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CBS Affiliates That Have Dropped Price and For What?

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Alfonzo:
I'm curious as to what CBS affiliates in the past did not clear The Price is Right at one time or another and what programs were shown instead. I was checking out some older TV Guides from across the country and I was absolutely flabbergasted to see that WFSB in Hartford, Connecticut dropped Price in 1979-80 in favor of reruns of Maude and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

I should mention I'm not looking for Price being pre-empted for local specials, but when a local CBS affiliate just drops it from it lineup for something else.

saturn93:
Not so much of a drop, but a pre-emption.  From 1982-around 1985, WBBM bumped TPIR from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  At 9:00, Donahue was shown, as they were taping from the WBBM studios in Chicago.  The 9:00 block of Pyramid and Press Your Luck was bumped to 10:00  AM.  Tattletales/Body Language, which was normally at 3:00 PM (per Wikipedia), was on at 11:00 AM, putting TPIR at 3:00 PM.  TPIR moved back to 10:00 AM after Donahue left the station. 

Just watching the Pluto TV episodes made me think.  I think I originally watched some of those episodes after school around that time.

howierules86:
^From September 1999 to March 2000, KCBS in Los Angeles moved TPIR to 3:00 PM so they could air Dr. Joy Browne (anyone remember that talk show?) at 10:00 AM then.

RatRace10:
I remember reading about a CBS station that refused to carry Price until the 90's simply because the station manager personally disliked the show. I don't remember what station it was or whether that was true.

Alfonzo:

--- Quote from: saturn93 on June 24, 2021, 06:30:36 PM ---Not so much of a drop, but a pre-emption.  From 1982-around 1985, WBBM bumped TPIR from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  At 9:00, Donahue was shown, as they were taping from the WBBM studios in Chicago.  The 9:00 block of Pyramid and Press Your Luck was bumped to 10:00  AM.  Tattletales/Body Language, which was normally at 3:00 PM (per Wikipedia), was on at 11:00 AM, putting TPIR at 3:00 PM.  TPIR moved back to 10:00 AM after Donahue left the station. 

Just watching the Pluto TV episodes made me think.  I think I originally watched some of those episodes after school around that time.

--- End quote ---

While we're talking preemptions, I've already mentioned several times that my local CBS affiliate, WIVB in Buffalo, aired Price at 10am during the 1993-94 season so that they could air the long forgotten Les Brown talk show at 11am. There were two ripple affects: One, it caused CHCH out of Hamilton, Ontario Canada to move their 11am airings of Price to 10am as well. Two, both stations were among the very few that caught the premiere playing of Cover Up on September 13th, 1993 due to CBS pre-empting the 22nd Season Premiere for news of the Israeli-PLO peace accord at 11am.

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