Thursday, May 23, 2013

"News In A Flash!": Quick Game Show Updates (Part 28)

This article is dedicated to keeping you updated with the latest in game show news in 200 characters or less, from a Match Game musical to the latest in game show ratings. Enjoy! All ratings for syndicated game shows are from the week of May 21. Enjoy! 

Wipeout will be airing a special “Family Values” episode tonight at 8pm EST! 

Tonight is a big night for GSN as the $100,000 second series finale of The American Bible Challenge and the sneak preview episode of the network’s revival of Minute To Win It airs at 9pm and 10pm EST!

The Price Is Right will air another Firefighters Special this Friday on CBS! Check your local listings.

Stay tuned for the series premiere of SyFy’s new game show Exit on Tuesday, June 4 at 10pm EST! Check out the latest Exit promo on the network’s YouTube channel. 

Bounce TV has acquired reruns of GSN’s The Newlywed Game, hosted by Sherri Shepherd, to air this fall on the network.

Wanzie Presents Company presents “Celebrity Match Game: The Musical (And A Game Show)”, where Match Game panelists attempt to turn the game into a theatrical production. Click here for details.

Jeopardy is looking for former Tournament of Champions competitors. Email your name, email address, phone number and the airdates of your original TOC appearances at

Jeopardy host Alex Trebek will step down as the moderator of the National Geographic Bee after hosting the contest for 25 years. CNN on-air personality Soledad O’Brien will take Trebek’s place in 2014.

Old News: TNT has teamed up with Hasbro Studios to bring you the new competition series, MonopolyThe series has eight two-person teams playing a real-world version of the property trading game.

Syndication game shows have seen better days as nearly all the shows’ ratings have dropped this week. Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy both fell 3%, down to a 6.3 and a 5.8.

Family Feud dropped 2% to a 4.5 rating, while NBCUniversal’s Baggage saw a 9% hit, dropping the show down to a 1.0.

Disney-ABC’s Who Wants to be a Millionaire was the only ratings winner this week, as the show saw a 4% increase, bringing it up to a 2.4.

Sources: Broadcasting & Cable, Jeopardy! Main Site, Hollywood Reporter, LA Times, Game Show Kingdom, Orlando Fringe Ticket Leap, Media Bistro

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