Top 5 most Popular Game in US Television

  1. Price is Right Longest Running Game
    Produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman. This show was produced in 1972 as the reincarnation of the original 1956 version, retaining some elements. The program revolves around participants selected from the audience, who struggle to identify the accurate price of the merchandise and take home cash and prizes. Bob Barker was the show’s first and longest-running host. Drew Carey took over in 2007 and has been running the show. Several famous models and announcers have performed on the show which is the longest running game show with 8000+ episodes in 42 seasons.
    Game shows have always caught our invention. They not only let the members walk home with great prizes or even money, but also allow those sitting on the other side of the television have a fun time figuring answers or get the feel of the game as they enjoy the show.
  1. Wheel of Fortune Longest Running Game Shows
    Merv Griffin created the show with the basic concept of solving word puzzles in Hangman. In the 1975 show, gives the opportunity to the participants to solve word puzzles and spin a giant carnival wheel to win cash and prizes. It was formerly hosted by Chuck Woolery and Susan Stafford. Currently, the syndicated version of the show is hosted by Pat Sajak and Vanna White. The huge demand for “America’s game” led to its nightly syndicated version. And, it is the longest-running syndicated game show in the United States, having aired more than 6000 episodes in 32 seasons.
  1. Jeopardy!Longest Running Game Shows
    Created by Merv Griffin. The original version was aired from 1964 to 1975, including a one-year run of a night-time syndicated edition. Then, The All-New Jeopardy ran from 1978 to 1979. The current daily syndicated translation started in 1984, features Alex Trebek as host. This is a unique quiz show where general knowledge clues are presented to the contestants in the form of answers, and they have to phrase the responses in the form of problems. The number of episodes is close to 7000 in 31 seasons. The show has won several accolades and awards, including 31
    Daytime Emmy Awards.
  1. Truth or Consequences Longest Running Game Shows
    The show was created by Ralph Edwards for the radio. And, it was adapted on television in 1950 to run till 198. It has had several runs and completed 24 seasons. It was a quiz competition with a twist. The contestants would be asked questions that were often obscure and tricky. And, if they would not be able to answer, they would have to suffer the ‘consequences’, i.e. perform wacky stunts. The show reached its peak of notoriety when Bob Barker hosted it from 1956 to 1975. After which it never got back the former glory, and was briefly activated for short periods in the 80s.
  1. What’s My Line Longest Running Game Shows
    Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions created this unique show. Its first run was aired from 1950 to 1967 but had some brief revivals until 1975. In this game show, a panel of four names would be given game tasks, and the panelists had to ask “yes” or “no” issues to guess the title, i.e. ‘line’ of work of a fifth candidate whose identity would be kept a secret. The Mystery Guests would be paid for performing on the show. The show was moderated by John Charles Daly, and several stars were featured in over 2000 episodes over 25 seasons.

Author: Chidiebere Rapheal Nwaigwa

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