‘Price Is Right’ Fans Rage After ‘Unnecessary’ Interruption

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On Tuesday, The Price is Right fans were angry when CBS interrupted the popular game show with a new brief. What made fans mad was that the network played out the news recap for almost half an hour, causing fans to miss most of the show. This was, according to many fans, “unnecessary.”

Here is what CBS did that annoyed The Price is Right fans.

CBS Interrupts Show For Breaking News Brief

The Price is Right was on Tuesday morning for its regular episode, but then CBS interrupted the show for a news break. CBS released the news that Hunter Biden was found guilty of three felony convictions in his gun trial. The breaking news began to flash across the screen about 20 minutes into the game show before cutting away to news coverage.

The Price Is Right: Drew Carey
The Price Is Right: Drew Carey

Many Price is Right fans were furious because they felt that the length of time CBS took to discuss the incident was completely overblown. Since this caused people to miss the show they wanted to watch, they went online to vent.

  • “Stupid Hunter Biden verdict interrupted The Price is Right”
  • “So we interrupted The Price is Right for 30 minutes for something that could’ve taken 30 seconds? Cool”
  • “CBS interrupting The Price Is Right to tell me Hunter Biden is guilty is sooooooooooooooo unnecessary. I could care less”

Most fans didn’t discount the fact that this is breaking news. The problem was the amount of time the network spent talking about something that could have been revealed in a quick news brief and then expanded upon during the actual news broadcast itself.

One fan even humorously asked for federal court cases to stop issuing verdicts when game shows are on television.

The court case saw Hunter Biden found guilty of buying and possessing a gun after lying on a form about his drug use and addiction issues. By the time CBS finished reporting on it, there were only a few minutes left of the game show.

This Isn’t The First Time CBS Preempted The Price Is Right

This isn’t the first time CBS has interrupted The Price is Right and ruined the game show’s entire episode. Just a month ago, CBS covered a speech by President Joe Biden in a similar moment.

Drew Carey on The Price is Right / YouTube
Drew Carey on The Price is Right / YouTube

President Biden’s speech was about the protests on college campuses. Viewers were mad then, too, because they wanted to watch the show they tuned into the network to see. At the time, some networks put the Biden speech online and didn’t interrupt the show, which meant there were some fans who luckily finished watching the game show.

What did you think of CBS taking The Price is Right off the air to talk about the Hunter Biden case for 30 minutes? Should these breaking news reports be shorter and the time used on the actual news itself? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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