Sunday, November 15, 2015

News In A Flash!: Quick Game Show Updates #77

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 game show ratings, an iconic ITV game show ending its run, Let's Make A Deal bringing back the Super Deal this week, The Game of Life creator's widow filing a law suit against Hasbro and others and Anthony Anderson discussing To Tell The Truth with Jimmy Kimmel.

This week on Millionaire, single male contestants will be striving to turn 14 correct answers into $1 million during the show’s “Eligible Bachelor Week”

The Super Deal returns to Let's Make A Deal this week beginning Monday, November 16 to give contestants a chance to win $50,000 cash in addition to what they could win in the Big Deal.

VIDEO REPLAY: Donald Mickey from Mt. Holly, NJ was one of the big winners on this weekend’s episode of Monopoly Millionaires’ Club as he won $100,000 playing “Bank Buster”.

GSN’s Hellevator fell once more compared to last week’s new episode with the show attracting 215,000 total viewers (-25%). 

TruTV’s Billy On The Street barely ranked outside the Top 100 Original Cable Telecasts among Adults 18-49 (107th) and averaged 265,000 total viewers and a 0.11 among the A18-49 demo. 

Thursday’s Broke A$$ Game Show dropped -18% to 353,000 viewers. The show averaged an 0.19 key demo rating and ranked 56th among the Top 100 Original Cable Telecasts among Adults 18-49.

Lorraine Markham, widow of toy inventor Bill Markham, says Hasbro and another inventor purposefully cut her out of over $2 million in royalties from The Game of Life and denied Markham as the creator.

After watching Celebrity Squares struggle against ratings-juggernaut BBC’s The Great British Bake-Off, ITV decided that they would not renew DCD Media-produced game show for a third series.

Former Countdown champion Richard Brittain tracked down an 18-year-old book critic through social media and traveled over 500 miles to hit her with a wine bottle. His court case is now progress.

During Wednesday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Black-ish star Anthony Anderson discussed his role in hosting ABC’s To Tell The Truth revival with his mother, who serves as the scorekeeper. 

A major television network & Doron Ofir Casting are searching for men & women at least 18 years old who live in the Los Angeles & Las Vegas to compete in a talent game show called Paid By The Second.

Source: Komo News, Paid By The Second Casting Page, ShowBuzz Daily, This Is Money, WND, YouTube

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