Friday, February 14, 2014

News In A Flash!: Quick Game Show Updates #46

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today's article will be highlighting some of the latest game show news this week in 200 characters or less from a contestant beating "The Banker” on Deal or No Deal to game show premieres. All ratings for syndicated game shows are from the week ending February 2.

Roop Singh, a 54-year old sikh storyteller from Leeds, became the seventh contestant and second male contestant to win Channel 4’s Deal or No Deal’s £250,000 grand prize on Wednesday’s show.

Professional boxer David Haye and musician Kian Egan will be playing for up to £250,000 for charity on a special celebrity episode on The Cube Saturday, February 22 on ITV.

ITV will be debuting a new daytime game show later this year called Ejector Seat. Made by Remarkable Television, the show has six players answering questions to avoid getting ejected from the game.

STV is searching for “outgoing and knowledgeable” teams to compete in the network’s new game show The Link. Email for an application. 

The new Indian food game show Dai Dhamaai will debut today to 7:30pm Mumbai time on FoodFood network. The show has two teams will be cooking and competing for a prize sponsored by Tata-I-Shakti.

The 2014 Jeopardy! College Championship continue today with the fourth quarterfinal game and a $100,000 champion to be crowned next week. Check your local listings. 

TBS’s hidden camera game show Deal With It, executive produced by Howie Mandel, will return for a second season beginning March 19 at 10:30pm ET.

Wheel remained at its 7.9 rating (12.5M), Jeopardy! slipped 1% down to a 7.2 (11.4M) and Millionaire suffered a 12% drop compared to the previous week, bringing the show down to a 2.2.

Records Were Made To Be Broken: Family Feud has once again broken its own ratings record in total viewers (6.3; 9.3M) and demographic among Women 25-54 (3.3, 2M). 

The second season finale of The Chase was GSN’s highest rated show last week for the second week in a row with 818,000 viewers, ahead of the Monday 10:30pm airing of Harvey’s Family Feud (621,000).

Sources: Broadcasting & Cable, BuzzerBlog, Cast Me Twitter Feed, Indian Television, Son of the Bronx, TV By The Numbers, World Screen - TV Europe

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