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“The Price is Right” and “Let’s Make A Deal” Start “Big Money Week” October 14th Thumbnail

“The Price is Right” and “Let’s Make A Deal” Start “Big Money Week” October 14th

Starting tomorrow, October 14th, you'll see a lot more money than usual on the popular CBS daytime game show lineup.  The Price is Right and Let's Make A Deal will offer over $2,000,000 in cash and prizes all week long during "Big Money Week."  First, on The Price is Right, contestants will be given the chance to win record breaking prizes and some of the biggest cash figures in the daytime game's history.  Lucky players get to compete in $500,000 Plinko; $250,000 Cliffhangers; and $100,000 Half-Off. Let's Make A Deal is getting a big money cash injection as well.  The Wayne Brady-hosted game will introduce the new game "Big Shot." Click here to watch some previews, learn more, and let us know what you think of the new week and new games.

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04May2013
“Let’s Make A Deal” Welcomes Publishers Clearing House for $100,000 Giveaway Thumbnail

“Let’s Make A Deal” Welcomes Publishers Clearing House for $100,000 Giveaway

This week's contestants on CBS's Emmy nominated Let's Make A Deal have thousands of extra reasons to be excited.  $20,000, to be specific.  The Wayne Brady-hosted daytime game will be welcoming Publishers Clearing House during the week of May 6th for a $100,000 giveaway.  Each day there's $20,000 up for grabs in one of the show's most popular games such as “Smash For Cash,” “Go For A Spin,” “Strike a Match” and “Go Big Or Go Home.” Click here to learn more about the special week and let us know what you think.

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26Apr2013
Video: Alana Goes for the Super Deal on “Let’s Make A Deal” Thumbnail

Video: Alana Goes for the Super Deal on “Let’s Make A Deal”

All this week on CBS Daytime is "Big Money Week".  We've already discussed The Price is Right significantly updating the stakes.  Let's Make A Deal is bringing back big money, as well, with the return of the "Super Deal."  Every day this week contestants who win the Big Deal of the Day can gamble it for a one-in-three chance at $50,000 in cash plus the Big Deal.  Over $70,000 is on the line.  It was one once last year.  Will it be won again?  Earlier this week, contestant Alana won the Big Deal which included a car with rims. She's gambling over $20,000 in prizes for a shot at an additional $50,000 hiding in one of the three envelopes. The other two have $1,000 and $2,000. Can she do it? Click here to watch and let us know what you think.

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CBS Turns the Tables With April Fool’s Editions of “The Price is Right” and “Let’s Make A Deal” Thumbnail

CBS Turns the Tables With April Fool’s Editions of “The Price is Right” and “Let’s Make A Deal”

For the past few years The Price is Right has celebrated April Fool's Day in unexpected and funny ways.  They're continuing the trend in 2013, and its sister show Let's Make A Deal is getting into the fun, too.  The CBS daytime game show block will be playing pranks on contestants, cast, crew, and home audiences during themed episodes on April 1st. First, on The Price is Right, the joke is on host Drew Carey and announcer George Gray.  For the first time they'll learn how it is to present the prizes. Then, on Let's Make A Deal, also for the first time ever, previously Zonked contestants are going to get a chance at redemption. Click here to read more information about both and to see a previous April Fool's Day special from Price.

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20Mar2013
Video: “Let’s Make A Deal” Record Setting Dice Duel Thumbnail

Video: “Let’s Make A Deal” Record Setting Dice Duel

We've been featuring some pretty amazing wins recently.  Let's keep it up with another from the second of CBS's daytime game shows: Let's Make A Deal.  One of the Wayne Brady-hosted-show's more popular games is Dice Duel.  You've probably seen some version of this game before.  Contestants have to roll a pair of dice down a ramp.  They add the numbers up and get the money behind that total.  If you duplicate a number, though, you lose and your opponent can either take the money or gamble on a curtain.  Thousands and thousands of dollars are up for grabs. The game had one of its most remarkable moments this week. Click here to see who will be winning five figures and, potentially, what's behind the curtain if they want to make a deal. Let us know what you think of the moment also.

