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Re: Syndicated game shows that were uncleared in major markets
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2014, 01:28:40 AM »
However we didn't get the Syndicated $ale of the Century in the San Francisco Bay Area at least KOVR in Sacramento airs the show along with WOR (now WWOR My9) in NYC for those who have Cable Television.

The EMI went all the way out to Frisco? Nice.
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Re: Syndicated game shows that were uncleared in major markets
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2014, 07:34:14 PM »
Other shows not shown in [Cleveland] include Strike It Rich
WJW wasn't even interested in Strike It Rich (though they and then-fellow Storer station WAGA did air Break The Bank)?!
I would guess WJW was disenchanted with how Break the Bank did.  Doing some research through the Plain Dealer online database (yay perks of being a Cleveland teacher), Break the Bank went from 4 PM to 9:30 AM sometime in early 1986.

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Re: Syndicated game shows that were uncleared in major markets
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2014, 11:54:46 AM »
Not first-run, but I don't think NY got the syndicated rerun package of PYLs.
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Re: Syndicated game shows that were uncleared in major markets
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2014, 09:10:13 PM »
Not first-run, but I don't think NY got the syndicated rerun package of PYLs.

To the best of my knowledge they didn't. I didn't even know there was a rerun package until years later, and I believe that I learned this through the GSF.
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Re: Syndicated game shows that were uncleared in major markets
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2014, 09:19:05 PM »
I don't even know when exactly did PYL's rerun package air, prior to the USA reruns, which began on September 14, 1987. All I know was that it was the February 25-August 23, 1985 episodes (as Ian Wallis said), and that they had a Republic Pictures logo, as well as a Whammy voiceover, at the end of each of them saying something like "these contestants get away with murder on the next Press Your Luck".

If I had to take a guess, I'd say it aired during Winter and Spring 1987. One or two cycles.

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Re: Syndicated game shows that were uncleared in major markets
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2014, 11:51:02 AM »
Not first-run, but I don't think NY got the syndicated rerun package of PYLs.

To the best of my knowledge they didn't. I didn't even know there was a rerun package until years later, and I believe that I learned this through the GSF.

IIRC it was only sold to markets that never aired PYL in first run. Baltimore, Rochester (NY), and Miami were three with the first two ironically airing on the then-CBS stations that passed on PYL to begin with.

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Re: Syndicated game shows that were uncleared in major markets
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2014, 12:37:29 PM »
Chicago also has the rare case of a network show not clearing on an O&O station--WBBM never carried the first half-hour of Family Feud Challenge.  They carried the second half-hour after TPIR.
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Re: Syndicated game shows that were uncleared in major markets
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2014, 05:42:36 PM »
I don't even know when exactly did PYL's rerun package air, prior to the USA reruns, which began on September 14, 1987. All I know was that it was the February 25-August 23, 1985 episodes (as Ian Wallis said), and that they had a Republic Pictures logo, as well as a Whammy voiceover, at the end of each of them saying something like "these contestants get away with murder on the next Press Your Luck".

If I had to take a guess, I'd say it aired during Winter and Spring 1987. One or two cycles.

I believe it was syndicated in early 1987.  Original plans were to produce 100 new episodes for syndication, but obviously there wasn't enough interest so reruns were syndicated to a handful of stations instead.

Pittsburgh was another city that got the reruns.   CFMT in Toronto also had them, but oddly enough CITY, another Toronto station aired the show first run during most of 1985.
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Re: Syndicated game shows that were uncleared in major markets
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2014, 03:22:25 PM »
Chicago also has the rare case of a network show not clearing on an O&O station--WBBM never carried the first half-hour of Family Feud Challenge.  They carried the second half-hour after TPIR.

Similar to what happened in syndication to Dawson comeback era. 
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Re: Syndicated game shows that were uncleared in major markets
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2014, 02:33:19 PM »
IIRC it was only sold to markets that never aired PYL in first run. Baltimore, Rochester (NY), and Miami were three with the first two ironically airing on the then-CBS stations that passed on PYL to begin with.

As verified in the July 10, 1987 issue of "Item" (the TV supplement to the Gettysburg Times), WBAL-11 aired PYL at 10:00 a.m., pre-empting 25K Pyramid. CS was also pre-empted at 10:30 a.m. for "Dating Game".

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Re: Syndicated game shows that were uncleared in major markets
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2014, 07:04:54 PM »
Let's Ask America isn't airing in Atlanta, as did (after looking at old threads) Trivial Pursuit: America Plays.

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Re: Syndicated game shows that were uncleared in major markets
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2014, 09:48:28 PM »
Here are the shows that never cleared Chicago
Narz Concentration
Kennedy Price Is Right
Face The Music
Bullseye, a bit surprising WFLD 32 didn't pick it up since they were airing just about all the other syndicated Barry and Enright game shows Tic Tac Dough, Joker's Wild, Hollywood Connection, Play The Percentages
syndicated Fleming Jeopardy
Pitfall
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Re: Syndicated game shows that were uncleared in major markets
« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2014, 12:52:43 AM »
Let's Ask America isn't airing in Atlanta
This is actually a great example, if not the best one yet. The show currently does not air in any of the top 10 markets. The largest market is actually Phoenix, at #11.
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Re: Syndicated game shows that were uncleared in major markets
« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2014, 01:54:30 AM »
Chicago also has the rare case of a network show not clearing on an O&O station--WBBM never carried the first half-hour of Family Feud Challenge.  They carried the second half-hour after TPIR.

On the subject of network shows not being cleared, WNEM in Saginaw didn't clear Brady LMAD for at least the first season.

Also, I believe someone once said that WEYI, back when it was CBS, didn't clear TPIR for a while.
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Re: Syndicated game shows that were uncleared in major markets
« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2014, 12:32:07 PM »
Chicago also has the rare case of a network show not clearing on an O&O station--WBBM never carried the first half-hour of Family Feud Challenge.  They carried the second half-hour after TPIR.

On the subject of network shows not being cleared, WNEM in Saginaw didn't clear Brady LMAD for at least the first season.

Also, I believe someone once said that WEYI, back when it was CBS, didn't clear TPIR for a while.
In Saginaw, LMAD was on WNEM 2, the My affiliate sub-channel for the first couple years.  When Nate Berkus went off, LMAD was moved to WNEM 1.  I mentioned here that when TPIR went to an hour, WEYI aired the 700 Club and later other programming covering the hour-long TPIR.  The general manager of WEYI disliked TPIR and said so on an "Ask the Manager" call-in show.  (He didn't mention the ca$h he got for running 700 Club). This lasted until the early 80's. We did get the Dennis James version of TPIR on WJRT (ABC) at night.
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