Family Feud is staying on the air in syndication. The game show, hosted by Steve Harvey, will remain on television through at least the 2025-26 season. This renewal will take the series to its 50th anniversary year.
Created by Mark Goodson, the Family Feud game show premiered in 1976 with Richard Dawson as host on ABC in primetime and in first-run syndication. The show ended in 1985 and was revived in 1988 with Ray Combs hosting. That version ended in 1995 (Dawson returned for the final year). A new syndicated iteration debuted in 1999 and the hosts have included Louie Anderson, Richard Karn, John O’Hurley, and, since 2010, Harvey.
According to Freemantle, Family Feud is in its fifth consecutive season as television’s number one first-run syndicated show in the women 25-54, demographic. It’s reportedly registering a 1.5 rating season-to-date in the key demo.
Debmar-Mercury Co-Presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein said the following about the decision to renew the long-running series, per Deadline:
“Demand for a proven demo and household ratings winner like Family Feud has been intense. We are extremely pleased to be able to continue our long-term relationships with our incredible broadcast partners, while providing our dedicated viewers of all ages with much-needed laughter and enjoyment throughout the coming years.”
Kim Kleid, SVP, Current Programming, Fremantle, also spoke about the renewal of Family Feud:
“We are thrilled to have the confidence and commitment from our station partners toward Family Feud. Feud is a timeless format, not only in the U.S. but globally; and with the unmatched talent of Steve Harvey, it is easy to see why the audience tunes in and enjoys it on a daily basis.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Family Feud? Do you plan to continue watching the game show in syndication?
Glad to see it’s going to stay on the air. Steve Harvey adds fun to the show
The Feud premiered on ABC Daytime in 1976 with Richard Dawson as host with Primetime specials on ABC and also its 1st-run Syndication version later on in the 1970s with Mr. Dawson.