Don’t worry, guys — all you missed were some really great Disgruntled George Clooney reaction shots. Cablevision and WABC/7 reached a deal Sunday night, restoring ABC for 3.1 million viewers at about 8:45 p.m., fifteen minutes into the Oscar broadcast.
“We are happy to report that WABC Channel 7 has returned to Cablevision’s 3 million New York area homes. We are very grateful to our customers for their support and pleased to welcome ABC back,” Cablevision Executive VP of Communications Charles Schueler said in a statement.
The financial terms of the agreement have not been made immediately available. Since midnight last night, the channel has been shut off for Cablevision subscribers in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, causing millions to panic that they would miss Hollywood’s big night.
WABC restored on Cablevision [HR]
ABC returns to Cablevision during Oscars telecast [Newsday]