In the last couple of years, ABC has made a major effort to add reboots of unscripted series like $100,000 Pyramid, Celebrity Family Feud, To Tell the Truth, and Match Game to its primetime lineup. Now, the Alphabet Network has brought back another oldie but goodie, The Gong Show. The ABC TV series is an updated version of the Chuck Barris 1970s and ’80s NBC and syndicated classic. Can lightning strike twice? Will The Gong Show be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. **Update below.
Airing on the ABC television network, The Gong Show is a wacky amateur talent competition, hosted by “British comedic legend Tommy Maitland” (Mike Myers). Celebrity judges include Will Arnett, Ken Jeong, Zach Galifianakis, Alison Brie, Andy Samberg, Elizabeth Banks, Joel McHale, Dana Carvey, Will Forte, Jack Black, and Anthony Anderson. Performers with unique talents face off in hopes of impressing a rotating panel of three celebrity judges. When a judge determines an act does not deserve a score, he or she can grab the mallet, strike the gong, and eliminate the contestant, provided fellow judges don’t prevent that from happening. When an act pleases the judges, they allow the performer(s) to complete it, at which time the judges will award between 0 and 10 points. At the end of each episode, the performer or act with the highest score wins The Gong Show trophy and a check for $2,000.17.
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.
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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 Gong Show TV series on ABC? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
**1/8 update: ABC has renewed The Gong Show for season two. Details here.
My family love the gong show young and old alike but I am tired of playing the episodes over & over for them. Please make some new episodes.
Love this show! Who’s a cheeky monkey? You are! Please bring It back! Very amusing
THE GONG SHOW IS MY FAVORITE SHOW.WATCHING MIKE MYERS
IS A PURE DELIGHT. HE FILLS ME WITH JOY. I HOPE ABC BRINGS BACK THE GONG SHOW. I WILL BE TRULY SAD IF ABC CANCELS. PLEASE PLEASE BRING BACK MY FAVORITE SHOW. THANK YOU
Love it! Love it! Love it!
Tired of watching all the biased political messages and the low moral shows. As a grandma, I can watch with my granddaughter and we both enjoy, especially the shaving cream song. Tommy is great and he’s my cheeky monkey. Please please bring back for season 2.
Keep them going….
Mike is brilliant
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE
Keep this show on. It is so hilarius! Pure fun!
Great to watch something to just have some great laughs. Well done.
Mike Myers is priceless!
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE
Keep this hilarious show going, it is pure fun!
Everybody needs lots of good laughs.
Well done, really enjoy it.
Great Show! Funny, gives your mind a rest from all the bad in the world. Keep it on.
Please renew Gong Show for a second season. Exceptional talent in between funny silly acts and THE amazing Mike Myers. Please renew!!!
This is just as good as the original show everyone loved! Keep it going, the world needs more siilly lighthearted fun and less darkness TV provides way too much of…
This show is a hoot! I can’t live without hearing, “Who’s a cheeky monkey!” each week, along with the “Shaving Cream” song! Some of the acts are so stupid, but that just adds to the fun. I say, “Keep it on the air; don’t gong the Gong Show!”
Keep this show going! Tommy is Terrific! Give him a cup of tea and more shows!
I love the Gong Show! Please keep it on the air… Super funny, good energy. I promise to patronize sponsors products!!!
Give that man (Tommy Maitland) a cup of tea and another season. Brilliant!
Please bring back this show for a second season! I’ve been telling everyone to watch it. Since I only discovered it a few weeks ago, I’m sure there are many other people who also just saw it recently or haven’t had a chance to catch Tommy Maitland. That dude rocks! Give him a cup of tea and another season!
This is one of the best shows on tv PERIOD. We watch it on Demand when it’s not on. Please don’t cancel this show we love it!