Thursday, September 20, 2012

"News In A Flash!": Quick Game Show Updates (Part 10)

This week's article is dedicated to keeping you updated with the latest in game show news, from Regis returning to daytime TV to not-too-surprising news about a certain GSN original series. Also included in this article are quick updates to the most recent game show television ratings. Let's get to it, shall we?

Fat Joe, Donnell Rawlings, and host Peter Rosenburg will be back on MTV2 as Hip Hop Squares has been renewed for a second season and will return this fall.

Draw Something, the future CBS game show hosted by Ryan Seacrest, is now holding a casting call searching for speedy and artistic contestants.  

Host Todd Newton and Randy West are traveling across the U.S.A. for The Price Is Right Live Tour. Click here to check out the full tour schedule. The next stop will be in Austin, TX on September 21.

The Hub is honoring the return of Family Game Night with a “Best of Family Game Night” marathon on Friday, September 21 starting at 8:00pm EST.

Also, stay tuned for the third season premiere of Family Game Night coming on Sunday, September 23 at 7:00pm EST on The Hub!

Famed former Millionaire host Regis Philbin is returning to daytime television. He will be a recurring guest on Rachael Ray starting on September 24. Check your local listings.

A roster of the celebrity panelists due to appear on The Comedy Network’s Canadian revival of Match Game has been released. Among the list of stars are Caroline Rhea, D.L. Hughley, and Colin Mochrie.

Three years after Rebecca Kesler won $50,000 on Millionaire, her ex-friend Kevin Hirsch is still seeking the money promised to him for getting her on the show. Hirsch is suing for breach of contract.

ABC’s Wipeout’s viewer ratings hit a season low with last week’s episode with 3.6 million viewers, a 24 percent decrease from prior week’s episode.

Last week’s episode of CW’s Oh Sit! drew in only 930,000 viewers, losing over 200,000 viewers from the prior week and crowning it the lowest-rated Wednesday show this season.

The off-network syndicated run of Baggage, prompted by NBCUniversal, did not open well with a 0.3 rating on Monday, 25 percent ratings drop from last year.

Syndicated hit game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! continue to tower over their competition as the shows received a 5.8 viewer rating (5% increase) and a 4.5 viewer rating, respectively .

Family Feud, who has been slowly encroaching on Jeopardy for the #2 top-rated syndicated game show for the past year, has not seen a budge in their viewer ratings, remaining at a 3.2 rating.

Disney-ABC’s Millionaire’s ratings dropped four percent to a 2.3 rating. Let’s see if this week’s Celebrity Week will have an impact on this week’s viewership ratings.

GSN’s The American Bible Challenge lost only two percent of their audience last week compared to the prior week as the episode clocked in at 922,000 viewers.

Good & bad news about Beat The Chefs — Good news: The show saw its first ratings increase last week with a 10 percent rise to 330,000 viewers. Bad news: The show has been OFFICIALLY PULLED from GSN.

Despite the show’s sub-par ratings, it seems like Oh Sit! will return for season two as the show is once again holding a casting call for contestants.

Sources: Game Show Kingdom, MTV, Detroit News, USA Today, Reality Wanted, BuzzerBlog, Broadcasting & Cable, Draw Something Casting


  1. Where is the news of Beat The Chefs being officially pulled? As one of the judges on the show, this is contrary to the news I've gotten so I'd love to be able to read the source of this into if you can share.
    Christy Jordan

  2. (Look in GSN's Listings)