Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Puppet Idolatry

(football season has already started and Dick's Sporting Goods is your hookup to all your fan gear, replica footballs, football equipment, whatever. Don't just go somewhere else, get to Dick's Sporting Goods today.)

VO: This is GSN The Know. The most informed and entertained blog in the United States of America. Now, from the WIlton-North building, here is the man about games, Pierre Kelly.

Me: Get ready, everything you'll see and hear about GSN will be worth it. Hope you're getting your therapy of bad TV, because GSN is considered Good TV and to start.......

It's the Starting Line.

Feud takes a slashing.....well, sort of.

Let's do a little math here.

Currently, Steve Harvey's Family Feud airs 66 times per week. John O'Hurley's Family Feud airs 14 times per week. Richard Karn's Family Feud airs 2 times per week.

It seems the numbers have helped with SKin Wars and The Chase coming in to help become hits for the network. What does this mean for GSN? With the new Harvey season still in balance, one could wonder if it may lower or raise the total number of shows Feud has. As for's still hanging on, but if additional Karn ones come, a comeback may or may not be staged.

We must pause for Baggage coming back, Idiotest losing support and....a puppet? All after this.

(song fades out)

(Quick fade out)

Back on this little blog of ours and it seems Idiotest took a big fall.

Idiotest, which aired after The Chase on Tuesday scored a season low with the 9pm ET hour (consisting of two new episodes) averaging 341,000 total viewers, down 27% from last week's season high which averaged 468,000 total viewers. Down 27%. Here's what else.

The 9pm ET and first run of Idiotest had 337,000 total viewers, a 49% drop from lead-in The Chase. The 9:30pm ET, second run of Idiotest had 344,000 total viewers. Both episodes were down 31% (9pm) and 24% (9:30pm) from the previous week. In the 18-49 demo, Idiotest had some fair numbers, considering it's old-skewing GSN, with 77,000 18-49 viewers from the 9pm episode (up 5% from The Chase) and 109,000 18-49 viewers at 9:30pm (up 29% from the first Idiotest run).

It wanted to be a hit....but is sinking in warm water.

Well, it looks like Baggage is back.......

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And they've decided to take this shtick on the road. They need singles, not doubles or triples or grand slams. Details when you hit that up.

Save the date.....

 The two-hour Skin Wars finale will air Wednesday, September 24th at 9pm-11pm ET while two new half-hour episodes of Idiotest will follow at 11pm and 11:30pm ET. New episodes of Idiotest remain Tuesday nights as well.  The latter may need some help and they got it. Hope it'll be a another season of it.

And now a very short Skin Wars Story. With 6 remain, they did some animal-inspired looks and Natalie & Dutch remained the victors. They went on to do mythologicial-inspired creature looks, and with 2 teams split up, Gear of Team Blonderage was victorious while Felle on the other team went home.

See? Now it's.....

The GSN Closet. Where all your cares have been left behind in the trunk of your car next to your mp3 player.

Now the 2nd intermission presented by Who remembers this classic?

Now you remembered it, it's the 3rd period.

Remember the same guys that gave us the flop Late Night Liars? Well, The Jim Henson Company who made that went with a puppet that resembles Mark Labbett. Even Ben Gleib makes an appearance in this commercial. It's weird. A puppet who resembles the Beast? How did GSN do this? Well, the same guys who brought out Sesame Street took a puppet and make it sound alike. I'm guessing this commercial is worse because it won't last very long. We're near fall season and that puppet has go.

We are Skinamarink-y-dink-y-Done. Today's blog is presented by sock puppets. Creativity to the next level.

Don't forget to email me at,, Pierre Jason Kelly on FB and @Johnny_Arcade on twitter. We'll see you later and play on, playas.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sneaky Peeky

On The Next GSN The Know...

