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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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Ratings Report: “Millionaire” Hits Top, Most Others Seasonally Drop, Some GSN Ratings Flop Thumbnail

Ratings Report: “Millionaire” Hits Top, Most Others Seasonally Drop, Some GSN Ratings Flop

It's time for another holiday week of syndicated ratings! That means some lower-than-usual numbers in a few cases and a surprisingly large bump in another. These ratings are for the week beginning December 24th, 2012, making it the last set of ratings entirely resting in 2012. Wheel of Fortune kicks the report off as usual, checks in with another tumble. The spinner lost 600,000 viewers and six-tenths of a point, going to a 6.7 household rating. Jeopardy! falls similarly, losing 500,000 viewers with 9.3 million viewers checking in and losing half of a ratings point, sliding down to a 5.9 rating. Click here to read reports for other shows, including good news for Millionaire, numbers for Family Feud and figures for GSN's original series and final holiday marathons.

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23Dec2012
Author
Chad Mosher
Category
Deal or No Deal, GSN, Match Game, Min. To Win It, Pyramid
Reminder: GSN Holiday Marathons Begin This Afternoon Thumbnail

Reminder: GSN Holiday Marathons Begin This Afternoon

Last month, we received some pretty advance notice on the marathon programming GSN was scheduling to air around the holiday season. We now know what exactly will be airing during each block, plus one extra day of programming has been added since then, as GSN's viewership cow will be milked once more again on the day after Christmas, Boxing Day, the first day of Kwanzaa, whichever day you prefer to label it. The special programming will start later today at 3PM ET, with GSN's biggest hit The American Bible Challenge re-airing its first tournament. And of course, later in the week is GSN's biggest gift to traditional fans with their Match Game Merry-thon. The marathons will rest for a few days, but pick up again with a classic/contemporary Pyramid bonanza until the New Year's ball hits its base in Times Square. Click here o see what programs will be airing when and to see what will be contained with each stretch of shows.

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GSN Mixes Classics With Modern Hits for Christmas & New Year’s Marathons Thumbnail

GSN Mixes Classics With Modern Hits for Christmas & New Year’s Marathons

UPDATE: As asked by some of you, as has been recent holiday tradition over the last couple of years, GSN will indeed be also airing select episodes of What's My Line? and I've Got a Secret, starting December 17th. The beloved programs from the 1950s and 1960s will air weeknights at 2AM and 2:30AM ET. The duration is not yet known, but if previous patterns are followed, expect it to be for no more than two weeks.

We've previously discussed what GSN has in store for its viewers for the upcoming Thanksgiving marathons next week on the network. They are already preparing for the even-bigger portion of the holiday season, announcing five days worth of marathons highlighting seven different programs for Christmas week and New Year's Eve and Day. The festivities will begin on Sunday, December 23rd. Beginning at 3PM ET and running all the way until midnight, all nine episodes of the first season of The American Bible Challenge will air in order. Of course, this is a gigantic ratings winner for GSN so any excuse they can find to bring it back out is expected and frankly, smart. Click here to read about what the network has planned for Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day!

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Ratings Report: Syndies Fluctuate, “Figure It Out” Strong, “Pyramid” Stays In Danger, Final Charts Thumbnail

Ratings Report: Syndies Fluctuate, “Figure It Out” Strong, “Pyramid” Stays In Danger, Final Charts

Apologies for the tardiness of this post. I've just returned from a fantastic Vegas vacation and am exhausted, but I am here for my people. Let's get into the weekly ratings report here at BuzzerBlog. We have numbers for the syndicated programs from two weeks ago, Figure It Out's premiere two weeks ago and some GSN cable ratings for last week. For the week of October 15, 2012, the second month of new episodes for Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! is just beginning. Wheel of Fortune, as usual, had the #1 viewership in first-run non-sports programming and, for the first time this season, beat out Judge Judy for the #2 household rating. Wheel was down a couple hundred thousand in viewership to 9.8 million, but retained its 6.5 household rating from last week. Click here to get ratings information for the rest of the syndicated programs, along with Figure It Out and The Pyramid.

