Two syndicated series have been picked up for 2018-2019 on the ABC Owned Television Stations. Disney-ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution announced the pickup today for “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and “RightThisMinute.”
“Hosted by Chris Harrison and currently in its 16th season in national syndication, ‘Millionaire’ continues to be the only game show that offers a $1 million prize to each and every contestant,” the announcement notes. “In the show’s classic ladder format, contestants must answer 14 trivia questions correctly with the aid of three lifelines to win $1 million. Since the show debuted in syndication in 2002, contestants have won more than $95 million.”
“RightThisMinute” showcases viral videos and tells the stories behind the hottest clips making the rounds.
“Every day, the show’s team of e-journalists scours the Internet to curate videos everyone will be talking about, bringing the best digital content to broadcast TV,” the announcement notes. “The 2018-19 season will mark its eighth year on the air and sixth in national syndication.”
The announcement says both “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and “RightThisMinute” are posting year-to-year Household ratings gains season to date, placing the shows among only four out of more than 30 nationally syndicated first-run strips that have generated ratings increases this year.