-Family Feud takes another cut.....
-Chase up, Idiotest in reverse....
-and why a puppet on a current ad gets a tie-in with another show/

GSN The Know. See what the nation's talking about.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

I don't want to Throw up........(Barf)

(ahhh.....fall season and Dick's Sporting Goods has your tailgate merchandise for whenever you want to see a game. Head to Dick's Sporting Goods today.)

VO: This is GSN The Know. The most informed and entertained blog in the United States of America. Now, from the WIlton-North building, here is the man about games, Pierre Kelly.

Me: And this is GSN The Know. The program that talks about GSN everyday. Up first....

The Starting Line.

It seems Skin Wars has taken a tumble....sort of.

Game Show Network's newest hit Skin Wars lost 9% of total viewership and received 658,000 total viewers for its fourth episode, which aired Wednesday night at 9pm ET. Last week's season high received 725,000 total viewers (and a remarkable 298,000 18-49 viewers). This fourth episode is only down 6% from the August 6th premiere, which had 697,000 total viewers.

In other words, they don't want to give up hope, do they? Let's see if all hope is lost this week.

And we break for schedule changes, a Skin Wars recap in fairy tale and Tylenol Throwback Thursday. Catch you on the other side.

We're in September and we're almost trying to rake leaves and make pumpkin spice lattes at home. But any of it leads to....

House cleaning.
The following changes will take place starting the week of Monday, September 8th:
*Let's Ask America will air at 3am and 3:30am weeknights; replacing Baggage
*Baggage will air at 2am and 2:30am weeknights; replacing Mind of a Man.
*The Chase will rerun Tuesdays at 8pm starting September 9th (rerun will be from 7/8/14), Idiotest is still new at 9pm and 9:30pm.

The last new episode of The Chase, for now, will air Tuesday, September 2nd.

MOAM is gone, thank god, and LAA will add in late slots to end the day.

(song stops)

Now show 4 of SKin Wars done in a fairytale. Ms. Eckert, who just came back from a labor day picnic is about to play. Hit it!

Once upon a time.....somewhere in Los Angeles......
7 remaining bodypainters took on fear, but they weren't fearing them ahead and they had to paint fears on their own faces. Felle chose horror movies, because they're scary, Mythica got losing humanity, Dutch painted spiders like Spider-man, Nicole picked out growing old.......ok and Shannon chose a killer date. Meow! Gear chose a celestial demon and Natalie took the death of a loved one. It was no fear as Shannon won and took 30 minutes of work time away from Mythica. How nice.
The next challenge had to create personal superheroes and the guest judge other than Wonder Woman herself, Lynda Carter. After the challenge, it was Felle taking it along with Dutch & Gear. However, it wasn't Shannon & Nicole, it was.....Mythica. SHe's been eliminated from competition.
...and the rest lived happily ever after.....until the next episode.
(song stops)
One other thing, "Game Show Moments Gone Bananas" will be out of here. It'll be on Sunday Nights starting September 14th. Baggage will replace it and will air for 3 hours. That's about....3 hours of juicy secrets.
And now the 2nd intermission presented by Here's Paramore changing their style of music and getting this hit to become radio-friendly.
and teh fun's not over yet. Time for the 3rd period.
Tylenol Throwback Thursday. A day dedicated to the old school. GSN finally pitched in on the day and let the classics run until 12. Perhaps if this thing continues, then everyone will be watching it. The ratings for classics these days are a graveyard, but teh classics remain in place. That means we could see more Trivia Trap, Now You see It, Tic Tac Dough, The Joker's Wild, Bumper Stumpers and more if the Tylenol experiment continues to grow.

I'm having a Rita Repulsa headache, so I'm going to bed. Today's blog is presented by Aleve. 2 pills. All day strong.
Don't forget to email me at,, Pierre Jason Kelly on FB and @Johnny_Arcade on twitter. We'll see you later and play on, playas.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sneaky Peeky

On The Next GSN The Know...

-Skin Wars takes a tumble. How big is it? We'll tell you.
-Schedule changes for September....
-and Why GSN held on to the classics on Thursday.

