CBS Network Switches Away From UK-Arkansas Game

With 47 seconds left in the game between UK and Arkansas the Network switched away from the game and then switched back after 17 seconds.

The final score was 63-58 UK.

Our sister station 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. Outraged fans have called and scores have e-mailed WYMT-TV and have been referred to the network number to register their complaints.


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  • by Bob Location: E. KY on Feb 25, 2008 at 04:02 AM
    It wouldn't bother me if they cut all of the games. One station somewhere here needs to continue with the normal programing. Not everyone is a sports fan.
  • by James A. Muncy,Jr. Location: INEZ, KY on Feb 24, 2008 at 02:44 PM
    It was a dark day for CBS, WYMT, and WKYT. Kentucky fans state wide will were disappointed.
  • by ashleigh Location: pburg on Feb 24, 2008 at 09:49 AM
    i think its a shame that you switched the channel with 10 secs left to go.
  • by monty Location: eastern ky on Feb 24, 2008 at 07:31 AM
    I think we all should boycott cbs for about a week and see how there rating feel then.. I didnt appreciate at all..
  • by Saxymomma Location: Easten, KY on Feb 24, 2008 at 05:31 AM
    Just wondering how many of you claim to be Christians and used the Lord's name in vain yesterday? For those of you who believe in God, I hope that He chooses to end the world with under this scenario: UK and Duke in the final game of the NCAA tournament with 10 seconds left on the clock and the scored tied and UK has the ball. Maybe that will put it back in perspective for you...it's only a ballgame. And yes, I was running to my radio to pick up the game when CBS cut out but I figure God does have a sense of humor.
  • by Homer Location: Tavares, FL on Feb 23, 2008 at 07:26 PM
    Shame on you CBS. Kentucky has always provided you with good sports to cover. To switch from a game 47 seconds is deplorable. Shame, shame.
  • by hank Location: Pikeville on Feb 23, 2008 at 07:09 PM
    shame on cbs and wymt for switching off the final minute of the Ky-Ark game to show the opening of Duke-St Johns.
  • by Matt Location: Kentucky on Feb 23, 2008 at 06:45 PM
    The person who switched from the UK & Arkansas game in the final minutes to a game that just stated should never be allowed in a TV station again. Much less work there. I know that any customer that was advertising with channel 27 should get their money back. We received calls from disappointed friends in Arkansas and Florida to see who won the game. They wanted to know who was that stupid to switch the game in the last few minutes after watching it for two hours. Thank goodness for the local radio station!
  • by bill Location: lexington on Feb 23, 2008 at 06:15 PM
    What a mess- no UK game.. bad timing...
  • by thomas Location: nicholasville on Feb 23, 2008 at 06:09 PM
    it is unacceptable that the u.k. game was cut off with a minute left; for a duke game no less.
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