|Celebrity Family Feud (8pm ET), The $100,000|
Pyramid (9pm ET) and Match Game (10pm ET)
will continue NEW this Sunday on ABC.
I expect tonight's Sunday night reruns leading in to To Tell the Truth at 10pm ET to average a 0.8 to 1.0 18-49 rating and 4 to 5 million viewers.
Here are the ratings for the past three ABC Sunday Nights:
Celebrity Family Feud: 18-49: 1.6, 1.1, 1.5; Total viewers (in millions): 7.98, 6.30, 7.43
The $100,000 Pyramid: 18-49: 1.7, 1.2, 1.5; Total viewers (in millions): 8.09, 6.58, 7.12
Match Game: 18-49: 1.5, 1.1, 1.2; Total viewers (in millions): 6.64, 5.65, 5.67
At this pace, all three shows should be on the way to renewal. Next to The Bachelorette, these game shows have consistently topped ABC's lineup for the week.
I am 99% certain it is the "waiting game" for Celebrity Family Feud, The $100,000 Pyramid and Match Game renewals at ABC. For the next season of each respective show, I see virtually no format and host changes.
Two interesting articles online:
1) "The New Match Game Can't Quite Live Up To It's 70's Forefather": Of course everyone is going to be a critic of the new revival, which overwhelmingly (in opinion) is the best since the original.
2) "Three Hours is Too Long (for Anything, but Especially to Watch Game Shows)": I warned about this weeks ago. Ratings have proven differently, with Match Game producing very positive numbers in the late, third hour now three weeks in a row. The article also discusses how Michael Strahan should have a Co-host on The $100,000 Pyramid. Bad idea. Why does Pyramid ever need two hosts?