I changed my recording parameters to make sure I caught these (I hadn't been recording the previous repeats), but I did notice that it listed last night's as Season 36, Episode two hundred and something, so I'm guessing that was their intent. Technically, I suppose it is a new show, since it had Alex's intro.
A number of people mentioned that Alex didn't comment on the runaway--I seem to remember that was explicitly not done for quite a while, as if to not give any "help" on people's wagering. I could be completely wrong on that, of course.
I also was listening to see if there were any responses that would be different today, and I didn't catch any. (Well, other than Alex's correction of "Who is Eve Arden?", of course.)