Saturday, October 6, 2012

"News In A Flash!": Quick Game Show Updates (Part 11)

Today's article is dedicated to keeping you updated with the latest in game show news, updates, and ratings in 200 characters or less (like Twitter), from two classic game show revivals in the making to The Price Is Right's first non-celebrity male model. Here we go!

Millionaire will be holding a second session of auditions at the World Famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY on October 7 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

Let's Make A Deal will team up with Publisher's Clearing House for a special week of shows starting October 8. Traders will have a chance to win up to $100,000 throughout the week. 

Check out GSN's The American Bible Challenge Semi-Final Matches next October 11 and 18 at 8:00pm EST. 

What will Figure It Out have in common with My Family's Got Guts in nine days?: Being the only Nick game show revivals to see a second season. Figure It Out returns to Nick on October 15 at 7pm EST.
Rob Wilson, a Los Angeles resident originally from Boston, has been voted as The Price Is Right’s first non-celebrity male model. He will be featured on a week of shows starting on Monday, October 15.

The second season of Hip Hop Squares will premiere on October 23 at 11:00pm EST on MTV2. 

GSN will kick off the sixth season of The Newlywed Game, the network's most successful original game show since Lingo, on October 25 at 8:00pm EST with back-to-back new episodes. 

Last week, GSN's The Pyramid peaked at 446,000 viewers on Thursday's 9:00pm viewing, ranking the series #13 out of the 245 network time slots for the week. 

Wheel of Fortune led the pack of syndicated game shows during the show’s premiere week with a 6.3 rating, while their sister show, Jeopardy! slightly trailed with a 5.6 rating. 

Family Feud has hit yet another milestone as the syndicated series has hit a 4.0 rating for the first time since the Combs version, a three percent increase from the previous week. 

Disney-ABC's Millionaire's ratings increase to a 2.2 rating, a ten percent jump from the previous week. 

It seems like the new syndicated game show Let's Ask America is faring better than NBCUniversal's acquisition of Baggage reruns with Let's Ask America scoring a 1.7 rating over Baggage's 1.1 rating. 

Cash Cab continues to spread its popularity globally. TVS (Southern TV China) will launch their own version called Kuaile yaoqing Cash Cab. Sixty-five episodes have been ordered for the first season.

The Gurin Company, the producers of Oh Sit! and The Weakest Link is seeking to revive classic game shows Treasure Hunt and Truth and Consequences. 

Sony Pictures Television has struck a deal with Cut The Rope app developer ZeptoLab to develop a game show revolving around the app’s Om Nom character.

Old News: Andrew & Patricia Murray are suing the producers of FOX's Million Dollar Money Drop for a faulty question about the most common computer password. 

GSN's The American Bible Challenge saw a 9.4 percent jump in their viewer ratings compared to the prior week as 806,000 viewers tuned in for the first semi-final game. 

Sources: BuzzerBlog, Digital Spy, Broadcasting & Cable, Hollywood Reporter, GSN Press, Son of The Bronx, Indian Television, TV Guide, Game Show Kingdom

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