UPDATED: ABC is sticking with its game show lineup. The network has renewed the Steve Harvey-hosted Celebrity Family Feud for a third season, and picked up $100,000 Pyramid, Match Game and To Tell The Truth for Season 2, ABC president of entertainment Channing Dungey announced at the top of the network’s TCA executive presentation.
Celebrity Family Feud was down in its Season 2 June premiere from its breakout debut last summer, but still has done solid business for ABC. Its season opener drew a 1.5 in 18-49s and 7.8 million, the second best result of the night, following $100,000 Pyramid, hosted by Michael Strahan. It was the standout in its Season 1 premiere, with a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49 (Live+Same Day) and 8 million viewers. Match Game, hosted by Alec Baldwin, started off with a 1.5 in 18-49s and 6.7 million viewers. That was ABC’s largest summer audience in the time slot with regular programming in nearly 10 years and tied the highest young-adult number in four years – since August 20, 2006 and July 8, 2012, respectively.
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To Tell The Truth, hosted by Anthony Anderson, averaged 5.2 million total viewers and a 1.2/4 in adults 18-49 during its run. It improved its hour for ABC over Extreme Weight Loss during the comparable weeks last summer by 86% in total viewers and by 50% in Adults 18-49. On its series premiere, To Tell the Truth delivered ABC’s best summertime numbers with series programming in the hour in 3 years with total viewers and in 2 years with adults 18-49 – since 5/28/13 and 6/24/14, respectively.
Celebrity Family Feud, Pyramid and Match Game all air as part of ABC’s Fun and Games block. To Tell The Truth airs on Tuesday nights. Celebrity Family Feud, Match Game and To Tell The Truth are produced by FremantleMedia North America. $100,000 Pyramid is produced by SMAC Entertainment.
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