January 4th, 2014

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Who cares, they're always changing corporation names

I'm getting dangerously close to being caught up, as in, reporting on stuff going on in my life pretty near to when it actually happens, so let me take a day to pause with something really not interesting to other people and my report on The Price Is Right. I'll be back tomorrow, probably. For the month of Broadcast December --- that's the 2nd of December through the 27th, which included a rerun on Christmas, as well as one on the 20th of December for no obvious reason --- the Showcase winners were:

First Second Third
Month 14 4 12
Season 42 37 51

And as to whether the Showcase was won by the person revealed first or second, here's those numbers:

First Revealed Second Revealed Double Overbid
Month 9 5 1
All 29 25 6
Unforced Month 3 2 -
Unforced Season 8 17 -

It really feels to me like there are a lot of double overbids this year, but maybe that's a trick of memory (there was just the one in December, after all), or maybe they're trying to squeeze the budget way down.

Trivia: Yul Brenner's musical Odyssey, after a year of developments, tryouts, road performances, and lawsuits, opened at the Palace Theater on Broadway as Home Sweet Homer on 4 January 1976. It closed after one performance. Source: Not Since Carrie: 40 Years Of Broadway Musical Flops, Ken Mandelbaum.

Currently Reading: Agent of Entropy, Martin Siegel. (Well, I've been busy living the last couple days, is all.)