ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey broke the news that ABC had picked up season two of the hit game show during today’s TCA executive presentation.
Excerpted from a multi-show press release:
“We’re thrilled by the performance of each of our game shows and the reception they received from the fans,” said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. She added, “The success of these shows is due in large part to the strength of our hosts […]
Season one of “Match Game,” produced by FremantleMedia North America, was so BLANK!, it’s returning for season two. Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin hosts the bawdy and irreverent hour of fun. “Match Game” features four contestants each week vying for the chance to win $25,000, as they attempt to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the-missing-blank.
“Match Game” averages 6.5 million Total Viewers and a 1.4/5 in Adults 18-49 so far this summer. “Match Game” ranks No. 1 in Sunday’s 10:00 p.m. hour in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. ABC’s broad-appealing game show also wins its time slot with Women 18-49 and Men 18-49. “Match Game” is ABC’s highest-rated summertime program in the Sunday 10 o’clock hour among Adults 18-49 in 10 years and most watched in 15 years – since the summers of 2006 and 2001, respectively. “Match Game” debuted with ABC’s largest summer audience in the time slot with regular programming in nearly 10 years and tied the Net’s highest young adult number in 4 years – since 8/20/06 and 7/15/12, respectively.
Game shows are on a winning streak at ABC. Dungey also announced the $100,000 Pyramid and To Tell the Truth TV shows have been renewed for second seasons, while Celebrity Family Feud has been picked up for a third.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Match Game TV series? Do you plan to watch the second season on ABC?