Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Puppet Idolatry

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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.