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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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!