Game Show Removed From TV, Triggering Viewers
Game shows are a regular part of some viewers’ days, and you don’t want to mess around with that schedule. As an example, fans of a beloved game show were thrown into a tantrum when a recent episode was abruptly pulled. British game show viewers Countdown took to social media to express their disappointment when the scheduled Friday, December 3 episode was abruptly canceled. Instead, the network replaced it with an episode of Find it, fix it, whip it, another Channel 4 series starring Henry Cole and Simon O’Brien.
Countdown, which was the first program to air on Channel 4, is hosted by Anne Robinson, Susie Dent and Rachel Riley. The show sees two contestants compete against each other in three types of games – ten letter rounds, four number rounds, and the buzzer round – in which they must solve a series of literary and number puzzles to get the chance. to progress in the competition. The show typically airs on Channel 4 weekdays at 2:10 p.m. local time. However, at 2:10 p.m. on Friday, December 3, a narrator announced: Find it, fix it, whip it, “ Express reported.
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The announcement appeared to anger many Countdown viewers, some of whom have even taken to social media. Reacting to the sudden change in schedule, a Countdown fan request, “uh where is [Countdown] please [Channel 4].” Someone else interrogates, “[Channel 4] why didn’t you put [Countdown] to? The TV just said “in a change from the current listings” which doesn’t say where today’s episode went … “A third person tweeted, “[Channel 4] I would like to know where is today’s edition of Countdown disappeared as expected on every current TV guide. Instead, we ended up with Find It, Fix It, Flog It …[angry about that]. “
Amid the flurry of tweets, Channel 4 finally issued a statement via Twitter regarding the schedule change and the decision not to air an episode of Countdown. Channel 4 explained, “We have encountered temporary technical issues related to the new operating process that was put in place after the outage. We are working to rectify it as quickly as possible but can confirm that the peak schedule is not unaffected. “
On Friday, From. Number 3 marked just the latest instance in a network upsetting viewers with a sharp schedule change. In October, ITV angered fans on the UK morning show This morning, which usually airs until 12:30 p.m., ended at 12:15 p.m. and the daily episode of Cowardly Women has been cancelled. The schedule change was due to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s unveiling of the fall 2021 budget in the House of Commons that afternoon. The ad was broadcast locally, resulting in interruptions to regular TV programs.