Saturday, March 30, 2013

Final 'Feud'

Come Monday, for the first time in nearly two decades, Richard Dawson's Family Feud vacates GSN. We get some more Match Game, Press Your Luck, Super Password and Sale of the Century, but the one show leaves us which has been here forever.

The last airing was Friday morning at 8am, but I have a feeling it won't be the last airing "forever". Sure, we still have 2000's Feud to watch from 4pm and on everyday, which is not too different from the classic version, but some hard-core Dawson-lovers are a little upset

There have been a couple things thrown around about pre-1994 Feud and if it will make its way back to the schedule. Sometime in GSN's lifetime, which is sure to last for years to come, we will see a classic version of Family Feud back.

Prediction: Richard Dawson Feud will return this year, but not in a regular weekday slot as long as Press Your Luck and Sale of the Century don't bomb and Chuck's Lingo remains afloat at 11:30am. Dawson Feud will probably return in an Independence Day and/or Thanksgiving and/or Christmas/New Years' marathon this year. Just like the Match Game marathon they'll probably lease a new season/special episodes.

To the forum posters, you did see this coming. Richard Dawson Family Feud aired at 9am for the longest time, declining in ratings,  then pushed back to 8am last May and since has averaged 70,000-100,000 viewers an episode. Not bad at all, but it's worth airing a double run of Match Game which is sure to do better.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure it'll come back at some point in time, as will Combs Feud too. Combs Feud always seems to find its way back to GSN as well.

    Wouldn't mind seeing "Family Feud Challenge". That hasn't been run on GSN since 1997!