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The TALK Is Right / Re: What were the golden days?
« Last post by tpir04 on Yesterday at 05:18:10 PM »
What one would consider the ‘golden days’ or ‘years’ is completely relative to that person’s experience with the show.

For the pre-teen super fan, that era may very well be the show right now in its current form.

This, and might I add that it's usually the case that the previous generations tend to like their era more than future eras, especially as more smart technology takes hold. As in the baby boomers that grew up with Bill Cullen, who would ever think that we could have a video wall at the back of the studio? On the other side of the coin, this generation (of which I am a proud part of, that is to say, the Gen Z'ers) as a whole may very well deem the chroma-key of the 70s to be old-fashioned, even though it was high-tech for its time. I guess my point is that as technology progresses, and younger generations are exposed to it, it is more likely that will be the era they value most. Just my two cents.

And for the record, 1975-1990 is my favorite era in the show, although the whole run, including Cullen TPIR, is exceptional.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: April 23, 1979
« Last post by The Big Wheel on Yesterday at 04:42:14 PM »
It's also a question of whether they felt "Let's Make a Deal" would play better at 10 a.m. alongside 'Price' than at 3 p.m. after "The Talk."
So stations are still sent network programming at least a day before so they can choose where to air it?
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Here are my second round predictions:


Boston over Columbus in 7
Carolina over NY Islanders in 7
San Jose over Colorado in 7
St. Louis over Dallas in 6
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The TALK Is Right / Re: April 23, 1979
« Last post by CBSpromoman on Yesterday at 02:37:56 PM »
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.

It's a question of whether they might more success with a syndicated show in the 3 p.m. hour as a lead-in to a 4 p.m. newscast or a lead-in to another 4 p.m. syndie which, in turn, serves as lead-in to the 5 p.m. news.

It's also a question of whether they felt "Let's Make a Deal" would play better at 10 a.m. alongside 'Price' than at 3 p.m. after "The Talk."
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The TALK Is Right / Re: April 23, 1979
« Last post by harrisburgpatv on Yesterday at 02:34:09 PM »
Well damn. Never would've expected an O&O to bump a show out of pattern that way.

They bumped it out of pattern for the short-lived "Day and Date", which was a Group W show, which aired from 1995 to early 1997. Other CBS stations followed suit, of course....WYOU in Scranton jumped on the 10am train for GL in September 1996,
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The TALK Is Right / Re: What were the golden days?
« Last post by SamJ93 on Yesterday at 01:45:04 PM »
It's definitely a matter of what era one grew up watching in, but I'd say it lasted from shortly after the hour expansion in 1976 up through Janice and Kathleen leaving in 2000. After the slew of new pricing games were finally in place, the show was able to offer up a feeling of variety that was unlike anything else on TV, and even the things that didn't work (Professor Price) were fascinating experiments. Plus, of course, the camaraderie between the cast (at least, the way they pretended to be friends).

2000-June 15, 2007 was the Silver Age. It was still a good show, but the lack of interaction between Bob, the announcer and the new faceless models made it feel colder and less personal, and the loss of airtime to commercials really started to become noticeable (and, I think, made Bob seem more irritable than previous).

Drew's first three seasons were the "Dork Age," to borrow from TV Tropes. The production staff tried way too hard to reinvent the wheel, and it just didn't work, on top of Drew's apparent lack of enthusiasm.

2011-present is the "Meh..." Age. It's not terrible, it's not great, it's just kinda there. But I'm sure that's as much a function of me getting older and more jaded as much as anything...
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The TALK Is Right / Re: April 23, 1979
« Last post by blozier2006 on Yesterday at 12:45:19 PM »
That's correct - WCBS in NYC was the first one to slot GL at 10am. and this happened in 1995, two years after FFC ended.
Well damn. Never would've expected an O&O to bump a show out of pattern that way.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: April 23, 1979
« Last post by harrisburgpatv on Yesterday at 12:40:45 PM »
EDIT: Looking at it's timeslots, it was said to have a 3pm slot from the 80's to the end, so I assume it only established the morning position in some markets when Feud Challenge ended then? Would make the most sense.

That's correct - WCBS in NYC was the first one to slot GL at 10am. and this happened in 1995, two years after FFC ended.
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CSS -- Chatroom Showcase Showoff / Re: CSS Results for 04/24/2019 (Game 135)
« Last post by Wayoshi on Yesterday at 11:45:33 AM »
Meant to add that the Plinko doubler was cancelled. A CBSPE image came out spoiling at least 11k was won, just before the show.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: Chances of Prime Time Specials Again?
« Last post by mrbrown2195 on Yesterday at 11:37:12 AM »
Wasn't there a rumor when the last prime time specials aired that we wouldn't be seeing anymore because Drew simply didn't want to do them?
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