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.
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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?
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(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.
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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.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Life is just a candy wrapper with Smarties....

(Which is which? Discount movies or Fandango? You went with the other over that, because Fandango lets you pay tickets for movies out now. Even discounted ones from weeks ago do the same too. Hit up Fandango to find out which flick is best for you.)

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: Put down your ice buckets, because I got a real challenge for you. Watch GSN every day and if you like it, tell me why it makes you smarter. Because after all, GSN challenges everyone and our first challenge happens to be.......

The Starting Line.

Idiotest premiered last week and here were the results.

The Idiotest premiere in the 9pm (ET) hour averaged 452,000 total viewers, a 13% drop hour to hour. The 9pm episode scored 461,000 total viewers, which had a 10% drop from The Chase. The 9:30pm episode scored 442,000 total viewers, a 4% drop from episode to episode.

Idiotest proved very well in the 18-49 demographic. The 9pm (ET) episode doubled in 18-49 viewers from The Chase, with 143,000 18-49 viewers. The 9:30pm Idiotest episode had 157,000 viewers in the 18-49 demo, a 9% gain from the previous Idiotest episode.

Still, it's a modest hit and if the ratings climb upward, we may even have a bigger hit.

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In a few, 2 classics giving the fans morning sickness and why Idiotest is compared with an old FB game. More after this pause.

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(Quick fade out)
We're back to it and 2 classics are out as we do some.......
Changes starting the week of August 18th:
*Deal or No Deal (syndicated) airs at 11am and 11:30am weekdays; replacing Super Password and Lingo.
*Deal or No Deal remains at 4pm and 4:30pm weekdays

All Times Eastern.
Say it isn't so. One classic out of here. One that isn't outta here, too. All we got is 2 1/2 hours of classics and Whammy! per day and that's it? Well, one poster on a forum site said....
 "Before I know it, GSN is closer to removing pre-1990 material completely, and I am closer and closer to cancelling my subscription to GSN and returning to recording and watching TPIR on a regular basis."
But GSN needs to act up. So I took out a pencil and pad a wrote a poem for you....

Hey, I just met you....
and This is Crazy....
So here's my Sky Dancer doll.....
Comment it, maybe?

Scott Rahner has this to start off......

"I predict Shop Til You Drop will probably get confined to mornings soon."

"I predict Shop may just go away for good. It has had a good 9 months on the schedule but has not really produced great numbers. Plus, now Shop is limited to the 5pm hour, three days a week. I could see GSN trying Let's Ask America in the 5pm hour (if they can) if it does well 1) at noon and 2) after Deal or No Deal in early daytime.

"I think classics will return to the 3am slot."

I do not see that happening in the near future. The last ratings we saw, Harvey Feud and Baggage were pulling respectable numbers there, considering the time slot. Plus, GSN has not touched latenights too much in the past two years besides adding Mind of a Man reruns this past Spring, which are still there.

If GSN had interest airing classics in the 3am hour, they would have done it by now. There's not much to lose anyway."
Maybe Shop could get another chance by adding in the Lifetime run. One poster said.....
"I've asked a question many times, especially on a competing forum site, only to be constantly ridiculed and belittled(as most newbies are). I've quit posting there, but will ask here...When GSN runs the 18th repeat of Chain Reaction, aren't the associated costs cheap as dirt? I understand there's residuals for host, producer, etc., but when it's in it's 10th year of reruns I'd guess the declining scale has gone pretty low. Overall my thought, if this is true, why pay a distributor $$$ for a 40 year old program when you can get better ratings from an in house cheapo? Personally I'd like every available classic on daily from 8-5, but obviously this ain't gonna happen."
Maybe GSN could get companies on the phone and get the classics back. Who knows? But sticking with classics, consider this.....
Match Game averaged 100,000 to 293,000 total viewers in the 8-9am ET hour.

Shop 'Til You Drop averaged around 110,000 viewers in the noon ET hour.

