Sunday, July 28, 2013

News In A Flash!: Quick Game Show Updates #35

Happy Sunday everyone! Once again, today's article is dedicated to keep you updated with the latest in game show news in 200 characters or less, from the latest game show ratings to a show giving children away as prizesAll ratings for syndicated game shows are from the week ending July 14.

The weekly YouTube game show The Experts returns on Monday for season three! This week's experts will flaunt their knowledge in the subject matters of Wolverine, Stephen Sondheim and The Masters Tournament. 

Thursday's new episode of Hollywood Game Night averaged 3.85 million (-1.3%) viewers, and the 9pm airing of The Winner Is averaged 3.84 million (-1.3%).

The new episodes of the CW's Whose Line Is Anyway and Perfect Score both lost viewers this week, with the former losing 15%, down to 2.48 million and the latter losing 13%, down to 790,000 viewers.

The series premiere of ABC Family's Spell-Mageddon did not fare so well. Only 337,000 viewers tuned in for the debut of the hour-long show.

The second episode of TBS’s Deal With It averaged 1.9 million viewers, losing 5% of its audience from last week’s premiere show.

Syndicated game show leaders Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! both saw increases in their ratings, with Wheel rising 7% up to a 5.9 (9.1 million) and Jeopardy! rising 10% up to a 5.7 (8.5 million).

Family Feud and Millionaire also had a good week with both shows receiving a 5% and 4% boost, up to a 4.4 (6.5 million) and 2.4 (3.3 million), respectively.

The only syndicated game show to see a drop in ratings is NBCU’s Baggage, seeing a noticeable 18% drop down to a 0.9.

Let's Ask America is now casting for contestants for the show's second season. The application is available under the show's “Be A Contestant” link and casting ends October 1.

Minute To Win It host Apollo Anton Ohno will be accompanying sportscaster Al Michaels to cover the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games for NBC Sports.

Channel 4's Deal or No Deal kicks off its Dealfest week beginning on Monday. Contestants will have a chance to win a holiday vacation and up to £250,000 in cash.

Bizarre News of The Week: A Pakistani game show called "Amaan Ramadan" is giving away abandoned babies as prizes to childless couples in an effort to boost ratings during Ramadan.

Stay tuned for the fourth season premiere of The Hub's hit, award-winning game show Family Game Night on August 18! 

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Sources: TV By The Numbers, The Futon Critic, Huffington Post, Reality Wanted, Broadcasting & Cable

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