With their "Guiding Light" blacked out, lots of soap opera fans might have turned into "The Young and the Restless" yesterday, but apparently that wasn't the case.
Maybe because there was plenty of advance warning that CBS' afternoon of soaps was going to be wiped out by network coverage of the National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament, Channel 11 received relatively few complaints yesterday.
"It was not as many as we expected," WBAL-TV programming director Emerson Coleman said, adding the station didn't count the calls.
"We've gotten some calls, but we've gotten more in the past."
Channel 11 carried NCAA games from noon to 5 p.m. yesterday, and will do the same today.