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Monty Hall and Bob Stewart to Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at 2013 Daytime Emmys Thumbnail

Monty Hall and Bob Stewart to Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at 2013 Daytime Emmys

Great news for classic game show fans this afternoon, as two of the greats will be honored at the 40th Daytime Emmy Awards this summer. Legendary game show host and producer Monty Hall and all-time great producer Bob Stewart will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2013 ceremony. These two men are giants in their field and greatly deserve the honor.
Bob Stewart passed away in May of last year and is one of the most renowned creators and producers in television, game shows or otherwise. Stewart worked with Goodson-Todman Productions for many years, creating the original The Price Is Right concept for them in 1956, followed by the panel game To Tell the Truth and the timeless word-association game Password in 1961, which spawned multiple variations throughout the 1970s, 1980s and a recent revival in 2008.Click here to read more about Bob Stewart, Monty Hall and the honors that will be bestowed upon them.

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13Feb2013
“Let’s Make A Deal” Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Return of Original Hosts Monty Hall and Carol Merrill Thumbnail

“Let’s Make A Deal” Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Return of Original Hosts Monty Hall and Carol Merrill

It's hard to believe but the CBS daytime game show Let's Make A Deal will celebrate 50 years on the air this month.  The first pilot was taped on May 25, 1963.  What's amazing is that, over the course of these 50 years, practically nothing has changed beyond the hosts.  Even the set, though updated with modern technology, has remained the same...audience gallery and three iconic doors is all it needs to entertain audiences for decades.  The current CBS version, now in its fourth season and hosted by Wayne Brady alongside Jonathan Mangum and Tiffany Coyne, has never been shy about embracing its history.  Monty Hall spent a week on the show making deals with contestants during its first season.  Let's Make A Deal will celebrate its 50th anniversary starting next Monday, February 18th, with three things that are going to make genre fans very happy: the return of the original hosts and Super Deal.  Click here to learn more about the special anniversary episodes, what to expect, and to let us know what you think.  Are you excited?

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UPDATE: Ratings Report: “Deal” Hits Series High, “Wheel” Spins Higher, “Price” Up Over Average Thumbnail

UPDATE: Ratings Report: “Deal” Hits Series High, “Wheel” Spins Higher, “Price” Up Over Average

UPDATE: Instead of putting it off until next week, we've updated this week's Ratings Report to put out some great ratings news for Let's Make a Deal. According to CBS, the week of January 21st (last week) saw the Wayne Brady show reach its highest viewership ever since beginning in 2009. The show averaged 3.14 million viewers over the hour (2.9 million viewers in the first half hour, almost 3.4 million in the second) and tied or beat many highs in the important female demographics. Congratulations to them!

A slight delay in this week's Ratings Report for whatever reason, but here it is, packed with all kinds of information this week! The syndicated ratings for the week of January 14th will kick us off. Wheel of Fortune hit another ratings high this week, eclipsing the previous one by more than 400,000 viewers. They scored over 12.2 million viewers, netting a 7.8 household rating. Jeopardy!'s viewership is very slightly down from its season high last week, losing fewer than a hundred thousand viewers to finish with more than 10.4 million viewers and a solid 6.8 rating. Click here to read much more detailed information about ratings from Family Feud, The Price Is Right, Let's Make a Deal, GSN shows and much more!

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29Jan2013
“The Price Is Right” and “Let’s Make a Deal” Renewed Through 2013-14 by CBS Thumbnail

“The Price Is Right” and “Let’s Make a Deal” Renewed Through 2013-14 by CBS

Great news for Daytime Television came out today, as CBS announced via press release that their entire Daytime lineup has been renewed for the 2013-14 season, including the only game shows in Daytime, The Price Is Right and Let's Make a Deal. The Price Is Right will be entering its 42nd season of the Drew Carey game show and Wayne Brady's Let's Make a Deal will be jumping into year five. Both programs come from the production of FremantleMedia and both shows are produced by Mike Richards. According to CBS, The Price Is Right remains the number one viewed show in daytime with over 4.7 million viewers on average. Let's Make a Deal is averaging over 2.7 million viewers and both shows continue to see growth in the audience from half hour to half hour. We will have more recent ratings information tomorrow for these shows in our Ratings Report. Congratulations to the teams at both shows on making it another year!

