Which seemed a little strange to me. We were watching game shows, after all. How could anybody get overexposed to our little genre? Well, apparently it's quite possible for a lot of people. Game shows have always been niche programming in American television, though they've had their moments of great popularity.
Luckily, enough folks do care to keep the genre alive, despite frequent signs of exhaustion or extinction or both. Game shows have survived the rigging scandals, a decades-long exile from broadcast prime time, and Extreme Gong. They can probably survive a lot of folks' indifference to them.