It’s game, set, and match. The Match Game TV show has been renewed for a second season on ABC. Hosted by Alec Baldwin, the game show is produced by FremantleMedia North America.
ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey broke the news that ABC had picked up season two of the hit game show during today’s TCA executive presentation.
Excerpted from a multi-show press release:
“We’re thrilled by the performance of each of our game shows and the reception they received from the fans,” said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. She added, “The success of these shows is due in large part to the strength of our hosts […]
Season one of “Match Game,” produced by FremantleMedia North America, was so BLANK!, it’s returning for season two. Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin hosts the bawdy and irreverent hour of fun. “Match Game” features four contestants each week vying for the chance to win $25,000, as they attempt to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the-missing-blank.
“Match Game” averages 6.5 million Total Viewers and a 1.4/5 in Adults 18-49 so far this summer. “Match Game” ranks No. 1 in Sunday’s 10:00 p.m. hour in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. ABC’s broad-appealing game show also wins its time slot with Women 18-49 and Men 18-49. “Match Game” is ABC’s highest-rated summertime program in the Sunday 10 o’clock hour among Adults 18-49 in 10 years and most watched in 15 years – since the summers of 2006 and 2001, respectively. “Match Game” debuted with ABC’s largest summer audience in the time slot with regular programming in nearly 10 years and tied the Net’s highest young adult number in 4 years – since 8/20/06 and 7/15/12, respectively.
Game shows are on a winning streak at ABC. Dungey also announced the $100,000 Pyramid and To Tell the Truth TV shows have been renewed for second seasons, while Celebrity Family Feud has been picked up for a third.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Match Game TV series? Do you plan to watch the second season on ABC?
I will not watch it again. The first couple of shows were good but then the show started to get volgar and I was not impressed. The actors on the show started to act up and I thought it took away from what the original show was like. Know of other people with the same comments and they will not watch it again.
Wow!! This is primetime TV, buddy. Don’t be so sensitive. The vulgarity and sexual innuendo are what make the show funny. I’m guessing since you’re offended by this that you don’t have cable.
Match Game is the most entertaining thing on Sunday night period. It should be on year-round.
Match Game is hilarious. I love Alec Baldwin as host. So happy to see it renewed!
Absolutely love it!
I LOVE MATCH GAME
I love match game. I hope it stays on. It’s more entertaining than reality shows
Terrible show, will not watch again. Alec Baldwin stiff, not funny and is a horrible remake
what’s match game ?
Happy that Match Game got renewed for a second season. Alec Baldwin as host is so hilarious.