Saturday, February 16, 2013

"News In A Flash!": Quick Game Show Updates (Part 23)

Happy weekend everyone! Today's article is dedicated to keeping you updated with the latest in game show news, from two famous game show icons receiving Lifetime Achievement Awards at this year's Daytime Emmy Awards to the latest in game show ratings, I'm sure you will enjoy what's in store in the world of game shows. All ratings for syndicated game shows are from the week of February 12. Enjoy!

Earlier this week, Leonard Cooper took home the $75,000 top prize in this year’s Jeopardy’s Teen Tournament and also gets the award for “Best Final Jeopardy! Response” since Ken Jennings’s last one.

Jeopardy! is currently holding its annual Tournament of Champions, where 15 of the highest-winning champions compete in a two-week period for a grand prize of $250,000.

Mark Walberg will be the host of the FOX game show pilot, Don’t Lose The Money. The pilot is schedule to be produced in Germany this month.

Famed Let’s Make A Deal host Monty Hall and Bob Stewart (posthumous), one of the greatest producers in game show history, will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2013 Daytime Emmy Awards.

MundoFOX’s Minuto Para Ganar (Minute To Win It) has been renewed for a second season. The show is currently holding a casting call and the production location will move from Los Angeles to New York.
Let’s Make A Deal will be airing two-weeks worth of shows celebrating its 50th anniversary starting on February 18 with appearances by Monty Hall & Carol Merilll and the return of the Super Deal.

Millionaire will kick of its “Countdown to the Oscars” week on February 18. Next week, contestants will be asked movie questions and a home viewer will win a 2014 Oscars Fan Experience prize package.

The Price Is Right will air its first-ever Kids Special in April; giving children ages 8-14 a chance to play pricing games alongside a parent or guardian.

Wheel of Fortune, Millionaire, and NBCU’s Baggage all have something in common this week: their ratings remained flat from last week at a 7.8, 2.6, and 1.1 rating, respectively.

Jeopardy’s rating slipped a slight 1%, down to a 6.9, while Family Feud continues to prosper ratings-wise by inching up another 4%, up to a 5.3. 

Sources: Game Show News Net, BuzzerBlog, The Hollywood Reporter, Broadcasting & Cable

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