Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Renewed vigor

To nobody's great surprise CBS has renewed all their daytime shows, including The Price is Right and Let's Make a Deal.

The one tiny morsel of speculation bait is the one-year renewal for LMAD, as opposed to two years for TPiR. CBS helpfully points out that Drew draws a lot more viewers than Wayne. 4.84/5.51 million as opposed to 3.05/3.47 million, by the network's calculations.

Does the shorter leash on Let's Make a Deal mean anything? Probably not, because three million daytime viewers in today's gazillion channel universe are nothing to sneeze at, or to cancel over. But CBS execs may be signaling that they would like to see LMAD draw more TPiP-ish numbers.

The talent is all coming back. Drew and Wayne and showrunner Mike Richards will be pricing and dealing for a while longer. Now that I think about it, Mike's Divided will also be returning to GSN.

14 comments:

  1. dey shud bring bak hat putato. how wuz hat putato plaed? did bil kulin tos uh putato at thu kuntestuntz? tat. wud be uh funi

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    1. Hitting the bottle again? Apparently.

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    2. Sounds like somebody lost their way to usenet

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  2. Wasn't TPiR always getting renewed at a one-season pace for a while too?

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    1. I think so, but I'm sure CBS has renewed Price for multiple seasons before even during the Barker era. Top rated shows usually get a multi year extension and Price is an example. I'm not surprised the show got a two year renewal. Young And Restless had a three year renewal because like Price, it is really popular.

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  3. I wouldn't have bet LMAD would run this long. But then I'm an older is better guy who doesn't find the style/pace/sensibilities of today's game shows to be as appealing as those coveted millenials. I don't hate LMAD, and I like a lot of what they have done to maintain the spirit of the game while differntiating it from TPIR, I just don't need the two-bit entertainment that audiences seem to lust for these days.

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  5. I'm not sure today's TPIR was a rerun, I put the names of the players and prize suppliers into the archive at qwizx.com and nothing came up. Today could have been that episode that would have aired on 6/8 or 6/14 which were preempted by CBS news Special Reports(Comey's filibuster on the 8th, the Alexandria, VA shooting on the 14th)

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  6. Golden-road.net reports today's TPIR is a new episode, was supposed to air on January 11, and then moved to Feb 6, and moved to today.

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    1. On my DVR for DirecTV I would get a new recording per day but not today since it's now officially on repeats for the summer only Jeopardy remains with new episodes till the end of July

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  7. You probably figured this out, but I delete Michael Taylor's spams on sight.

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    2. But you haven't deleted your own spams!

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