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‘UEFA Champions League’ Semifinals to Preempt CBS Shows on the West Coast

The second leg of the "UEFA Champions League" soccer semifinals will preempt "The Young and the Restless," "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "Let's Make a Deal" on the West Coast only.

‘UEFA Champions League’ Semifinals to Preempt CBS Shows on the West Coast

The second leg of the "UEFA Champions League" soccer semifinals will preempt "The Young and the Restless," "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "Let's Make a Deal" on the West Coast only.

It’s been nearly four months since the “UEFA Champions League” soccer games began with West Coast preemptions impacting “The Young and the Restless,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “Let’s Make a Deal” (on stations it regularly airs after “The Talk”), and on Wednesday, May 4, the second leg of the semifinals with a match between Real Madrid and Manchester City will do it again. More recently, the CBS shows were interrupted on the West Coast on Tuesday, April 26 and Wednesday, April 27.

As has been the case since we first started reporting on the preemptions in February, the May 4 game will begin at 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT on CBS and via streaming service Paramount+ with a pre-game show titled “UEFA Champions League Today” airing at 2:00 p.m. ET in place of “The Talk” which will be fully preempted by the network. Only “The Price is Right” will air uninterrupted.

Viewers living in markets impacted by the preemptions can keep up with the latest episodes which will be made available on the CBS App, CBS.com, and Paramount+, or check local listings for overnight airings.

Note: The Tuesday, May 3 game between Villarreal and Liverpool was originally set to air on CBS but will now air exclusively on Paramount+.

Thus far, every game aired on CBS since February has amassed less than a million viewers per day, a far cry from the average watching CBS’ regularly scheduled programming.

“UEFA Champions League” is an annual competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations as the remaining top 16 clubs in the European tournament each vie for the Coupe des Clubs Champions Européens (aka European Cup) trophy.