Fox's Million Dollar Money Drop is a long forgotten colossal disaster of a quiz show from from Winter 2010. The show was critically panned for its horrific pace, bizarre production decisions, and (most of all) poor question setting. People who followed the show remember the faulty question on the first episode regarding the debut date of a Post-It note. It looks like another team thinks they have a case with a bad question and TMZ is reporting the losing couple taking the show to court. Click here to read about the incident and to hear what the couple has to say. Let us know what you think by commenting.Read MoreView Comments (12)
Channel 4's The Million Pound Drop Live will wrap up their fifth series tonight. Over the course of the last six weekends, it has produced many high scoring payouts with couples winning £200,000 and more. Endemol and Channel 4 have given away more than £1 million throughout this series. More money than the last four series and Christmas specials added together. Today we have two clips from this series. The first clip was taken from 24th September and features comedian Jack Whitehall and his father, Michael Whitehall. Unlike other game shows, celebrity games are always slotted between regular games. The generation pair have reached question eight with a record £300,000. Watch the clip below to see them tackle the final 50/50 question. [stRead MoreView Comments (20)
The timing of this is pretty funny. Fox's long cancelled quiz show Million Dollar Money Drop will be getting its own Facebook adaptation. It's in the programming phase right now so no word of impeding release. The company behind it is iWin, who did the good adaptations of Deal or No Deal, 1 VS 100, the upcoming $100,000 Pyramid, and the massively popular Family Feud. Click here for more information and to see what you can expect.Read MoreView Comments (8)
A few quick things to start you off this morning. First, Who Wants to be a Millionaire will be getting its own Facebook app soon. The game will debut Monday, March 21st, on Millionaire's Facebook page. Next, the American version of Million Dollar Money Drop is still in limbo, but our way of doing the game is making its way around the world now. Australia is the first country to jump on the bandwagon. The now-titled The Million Dollar Drop will retain everything from the American version, including the rules, set, and presentation. And finally, Lingo is still casting for contestants. They are especially looking for fans of the show who know how to play the game, which should include a large number of you. Click here to get the full update on all these stories.Read MoreView Comments (7)
Given the ratings and the overall reception the show got, as it got past its initial week-long event and sped the game up, this may not be a total surprise. An Endemol insider is telling readers, through Bother's Bar, that the Fox game show Million Dollar Money Drop will return this summer for a new series of episodes.
The show averaged around five and a half million viewers generally during its first run, nearly identical to what Minute to Win It got during its initial run this time last year (and still gets). And as we say constantly, Money Drop is cheap in broadcast network terms, it's good time filler, and it did well enough to deserve another season. Click here to read more, and for some facts backing this up.
Million Dollar Money Drop had its season finale last night and it doesn't seem to be able to gain or lose viewers. It finished pretty close to where it's been the entire time: a 3.3/5 rating. I've got no idea if it's coming back or not. It needed to get closer to a 4.0 rating last night to seem likely to me, but it's in the in-between world right now. I've said it repeatedly, though, Minute to Win It gets hailed as some sort of phenomenon and it doesn't do any better than Money Drop, so I won't be shocked to see it come back. Syndication didn't have the best week on record, either. Click here to read all the ratings.Read MoreView Comments (8)
We've had a lot of criticism regarding the Americanization of Million Dollar Money Drop, but at least they seem to be seeing complaints, seeing how the more popular versions of the show do their games, and bringing in elements to improve. Many shows say, "Screw it," but they aren't yet at least. They've already sped up the game considerably which has helped it tremendously. Now the Fox game show will be adding an interactive game. You'll now be able to place your virtual million dollars on the drops and play along with the contestants. Click here to learn about the game and find out how to play it today live.Read MoreView Comments (20)
We're now completely out of any form of 2010 ratings for syndication. Updates for both last night's Million Dollar Money Drop and all of syndication for the week ending January 9th are in. There's some relatively decent news for Money Drop. Its ratings seemed to have stabilized and the viewers who like it are sticking with it. Last night's show, with a record $300,000 win, got a 3.4/5 rating. On the surface, yeah, it's not the greatest rating on the planet, but it's pretty close to Minute to Win It which gets touted as the greatest thing to ever happen to game shows, and Money Drop is cheap enough. Click here to read more about the ratings for network and syndication game shows.Read MoreView Comments (10)
The ratings for the week ending January 2nd, the final week of 2010 before the new year, are out. For the holidays, fans of Family Feud should have been sending cards and presents to host Steve Harvey for saving the show. It's becoming a recurring theme around here, but yet again Family Feud hit a season high. The rest of the syndicated shows, except for one, also saw an increase. Next, GSN's Baggage entered a ten market test run this past Monday. The ratings are out for the first two days and while it's not lighting the world on fire, in the grand scheme of things it's doing fine. We've also got the ratings for Million Dollar Money Drop, with more to come. Click here to read about all the ratings and what they mean.Read MoreView Comments (1)
Fox's Million Dollar Money Drop is still airing on Tuesdays at 9:00PM (and this Thursday at 8:00PM) in case you've missed it. Last night's episode scored a 3.3/5 rating, for what it's worth. Some more people stuck around this Tuesday than last Tuesday's episode, and maybe it was because of what happened in the first few minutes. Click to read more and see what happened.Read MoreView Comments (28)
This is a pretty good week for game shows on broadcast television. Million Dollar Money Drop on Fox, Minute to Win It on NBC, and Wipeout on ABC are all active. Some look alive and some...not so much. THURSDAY UPDATE: Million Dollar Money Drop and Wipeout both aired episodes on Thursday at 8:00PM ET. One did great and the other didn't. I'm sure you can guess which one did what. Click here to find out all the ratings.Read MoreView Comments (34)
All the holiday celebrations are over with and everyone is facing the cold, depressing realization that they have to return to work. Most of the game shows were on break for the past few weeks. Luckily some of your favorites will be returning on network, cable, and and syndication. Click here to read about what to expect with Millionaire, 1 VS 100, Million Dollar Money Drop, and Minute to Win It.Read MoreView Comments (14)
I think it's accurate to say the entire ordeal surrounding Million Dollar Money Drop is just about at fiasco stage. More people have probably heard about this story than actually watched the actual show. By now you probably know that a couple, Gabe Okoye and Brittany Mayti, lost an imaginary $800,000 that they could not walk away with on the Fox game show on Monday, December 20th. They've been on a media tour, spreading their story about this and milking the moment for all they can. However, I think people are forgetting to check on a few key things involving this, and it's lessons to learn from this show. Click here to read about the couple's acting background (no, the show's not rigged), and more information about the questions and casting.Read MoreView Comments (28)
While I'm away something vaguely interesting decides to happen. Figures. Kevin Pollak is cursed to host game shows marred in some form of controversy, apparently. On the very first episode of Fox's Million Dollar Money Drop we wrote about a couple that faced the question, “Which of these was first sold in stores? A: Macintosh Computer, B: Sony Walkman, C: Post-It Notes”. They placed $800,000 on C, which they claim was incorrect, and $80,000 on B, which they claim was correct. It was clearly wrong and there were many examples from all over expressing its inaccuracy. It all went down hill from here and very rapidly. Click here to read more.Read MoreView Comments (17)
Fox's new game show, Million Dollar Money Drop, finally debuts tonight at 8:00PM ET. We want to know what you think of the show, so as it airs please feel free to leave comments. Also feel free to place spoilers in there as you want, so you've been warned if you want to remain in the dark. Likewise, if you want to chat and play with other people watching the Money Drop, we've got our chat room up. Just chat after the break and see what others think live.Read MoreView Comments (43)