Saturday, September 17, 2016

News In A Flash!: Quick Game Show Updates #96

It's time once again to quickly peruse through of some of the latest headlines in the world US and international game shows. This week's update article will take a look at the some of the latest game show news from the past week in 200 characters or less. Highlights include fall season premieres of prominent CBS Daytime game shows, Match Game's first season finale, Millionaire returning to India after a two-year hiatus, the dates for Jeopardy's online audition tests and some of the latest game show ratings.

The Price Is Right and Let’s Make A Deal are set kickoff their 45th and eighth seasons on Monday. Next week, Price reveals a new pricing game and Deal gives contestants a crack at the Mega Deal.

Celebrity Name Game returns for its third season next week on September 19. Some of the celebrity guest stars include Aisha Tyler, Courteney Cox, Lance Bass, Terrell Owens and David Arquette.

This Monday at 10:00pm ET marks the first season finale of ABC’s Match Game revival. Panelists include JB Smoove, Jack McBrayer and Sarah Palin.

Indian radio station 92.7 BIG FM is set debut its musical new game show, Big Antakshari, on September 19. The show will air on all 45 stations across the country and will be hosted by singer Kanika Kapoor.

The ninth season of Kaun Banega Crorepati, the Indian version of Millionaire, premieres October 11 on Sony Entertainment TV – the same date as host Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday. 

Go to if you want to registers for the online audition test(s). The College test is scheduled for September 28 and the Adult tests are scheduled for October 4-6. 

On Monday, GSN Games released its newest social casino game, “Wheel of Fortune Slots: The Ultimate Collection” on Google Play. The app offers users a chance to win up to $100,000 in daily sweepstakes.

The Wheelmobile will be stopping in Cleveland, Ohio at the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park to search for potential contestants on October 21 from 6-10pm and October 22 from 12 to 4pm.

ITV Studios is set to launch 10 new formats at MIPCOM in October, including quiz show formats Cash Trapped and 5 Gold Rings. 

September 13 marked the first anniversary of Seven’s The Chase Australia. The series has now attracted almost a fifth more viewers than Nine’s Millionaire Hot Seat with 28.2 share in its 5:00pm slot.

SYNDICATED RATINGS: Although the show fell 5% down to a 6.3 household rating, Family Feud continues to lead among all syndicated game shows for the 19th week in a row. 

MORE SYNDIES: Wheel dropped to a 5.6, while and Jeopardy, Celebrity Name Game and Millionaire remained stagnant at their respective ratings of a 5.2, 1.3 and 1.2. 

Sunday and Monday’s season finales of ABC’s Celebrity Family Feud and The $100,000 Pyramid averaged 6.67 and 5.34 million total viewers, and a 1.3 and 1.0 Adults 18-49 rating, respectively.

Tuesday’s “Fraternities vs. Sororities” episode of Idiotest averaged 340,000 total viewers and a .07 Adults 18-49 rating. The show ranked 147th among the top 150 original cable telecasts on Tuesday.

Thursday’s episode of GSN’s Winsanity averaged 357,000 total viewers and a 0.06 rating among Adults 18-49. The show ranked 147th among the top 150 original cable telecasts on Thursday.

In addition to winning $1 million on America’s Got Talent, season 11 champ Grace VanderWaal is headlining three America’s Got Talent Live shows on Oct. 27-29 at Planet Hollywood Casino in Las Vegas.

BBC has decided to end The Great British Bake Off after this series due to BBC’s refusal to pay Love Productions more money to keep the program. Channel 4 has picked it up for three more series.

Sources: Asia Radio Today, Broadcasting & Cable,  C21Media, Facebook, FOX 8, Google Play, Herald Sun, International Business Times,, The Guardian, Ticketmaster, ShowBuzz Daily, TV By The Numbers, Venture Beat, YouTube

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