Let the games begin again. Today, NBC announced they’ve renewed Hollywood Game Night for a sixth season.
Hosted by Jane Lynch, the game show feature two contestants who play party games with celebrities to try to win up to $25,000. Previous guests have included Sterling K. Brown, Margaret Cho, Chris Hardwick, RuPaul, and Michael Bolton.
For the past few years, Hollywood Game Night has brought in solid ratings for NBC and season five was not different. Overall, the season (which wrapped in September) averaged a .94 rating in the 18-49 demo and 4.091 million viewers.
Compared to season four, that’s a nearly 10% increase in viewership.
Read more info from NBC below:
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) — NBC has ordered a sixth season of 13 episodes for its alternative series “Hollywood Game Night,” hosted by Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jane Lynch.
A premiere date and a list of celebrities participating in the new season will be announced at a later date.
Said news was confirmed via network spokesperson this morning, who added:
Last summer’s run of “Hollywood Game Night” averaged a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.7 million viewers overall in “live plus seven day” Nielsens, for a jump of +38% in 18-49 and +1.6 million persons or +50% versus the show’s spring-summer averages for the prior year. The summer 2017 edition of “Hollywood Game Night” ranked #1 in its timeslot among the Big 4 networks with each of its final five telecasts in adults 18-49.
The series has also been a global success with sales to 19 different territories, including Greece, French Canada, Thailand and Vietnam. “Hollywood Game Night” is produced by Hazy Mills Productions, Mission Control Media and Universal Television Alternative Studio. Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, Michael Agbabian, Dwight D. Smith and Michael Binkow are executive producers.”
What do you think? Do you watch Hollywood Game Night? Are you glad it’s returning for another season?