Game Day #4

The Ratings Junkie Friday, February 16, 2018

Welcome back to Game Day! You have through Wednesday, February 21st at 11:59pm Eastern Time to answer the prompts below. You may also still participate in Game Day #2 and #3 until then, though you don't have to answer every prompt if you're stuck/short on time. Here are some helpful links:

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Prompt #1
This legendary unscripted show, which is still on the air today, has been around almost as long as television. While the first season aired during the daytime, the second aired in prime time to moderate success. The third season made the top 30, with a 28.6 Household rating. It might not be watched in 28.6% of households in televisions anymore, but it is watched more than almost all other shows from the 1950s combined.

Prompt #2
This sitcom, titled in the classic “The [insert first and last name here] Show” format, failed to make the top 30 in its fourth season, and in its fifth season finished lower than a show that aired on Saturdays. By that, I mean it was #2 in the ratings. What caused the uptick? It might have to do with the fact that it switched networks, as it originally aired on one with many ratings woes.

Prompt #3
Despite having low retention from its hit reality show lead-ins, this show ended up making it three seasons and for a short period of time held the honor of having more episodes under its belt than any other of that network’s simultaneously airing shows of the genre.

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