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.
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Family Feud notched up the top spot, but The Newlywed game got 2nd & 3rd respectively. With more Feud, 2012 Pyramid was tied for 7th and Feud took 9 & 10. Now we check on those whose pipes were frozen.
Baggage was sandwiched in between Family Feud, MTWI and Match Game. A Feud sandwich came in between Password Plus and 2012 Pyramid, Baggage and P+ rounded out the list. Eyeball candy...
This week: 333,000/266,000
Last week: 342,000/258,000
For Prime, viewership for the October-November transition week went down 9k, but the whole day got viewers up a bit. That's the first period. Hilty will go right down the pipe.
After the break, Marathons for the thanksgiving holiday and a look back at Block Scheduling. Hang around.
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Oh my word, we're back. Turkey Day is right around the corner and for Thanksgiving by doing......
Thursday, November 28th
*All versions of Family Feud (8am-2pm): By hour: Dawson, Combs, Anderson, Karn, O'Hurley and the Roker Celebrity edition in the 1pm hour.
*Steve Harvey's Family Feud (2pm to 8pm)
Never before does Anderson & Roker come to the network for the very first time ever. As for shopping day which is Black Friday.....
Friday, November 29th
*Syndicated Sale of The Century with Jim Perry (8am-12pm)
*Steve Harvey's Family Feud (12pm-12am)
The Syndie $ale will make its way onto the network for the first time in addition to the current lease they have. If they keep it up, the whole syndie run may enter in place of the current run.
Time now for......
Now we get the 2nd intermission presented by swagbucks.com Sonya Belousova is one reason why you should never hire her to entertain at a costume party. However, her Cosplay Piano series is award-winning and here is one of them.
Now we fly onto the 3rd period.
2 years ago, the schedule was drab, dark and boring. What did GSN do to make it work? Block scheduling, of course. Let's look at all 7 days of the schedule past & present.
1)November/December 2011: "Million Dollar Mondays": Million Dollar Password, Power of 10, 1 vs 100 (Saget), Who Wants to be a Millionaire? (Philbin) and Deal or No Deal
2)Late December 2011/January 2012: "Money Mondays" (GSN Originals). Week 1: Lingo (Engvall); Week 2: Chain Reaction; Week 3: Whammy!; Week 4: Lingo (Woolery); Week 5: Lingo (Engvall)
3)January 23, 2012-Present: Richard Karn and John O'Hurley Family Feud (consistent since January 2012, minus Beat The Chefs in late November 2012 (8-10pm) and Chain Reaction in Mid July 2012 (8-10pm))
Mondays was all about the money, but Feud and CR took over.
1)November 2011-July 2012: The Newlywed Game (Shepherd)
2)July 24, 2012-March 2013: Minute to Win It (Fieri)
3)March/April 2013: Minute to Win It (Fieri)/Family Trade/Family Feud (Harvey)
4)Late April-June 2013: Minute to Win It (Fieri)
5)Late June-July 2013: Minute to Win It (Ohno)/Family Feud (Harvey)
6)August 2013-October 2013: The Chase/Minute to Win It (Ohno)/Family Feud (Harvey)
7)November 2013-Present: The Chase/1 vs 100 (Saget)
MTWI became a mainstay for its shows, but aired only 2 a week for its 40 show run. Only 10 were unaired at that time thanks to its new show "The Chase."
1)November 2011-March 2012: Baggage
2)March 2012-Present: Family Feud (Harvey)
Harvey's Feud became a ratings killer thanks to its new-to-GSN episodes and humor form the King of Comedy himself.
1)November 2011-June 2012: Deal or No Deal
2)July 2012: Catch 21
3)Early August 2012: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader
4)August 23, 2012-September 13, 2012: American Bible Challenge/Beat the Chefs/Family Feud (Harvey)
5)September 20,2012-October 18, 2012: American Bible Challenge/The Pyramid/Family Feud (Harvey)
6)October 25, 2012-March 2013: Newlywed Game/Family Feud (Harvey)
7)March 21, 2013-May 23, 2013: American Bible Challenge/Family Feud (Harvey)
8)May 2013-present: Newlywed Game/Family Feud (Harvey)
Bible has become a go-to day for Thursdays and a top 10 hit made it the positive show of the day.
1)November-December 2011: "Flashback Friday": Match Game, The $25,000 Pyramid, Card Sharks, Family Feud (Dawson) and The $100,000 Pyramid
2)Late December 2011-January 2012: The $100,000 Pyramid
3)January-March 2012: Dancing with the Stars
4)Rest of March 2012: The $100,000 Pyramid
5)April-August 2012: The $25,000 Pyramid
6)September-October 2012: Minute to Win It (Fieri)/The Pyramid (GSN)
7)November 2012-January 2013: Minute to Win It (Fieri)/Improv-a-Ganza
8)January 2013-June 2013: Minute to Win It (Fieri)/Baggage
9)June-July 2013: Minute to Win It (Ohno)/Baggage
10)July 2013: Chain Reaction/Minute to Win It (Ohno)
11)August 2013: Minute to Win It (Ohno)/Baggage/The Chase
12)September-October 2013: Baggage
13)November 2013-Present: 1 vs 100/Minute to Win It (Fieri)
Now on Fridays, classics took a short shelf life, but even with a bit of a DWTS smidge, Pyramid had most of 2012 until Minute came onto the scene the rest of the year and this year, not counting Baggage in a month's run.
1)November 2011-January 2012: Family Feud (Karn/O'Hurley)
2)January-April 2012: Dancing with the Stars
3)April 2012-June 2013: Family Feud (Karn/O'Hurley)
4)June 2013: Family Feud (Karn/O'Hurley/Harvey)
5)June-July 2013: Family Feud (Harvey)/Minute to Win It (Ohno)
6)August 2013: Family Feud (Harvey)/The Chase/Minute to Win It (Ohno)
7)September-October 2013: Family Feud (Harvey)/Minute to Win It (Ohno)
8)November 2013-Present: Family Feud (Harvey)/Dog Eat Dog/The Chase
DWTS had a long shelf life on that day, but Feud maintained it for the whole era.
1)November 2011-September 2013: Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader ('Bible' reruns Fall 2012 & Spring 2013)
2)September-October 2013: Minute to Win It (Ohno)
3)November 2013-Present: Minute to Win It (Ohno); 1 vs 100 (Saget); The Chase
Finally, 5th Grader was a hot hit for the network, but Minute took over the rest of the way. What will the era have as we enter 2014?
Time to get out and go. Today's blog is presented by Mermaid Melissa. She has an announcement for you guys after a bit of housecleaning.
Don't forget to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Pierre Jason Kelly on FB and @Johnny_Arcade on twitter. We leave you now with the announcement. Play on, playas!