Press release from ABC, Aug. 4, 2016:
The ABC Television Network announced pick-up orders for summer sensations “Celebrity Family Feud,” “The $100,000 Pyramid,” “Match Game” and “To Tell the Truth.”
“We’re thrilled by the performance of each of our game shows and the reception they received from the fans,” said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. She added, “The success of these shows is due in large part to the strength of our hosts, Steve Harvey, Michael Strahan, Alec Baldwin and Anthony Anderson.”
The primetime summer hit “Celebrity Family Feud,” produced by FremantleMedia North America, will return for a third hilarious season. “Celebrity Family Feud” is hosted by Steve Harvey, the highly popular multi-hyphenate standup comedian, actor, author, deejay and Emmy Award-winning game show host. He recently received a 2016 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Reality Host for “Little Big Shots” (NBC).
“Celebrity Family Feud” averages 8.2 million Total Viewers and a 1.7/7 in Adults 18-49 so far this summer. With more than 8.0 million Total Viewers, ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud” is Sunday’s most watched broadcast series this summer and also ranks among the Top 5 most watched shows overall on the broadcast networks this summer (No. 5). “Celebrity Family Feud” dominates its 8:00 p.m. time slot in Total Viewers, outdrawing runner-up CBS’ “Big Brother 18” by 14%. In fact, ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud” has drawn a larger overall audience than “Big Brother” on each of their 6 head-to-head match-ups.
The Pyramid is back! Hosted by Michael Strahan, the Emmy Award-winning pop-culture phenomenon is reimagined and better than ever when a cast of all-star celebrities take center stage and partner with contestants from across the country to compete against each other with hopes of making it to the winners’ circle and the ultimate prize of $100,000 on “The $100,000 Pyramid.”
“The $100,000 Pyramid” averages 7.7 million Total Viewers and a 1.6/6 in Adults 18-49 so far this summer. ABC’s “The $100,000 Pyramid” is the summer’s No. 1 new show and leads its Sunday 9:00 p.m. time period in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. “The $100,000 Pyramid” is ABC’s most watched summertime program in the Sunday 9:00 p.m. hour in 15 years – since “Millionaire” during the summer of 2001.
Season one of “Match Game,” produced by FremantleMedia North America, was so BLANK!, it’s returning for season two. Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin hosts the bawdy and irreverent hour of fun. “Match Game” features four contestants each week vying for the chance to win $25,000, as they attempt to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the-missing-blank.
“Match Game” averages 6.5 million Total Viewers and a 1.4/5 in Adults 18-49 so far this summer. “Match Game” ranks No. 1 in Sunday’s 10:00 p.m. hour in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. ABC’s broad-appealing game show also wins its time slot with Women 18-49 and Men 18-49. “Match Game” is ABC’s highest-rated summertime program in the Sunday 10 o’clock hour among Adults 18-49 in 10 years and most watched in 15 years – since the summers of 2006 and 2001, respectively. “Match Game” debuted with ABC’s largest summer audience in the time slot with regular programming in nearly 10 years and tied the Net’s highest young adult number in 4 years – since 8/20/06 and 7/15/12, respectively.
Two-time Emmy Award-nominee Anthony Anderson returns to host a second season of this summer’s hit series “To Tell the Truth.” Produced by FremantleMedia North America, “To Tell the Truth” is clever and funny re-imagination of the beloved game show of the same name. The all-new version takes the excitement to another level, featuring fun characters from pop culture. In each round, the panel is presented with three people who all claim to be the same person with the same incredible talent, job or achievement. One is sworn to tell the truth while the others are not.
“To Tell the Truth” averaged 5.2 million Total Viewers and a 1.2/4 in Adults 18-49 during its run, improving its hour for ABC over “Extreme Weight Loss” during the comparable weeks last summer by 86% in Total Viewers and by 50% in Adults 18-49. On its series premiere, “To Tell the Truth” delivered ABC’s best summertime numbers with series programming in the hour in 3 years with Total Viewers and in 2 years with Adults 18-49 – since 5/28/13 and 6/24/14, respectively.