Thursday, October 17, 2013

News In A Flash!: Quick Game Show Updates #40

Good afternoon, game show fans! Today's article will be highlighting some of the latest game show news and updates this week in 200 characters or less, from the latest game show ratings to struggling big money game shows. All ratings for syndicated game shows are from the week of October 6.

Today and Friday, Dr. Mehmet Oz will be stopping by the Millionaire set to play the game for his charity HealthCorps, founded by he and his wife to fight childhood obesity. Check your local listings.

“Big Money Week” continues all this week on The Price Is Right and Let’s Make a Deal. We have seen one huge win this week. Stay tuned today and tomorrow to see if anyone else can “break the bank”.

CBBC, the children’s version of BBC, has ordered 20 episodes of its first play-along game show Ludis. The kids’ show has contestants fight a space villain to win back their family and ticket home.

The Fan Favorite poll for the final spot in the 2000s bracket for Jeopardy’s “Battle of The Decades” Tournament is now open on the show’s website. Voting ends on October 21 at 6:59am PST.

After a strong premiere of 821,000 viewers on September 16 in Australia, Channel 7’s Million Dollar Minute is now struggling against its rival network’s show, Channel Nine’s Millionaire Hot Seat.

P.S.: If you haven’t seen Million Dollar Minute, think of it as a minimalistic version of Temptation (Australia’s “New” Sale of The Century).

In the world of syndicated game shows, Wheel of Fortune increased by 2% up to a 6.7 and Jeopardy! remained stagnant at a 6.0 from the prior week.
Family Feud dropped 7% down to a 4.2 while ABC-Disney’s Millionaire ratings also slid 5%, down to a 2.0.

Virtual Game Show Update: The popular video game show "You Don't Know Jack" now offers free, unlimited daily game play across all of its platforms including Facebook, iOS, Android and Kindle.  

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