VO: This week.....the ratings of the week.....
A new way to watch a couple of GSN originals......
The 2nd ever Midyear report card....
....and why "The Chase" wants to become a hit. Yes, from the Wilton-North building where you follow rather than lead, it's.....
GSN The Know, the blog that almost knows a lot about everything. Here is Pierre Kelly.Me: Welcome back to the blog that accues someone of stalking, but in a more good clean fun way. We got a special 4-quarters edition of the program as opposed to the new 3-period format, why? Because the old one had more viewers than ever. We've decided to drop the ads and music just in time for this week's edition. So let's bite into it and have Hilty lead us into the first quarter.
Family Feud dominated the whole scene by taking up the first 15 slots, but let's see how the ones who didn't follow lead into a trash can somewhere.....
This time Match Game kicked it off, followed by $ale and then $25k Pyramid. DED, baggage and Match Game came in, sandwiched with PYL. Lingo, MG again and PAssowrd Plus rounded out the list. That ends the first, Hilty will follow us to the off button.
Summer's here, and at the last week of the month, we find out who was the coolest and who got melted out too long. It's our Yay & Yawn of June.
The Yay: Minute To Win It. Why the news version. I'll put it to you in a review haiku.
APOLO TAKES OVER
EVERY SECOND COUNTS FOR IT
IN A BRAND NEW WAY
Now the Yawn: Baggage. During one June week, all 4 slots were dead last. I'll say it again, dead last. Wonder why syndication didn't help? No? Okay then. That'll end the first quarter.
Let's get to the second quarter presented by gameshownetworknews.blogspot.com.
Alright, first things first, we told you about Sherriwed coming to Bounce TV and they're adding Catch 21 and The American Bible Challenge to the list. What does this mean? It means the people who watch GSN and miss them need to go to Bounce TV if they don't have cable. I mean, we have it in our house and you have it in your house. You need all 3 to help thius channel grow.
Where has Lingo hostess Shandi Finnessey been lately? Well, she's been baring all.....and by baring all, I meant her birthday suit with 3 other winners for the first 4 years of the millenium. Just to remind you, it's a NSFW video, otherwise we'll move on.
And now it's time for......
Twitter Theater. This convo took place between Joe Van Ginkel and Alex Davis of Buzzerblog. It contain a clip of Pyramid attempts and here is the duo on that conversation......
Alex: I'm sorry but I watched the clips of both $1M and $500K Pyramid and just thought, "They really needed to modernize this show."
Joe: Define "modernize."
Alex: Modern set, change the game up a bit, don't leave it necessarily as a boring sit-behind-a-desk game.
Joe: The number one killer of game show revivals is needless alteration of game play. Tinkering with Pyramid is SUICIDE.
Alex: That argument would work if A: Pyramid was a success and B: If faithful revivals didn't constantly bomb and updates succeeded.
Joe: Pyramid failed because it had a tool for a host and celebrities who had no idea what they were doing...just like in '02.
Alex: Oh come on. Ccouldn't sell the game to hardcore fans. Format needs update. Ancient. Bias against Mike is petty and ridiculous.
Joe: What would you change the game to? Pictionary? Charades? You're not making sense. How do you "update" Pyramid?
Alex: Look @ international versions.They managed to make some slight updates to fit this decade to the game while keeping it faithful.
Joe: Like what? Singing the clues and having the home audience vote on who they liked best?
But it's not, because swagbucks.com sponsors halftime. For this, I bring in a hometown hero named Muck Sticky. This past week, he logged in over 4000 days wearing pajama pants. I know it's weird to wear it even when it's wintertime, but he has done it. So boys & girls, here's the Muckster.
For the second year in a row.......