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johnnya2k3

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Re: Broadcasting Magazine
« Reply #630 on: April 18, 2019, 03:08:15 AM »
One look at the Nielsen "Cassandra" syndication ratings on Page 66 (January 12, 1987) and you ask yourself...

How in the world did The Big Spin get up there...and beating Card Sharks and $100,000 Pyramid (given that it was in only nine markets, all of them in California)?!?!

/At least Roy Clark and Buck Owens had .2 more viewers than Geoff Edwards
I'm guessing the same way SEC football ranks with only 19 markets, or the religious programming with five. If I had to put money on it, the shows came from a station group or something similar.
Lottery game shows like The Big Spin (and Ohio’s Cash Explosion, which premiered around the same time as that Cassandra report) were seen on a statewide network of stations, and Big Spin was pretty much popular in Los Angeles and San Francisco, both Top 10 markets then and now.

But then again, the Illinois Lottery’s shows had more national viewers on WGN anyway.

Jamey Greek

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Re: Broadcasting Magazine
« Reply #631 on: May 07, 2019, 03:30:50 PM »
There is a blurb about a prime time special of Family Feud  the fall of 1988 looks like it did not materialize.

https://www.americanradiohistory.com/hd2/IDX-Business/Magazines/Archive-BC-IDX/88-OCR/BC-1988-10-03-OCR-Page-0090.pdf#search=%22family%20feud%22

Dbacksfan12

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Re: Broadcasting Magazine
« Reply #632 on: May 07, 2019, 04:08:45 PM »
There is a blurb about a prime time special of Family Feud  the fall of 1988 looks like it did not materialize.

https://www.americanradiohistory.com/hd2/IDX-Business/Magazines/Archive-BC-IDX/88-OCR/BC-1988-10-03-OCR-Page-0090.pdf#search=%22family%20feud%22
I can't attest to the accuracy of the information, but I did verify the score of the baseball game listed.  Here's a complete listing of what did air on April 19, 1988:
http://www.tvtango.com/listings/1988/10/19
If accurate, its a pretty nifty way to answer questions about "what aired when", at least in regards to network programming.  For shows such as Match Game and other offerings with guests, they list the panel, as seen here:
https://tinyurl.com/y2y4rd2w

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John 6:35

aaron sica

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Re: Broadcasting Magazine
« Reply #633 on: May 08, 2019, 07:13:11 AM »
There is a blurb about a prime time special of Family Feud  the fall of 1988 looks like it did not materialize.

https://www.americanradiohistory.com/hd2/IDX-Business/Magazines/Archive-BC-IDX/88-OCR/BC-1988-10-03-OCR-Page-0090.pdf#search=%22family%20feud%22

Good find! Unfortunately, no, it didn't. The powers that be at CBS decided that a Smothers Brothers special would fit there instead. I'll have to do some poking to see if I can find anything about the Family Feud special that wasn't.

Jimmy Owen

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Re: Broadcasting Magazine
« Reply #634 on: May 08, 2019, 02:25:43 PM »
Wondering if there was a conflict with NBC and LBS over the prime access version.
Let's Make a Deal was the first show to air on Buzzr. 6/1/15 8PM.

Jamey Greek

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Re: Broadcasting Magazine
« Reply #635 on: May 08, 2019, 11:36:28 PM »
There is a blurb about a prime time special of Family Feud  the fall of 1988 looks like it did not materialize.

https://www.americanradiohistory.com/hd2/IDX-Business/Magazines/Archive-BC-IDX/88-OCR/BC-1988-10-03-OCR-Page-0090.pdf#search=%22family%20feud%22

Good find! Unfortunately, no, it didn't. The powers that be at CBS decided that a Smothers Brothers special would fit there instead. I'll have to do some poking to see if I can find anything about the Family Feud special that wasn't.

Would love to hear more as well