Saturday, November 7, 2015

News In A Flash!: Quick Game Show Updates #76

This week's quick update article will cover some of the latest game show news headlines from the past few days in 200 characters or less including updates featured on the TBIR Facebook page. News updates include BUZZR gaining virtual residence in Ohio, a Monopoly Millionaires' Club contestant possibly becoming the next American game show millionaire, former Millionaire contestants receiving a second chance to compete on the show next week and some of the latest GSN ratings. WARNING: This article may contain spoilers.

This weekend's episode of Monopoly Millionaires’ Club could see its third million-dollar winner as Richard Salvati from Garnerville, NY tries to strike it rich in the "Go For A Million" end game.

BUZZR is now available in Cincinnati, OH on WOTH-TV channel 20.3. The local affiliate station dropped Antenna TV to acquire the FremantleMedia-owned digital cable subchannel.

This week on Millionaire, contestants whose games came to an unfortunate end last season will receive another opportunity to go for the Million during “Second Chance Week”.

Next week’s Celebrity Name Game guest stars includes David Alan Grier, Tichina Arnold, Randy Jackson, Sara Rue, Dascha Polanco, Shannen Doherty, Alex Borstein and Terrell Owens.

America’s Got Talent will be holding auditions between November - February 2016 in various cities for the show's 11th season, which will feature Simon Cowell as a new judge this season. 

ABC has renewed BattleBots for a second season. Last season, the revived series drew solid ratings during the summer with a 5.4 million viewer average and a 1.7 rating among the A18-49 demo.

1000 Heartbeats returns to ITV on November 23 for the show’s second series. Thirty episodes will air this series.

Hellevator took quite a tumble falling -33% compared to last week’s new episode and only attracted around 288,000 total viewers.

Wednesday’s Idiotest doubleheader also fell -40% and -3% in both 9:00pm and 9:30pm time slots with each episode averaging 237,000 and 301,000 viewers, respectively.

Thursday’s Broke A$$ Game Show held steady with 431,000 viewers tuning in and gained 2% compared to last week. The show also ranked 50th among the Top 100 Original Cable Telecasts among Adults 18-49.

Sources: 1000 Heartbeats via Facebook, ShowBuzz Daily, The Hollywood Reporter, The Official America's Got Talent Audition Site,

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