CBS changed the channel. It changed the format. It needed to change the audio setup.
The Selection Show, airing on TBS, released a list of all automatic bids followed by all of the at-large bids at the beginning of the show in an effort to speed up the reveal process. Then it moved into revealing the bracket. In past iterations of the show, the top overall seeds had been revealed immediately, followed by filling in the bracket.
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And though people had major qualms with the new format, it wasn’t even the worst part of the show. The audio was way, way off. It wasn’t even close. Here’s an example:
Eventually the production crew got it figured out, but that came long after the Internet had its go.
Twitter slams audio problems during Selection Show
Hey @TBSNetwork, the audio/video guy had one job and he failed at it. #SelectionSunday #audiovideosync
@marchmadness Worst Selection Sunday EVER ! Audio and video out of sync, a group of 20 people in the audience prete… https://t.co/2IzXvEPp43
Way to ruin Selection Sunday. Audio problems. Suspense taken out of it by doing this way. Awful.
The audio and video is off sync. #SELECTIONSUNDAY https://t.co/ovbMQj8ML5
Selection Sunday show is stressing me out. Not only because I'm eagerly awaiting @CofCBasketball's matchup but beca… https://t.co/TFB4AMRFtn
Me this morning: "Selection Sunday is my favorite day of the year!"
Me watching out of sync audio, realizing USC i… https://t.co/s2PjoVsDNT
This is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. Jesus Christ--let's take all the fun out of Selection Sunday with a liv… https://t.co/LMVi7dQUKA
There are some traditions you shouldn’t mess with and Selection Sunday is one of them. Also fire your audio guy. #SELECTIONSUNDAY
This selection Sunday audio/video is like an old Kung Fu movie. #SELECTIONSUNDAY
Studio audiences, audio not matching video, a worse bracket reveal...what have you guys done to Selection Sunday?! #MarchMadness