Friday, March 14, 2014

News In A Flash!: Quick Game Show Updates #47

Today's article will be highlighting some of the latest game show news this week in 200 characters or less from Simon Cowell developing a new game show that seems to resembles CNBC's short-lived series Crowd Rules to Arthur Chu's championship tenure coming to an end. All ratings for syndicated game shows are from the week ending March 2.

In case you haven’t heard already, Arthur Chu’s impressive Jeopardy! winning streak came to a screeching halt on Wednesday’s show by Diana Peloquin. His final 12-game total: $298,200.

Blog Update: My review of Disney Channel’s Win, Lose or Draw will be posted over the weekend.

The second season premiere of TBS’s Deal With It and series premiere of Bam’s Badass Game Show will be available to preview through the network’s YouTube and Facebook pages now and on April 7. 

Billy Eichner is at it again on Funny or Die’s Billy On The Street. Check out a new episode of the humorous Fuse comedy game show every Wednesday night at 11:00pm ET.

TV Debut: Season two of Deal With It will officially debut on Wednesday, March 19 at 10:30pm ET and Bam’s Badass Game Show will premiere on Monday, April
14 at 10:30pm ET.

Simon Cowell’s production company is working on a new game show where competing entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas to experts and the studio audience for £100,000 and a chance to pocket £1 million.

Distributor Keshet International will debut their new trivia game show, Boom!, during MIPTV in Cannes and on Israel’s Channel 2 in April. In this game, teams must defuse bombs by answering questions.

The Idea Factory is searching for “uninhibited” people for a new trivia game show where contestants will have a chance to win thousands of dollars while trying not to lose their shirt — literally.

GSN’s Minute To Win It and Mind of a Man continue to struggle as last week’s new Tuesday and Wednesday episodes of both shows attracted terribly subpar ratings of 261,000 and 196,000 total viewers.

Hollywood Game Night was a down one-tenth of a point from last week among Adults 18-49, bringing last night’s show to a series demo low of 1.0. The episode also attracted 2.97 million total viewers.

Syndicated game show were mixed this past week. Despite its overall #2 ranking among all syndicated shows, Wheel of Fortune fell 3% to a 7.4 (11.82m). Jeopardy! increased 3% up to a 7.0 (#4, 11.11m).

Millionaire dropped 15% down to a 2.2 while Family Feud jumped 9% to finish at a 5.8, 6th overall. Feud also beat Wheel and Jeopardy! among Women 25-54 with a 3.0 rating.

Sources: Broadcasting & Cable, Broadway World, Metro, Reality Wanted, Real Screen, Son Of The Bronx, TV By The Numbers 

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