Sunday, June 30, 2013

"News In A Flash!": Quick Game Show Updates #32

Here we go again! Today's article is dedicated to keep you updated with the latest in game show news in 200 characters or less, from ITV's newest daytime game show soon to come to The Price Is Right celebrating the anniversary of one of the show's longest running pricing gamesAll ratings for syndicated game shows are from the week of June 25.

This past Wednesday, a special all-Plinko episode of The Price Is Right was filmed in honor of the game’s 30th anniversary. The show will air this fall on September 27.

Bob Eubanks, Chuck Woolery, Jamie Farr and Peter Marshall will be hosting America’s Greatest Game Shows at Madame Tussaud’s Hollywood July 4 at 1:00pm.

Mark Burnett’s new Canadian game show Spin Off will allow viewers to play along with the show in real-time with the Spin Off 360 app on their tablets, computer, or smartphone.

Leopard Films is holding a casting call for pairs of contestants (brothers, sisters, friends, couples) for their new game show The Impostor. The casting call will be held in Los Angeles until July 9.

ITV’s has released more information on its newest daytime game show Take On The Twisters. It’s described as “a nail-biting quiz show featuring a combination of skill and cunning”.

This week's episode of The Experts marks the show's second season finale as a Xena, Lady Gaga and Periodic Table expert go head-to-head-to head. 

The series premiere of GSN’s Minute To Win It brought in 525,000 viewers and an average of 438,000 viewers for the double header.   

Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! both suffered drops in ratings with the former losing 3%, down to a 5.9, and the latter losing 2%, down to a 5.4.

Meanwhile, Millionaire, Family Feud and Baggage all saw rise in their ratings with 10% (2.3), 7% (4.5) and 22% (1.1).

Sources: ATV Today, Broadcasting & Cable, BuzzFeed, The Hollywood Reporter, KTLA, Reality Wanted, Son of the Bronx

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