Saturday, July 13, 2013

News In A Flash!: Quick Game Show Updates #34

Happy weekend everyone! Today's article is dedicated to keep you updated with the latest in game show news in 200 characters or less, from the return of an cult classic comedy show to Wheel going viralAll ratings for syndicated game shows are from the week of July 12.

Stay tuned for the return of Whose Line Is It Anyway? July 16 at 8:00pm EST and the series premiere of TBS’s new hidden camera game show Deal With It July 17 at 10:30pm EST!

There is still time to audition your family for the new NBC game show Wall of Fame. Casting call ends July 26.

U.K. Game Show News: The Million Pound Drop is still looking for teams of contestants to play this series. Applications close on Monday and teams could win up to £2 million. Sign up on the site today!

Wheel of Fortune has launched a new virtual contestant search in partnership with “Face of the Fan”. Potential contestants can upload a 60-second audition video to

On its premiere night, Hollywood Game Night and The Winner Is both brought in decent ratings. Hollywood Game Night attracted 4.29 million viewers, while The Winner Is gained 4.03 million viewers.

GSN's Minute To Win It is still holding steady in its third week with an average of 409,500 viewers, between the 8pm/9pm doubleheader airings. 

After suffering from season lows from the past few weeks, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! both recovered with a 4% increase in their ratings, bringing them up to a 5.8 and a 5.5, respectively.

Family Feud and NBCU’s Baggage also had a good week ratings-wise. Family Feud received 2% bump, up to a 4.4 and Baggage received an 11% increase up to a 1.0.

Unfortunately, Millionaire was the odd one out this week as it was the only syndicated game show to see a 4% drop in ratings, bringing it down to a 2.2.

Not Necessarily Game Show News: Bill Cosby, former You Bet Your Life host, will be performing his first stand-up special in 30 years. Comedy Central will be airing it November 24.

Quick End Note: The Blog Is Right Facebook page is now up and running. Hit that Like button today!

Sources: TV Guide, The Million Pound Drop Website, TV Guide, Reality Wanted, TV Media Insights, TV By The Numbers, Broadcasting & Cable, Son of The Bronx

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