People on Twitter were less than pleased that CBS and the NCAA decided to make the selection show for March Madness two hours long.
The selection show historically lasted just 30 minutes, but this year’s show lasted two hours, with one region released every half hour. The show took so long that somebody eventually just leaked the entire bracket early. (RELATED: Check Out The 2016 March Madness Bracket)
Twitter sounded off on the debacle of a show.
Hopefully the brackets leaking will make CBS go back to a half hour show next year. Holding them for two hours is a joke.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) March 13, 2016
CBS ruined their own show by stretching it to two hours. The leak was a mercy killing. https://t.co/s3wvFCE4wF
— Andrew Bosinger (@andrew_bosinger) March 14, 2016
I would watch a 30 for 30 on the leaked bracket. What if I told you CBS tried to stretch 15 minutes of information into two hours?
— Irish Illustrated (@PeteSampson_) March 13, 2016
If karma isn’t real, explain why the tournament bracket leaked the year CBS extended the selection show to two hours
— Alex Putterman (@AlexPutterman) March 13, 2016
I fell asleep…has the selection show ended yet?
— Jeff Mangurten (@JeffGurt) March 14, 2016
— Scott Jurgens (@ScottJurgens) March 14, 2016
By the time this Selection show is over, ESPN will air a 30 for 30 on how long it was
— Mike Hall (@BTNMikeHall) March 13, 2016
It was an absolutely unbearable selection show from CBS this year. Hopefully the leaked bracket and viewer outrage will result in the show being reverted to the old format.