During last night's Stanley Cup overtime game, the local NBC affiliate in Austin, TX accidentally interrupted play to run a promo for its morning news show. The station cut back to the game 20 seconds later when the promo finished, but viewers only saw a crowd of Chicago Blackhawks celebrating a series-tying goal. The station missed game-winner.
Unfortunately for the station, it got even worse. An apology was issued, which can be seen below, but only after a story aired about growing hockey popularity in Texas. Hockey hipster-fans throughout Austin can now enjoy their Heidi moment.
@KXAN_News A story on the growth of ice hockey in Austin? It might grow more if you didnít cut away from the winning goal in the Stanley Cup— Tim Trentham (@ttrentham) June 20, 2013
@kxan u seriously went to commercial????— kimberly walters (@kngsport) June 20, 2013
. @KXAN (for some reason) cut away to promos, so I missed the goal. Way to go, control room guys.— Roby Brown (@RobyMB) June 20, 2013