Saturday, February 23, 2008
It's one thing to go away from a game when it's a blowout is one thing, but when a network switches away from a contest when it's a one point game and there's only 47 seconds left....someone's going to be pissed.
This is exactly what CBS did during today's Kentucky-Arkansas game and the local Kentucky network has been fielding so many angry calls that their telling people to call CBS Headquarters in NYC.....
LEXINGTON, KY - With 47 seconds left in the game between U. K. and Arkansas the Network switched away from the game and then switched back after 17 seconds.Ha. I love the "U.K. WON!" part that they threw in there. I can't imagine how much I'd flip out if that happened to me, but at least you won the game Kentuckians.
The final score was 63-58. U.K. WON! WKYT-TV called CBS immediately after the mistake was made and had it switched back.
CBS is trying to find out where the error was made.
CBS New York's phone number is 1-212-975-3247. Hundreds of outraged fans have called and scores have e-mailed WKYT-TV and have been referred to the network number to register their complaints.
CBS Network Switches Away From U. K. v. Arkansas (WKYT)
(Thanks to Anon for the link)