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Ratings Report: “Wheel” Approaches 10 Million, “Feud” Breaks 6 Million, “Pyramid” Struggles Thumbnail

Ratings Report: “Wheel” Approaches 10 Million, “Feud” Breaks 6 Million, “Pyramid” Struggles

It's time for the weekly ratings report here at BuzzerBlog. We have numbers for the syndicated programs from two weeks ago and some GSN cable ratings for last week. For the week of October 8, 2012, we're finishing up the first month of new episodes for Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! Wheel of Fortune, as usual, had the #1 viewership in first-run non-sports programming and the #2 household rating. Wheel was again up another 100,000 viewers over last week, just a few thousand shy of 10 million, and gaining another slight bump with a 6.5 household rating. Click here to read about the ratings for the rest of the shows in syndication along with GSN's originals.

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Previews for the Week of October 22nd, 2012 Thumbnail

Previews for the Week of October 22nd, 2012

We're going to try to get you excited for this week's upcoming game shows by showcasing some genre highlights that you may want to look out for.  Some of the clips and previews will offer a few spoilers (especially Millionaire's, so be careful) but I think they'll get you ready for the week.  There's a lot of excitement, so be sure to watch all week and see who will win big. We've got information on Millionaire, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, and The Newlywed Game Click here to see the previews and read about what to expect this week.

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Ratings Report: “Pyramid” Not Looking Good, Plus “Wheel” Up, Most Others Slightly Down Thumbnail

Ratings Report: “Pyramid” Not Looking Good, Plus “Wheel” Up, Most Others Slightly Down

Syndication ratings came out today for the week of October 1st, 2012. We also have extra information, most not good news, for The Pyramid and The American Bible Challenge, getting recent viewership information from them. We'll get to those soon, but let's dive right into this sea of syndie numbers first. This is the third week of new episodes for Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! Wheel of Fortune, as it usually does, had the #1 viewership in first-run non-sports programming and the #2 household rating. Wheel was up over another 100,000 viewers over last week with almost 9.8 million viewers and gaining a slight bump with a 6.4 household rating. Click here to read about the rest of the syndicated game shows, plus how good (or not so good) the future of The Pyramid is looking.

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11Oct2012
News Bits for 10/11/12: Howie’s “Elephant” Name, “Pyramid”‘s Final Weeks, “Newlywed”‘s New Season Thumbnail

News Bits for 10/11/12: Howie’s “Elephant” Name, “Pyramid”‘s Final Weeks, “Newlywed”‘s New Season

News is pretty slow today as far as huge, gigantic stories go. But we do have a few bits of information we can pass along and provide as one: We've discussed Howie Mandel's newest NBC game show project White Elephant around these parts previously. It's essentially a game where you're trying to end up with the best "gifts" of them all, based on the traditional gag Christmas game. Click here to find out what the program's new name is, some more about its format, plus news on scheduling for The Pyramid and The Newlywed Game.

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07Oct2012
Author
Chad Mosher
Category
GSN, Opinion, Pyramid, Ratings
Halfway Through “The Pyramid,” Will We See a Season Two? – An Analysis Thumbnail

Halfway Through “The Pyramid,” Will We See a Season Two? – An Analysis

I, along with so many other game show fans, have been enjoying GSN's The Pyramid since its debut last month. Sure, there are a couple of nitpicks here and there that I would enjoy seeing fixed. But that can easily be done by taking viewer input when a season two comes around. Well, if a season two comes around. While The Pyramid is clearly meant for the truest of true fans in this genre, they're not exactly turning out in droves, especially compared to the smash success of The American Bible Challenge. Will The Pyramid come back for a season two? Let's take a very detailed look at the numbers and some circumstantial evidence to decide. Click here for the analysis, viewership comparisons and past history of GSN renewals to see what decision I arrive at.

