NBC is beefing up its unscripted programming slate with the new Ellen’s Game of Games TV show. The comedic reality TV series competition is hosted by Ellen DeGeneres and features games from her daytime talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Can DeGeneres and her whimsical brand of fun win the primetime ratings game? Will Ellen’s Game of Games be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
A game show as the title suggests, Ellen’s Game of Games selects competitors right from the audience for a potential four rounds and the chance to win cash prizes. They try their hands at “Blindfolded Musical Chairs,” “Dizzy Dash,” and “Scary Go Round,” as well as other contests. To advance to play “Know or Go,” a player must win in a given round. The one who makes it all the way to the final round ultimately gets the chance to play “Hot Hands,” in which they have to supply correct answers to questions in a set amount of time.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
2/7/18 update: You can see the rest of the latest night’s ratings.
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Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you like the Ellen’s Game of Games TV series? Should this NBC TV show be renewed for season two?
1/9/18 update: NBC has renewed Ellen’s Game of Games for a second season. Details here.