Well, there's not a whole lotta happy or a big bunch of joy any more. Buzzr gets slammed regularly for running the same eps of the same shows into fine dust particles. Now the subchannel is changing its weekday schedule to Match Game and Family Feud and more Match Game and more Family Feud, and the cries and whimpers are resounding ever louder. A few examples from Buzzr's Facebook page...
Even GSN mixes in more shows before they go Steve Harvey crazy, and if you're to the point that your rerunning is worse than GSN, it's a sign that you're in significant trouble.The comparisons to GSN are particularly cutting by the standards of the older-is-better bunch. They're like Godwin's Law comparisons to Hitler in political threads.
Way too overboard with the Feud like "that other network."
I love Match Game and Family Feud but I can't watch them anymore as I've seen the same episodes over and over again.
I guess the people at Buzzr are clueless so I won't be watching anymore when you overload Match Game and Feud.
The tiny corps of hardcore oldies fans on the game show Interwebs is starting to realize a terrible truth. Like the evil GSN, Buzzr is not a taxpayer-supported museum of obscure old game shows. Both operations have to make a buck in the nasty and brutish world of real competition.
The dream of a 24/7 display of ancient obscurities like Whew and Hot Potato just ain't gonna happen. When ABC decided to remake game shows, they didn't say, "Let's re-do Child's Play! Zillions of people want to see that!" Instead, they remade...Family Feud and Match Game. That's because a measurable group of viewers actually knows about these shows and might like new versions.
Even in the limited world of oldies diginets, Antenna didn't go after reruns of, say, Dick Cavett's talk show. Instead, they went for (surprise!) Johnny Carson's Tonight Show. Why? Because more viewers beyond a tiny clique of fanatical purists might want to watch it.
Buzzr is already skating on the thinnest ice. They're appealing to a niche within a niche, oldies fans within the already limited population of game show fans. Is it any real surprise that they're loading up on the tried and true?