The most recent iteration of the Match Game TV show has’t been a big ratings winner, but so far, this ABC game show has evaded the cancellation booby prize. For the third season, the Alphabet Network has moved it from Sundays, back to Wednesdays. Is that the right answer? Will Match Game be cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned.
An ABC game show 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 appearing on season three of Match Game include: Joel McHale, Niecy Nash, Mark Duplass, Caroline Rhea, Jason Ritter, and Constance Zimmer.
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 — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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For comparisons: The second season of this ABC version of Match Game averaged a 0.85 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.351 million viewers.
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 Match Game TV series on ABC? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on ABC?