This thread about the supposedly screwed-up "rhythm" of the current show is typical.
Just about everything in today's version of TPiR gets dumped on. Best as I can figure, the posters want to slow the pace down and take some of the party atmosphere out of the show. Exactly why they want to slow down The Price is Right isn't too clear, except that's the way Bob and Roger did it.
In other words, it's just another day on the traditionalist game show Interwebs. But reality does intrude with the final poster, who types a lot of sense. The money quote...
Shorter attention spans and itchy "trigger" fingers mean people often pop by, rather than making appointment viewing. And they do it on whatever day it happens to be. Where you could once count on many people staying put through an up-and-down "natural" cadence of a full hour, that's far less true today. They'll just as easily pop over to something else--and there's a heck of a lot more "something else" if what they see doesn't amuse them.
Why, yes. In the world of 1200 channels, a game show has to hit hard and fast to keep people from pushing another button or three on the remote. The ancient broadcast triopoly, with ridiculously limited choices by today's standards, is long gone and it's not coming back. In fact, it's pretty remarkable that TPiR has managed to retain such a large audience in daytime, and slowing everything down wouldn't keep that audience more glued to the proceedings.