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18Sep2012
Author
Alex Davis
Category
Pyramid
Guest Blog: “The Pyramid” Contestant Dan McLaughlin Thumbnail

Guest Blog: “The Pyramid” Contestant Dan McLaughlin

Collectively, through its debut week, millions of people watched the debut of GSN's The Pyramid.  A large number of you may have seen one very excited contestant in particular: Dan McLaughlin.  On September 4th Dan got to play the infamous Winner's Circle once with Yvette Nicole Brown from NBC's Community and collected a total of $3,000 through his day.  Not bad for a half hour of games.  We were very excited to find out that Dan was a reader and wanted to share his experience on the classic game show with everyone.  Dan put together a great guest blog explaining how it was playing the show, what contestants go through, and how it is sitting in the Winner's Circle.  Click here to read Dan's guest blog and let us know what you think.

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10Sep2012
Author
Alex Davis
Category
Pyramid
GSN Announces Weekly Celebrity Line-Up for “The Pyramid” Thumbnail

GSN Announces Weekly Celebrity Line-Up for “The Pyramid”

I knew that people around here would be very excited for GSN's revival of The Pyramid which debuted last week, but it's even better to know that it's been a big hit for the network's casual viewers, too.  It was averaging over 500,000 viewers and, at last check, had over 170,000 viewers in the key A18-49 demographic.  We're all very happy to see it be such a success and we count on seeing more episodes ordered soon.  To keep Pyramid fever going, GSN has announced the weekly celebrity line-ups for the show.  Now you know who to expect on what week.  If you appeared on the show or you're waiting to see a specific contestant or celebrity, you'll want to read on.  Click here to read all the celebrity pairings, dates, and let us know who you are looking forward to.

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05Sep2012
Author
Alex Davis
Category
Pyramid, Ratings
GSN’s “The Pyramid” Debuts to 646,000 Viewers Thumbnail

GSN’s “The Pyramid” Debuts to 646,000 Viewers

It may have taken several years of pilots, format changes, and hosts, but Embassy Row finally has The Pyramid going strong on GSN. The Mike Richards-hosted revival debuted this past Monday, September 3rd, to 646,000 viewers. It also scored 158,000 viewers in the key Adult 18-49 demographic. This puts it not too far behind GSN's current golden child, The American Bible Challenge, and ahead of their other new original game Beat the Chefs.  It also increased 24% from its lead-in, Family Feud.. Click here to read more and let us know what you think of the news.

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03Sep2012
“Millionaire” and “The Pyramid” Debut Today; Write Your Reviews Thumbnail

“Millionaire” and “The Pyramid” Debut Today; Write Your Reviews

The 2012 game show season has officially started!  Today, both Who Wants to be a Millionaire (syndication) and The Pyramid (GSN) will debut.  This is the eleventh syndicated season for Millionaire and the first season for The Pyramid.  We're very excited for Millionaire because one of our readers, Adam Marchese, will be appearing on the show this afternoon.  We wish him enormous amounts of luck and we'll let you know how he does tomorrow.  It's also Labor Day, though, so we're not going to be around today.  However, we still want to know what you think.  Be sure to watch and comment with your reviews, thoughts, and feelings about both shows.  We also hope you have a great Labor Day.  Click here to give us your review of the new shows.

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31Aug2012
Author
Chad Mosher
Category
GSN, Opinion, Pyramid, Reader Input, Review, Spoilers, Video
Review: Did GSN’s “The Pyramid” Live Up to the Hype? Thumbnail

Review: Did GSN’s “The Pyramid” Live Up to the Hype?

When GSN announced that The Pyramid was on their list of upcoming premieres, three questions went through my mind: Will this live up to the expectations of the original? Will this be a good show standing by itself? And will this be a show that I, along with the general, casual game show fan will want to tune in repeatedly? To be fair, we did only see one episode as part of GSN's promotional "sneak peek" of The Pyramid and there are still 39 more to go. But based on this week's taste of game show goodness, I think all three questions can be answered with a resounding "yes!" Click here to read my review of The Pyramid, watch some highlights from the show and to keep telling us what you thought of it!

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