All morning shows (Blockbusters, Whammy!, Sale of the Century, Super Password, Lingo, $25,000 Pyramid) averaged around 200,000 viewers per episode.
So MG and the classics win again. More viewers and it'll be total domination before you know it. Now on to storytime, this time, the 2nd week of Skin Wars. Ms. Eckert.......
Once upon a time.....somewhere in Los Angeles......
9 remaining body painters started out with Bald-headed pieces based on countries. Dutch created Switerland, because it's a dutch country, while Sean chose the beaches of Jamaica. Natalie took the romantic country known as France, Nicole getting Mexico, south of the border and Shannon got Russia, the country that rivals our country. Mythica went in with South Korea, Gear chose the most recent world cup country Brazil while Angela went with our country. Felle finished it off with India and the challenge was over. Nicole was victorius in doing so and with that, she decided to chose the first herself. The whole gang went into a supermarket where instead of shopping, they did a challenge. Emma Carmack became guest judge and the challenge began. Nicole got sweeter with candy, while Natalie tasted the wine. Then, Dutch poured on soup while Sean poured in a bowl of cereal. Gear went into the fruits section while Felle picked out the bread section. However, there was one problem. One model got sick halfway through the challenge. It wasn't very easy, but Felle stood his ground and went for it. Shannon took her vegetables, Angela got a soda from the vending machine and Mythica gave flowers. The crown went to Natalie, Geat & Dutch, but with Angela & Mythica in dire straits......Sean gets thrown away like bad milk spoiled.
...and the rest lived happily ever after.....until the next episode.
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And there you have it. Hopefully this week, you may watch something else other than Skin Wars which so far had 567K viewers as of that episode I recapped for you, but who knows if more viewers come in?
On to the 2nd intermission presented by Caitlyn Hart has glasses. What does she do? Whip out a keyboard and sing of course. Here's one of them.

3rd period time!
Remember this game?
Sure you did. It was Dumbville. A facebook game that became the predecessor to Idiot Test. The app became so popular, GSN made it into a game. But as for Dumbville, it was what the premise was. It was easy puzzles but with a twist to it. All you did was earn oodles for stuff. The mose dumber you are, the less oodles you got. Idiotest has people playing for cash and no cash is awarded if you were dumb. So take my advice, remember this game as a way of thinking it was the one that later became Idiotest and you'll see why.
Time to put this blog in the garbage. Today's blog is brought to you by eggs. They may be your brain on drugs. Any questions?
Don't forget to email me at,, Pierre Jason Kelly on FB and @Johnny_Arcade on twitter. We leave you now with more Caitlyn Hart. Play on, playas!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Sneaky Peeky

On The Next GSN The Know...

-How did the new show Idiotest do?
-Skin Wars adjust its reruns accordingly.....
-And why Idiotest is compared to another GSN online game.

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

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

This is my paintbursh, this is my paint gun, this is for painting, and for messy fun

(Movies aren't as somehwat boring as they used to be back then and they still do. Save a lot of cash by going to and pick you flick. Once you do that, it's off to the flickhouse. Don't forget to turn off your phone when the movie's on. )

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: Time to put away your remote & soda, down by the wayside, because we're not studying biology anymore....for real. Time to study your GSN-ology and Professor Kelly is here to give you this week's lesson. Let's start with an open book test I call.....

The Starting Line.

Skin Wars & Idiotest come in this month and the time is right for me to give you 2 haikus. One tha premiered last week and the other this week. So, here's goes nothing.

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First, Skin Wars.


and Idiotest.....


Thanks for the write-up.

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After this quickie, My recap of Skin Wars done fairy-tale style, and we say adios to 3 legends. Plus, why the latter had so many eyeballs. Hang on to your Etch-A-Sketches, because we'll be right back!

