Day 3 of Season 33's Sears Family Week and Secret Santa Sweepstakes. Uploaded by Jonathan of the yellow team. Recorded off WBFF Baltimore with commercials. Windowboxed; likely ripped from a DVD.
As Jonathan notes in the YouTube description, this episode was pre-empted in several markets due to news coverage of the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California., mainly 7:00 Eastern airings. WBFF airs Wheel at 7:30, so Wheel did manage to air, but the station still provided live updates via a crawl displayed for most of the show. The crawl first appears just before Pat and Vanna make their entrance and it remains for the entirety of the first segment. The crawl is absent for all of Round 2, then it returns partway through Round 3 and remains for the rest of the show. The crawl interferes with the category strip during the Toss-Ups and Speed-Up, but the strip is fully visible during regular rounds, as is the entire Bonus Round chyron.
I remember this episode just from the yellow team's choice of outfits.
As I stated in the recap thread of this episode, WABC New York lost J! that day and Wheel started a bit delayed with shorter commercial breaks. I can't remember if network news coverage officially ended at 7:30 Eastern or if it was one of those "news continues but affiliates may opt to switch to regular programming" situations.
A torrent of the episode also went online from a user name vader85, who recorded most airings of Wheel from about 2013-16 off WKRN Nashville, suggesting that station aired the episode as well, whether at its normal time or overnight. His copies would often get re-posted on YouTube and/or DailyMotion.
Searching Twitter for Wheel-related posts that night (and brushing aside all the "i'm such an old lady for watching wheel of fortune lol" and "lol jeopardy is a million times better" stuff) also shows... * WLS Chicago pre-empted General Hospital and Jeopardy! in their afternoon lineup and Wheel in its usual 6:30 slot. Unsurprisingly, Wheel got the short end of the stick; the former two shows aired overnight while Wheel did not air at all, but at least they posted the SPIN IDs: abc7chicago.com/1107213/ * WVEC in Virginia Beach (which airs Wheel at 7:00 Eastern) also kept Secret Santa hopefuls in the know by posting the SPIN IDs online: www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/television/2015/12/02/secret-santa-sweepstakes/76695750/ * WCCO Minneapolis pre-empted its 6:30 airing of Wheel and bumped it to 12:37 AM. * WPXI Pittsburgh pre-empted both J! and Wheel. * WECT in Wilmington, North Carolina bumped Wheel (normally 7:00 Eastern) to 3:07 AM. * WTHR Indianapolis (which airs Wheel at 7:00 Eastern) bumped Wheel to its Cozi TV subchannel (nowadays, they use MeTV as Wheel's backup). * WXIA Atlanta bumped Wheel (at 7:00 Eastern) to sister station WATL, but they cut off the show after the maingame; the Bonus Round was not seen as WATL accidentally switched back to the end of the normally-scheduled Andy Griffith Show rerun. * Like WABC New York, WPVI Philadelphia pre-empted J! at 7:00, but did air Wheel at 7:30. * WDIV Detroit surprisingly opted to air Wheel at 7:00 Eastern, only to pre-empt J! at 7:30 with news.
Twitter comments also show that these affiliates opted to air Wheel at 7:00 instead of national news: * WHIO Dayton, OH (CBS) * WFMY Greensboro, NC (CBS; the same viewer also mentioned that the local ABC affiliate opted to air Family Feud, while NBC and FOX stations stuck with news) * WSAZ Huntington, WV (NBC) * WCBD Charleston, SC (NBC) * WIVB Buffalo, NY (CBS)
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