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“The Price is Right” and “Let’s Make A Deal” Schedule Super Bowl and Grammy Specials Thumbnail

“The Price is Right” and “Let’s Make A Deal” Schedule Super Bowl and Grammy Specials

CBS's daytime game show block will soon be celebrating the network's upcoming big primetime events.  Both The Price is Right and Let's Make A Deal will honor the Super Bowl and the Grammy Awards, respectively, with special episodes featuring cash, prizes, and celebrities from both. First, on Friday, February 1st, The Price is Right will promote CBS's Super Bowl 47 with a special edition.  Drew Carey will welcome NFL Network personalities Rich Eisen and and Eric Davis to the set.  New model Rob Wilson also returns. Then, on Friday, February 8th, Let's Make A Deal will hold a special Grammy Awards edition.  CBS hosts the 55th annual awards on February 10th. Click here to read more about what games and prizes you can expect to see on each.

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16Jan2013
“Let’s Make A Deal” Almost Done for the Season; Be a Contestant Thumbnail

“Let’s Make A Deal” Almost Done for the Season; Be a Contestant

CBS's daytime game Let's Make A Deal is close to the end of its fourth taping season.  The Wayne Brady-hosted game is still looking for contestants, though.  All you need to do is head to Los Angeles, find an eye-catching costume that will make you stand out from the crowd, and hope Wayne chooses you to win big prizes, trips, cash, or even cars.  Watch out for the Zonks, though.  There's only about three weeks left and there's more than enough time, if you are planning on being in (or visiting) Los Angeles through the beginning of February.  Click here to read how to be a contestant, courtesy our friends at Fremantle's casting department.

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14Jan2013
“Let’s Make A Deal” Makes Game Show History with Twitter Special Taping January 25th Thumbnail

“Let’s Make A Deal” Makes Game Show History with Twitter Special Taping January 25th

CBS's popular daytime game show Let's Make A Deal will make genre history by having the first ever Twitter special.  This episode will tape January 25th and air January 30th.  Fans will be allowed to choose elements of the episode by communicating with @letsmakedealcbs starting at 4:00PM ET/1:00PM PT. Even if you don't have a Twitter account you can follow the action at the show's website.  Click here to see how you can affect the show by just sitting at home and using Twitter no matter where you are.

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“The Price is Right” and “Let’s Make A Deal” Celebrate Christmas Starting December 18th Thumbnail

“The Price is Right” and “Let’s Make A Deal” Celebrate Christmas Starting December 18th

It's (shockingly) almost Christmas and holiday specials are coming upon us.  As always CBS's daytime game show block, The Price is Right and Let's Make A Deal, will be celebrating the holidays with special episodes filled with big cash, cars, and trips. Starting December 18th and lasting through Monday, December 24th, The Price is Right will deck the halls for five special Christmas themed episodes. Holiday themed prizes will extend through these specials culminating on December 24th. Let's Make A Deal will also be getting into the Christmas action on December 24th.  It's a special family edition, as Wayne Brady will select families from the audience to play for prizes. Click here to learn the specifics on each special edition and let us know what you're looking forward to most.

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“The Price is Right” and “Let’s Make A Deal” Schedule Thanksgiving Specials Thumbnail

“The Price is Right” and “Let’s Make A Deal” Schedule Thanksgiving Specials

Next week CBS's two daytime game shows, The Price is Right and Let's Make A Deal will celebrate Thanksgiving with special episodes.  First, on November 19th, The Price is Right will celebrate Thanksgiving with themed Showcases. Celebrity chef Cat Cora will stop by the show to present culinary-themed prizes.  To top it all off the show will welcome back newest model Rob Wilson to help present the prizes. Let's Make A Deal will celebrate Thanksgiving on Tuesday, November 20th with a "Family Edition."  Parents and children will compete for prizes and try to avoid the Zonks. Click here to learn more about the special episodes and find out what prizes you can expect to see awarded to lucky contestants.

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13Nov2012
Ratings Report: No Syndies But “Price” & “Deal” Up, “Figure It Out” & “Newlywed” Not Thumbnail

Ratings Report: No Syndies But “Price” & “Deal” Up, “Figure It Out” & “Newlywed” Not

It's Tuesday afternoon, so it's time for the weekly feature at BuzzerBlog, the ratings report. Notably absent this week will be the ratings for the syndicated programs. The ratings this week would have been for the week of October 29th, however Superstorm Sandy got in the way causing much of the East Coast to preempt shows with local coverage. If less than 90% of markets air a national show for that week, Nielsen usually does not release the numbers so we will have no data for that week. However, as we mentioned on the site earlier today, congratulations to Family Feud who is reporting another record shattering, knocking down a viewership bar set in the Ray Combs era. We still have some cable and rare CBS games news to share with you, however. Click here to read about them!

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