Last summer, ABC tried running 500 Questions over seven consecutive weeknights. Richard Quest from the UK was the host. The network’s brought it back but have replaced the host and have tinkered with the schedule. Will the ratings improve or get worse? Cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned.
500 Questions, certified geniuses try to correctly answer 500 very difficult general knowledge questions — without answering three in a row incorrectly. Season two is hosted by Dan Harris.
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.
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Last year comparison: The first season of 500 Questions averaged a 1.04 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.79 million total viewers.
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 still like the 500 Questions TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a third season?
I enjoyed the show in general but I thought that the season 1 host was more entertaining.
Call me a snob. But to me, that a show that calls itself a game of geniuses, this is not worthy. They should model themselves on Jeopardy where there is some fun, it it is mostly strictly business – not all the carnival that goes on. Won’t be watching again unless the format changes.xfsd5
Having been a jeweller many years ago, I immediately spotted the error when peridot was called wrong and the rest of the stones were revealed. The precious and semiprecious lists were shuffled up, and somehow the judges called it wrong. Roger knew it. You could see in his face he knew he was right. Too bad – you can’t put a cracked egg back together.
When Roger answered the question about birthstones, he said that Peridot was a birthstone. You told him that he was wrong. However, Peridot is the birthstone for August.
Great show interesting. However your research people made a significant error on the 6/1airing when they did not have peridot listed as a birthstone gem. Therer are semi-precious birthstones and precious stone birthstones. Whoever compiled yourl did not include all but insteadmixed them up. Very inaccurate. Peridot is the precious birthstone for the month of August. As pearl is semi Sm22precious for June, and diamond is precious stone for June. It’sa shame because mist oeople will not know the difference but the person you told was incorrect on the show was actually correct.
Please make the host of 500 questions stop talking so much. Too much talking and constant describing the rules. I like the show format but for the love of God.., stop the talking!!!!!
It’s ironic that you used as many words as you did to make your point.
Richard Quest was definitely the best presenter 500 Question. Without a doubt.This program is one of the best in the world.