Though the show was created in the 1960s, most people remember the version of Match Game from the 1970s. Can ABC recreate the ratings magic of that version in 2016? Will this version be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.
Hosted by Alec Baldwin, Match Game features contestants trying to match the answers to “fill in the blank” questions with as many celebrities as they can. The grand prize is $25,000. Celebrity panelists include Michael Ian Black, Tituss Bugess, Sutton Foster, Debra Messing, Rosie O’Donnell, and JB Smoove.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
8/4 update: ABC has renewed this game show for the 2016-17 season. Details here.
8/29 update: You can see the rest of the latest night’s ratings.
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Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you like the new Match Game TV show? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for second season?
There will never be another Gene Rayburn, nor will there ever be another Bret Somers, Charles Nelson Rilely or Richard Dawson. The talent pool nowaday’s is extremely shallow. I watched one episode of Baldwin’s version and that was all I could take. No good.
Hate Alec Baldwin’s politics but man he does an absolutely fabulous job on match game. It’s great that he’s not afraid to tell the contestants and celebrities how crappie their answers are. Very funny.
Watched TV show Matchgame regularly,
Love Alec B.,
but when comedian Kevin . . . .
(didn’t get last name)
Shot a bird with his hand, Horrific gesture for prime time TV????then
walked off stage as he was not choose to assist contestent,
I had to turn OFF the TV as my preteen was watching the show also.
Seriously Kevin whatever your last name is,
Match Game (2016-?) is a very canned and aggressively sexualized version of the quirky and wonderful original show from the 1970s. In this Match Game era, Baldwin is a poorly scripted clown host– and to think, he is the most talented of those brothers!.
Truth……Too sexual for Prime time TV,
Tone it down
I hope you renew the show it was great
First watched it, didn’t like it but have been watching on ABC online this afternoon and it has gotten so much better. Loved the show with Leslie Jones, so much fun energy those episodes. Feels like you are at the party!
Alec Baldwin acts like a child. His interactions with the paparazzi is unacceptable and he even assaulted one guy by knocking a cell phone out of his hand.
I love Alec Baldwin on this Match Game.please renew it
Match game is hilarious. Alec Baldwin is doing a fantastic job.