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Timeout's over, but we start with 3 legends gone.
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Robin Williams was the biggest story that shocked the GSN community. He died of an apparent suicide at 63 years of age. He's been in many different roles, including Hook, Toys, Patch Adams, Popeye and a whole lot more. He even appeared on the Beregeron version of Hollywood Squares in the show's first season. May he RIP.
Another legend gone was Lauren Bacall. One half of the most famous couples in all of Hollywood, she appeared in the 60's on "Password" and "What's My Line?" She was 89.
Finally, Ed Nelson. He starred in one of the first nighttime soap operas on television and switched to daytime doing "Captitol." That led him to appearances on "Body Language" and "The $25,000 Pyramid." He was 85.
(silence) I get to recap an episode of Skin Wars in a style of a fairy tale. So let me get my big book of fairy it up and when I give the signal to Ms. Eckert to play some music while I read, we'll get started.
Once upon a time.....somewhere in Los Angeles......
There lived 10 body painters who signed up for a competition that let them learn about their dreams. One day, Rebecca Romijn asked the bodypainters to have a challenge. So, they decided to create from teh waist-up, paintings inpisred by the city of Hollywood, California. After a look at what was painted by the judges themselves, Dutch was the victor and was rewarded with a half-hour advantage to paint some more. The next day, the painters rested up for the next challenge, and it happened to be paintings that inspired their hometowns. Gear boxx chose the glitzy glamour of Las Vegas while Angela painted the city that recovered faithfully, New Orleans, Louisiana. felle painted the city of Motown, while Sean did the Green Mountain State, where the motto is "Freedom & Unity." Alan did Birmingham, a city known for civil rights, but Mythica went with the mile high city and Natalie went with the Lone Star State. Mythica cried out...."Why Am I not happy with why I entered this challenge?"  To which Rebecca replied, "Don't worry dear. There's a lot of competition out there. So hang on." As the challenge got closer, Nicole did the Sunshine State, Shannon did the city of Disney World and Dutch did an entire montage to The Pacific Northwest. The victors went to Shannon, Dutch & Felle, but with Mythica & Sean in danger......Alan was sent home first. Poor Alan.
...and the rest lived happily ever after.....until the next episode.
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Kinda interesting recap, isn't it?
We hope you saw Idiotest last night and one person who went to the taping thought it focused too much on humor. What did you mean there was too much humor? Mind of/A Man had that. Let's hope it won't have a 40-eps.-repeat hangover to the ground gone burnt.
Now we check teh complaint Dept. The Chase has complaints the viewers see. Among them are:
"The Chase" round on The Chase consumes about 21 minutes of the 42 minute airtime.

The on-screen text has also been found more difficult to read than questions and answers on Family Feud on GSN and Who Wants to be a Millionaire? elsewhere.

It has also been reported by the public that the closed captioning overlaps the multiple choice questions during The Chase.
If you see any of them, the details will be after the 3rd period. In the meantime, let's end it with......
We're letting the fans paint a picture, one confession at a time.
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ANd it's the 2nd intermission presented by Lindsay Ell is a young girl from Calgary who new smash hit song "Shut Me Up" is on Itunes and pretty soon, Google Play. But we decided to have her acoustic skills on it too since it's Acoustic August. For Instance.......this one.
And it's the 3rd period.
I have Whale Mail. Casey Abell gave me a bit of a report to tell you.....
"I agree with you but a lot of people watched the premiere. 697K viewers, which is big for GSN."
697K viewers? I thought it was going to flop hard. Nearly 700K viewers watching a bodypainting show. What difference does it make? If DWTS had stayed on GSN 2 years ago and viewers were raised, that would spell doom for GSN. Glad it got out of here. But why Skin Wars? Bravo had Top Chef. Syfy has Face/off. WHy this GSN show? I'm guessing it was taken to the imagination by viewers who want to see naked bodies getting painted for a shot at $100,000. Did the folks at GSN get some HDTVs from pawn shops and thrift stores and have a viewing party in their offices and see the whole thing? Was it the people who work at a tattoo shop ask them to change the channel and watch it? Or did college students see it as an escape from watching........whatever else on TV? I don't know. This week will be a new one, so my guess will be...................100K viewers. So take that and like it.
It's the end and today's blog is presented by crayola crayons. Draw your imaginations. Not on naked people.
Don't forget to email me at,, Pierre Jason Kelly on FB and @Johnny_Arcade on twitter. We leave you now with more Lindsay Ell. Play on, playas!