“Family Feud” Renewed Through 2015; Goes HD
All hail Steve Harvey. The long running game show Family Feud has gone under a large revitilization since the installation of host Steve Harvey. As a result, the show has been renewed in 75% of the country (so far) through 2015. Since Steve joined the show, Family Feud has increased its ratings by 35% in total households and 40% in the key demographic of women 25-54. This season saw many stations upgrade the show to a prime slot between 5PM and 8PM, a vast improvement from the often past-midnight slots many markets saw before Steve. The show will go HD starting next season. Family Feud in its current incarnation has been on the air since 1999.
“Stations have wasted no time in securing this franchise well into the future with these long-term renewals, extending Family Feud through 2015 and making it a viable alternative to off-network sitcoms for many stations seeking strong early fringe and access programming,” said Debmar Mercury co-president Ira Bernstein.
We’ve got this Steve and this lady to thank for getting the ball rolling. Congratulations to the crew. They’ve brought new life to the show out of no where and I hope it sticks around for a long, long time.
Source : THR