, what's the official timeslot for LMaD?  The last time I can remember hearing a definite answer (which I'm pretty sure was when Guiding Light was still on), it was still 3:00 in spite of how many stations aired it at 10:00.

Further question, just out of curiosity...  Did Guiding Light air at 3/2 p.m. across all affiliates, or were there some who aired it at 10/9 a.m., as is the case now with LMAD?

WTVF has held the 9 a.m. slot for as far back as I can remember, currently airing Pickler and Ben (which is soon to be cancelled — perhaps opening the door for LMAD to move to that slot in September?).
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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2019, 02:30:57 PM »
Further question, just out of curiosity...  Did Guiding Light air at 3/2 p.m. across all affiliates, or were there some who aired it at 10/9 a.m., as is the case now with LMAD?

WTVF has held the 9 a.m. slot for as far back as I can remember, currently airing Pickler and Ben (which is soon to be cancelled — perhaps opening the door for LMAD to move to that slot in September?).

Here in Detroit Guiding Light always aired at 10am as best I remember it growing up (am 31 for record). My grandmother used to watch it all the time at that hour.

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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2019, 02:44:30 PM »
WGCL (Atlanta) ran Guiding Light at 3. They opted for the morning feed of LMAD when it debuted, filling the 3 PM slot with a delay of Young & The Restless.  Last year, WGCL reverted Y&R back to its in-pattern time of 12:30 ET, filling the 3 PM spot with Dateline.
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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2019, 04:18:08 PM »
Here in Detroit Guiding Light always aired at 10am as best I remember it growing up (am 31 for record). My grandmother used to watch it all the time at that hour.

For those of you interested, here's the weekday lineup of WWJ-TV (Detroit) to the best of my recollection, and I hope I can get pricefan to verify:

7-9 AM: CBS Morning News
9-10 AM: The Dr. Oz Show
10-11 AM: LMAD (Wayne Brady, new)
11AM-12PM: TPIR
12-12:30 PM: WWTBAM (Chris Harrison, rerun)
12:30-1:30 PM: Y&R
1:30-2 PM: B&B
2-3 PM: The Talk
3-3:30 PM: WWTBAM (Chris Harrison, new)

7-8 PM: FF (2 eps, Steve Harvey, new)
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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2019, 06:22:38 PM »
For those of you interested, here's the weekday lineup of WWJ-TV (Detroit) to the best of my recollection, and I hope I can get pricefan to verify:

7-9 AM: CBS Morning News
9-10 AM: The Dr. Oz Show
10-11 AM: LMAD (Wayne Brady, new)
11AM-12PM: TPIR
12-12:30 PM: WWTBAM (Chris Harrison, rerun)
12:30-1:30 PM: Y&R
1:30-2 PM: B&B
2-3 PM: The Talk
3-3:30 PM: WWTBAM (Chris Harrison, new)

7-8 PM: FF (2 eps, Steve Harvey, new)

Just checked the schedule for this Tuesday, and it's fairly close, except CBS Morning News begins at 6, and there two additional Harvey Feuds at 3:30 and 6 (reruns I assume similar to Millionaire?). Also Dr. Phil is at 5 as well in addition. Here's the full schedule.

https://www.tvpassport.com/tv-listings/stations/cbs-wwj-detroit-mi/128/2019-04-23

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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2019, 10:10:19 PM »
Patrick, what's the official timeslot for LMaD?  The last time I can remember hearing a definite answer (which I'm pretty sure was when Guiding Light was still on), it was still 3:00 in spite of how many stations aired it at 10:00.

Officially, "Let's Make a Deal" replaced "Guiding Light," which most stations carried at 3 p.m. on the east coast. Some stations did carry 'GL' at 10 a.m., but I think most carried it at 3 p.m. More stations, I believe, now carry "Let's Make a Deal" at 10 a.m., just before 'Price' and have moved their hour of syndicated programming from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2019, 10:20:56 PM »
Officially, "Let's Make a Deal" replaced "Guiding Light," which most stations carried at 3 p.m. on the east coast. Some stations did carry 'GL' at 10 a.m., but I think most carried it at 3 p.m. More stations, I believe, now carry "Let's Make a Deal" at 10 a.m., just before 'Price' and have moved their hour of syndicated programming from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Which makes sense, having the two shows back to back, and GL in the afternoon before it as part of the soap block.

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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2019, 09:09:20 AM »
For the record, here are positions 11 through 20:

11. Wheel Of Fortune, NBC at 11 AM ET, January 3, 1983 - June 30, 1989 (6 years, 6 months)
12. You Don't Say!, NBC at 3:30 PM ET, April 1, 1963 - September 26, 1969, (6 years, 6 months--just short of Wheel by 2 days)
13. Do You Trust Your Wife?/Who Do You Trust?, ABC at 3:30 PM ET, November 18, 1957 - December 27, 1963 (6 years, 1 month)
14. Password, CBS at 2 PM ET, October 2, 1961 - September 15, 1967 (5 years, 11 months)
15. To Tell The Truth, CBS at 3 PM ET, December 31, 1962 to September 8, 1968 (5 years, 8 months)
16. The $25,000 Pyramid, CBS at 10 AM ET, September 20, 1982 - December 31, 1987 (5 years, 3 months)
17. Concentration, NBC at 11:30 AM ET, August 25, 1958 - September 6, 1963 (5 years)
18. The Dating Game, ABC at 2:30 PM ET, July 15, 1968 - July 6, 1973 (5 years--short of Concentration by 9 days)
19. Super Password, NBC at 12 Noon ET, September 24, 1984 - March 24, 1989 (4 years, 6 months)
20. The Who, What or Where Game, NBC at 12:30 PM ET, December 29, 1969 - January 4, 1974 (4 years)
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