“Family Feud” Kicks Off 2013 With Steve Harvey’s First Big Money Tournament Today
2012 has been an extremely good year for Family Feud. They have seen visibility of the show increase, the viewership go up by millions and fan loyalty continue to stay strong. Clearly, they anticipate 2013 going even better and they plan to make sure that happens by starting the year off, beginning today, with something that has not been seen for a few years: The Family Feud Big Money Tournament. The show has not presented a Big Money Tournament since 2009 when John O’Hurley was the host of the program, so this will be Steve Harvey’s first opportunity to give away $160,000 to one of eight lucky families. Each family selected to play in the single-elimination tournament is a notable family from the first two seasons of Harvey’s Feud tenure that did not manage to capture a big prize during their stay. If they can make it all the way to the end, the winning family will certainly not have to worry about that anymore. This is the schedule for the tournament (click each family name to see a photograph of them):
Tuesday, January 8: Tournament Finale
Some of those names may be familiar to you if you follow the Feud and they will be fun to watch as they get a second chance at a lot of dough. The format is slightly different for tournament play. The quarterfinal and semifinal matches are played in a standard 300 point goal format. The winning family plays the Fast Money round and, if they get 200 or more points, they add $20,000 to the jackpot which begins at $40,000, potentially building up to $160,000. The tournament finale, however, does not feature a Fast Money round. Instead, the goal is raised to 400 points and the first family that reaches that threshold takes home the jackpot. The Big Money Tournament is a great way to celebrate the show’s success and to give back to some of the families that have helped Feud get there. Will you be tuning in this and next week and do you have a favorite family to root for?
Photos courtesy Family Feud.