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SAJAK AND TREBEK SET SIGHTS ON BARKER’S RECORD

September 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

They have a few more years yet to go before they can challenge Bob Barker’s record for the longest run as a television game-show host — 35 years — but Pat Sajak and Alex Trebek will come close by the end of their current contracts. Sony Pictures Television announced today (Monday) that Sajak, who is […]

RATINGS FOR DAYTIME TV SHOWS TUMBLE

March 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Suggesting that more and more television viewers are watching programs during the day that they previously recorded during primetime, Nielsen noted Wednesday that ratings for virtually every program aired during daytime and primetime access declined or was flat during the sweeps week ending February 20. Some of the more significant losers included Inside Edition, which […]

WATSON TALLIES BIG RATINGS FOR JEOPARDY

February 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Watson, a Jeopardy contestant who was in fact an IBM computer, last week brought the syndicated game show its biggest audience since May of 2005 and boosted its ratings some 30 percent over the same week a year ago, according to Nielsen Research. Of the three nights that the computer fielded questions, Tuesday ranked highest. […]

NEW JEOPARDY! RECORD COULD BOOST RATINGS

September 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Jeopardy!, which already is the second-highest rated syndicated television show, may again challenge its game-show companion, Wheel of Fortune for the top spot, after one of its contestants set a one-day record by earning $77,000. Roger Craig, a University of Delaware student studying for his PHd, will now go on to put Ken Jennings’s 2004 […]