Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Other poster: I think I'll be staying far away from this show.
Sure, Divided probably won't have much appeal on the largely traditionalist game show Interwebs. Maybe if GSN could fool everybody into thinking it was from 1982, it might have a chance with the Internet crowd.
The question is whether Divided will lure people who watch stuff on GSN with less than decades of dust on it. I think it's got a shot, at least more than Window Whatever did. That sucker was clearly going to bomb because the audience for window decorating is pretty limited. The audience for quizzers is a lot bigger. Divided will get a Harvey Feud lead-in and a pairing with Idiotest, which has been a consistent demo winner by GSN's geriatric standards even if the total viewer numbers aren't gigantic.
We'll know when Showbuzz posts the cable ratings this Friday. The show did earn a second thirty-ep season on ITV in Britain but then ran out of steam (seven eps of the second season never made it to air). At least it lasted for 53 eps in Blighty.
One more thing I didn't post on Game Show Paradise. I already reviewed Divided (favorably) when GSN sneak-peeked it back in November. So I won't do another full-blast review. I will update this post with the Showbuzz numbers, though.