Viewers hoping to watch the “60 Minutes” interview with porn star Stormy Daniels were furious that CBS delayed the airing of the interview so they could continue broadcasting the NCAA finals. The Duke vs. Kansas game went into overtime just after the scheduled 7:00 p.m. Eastern airing of the interview was to begin. The highly anticipated interview with Daniels, who allegedly had a consensual affair with President Trump, was expected to draw high ratings for CBS. The network has offered no explanation for the delay, but made repeated announcements during the game teasing the upcoming interview.
It's going to be weird when this basketball game runs over, and people start tweeting about the Stormy Daniels piece before "60 Minutes" actually airs.
— Steven Shepard (@POLITICO_Steve) March 25, 2018
Hey @CBSNews – you’re honestly showing a basketball game instead of the Stormy Daniels interview? Really?
— Like a gay Hemingway (@NihilSegniter) March 25, 2018
Love basketball and not much beats March Madness, but this OT is downright criminal because now we have to wait even longer for this Stormy Daniels interview.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) March 25, 2018
Is it just me or is there stupid basketball when there should be Stormy Daniels?
— jon ronson (@jonronson) March 25, 2018
This might be the most watched college basketball game in years as people wait for the Stormy Daniels interview.
— Shaun King (@shaunking) March 25, 2018
For viewers who can’t wait until the game concludes, the transcript of the interview is available online at CBS News.
Update 7:33 p.m.: Kansas beat Duke 81 to 85 to win the Midwest Regional Champion.