It’s been quite awhile since ABC has had a game show that’s a hit in the ratings. Could 500 Questions become a phenomenon like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? was 15 years ago? Will this new series be renewed for a second season or cancelled instead? That’s the real question but we’ll have to wait for the answer.
Hosted by Richard Quest, 500 Questions lets some certified geniuses try to correctly answer 500 very difficult general knowledge questions — without getting three incorrect in a row.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
Final season averages: 1.04 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.79 million total viewers.
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Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you like the 500 Questions TV show? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?