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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2019, 10:09:09 AM »
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)

I don't know that I realized that the original Price had the same timeslot in daytime as the current run does now.....that's really interesting. Could say it's been a stalwart in that spot for some 60 years then, minus of course the hiatus period between versions and the first years of the current version.

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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2019, 01:33:37 PM »
That's where it performed best, obviously. Of course when Price moved to ABC, Concentration on NBC was clobbering it in the east (it went up against Your First Impression in the west), so ABC moved it to 10:30 then 11:30. It also didn't help that ABC couldn't pop to air it in color.
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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2019, 11:27:38 PM »
In addition to TPIR now at 11:00 a.m. EST, here's what else happened:

*Whew!, a short-lived Jay Wolpert game with a huge cult following online, premieres at 10:30-10:55 a.m. EST (w/5 minute newscast).
*The long-running CBS Soap, Love of Life, takes Match Game '79's place at 4:00 p.m. EST and gains 5 minutes of show, after being followed by a 5 minute newscast from 1962-1969 and again from 1973-1979.

And if you lived in New York City, Match Game returned to WCBS at 4:00 p.m. on May 14, with Love of Life moving to Noon, before being cancelled on February 1, 1980. The return of Match Game on WCBS was four months before the Daily Syndicated era started. They may have played the unaired episodes during that time. The last CBS episodes were taped on March 11, and about a week later, the decision was made to cancel the CBS run on April 20.
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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2019, 08:14:33 AM »
That's where it performed best, obviously. Of course when Price moved to ABC, Concentration on NBC was clobbering it in the east (it went up against Your First Impression in the west), so ABC moved it to 10:30 then 11:30. It also didn't help that ABC couldn't pop to air it in color.

Speaking of Concentration at 10:30, that's where Classic Concentration was also found through the entirety of its original run, plus the first year of repeats until September 4, 1992, where that whole hour was given back to local affiliates, before resurfacing at 11:30 on October 19, replacing Faith Daniels short-lived talk show, and remaining there until December 31, 1993 when NBC axed it for good. So it's ironic that while the original Concentration killed the original TPIR, the modern version ended CC.

If you count that first year of reruns as part of its run on NBC, just like summer reruns are counted on TPIR, it would fall in 16th place in terms of airing at the same time (5 years and 4 months). If you count the same show that's "canon" with revivals running on the same network at the same  10:30 AM timeslot, Concentration/CC together would be in second place (12 years, 10 months total).
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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2019, 09:13:46 AM »
The current version of Price was also responsible in some ways for the demise of the original Concentration as they both aired at 10:30 AM ET. It has been also said that NBC daytime head Lin Bolen wanted Concentration gone following a rather terse meeting with producer Norm Blumenthal (others say it's because she wanted to get rid of games with obsolete mechanics and middle-aged hosts), so she refused to relocate Concentration from competing with Price.

Also, if memory serves, Classic Concentration was moved to 11:30 AM ET for at least the last year of its original run. I'll need to research that.
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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2019, 09:28:54 AM »
Also, if memory serves, Classic Concentration was moved to 11:30 AM ET for at least the last year of its original run. I'll need to research that.
Yep, happened when Wheel of Fortune with Bob Goen jumped from CBS to NBC.

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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2019, 09:42:02 AM »
It's hard to believe that today's the 40th anniversary of the show's current timeslot of 11 Eastern/10 Central. And given that I was born about four months after the switch, I used to think it aired at 11 for its entire run until I learned a decade ago that wasn't always the case.

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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2019, 11:33:23 AM »
Yep, happened when Wheel of Fortune with Bob Goen jumped from CBS to NBC.
I caught the Daytona Beach TV listings for mid 1991 on Google News Archives and the NBC station there has things all jumbled up. As I see on a number of listings, NBC had Wheel at 10, Full House repeats at 10:30, To Tell The Truth at 11, and CC at 11:30. Daytona Beach's WESH had Full House at 10, CC at 10:30, TTTT blacked out for $100,000 Pyramid at 11, and Wheel at 11:30. They must have had the NBC shows recorded from what they call a "wild feed" so they could put them where they wanted.
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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2019, 11:57:01 AM »
Update: Another listing (Las Vegas) has repeats of Family Ties followed by CC, TTTT, then Trial Watch. So the slotting of CC at 10:30 et throughout it first-run tenure is verified.
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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2019, 12:16:09 PM »
Update: Another listing (Las Vegas) has repeats of Family Ties followed by CC, TTTT, then Trial Watch. So the slotting of CC at 10:30 et throughout it first-run tenure is verified.
Actually, no it isn't.

http://www.daytimetvarchive.com/grids/1991.html

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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2019, 12:26:21 PM »
Ah, good catch. Affiliates (especially ours) seemed to be unconcerned about following network patterns. Thanks for the clarification.
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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2019, 06:35:54 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?

WCAX in Vermont shows LMAD at 3 PM local time every weekday.

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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2019, 09:55:55 PM »
Here in Southern Oregon, where I live, KTVL 10 airs The Price is Right at 10 a.m., which has been the case for as long as I can remember. Let's Make a Deal airs at 2 p.m., which was the original air time for Guiding Light here until its cancellation in 2009.

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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2019, 07:38:23 AM »
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?

Not across all affiliates. PA CBS affiliates in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Scranton aired GL at 10am; in Harrisburg, WHP aired GL at 3pm. LMAD took over the 10am slot for GL in the cities I mentioned above that were airing GL then. Harrisburg was going to air LMAD at 3pm, but at the last minute changed course and slotted it at 10am instead.




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Re: April 23, 1979
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2019, 08:41:16 AM »
It's kind of surprising to see that, even after CBS turned the 10:00 AM hour over to their affiliates more than ten years ago, some stations still choose to air a network show during that time slot. It would appear to be more advantageous to use that hour for local content or syndicated programming because that format allows the station to generate more revenue than it would to air a network show during a "local programming" hour.
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