GSN The Know. See what the nation's talking about.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Overtime #13: Misjuding Amy

VO: This is Overtime. More about the network you know & trust. Here now Pierre Kelly.

Me: Welcome to Overtime. A trinket of GSN in a small box. Today, we rank the shows under Amy Introcaso Davis.

Ever since Amy Introcaso Davis replaced Kelly Goode, Her 3 years at GSN have become amazing. So according to the GSNN BlogSpot page, here's how they rank from 1 being the worst and 5 being the best.

American Bible Challenge (5)

Beat the Chefs (2)

The Pyramid (3.5)

The Newlywed Game Season 6 (3)

Family Trade (1)

Minute to Win It revival (3)

The Chase (5)

Mind of a Man (1.5)

It Takes a Church (2)

Acquisitions:Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? (5)

Dancing with the Stars (1)

Family Feud (Harvey) First two seasons (5)

Password Plus (2.5)

Super Password (4)

The $25,000 Pyramid New to GSN episodes (4)

Blockbusters (3)

Press Your Luck (3.5)

Minute to Win It (Fieri) (3)

Dog Eat Dog re-acquired (2)

Family Feud (O'Hurley) last season (4)

Game Show Moments Gone Bananas re-acquired (3)

1 vs. 100 (Saget) re-acquired (3.5)

Shop 'Til You Drop (4)

Sale of the Century (4)

Well so far Skin Wars and Idiotest are on the air, and SKin Wars should've been a 1 all along. Why? Because everybody hates it, but everyone else who is into the show think it's the other way around. Idiotest would've given it a 4, but because of what happened this week, I think a 3 is a good number. With "The Line" and "App Wars" on the horizon, we won't figure out when to rank until premiere day.

Gone like the wind. Next month, a gaggle of GSN....stuff. Play on, playas.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Feeling Skinny?

(Guardians of The galaxy, When The Game Stands Tall, Let's Be Cops, If I Stay and plenty of others are what you need to buy with Fandango. You buy tickets online, print them out and let the box office know what movie you purchased. It's that easy. Except for the concessions.)

VO: This is GSN The Know. The most informed and entertained blog in the United States of America. Now, from the WIlton-North building, here is the man about games, Pierre Kelly.

Me: Hey. Hope you're having a good week so far and September is right around the corner. But you hit a dead end which is actually a point to go ahead and that's.......

The Starting Line.


That was notable actor Orlando Jones doing a challenge that has become a phenom. The ALS Ice bucket challenge nominates somebody to pour ice water over their head and noimates somebody else in the course of 24 hours and either takes it or donates $100 to ALS. Sounds simple, huh? Well, Graham ELwood, Steve Harvey, Jeff Foxworthy and Dylan Lane have taken it via Facebook. If I took it right now, I would get.....
Ben Gleib.....
Rebecca Romijn.....
Robin Slonnia.....
and Vicki Lawrence to be ice bucket candidates. That would be a great challenge.
(song stops)
Now the segment that proves there are 2 sides to every story. The Yay & the Yawn. Here's the August edition of it.
The Yay: Mark Labett. His trivia knowledge kept wannabees in the firing line. Which is a solitary confinement room if you ask me.
The Yawn: A west coast cousin team on Idiotest. When they got there, they were ready for anything and alas all they got was.......$325. You're looking at a potential WTH? Golden Brain award in the making.
A commercial interruption means we'll return with Skin Wars scoring higher....we think and The Chase's new way of casting. Stay Tuned, ya dig?
(song fades out)

(Quick fade out)
Back again and Skin Wars continues to crush the competition. A surprise runaway hit, scored a series high 725,000 total viewers. That's a 19% spike in the ratings. Why does a show nobody wants to like has a show everybody else likes? Hmmm....well, to give you the 3rd episode and I forgot to do it on our FB group Page, we bring in Kandee Johnson for a quick recap and interview. Kandee take it away.....
However for Idiotest reruns, it took a clobbering much to Skin Wars' biggest-seeing episode yet.
Idiotest reruns at 10pm and 10:30pm ET on Wednesday night showed a huge fall after the highly rated Skin Wars. Idiotest at 10pm ET had a 63% drop in total viewers and a 68% drop in the 18-49 demo. The 10pm ET rerun of Idiotest delivered only 268,000 total viewers and 95,000 18-49 viewers.

