NBC had some great success with The Weakest Link series for a few seasons nearly 20 years ago. Now, the peacock network has revived the game show with a new host, Jane Lynch. How will this version do? Will Weakest Link be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status Update Below.
Weakest Link pits contestants against one another while also forcing them to work together in a trivia contest. In each episode, eight contestants enter the studio as total strangers but must work together to bank the maximum amount of prize money available in each round. At the end of each round, contestants vote to eliminate the fellow contestant they consider to be the “Weakest Link” in the chain. The contestant who receives the highest number of votes leaves the game as the host utters the iconic phrase, “You are the Weakest Link. Goodbye.” By the end of the episode, a single player can win up to $1,000,000.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
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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 Weakest Link TV series on NBC? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
*1/26/21 update: Weakest Link has been renewed for a second season on NBC.