“Family Feud” Debuts 14th Season Today
Arguably the hottest game show on television right now is Family Feud. Few other game shows in recent history have had such a meteoric rise from near-cancellation to massive success, and few game shows have as many people talking. Steve Harvey, who returns for his 3rd season as host, is a big reason for this. This is the year to look out for Feud and Steve.
This 14th season (the 36th year of the format) is a big one for Feud. Due to its large gains last year the show has received many major time slot upgrades around the country placing it against heavy hitters like Jeopardy! or Wheel of Fortune or other popular syndicated programming. A summer publicity campaign with Burger King, “Family Food”, also expanded its reach. Couple that with Steve Harvey’s new talk show debuting to solid ratings last week and some analysts at Broadcasting & Cable believe Feud could reach the mid 4.5 to 5.0 rating mark, which places it pretty close to Jeopardy!.
Beyond the business end, though, this is the first season of Family Feud in high definition. Viewers can expect to see some set and graphic updates. However, it’s still the same hilarious format where two families compete to win $20,000 and a new car. You can see a clip of the new HD Family Feud below. The only game show left in standard definition is Let’s Make A Deal.
If you have a chance to watch today, be sure to comment and let us know what you think of the new season of Family Feud. We’re going to be watching and we hope you are, too. Congratulations to the show so far and good luck in the upcoming season. It’s going to be an interesting year for the genre.