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chris319

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« on: November 25, 2004, 06:40:10 PM »
In the fall of 1979 Goodson Todman Productions had the following shows in production:

The Price Is Right -- daytime CBS and nighttime
Match Game -- syndicated
All New Beat the Clock -- CBS daytime
Family Feud -- daytime ABC and nighttime
Password Plus -- NBC daytime
Card Sharks -- NBC daytime
Mindreaders -- NBC daytime

Can anyone think of a period when there were more G-T shows in production than this?

Hep refresh my memory here:

1. Nighttime TPIR (Barker) was once per week?

2. Match Game was in strip syndication (five days per week). Was there a 6th nighttime show during this period?

3. FF did 10 shows per week (daytime and nighttime)?

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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2004, 06:44:01 PM »
[quote name=\'chris319\' date=\'Nov 25 2004, 06:40 PM\']In the fall of 1979 Goodson Todman Productions had the following shows in production:

The Price Is Right -- daytime CBS and nighttime
Match Game -- syndicated
All New Beat the Clock -- CBS daytime
Family Feud -- daytime ABC and nighttime
Password Plus -- NBC daytime
Card Sharks -- NBC daytime
Mindreaders -- NBC daytime

Can anyone think of a period when there were more G-T shows in production than this?

Hep refresh my memory here:

1. Nighttime TPIR (Barker) was once per week?

2. Match Game was in strip syndication (five days per week). Was there a 6th nighttime show during this period?

3. FF did 10 shows per week (daytime and nighttime)?
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1. Not sure

2. Match Game PM was still going

3. Not for another year.

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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2004, 06:51:07 PM »
You win the right to play against Zach tomorrow.

So there was just one FF nighttime episode during this period, correct?

It's coming back to me now: the order for nighttime FF was upped from one to five shows per week.

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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2004, 06:55:35 PM »
[quote name=\'chris319\' date=\'Nov 25 2004, 06:51 PM\']You win the right to play against Zach tomorrow.

So there was just one FF nighttime episode during this period, correct?

It's coming back to me now: the order for nighttime FF was upped from one to five shows per week.
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I think it was twice-a-week in '79, then daily in 1980.
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2004, 07:08:44 PM »
And yes, syndie Price was once a week.

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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2004, 08:08:55 PM »
G-T took out a trade ad in Broadcasting sometime in 1980 or 81 that mentioned setting a record for programming currently in production.  I think by that time they were also doing TTTT in NYC and "Blockbusters." So those two would supplant BTC and "Mindreaders." I think what put it over the top was the ABC primetime FF specials and "That's My Line" may have also been "in production."
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2004, 08:27:55 PM »
[quote name=\'chris319\' date=\'Nov 25 2004, 06:40 PM\']In the fall of 1979 Goodson Todman Productions had the following shows in production:

The Price Is Right -- daytime CBS and nighttime
Match Game -- syndicated
All New Beat the Clock -- CBS daytime
Family Feud -- daytime ABC and nighttime
Password Plus -- NBC daytime
Card Sharks -- NBC daytime
Mindreaders -- NBC daytime

Can anyone think of a period when there were more G-T shows in production than this?[/quote]

I got you beat here, chief...

SPRING 1974
Price Is Right -- daytime CBS and nighttime
Password -- daytime ABC
To Tell the Truth -- syndicated
What's My Line -- syndicated
Beat the Clock -- syndicated (final season)
Tattletales -- daytime CBS
Now You See It -- daytime CBS
Match Game -- daytime CBS

I don't think any combo from 1980 comes close to this. Technically it's eight different shows. So it's a more prolific mix.

