The original version of College Bowl began on radio in the 1950s, moved to television, and has aired on various channels over the years. How long will this latest incarnation last? Will Capital One College Bowl be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status Update Below.
A quiz series, the Capital One College Bowl TV show is hosted by former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, with his brother Cooper Manning serving as a sidekick. The series challenges college students out of the classroom and puts their knowledge to the test as they compete for academic scholarships. In each episode, teams of three represent some of the nation’s top schools and battle it out in a bracketed tournament over four rounds. Teams must work together to answer questions on a wide variety of subjects. The top two schools advance to the final portion of the game where they compete head-to-head for the Capital One College Bowl trophy and a scholarship to put toward their education.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
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Note: These are the final national ratings, including all live+same day viewing and DVR playback (through 3:00 AM). Early fast affiliate ratings (estimates) are indicated with an “*”. While these numbers don’t include further delayed or streaming viewing, they are a very good indicator of how a show is performing, especially when compared to others on the same channel. There can be other economic factors involved in a show’s fate, but typically the higher-rated series are renewed and the lower-rated ones are cancelled.
What do you think? Do you like the Capital One College Bowl TV series on NBC? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
*4/29/22 update: Capital One College Bowl has been renewed for a second season on NBC.
I really liked this show! Great to see a variety of Universities participating!
An insult to the original “College Bowl” that was hosted by real pro–Allen Ludden. This new NBC Capital One rendition has two (2) corn-pone goofs hosting and the questions are ones that most 8th graders can answer (and yet these college students struggle — go figure?) nothing like the challenging questions of the original late 1950’s show. Shame on NBC and Capital One for taking a great show and putting it into the toilet.
About as cringe-worthy as anything you have seen on TV in a long time. Who thought that the Mannings would be good for this? In 5 seconds you know they’re not. And don’t even get started on the writing…
Having Peyton and Cooper diminishes the intelligence of the contestants!