Sunday, January 10, 2016

News In A Flash!: Quick Game Show Updates #80

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 a highlight from this weekend's episode of Monopoly Millionaires' Club, new affiliate markets picking up BUZZR, Al Roker visiting the set of Wheel of Fortune and some of the latest game show ratings. 

Check out Mildred Alexander from Norcross, GA win a trip to Jamaica while "riding the rails" in the "GO For A Million" end game on this weekend's episode of Monopoly Millionaires' Club below

Phil Moore is hosting a special Nickelodeon Arcade event at Timeline Arcade in Hanover, PA January 16 from 12pm - 6pm. Tickets are $25 and gives participants unlimited access to the arcade all day.

The new BBC One game show, The Getaway Carpremieres January 16 at 6:50pm GMT. The series has five couples compete in driving challenges against professional drivers for a chance to win £10,000.

TruTV has picked up Billy On The Street for a fifth season. The network has ordered ten additional episodes of the man-on-the-street game show to air later this year. 

The Price Is Right Live is headed to Cleveland, OH’s Playhouse Square's State Theatre on February 18. The live performance begins at 7pm and tickets are available at

BUZZR is now available in Amarillo, TX 22.4, Bowling-Green, KY 39.2, Milwaukee, WI 38.2, Nashville, TN 40.1, St. Louis, MO 33.1, Tyler-Longview, TX 27.4, Montgomery-Selma, AL 19.2.

This month’s edition of Reuters’ “First Jobs” series focuses on first jobs of legendary game show hosts including Alex Trebek and Vanna White, whose respective first jobs were a doorman and a soda jerk.

Last week on NBC’s Today, Al Roker visited the set of Wheel of Fortune to give the viewers brief behind-the-scenes tour of the show. The segment also features Pat Sajak, Vanna White and Jim Thornton. 

Tuesday’s episode of Hollywood Game Night averaged 4.41M total viewers and a 1.2 A18-49 rating. It ranked 2nd out of the five in its 8pm time slot and 6th out of 16 in total viewers.

Last Thursday’s episode of Broke A$$ Game Show averaged 394,000 total viewers and ranked 41st among the Top 150 original cable telecasts among Persons 18-49 (0.20 rating). 

This week's Celebrity Name Game guest stars include Billy Gardell, Margaret Cho, Ali Landry, David Arquette and Mario Lopez.

Not Necessarily Game Show News: NBCUniversal has cancelled The Meredith Vieria Showhosted by the former Millionaire emcee, after airing for two seasons.

Sources: Daily Mail, Entertainment Weekly, Facebook, Hudson Hub Times, Reuters, ShowBuzz Daily, Today, TV By The Numbers, Twitter, Variety, Vimeo

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