The FCC has fined CBS $272,000 over misuse of the Emergency Alert System’s tone on an episode of Young Sheldon, according to Deadline.
In a release, the federal regulator said, “On April 12, 2018, CBS transmitted an episode ofYoung Sheldonvia at least 227 television stations, including 15 of CBS’s owned-and-operated television stations. The episode included a sound effect accompanying a tornado warning, which the producers modified, but still audibly resembled actual EAS tones.”
The FCC fined three other shows last month -- ABC’sJimmy Kimmel Live!($395,000), AMC’sThe Walking Dead($104,000) and Animal Planet’sLone Star Law($68,000).
(The infraction occurs at approximately :14 seconds into this clip)