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CBS Shows Ads Over The Void After Power Outage Disrupts Chiefs-Jaguars Broadcast

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Coming back from a commercial after the Jaguars cut the Chiefs’ lead to 37-19, CBS didn’t return to the game broadcast. In a nihilistic twist, the network kept showing ads over nothing.

CBS studio host James Brown then said viewers were being moved to a more competitive game, which is usually fine. But both the Kansas City and Jacksonville markets, which should get the whole game regardless of the score, were moved.

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On the cable version of NFL RedZone, Scott Hanson said there was a power outage at the stadium. Officially, CBS reported technical difficulties. Chiefs beat writer Matt Derrick tweeted that the CBS production truck had lost power; Brown confirmed that after the 1 p.m. games were wrapping up.

At least viewers were able to see what a Home Depot ad looks like over utter blackness. The terror.

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