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urbanpreppie05

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I think this is the big news:
« on: December 08, 2003, 01:14:17 PM »
From tvgameshows.net...

GSN Millionaire Marathon Offers $1M Purse
     "Game Show Network is offering its first instant win promotion with a chance for an online user to win $1,000,000.
     Millionaire Madness will tie into GSN's 10-hour Who Wants to Be a Millionaire marathon Jan. 11. During the 2 p.m.-to-midnight event, GSN will telecast seven million-dollar winning episodes. The announcement was made today by GSN senior vice president of marketing Dena Kaplan and the network's interactive chief John P. Roberts.
     Registered online players will have a chance to choose from four animated bank safes after each GSN interactive game. If the safes chosen reveal two matching cash amounts, the player instantly wins $1 million.
     Among the other prizes: a Piaggio LT50 motor scooter from Vespa, a Stiga table tennis or Harvard super air hockey or soccer table, a Sony Ericsson T616 phone and a Whammy! or GSN gift pack.
     The promotion continues through March 12. You must be a U.S. resident and at least 13 to play.
     Millionaire has quickly become the flagship show in prime time for GSN. "We have been extremely pleased with the performance of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," said Kaplan. "Now we have taken the Millionaire concept to a new level - the chance for our viewers to play along at home and actually win one million dollars."
     Roberts added: "Our registrant database of players has been steadily growing and now is over 1.5 million strong. (The Millionaire Madness game is) the chance of a lifetime and a great reward for those loyal players of our games."
     Millionaire has increased the 8-9 p.m. ratings 20 percent on GSN and the women 25-54 demo is up 50 percent over year-ago programming. "

Discuss. Talk amongst yourselves.
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2003, 01:22:21 PM »
[quote name=\'urbanpreppie05\' date=\'Dec 8 2003, 11:14 AM\'] Discuss. Talk amongst yourselves. [/quote]
 Has not one flipping thing to do with the schedule, as promised. This ain't It.
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2003, 01:24:04 PM »
Well if you believe Steve Beverly, it's not TPIR...

"Contrary to online speculation and wishful thinking from Price fans, GSN is not planning an announcement this week or in the near future of any deal to bring The Price Is Right repeats back to the cable network. CBS President Les Moonves refuses to allow FremantleMedia to distribute reruns of Price while the existing series is still on the network."

Interesting as CBS doesn't own the show.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2003, 01:24:53 PM by cmjb13 »
Enjoy lots and lots of backstage TPIR photos and other fun stuff here. And yes, I did park in Syd Vinnedge's parking spot at CBS

urbanpreppie05

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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2003, 01:36:48 PM »
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Interesting as CBS doesn't own the show.

True, but does CBS own any stake in the show? Could they stop airing the show if it were shown on another outlet? I'm just wondering...
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2003, 01:48:36 PM »
The ONLY power I can see that CBS has over TPiR is that they can threaten to cancel or pay less to air the show the next time it is due to be renewed.  Of course, CBS pays much more for TPiR than GSN ever will, so CBS wins every time.

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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2003, 01:49:44 PM »
[quote name=\'urbanpreppie05\' date=\'Dec 8 2003, 12:14 PM\'] GSN will telecast seven million-dollar winning episodes. [/quote]
 I only remember 4 or 5 winners on Regis' run... if I am right, we will probably see a couple Meridith or foreign shows.

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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2003, 02:00:19 PM »
[quote name=\'WhammyPower\' date=\'Dec 8 2003, 01:49 PM\'] [quote name=\'urbanpreppie05\' date=\'Dec 8 2003, 12:14 PM\'] GSN will telecast seven million-dollar winning episodes. [/quote]
I only remember 4 or 5 winners on Regis' run... if I am right, we will probably see a couple Meridith or foreign shows. [/quote]
 Nice thinking, but there were nine millionaires with Reege.

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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2003, 02:05:01 PM »
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I only remember 4 or 5 winners on Regis' run... if I am right, we will probably see a couple Meridith or foreign shows.

I'm shamelessly plagarizing from Stormseeker's website, but here's the list of Regis million-dollar winners:

(The totals represent all monies won, not just the initial $1M.)

Kevin Olmstead $2,180,000 Apr 10, 2001
Ed Toutant $1,860,000 Sep 7, 2001
John Carpenter $1,125,000 Nov 19, 1999
Dan Blonsky $1,000,500 Jan 18, 2000
Joe Trela $1,000,500 Mar 23, 2000
Bernie Cullen $1,000,000 Apr 15, 2001
David Goodman $1,000,000 Jul 11, 2000
Bob House $1,000,000 Jun 13, 2000
Kim Hunt $1,000,000 Jul 6, 2000

I'd love to think we'll see some foreign winners, but I suspect not.

Curt
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Timsterino

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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2003, 02:05:48 PM »
[quote name=\'WhammyPower\' date=\'Dec 8 2003, 02:49 PM\'] [quote name=\'urbanpreppie05\' date=\'Dec 8 2003, 12:14 PM\'] GSN will telecast seven million-dollar winning episodes. [/quote]
I only remember 4 or 5 winners on Regis' run... if I am right, we will probably see a couple Meridith or foreign shows. [/quote]
 There were in fact 9 Regis Millionaires. They are as follows:

John Carpenter Nov 19, 1999
Dan Blonsky Jan 18, 2000
Joe Trela Mar 23, 2000
Bob House Jun 13, 2000
Kim Hunt Jul, 6, 2000
David Goodman Jul 11, 2000
Kevin Olmstead Apr 10, 2001
Bernie Cullen Apr 15, 2001
Ed Toutant Sep 7, 2001

I got the dates from Stormseeker.com

Tim :-)

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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2003, 02:06:54 PM »
[quote name=\'curtking\' date=\'Dec 8 2003, 03:05 PM\']
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I only remember 4 or 5 winners on Regis' run... if I am right, we will probably see a couple Meridith or foreign shows.

I'm shamelessly plagarizing from Stormseeker's website, but here's the list of Regis million-dollar winners:

(The totals represent all monies won, not just the initial $1M.)

Kevin Olmstead $2,180,000 Apr 10, 2001
Ed Toutant $1,860,000 Sep 7, 2001
John Carpenter $1,125,000 Nov 19, 1999
Dan Blonsky $1,000,500 Jan 18, 2000
Joe Trela $1,000,500 Mar 23, 2000
Bernie Cullen $1,000,000 Apr 15, 2001
David Goodman $1,000,000 Jul 11, 2000
Bob House $1,000,000 Jun 13, 2000
Kim Hunt $1,000,000 Jul 6, 2000

I'd love to think we'll see some foreign winners, but I suspect not.

Curt [/quote]
 Ok.... So I am not that quick.... Shoot me :-)

Tim :-)

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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2003, 02:54:17 PM »
i dont think this may be it, but i may very well be wrong.  It was said this will alter the schedule drastically most likely in 2004, but i dont know.  i still have a feeling GSN is gonna become Game TV by the end of 2004.