Sunday, August 4, 2013

News In A Flash!: Quick Game Show Updates #36

Today's article is dedicated to keep you updated with the latest in game show news in 200 characters or less, from the temporary return of the best kids game shows to air on television to the latest primetime game show ratingsAll ratings for syndicated game shows are from the week of July 30.

Stay tuned for Brooke and The Beast on two brand new episodes of The Chase, premiering on GSN Tuesday, August 6 starting at 9:00pm EST!

Bad news for certain cable and satellite customers: Time Warner Cable has dropped CBS and DISH Network has dropped Raycom Media-owned networks in several markets due to ongoing negotiation disputes.

Starting on Monday, TeenNick will be airing classic Nick game shows through Thursday at 11pm and 1am EST, including Family Double Dare, Global GUTS, Figure It Out and Legends of the Hidden Temple. 

This week on The Experts, three more superfans (Tintin, KISS, Superman Movies) will fight to become this week’s “expert of experts”. Check it out on YouTube on Monday!

On this week’s edition of The Winner Is, one act will take home the grand prize in the Million Dollar Finale. Stay tuned for the show’s first season finale Thursday at 9:00pm EST on NBC!

The CW’s new dating game show, Perfect Score, is moving to Fridays at 8:00pm EST beginning August 9. Stay tuned!

The third season of FOX’s The X Factor will lower its grand prize from a $5 million Sony Music Entertainment contract down to $1 million. 

Both NBC summer game shows improved from last week. The Winner Is improved by 11%, up to 4.29 million viewers, and Hollywood Game Night increased by 7.3%, up to 4.12 million viewers. 

The CW’s Whose Line Is It Anyway? lost over 80,000 viewers from the previous week. The 8:00pm and 8:30pm doubleheader episodes averaged 2.4 million viewers. 

In its second week in primetime, although Spell-Mageddon gained 10,000 viewers (347,000), the ABC Family series is still struggling. The show ranked 32nd for the evening among cable primetime shows. 

GSN’s Minute To Win It averages 445,000 viewers for its 8:00pm airing and 389,000 viewers for its 9:00pm airing. The shows ranked 32nd and 36th among ad-sustained primetime shows, respectively.

TBS’s Deal With It continues to pull decent ratings, as the show saw a 6.9% jump in its ratings this week up to a 2.03 million viewers.

Meanwhile in the world of syndicated game shows, Wheel of Fortune gained 2% from the prior week to an even 6.0 and Jeopardy! gained 4% in its final week of new shows up to a 5.9. 

Family Feud and Millionaire suffered this week as Feud lost 2% to a 4.3 and the latter shrank 4% down to a 2.3. On the contrary, NBCU’s Baggage rose 11% up to a 1.0. 

Sources: The Futon Critic, TV By The Numbers, Business Wire, Nick and More, Broadcasting and Cable

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