And it's amazing because it came at a time when G-T wasn't servicing NBC...after "Match Game" was cancelled in 1969, they didn't have a Goodson-Todman show on their schedule again until "Card Sharks".
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2004, 08:37:14 PM »
Syndia Concentration too.
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2004, 08:44:41 PM »
[quote name=\'chris319\' date=\'Nov 25 2004, 05:40 PM\']Can anyone think of a period when there were more G-T shows in production than this?
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OK, I cheated and did a little research (while I wait for the tryptophan to set in).  But look at the spring and summer of 1964 (with help from the EOTVGS):

WML? (CBS prime-time)
IGAS (CBS prime-time)
TTTT (CBS daytime and prime-time)
MG6x (NBC daytime)
PASSWORD (CBS daytime and prime-time)
TPIR (ABC daytime and prime-time)
MISSING LINKS (ABC daytime)
SAY WHEN (NBC daytime)
GET THE MESSAGE (ABC daytime)

That'd be 40 eps per week (and nine different shows to tie Robair's more prolific mix).  

EDIT:  After further review, Robair still beats me (if you add CONCENTRATION to the mix), as his list comprises 42 eps while mine only comprises 40.  But both do beat Chris C.'s heyday (which was a pretty good one in of itself).

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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2004, 08:51:21 PM »
Don't forget that back in 1977, every Goodson/Todman game show was on CBS, minus Family Feud, and the new upcoming game, The Better Sex, which both broadcasted on ABC.-

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« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2004, 09:11:51 PM »
[quote name=\'irismason42\' date=\'Nov 25 2004, 08:51 PM\']Don't forget that back in 1977, every Goodson/Todman game show was on CBS, minus Family Feud, and the new upcoming game, The Better Sex, which both broadcasted on ABC.-
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TTTT and Concentration were Syndicated, and there were weekly syndie versions of Feud, MG7x, TPiR, and Tattletales in 1977-78.

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« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2004, 09:25:20 PM »
[quote name=\'SRIV94\' date=\'Nov 25 2004, 08:44 PM\'][quote name=\'chris319\' date=\'Nov 25 2004, 05:40 PM\']Can anyone think of a period when there were more G-T shows in production than this?
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OK, I cheated and did a little research (while I wait for the tryptophan to set in).  But look at the spring and summer of 1964 (with help from the EOTVGS):

WML? (CBS prime-time)
IGAS (CBS prime-time)
TTTT (CBS daytime and prime-time)
MG6x (NBC daytime)
PASSWORD (CBS daytime and prime-time)
TPIR (ABC daytime and prime-time)
MISSING LINKS (ABC daytime)
SAY WHEN (NBC daytime)
GET THE MESSAGE (ABC daytime)

That'd be 40 eps per week (and nine different shows to tie Robair's more prolific mix).  

EDIT:  After further review, Robair still beats me (if you add CONCENTRATION to the mix), as his list comprises 42 eps while mine only comprises 40.  But both do beat Chris C.'s heyday (which was a pretty good one in of itself).

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G-T's "Richard Boone Show" was also on NBC from 9/63 to 9/64.
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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2004, 09:46:51 PM »
[quote name=\'Jimmy Owen\' date=\'Nov 25 2004, 08:25 PM\']G-T's "Richard Boone Show" was also on NBC from 9/63 to 9/64.
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What was the top prize on that show (I always forget)?  :)

Still, OK, Robair beats me 42-41.

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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2004, 10:47:04 PM »
SPRING 1974

The Price Is Right -- daytime CBS and nighttime
Password -- daytime ABC
To Tell the Truth -- syndicated
What's My Line -- syndicated
Beat the Clock -- syndicated (final season)
Tattletales -- daytime CBS
Now You See It -- daytime CBS
Match Game -- daytime CBS
Concentration -- syndicated

Broken down by Producer/E.P.:

Frank Wayne: TPIR, NYSI, P, BTC

Ira Skutch: Match Game, Tattletales

Howard Felsher: P, Concentration

Gil Fates: TTTT, WML?

Corrections?

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« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2004, 10:51:53 PM »
The Price Is Right -- daytime CBS and nighttime -- 11 half hours
Match Game -- syndicated -- 6 half hours
All New Beat the Clock -- CBS daytime -- 5 half hours
Family Feud -- daytime ABC and nighttime -- 7 half hours
Password Plus -- NBC daytime -- 5 half hours
Card Sharks -- NBC daytime -- 5 half hours
Mindreaders -- NBC daytime -- 5 half hours

Total: 44 half hours per week