The 10:30pm ET, second rerun of Idiotest dropped another 36% in total viewers from the first rerun, with 173,000 total viewers and a 60% drop in 18-49 viewers, down to only 38,000 18-49 viewers.
Ouch. Shows you why Skin Wars is better than Idiotest.
GSN is playing keep, Marry or Kill like any game would.
Keep: It Takes a Church. Why?
 In its inaugural season, more than seven million viewers tuned into IT TAKES A CHURCH. The show delivered triple-digit growth among W18-34 (+100%) and W18-49 (+117%), and double-digit growth among W25-54 (+94%), P18-49 (+92%) and P25-54 (+72%), vs. GSN’s year-to-date time period average.
Maybe they should keep bible.
Marry: The Chase. Duh!
 Throughout its season three run, the series has posted impressive ratings growth among P18-49 (+52%), P25-54 (+56%), W25-54 (+36%), W18-49 (+30%), with total viewership up 37%, vs. GSN’s year-to-date time period average.
And the Beast keeps the contestants otu of line.
Kill: Mind of a Man. 40 shows. Done. After 1 season. Still in late nights. Don't need to explain.
Now it's.....

Carni-Poll. A merry-go-round of GSN stuff.
Which of the following are problems with 'Idiotest'?
We rank them 1-2-3. Number 1 is it's too cheap, 2 says it's because of the host Ben Gleib and a tie for 3rd says it's not enough knowledge and why the gameplay is too slow. May we say.....cancellation?
Are you satisfied with 'The Chase' getting a twenty episode fourth season?
54% say of course it is.
Are you satisfied with 'It Takes a Church' getting an eight episode second season?
53% say.....yes it is.
Last question....
Which of these originals will you watch on GSN in 2015?
The chase gets first with 87%, ITAC getting 2nd and App Wars 3rd.
(song stops)
Now the 2nd intermission presented by One of many artists on 3Peace records founded by Boyce Avenue, Hannah Trigwell is getting better with music. Here's her with this.

 On to the 3rd period.
The Chase's new season is....just on the horizon. will be the link if you wanna get in. Auditiosn will take place in....
(brings down board)
September and October in Los Angeles (September 6), Washington DC (September 13), Houston (September 13), New York City (September 20), Chicago (September 27), San Francisco (September 27), Indianapolis (October 4), Boston (October 11), Seattle (October 11).
(brings board back up)
But there's also one other thing they put in......
Submitting a video. TPIR used to do an Instagram contest to see who would be the best contestant on the show in addition to actual conestant picking prior to airtime. Heck, Idiotest should follow that rule and do the same thing. The American Bible Challenge would hold a vine conest to see who can say a bible verse the fastest. Just because it's a 6-second app thing. ITAC........don't think so. So if you're smarter enough to beat the Beast, take my advice and click the link.

Holy Friojoles batman, it's over! Today's blog is presented by your local library. Wanna study up for the Chase? Get to your local library today. I promise you, it'll be a study hall.
Don't forget to email me at,, Pierre Jason Kelly on FB and @Johnny_Arcade on twitter. Here's Hannah Trigwell again to close out Acoustic August. Play on, playas!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sneaky Peeky

On the next GSN The Know....

-Hosts put in a different type of challenge......
-Skin Wars goes up.....
-And The Chase returns for another season, but with a new casting effect. I'll tell you what it is.

GSN The Know. See what the nation's talking about.