In the last few years, ABC has wagered on its primetime game show lineup in a big way. Now the Alphabet Network has revived the Press Your Luck TV show, which was created by Bill Carruthers and Jan McCormack and ran on CBS from 1983 to 1986 before its cancellation. Will it be a Nielsen ratings winner, or will it get the WHAMMY? Will Press Your Luck be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
An ABC game show from executive producers Jennifer Mullin and John Quinn, Press Your Luck is hosted by Elizabeth Banks. The series features three contestants squaring off to answer questions while trying to avoid getting wiped out by the “WHAMMY,” in a quest to win cash and prizes.
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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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 Press Your Luck TV series? Should this ABC TV game show be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
*11/20/19 update: ABC has renewed this and six other game shows for Summer 2020.