Monday, January 30, 2017
From December 19, 2011 to January 30, 2012, NBC ran an okay but not great show called Who's Still Standing, where losers also dropped through the floor. Wikipedia (usual caveats) says the show itself fell through the floor due to high production costs rather than bad ratings. I found an old TV by the Numbers post which says that one ep got 6.9 million viewers. This seems like an okay number, so maybe Wikipedia might actually be right.
Wikipedia also notes that the rules changed in goofy ways throughout the show's brief run, which is completely true. Another problem was that Ben Bailey, of deserved Cash Cab fame, was a surprisingly stiff host. Maybe they should have played the game in a cab, with losers dropping onto the street.
Who's Still Standing got one of those ridiculous inductions into the Hall of Shame from the late and mostly unlamented Game Show Garbage. The show wasn't nearly that bad, just a little disjointed and confusing. If you're wondering why I'm bothering with this long defunct NBC effort, a story just turned up in Google News about the format's much more successful international versions. It's "aired more than 4,000 episodes in 20-plus territories."
You might say that it's still standing on the world stage.