or


[03/09/06 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Seals the Deal for Eight New Episodes of Hit Game Show "Deal Or No Deal" as Series Expands to Mondays and Fridays (8-9 P.M. Et)

[via press release from NBC]

NBC SEALS THE DEAL FOR EIGHT NEW EPISODES OF HIT GAME SHOW "DEAL OR NO DEAL" AS SERIES EXPANDS TO MONDAYS AND FRIDAYS (8-9 P.M. ET)

Through Monday, March 6, 73 Million Viewers Have Tuned-In To The Popular Show Hosted by Howie Mandel

BURBANK, Calif. -- March 9, 2006 -- NBC offers viewers an even better "Deal" as the network has added an additional eight episodes to its initial season order for the hit game show "Deal or No Deal" hosted by Howie Mandel ("Hidden Howie"), and will now officially showcase the series on two nights -- Mondays and Fridays (8-9 p.m. ET both nights). The announcement was made today by Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment.

"This show has caught on so fast with audiences and has consistently lifted us at 8 p.m.," said Reilly. "The fast pace and the potential for a true reversal of fortune has attracted a lot of people for us in that crucial time slot, and we look forward to seeing more of the same with these new episodes."

The extra episodes will boost this season's order to 30 episodes. "Deal or No Deal" originally premiered on December 19-23 over five consecutive nights and returned on February 27 in the same Monday-Friday format. It then settled into Monday nights on a weekly basis on March 6 with some Friday-night broadcasts scheduled throughout March. Through the Monday, March 6 edition, 73 million viewers have tuned-in to the hit game show.

"Deal or No Deal's" Monday-Friday premiere last week (Feb. 27-March 3) lifted the network an average 38 percent above its non-Olympic first-quarter average for the time periods in adults 18-49 (with a 3.6 rating vs. a 2.6) and by 3.7 million viewers overall (11.0 million vs. 7.3 million). On Friday, March 3, "Deal or No Deal" (4.0 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49, 12.0 million viewers overall) matched the highest non-sports 18-49 rating for any network in the time period in more than three years (since CBS' Dec. 13, 2002 telecast of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"). On Monday, March 6, "Deal or No Deal" (4.9/12 in 18-49, 14.7 million viewers overall) tied its highest 18-49 rating to date and achieved it biggest overall audience thus far.

Hosted by Howie Mandel ("Hidden Howie"), "Deal or No Deal" is an exhilarating, international hit game show from Endemol USA, the producers of NBC's "Fear Factor" and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." Contestants on the show play for a top prize of one million dollars in a high-energy match of nerves, instincts and raw intuition.

As each contestant tries his luck in a game of chance and odds to become a millionaire, he is confronted with 26 sealed briefcases full of varying amounts of cash -- ranging from a measly penny to $1 million dollars. Without knowing the amount in each briefcase, the contestant picks one -- his to keep, if he chooses, until its unsealing at game's end. The game kicks into high gear when the amount of cash in each case is revealed to the contestant round-by-round - and is tempted after each round by a mysterious entity known only as "The Banker" to accept an offer of cash in exchange for what might be contained in the contestant's chosen briefcase - prompting Mandel to ask the all-important question - Deal or No Deal?

Adding a live interactive element to the game show each night, viewers at home also have a chance to win $10,000 by playing the "Lucky Case Game" on their cell phones or by logging onto the "Deal or No Deal" website at www.nbc.com/DOND. At various points in the show viewers are alerted how to play and all of the viewers who correctly selected the lucky case were pooled together, with the winner chosen at random. The lucky case and the winner are revealed and announced live at the end of the each show -- one winner in each of the three times zones across the continental United States (one in Eastern/Central, one in the Mountain time zone, and one in the Pacific time zone).

Based on the successful format from Endemol that has aired in over 35 countries, "Deal or No Deal" is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA. The series is executive-produced by Scott St. John.





  [march 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· DEAL OR NO DEAL (NBC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (ABC)
· FEAR FACTOR (NBC)
· HIDDEN HOWIE: THE PRIVATE LIFE OF A PUBLIC NUISANCE (BRAVO)





[07/28/14 - 01:33 PM]
"Criminal Minds" and "Extant" to Swap Time Periods Starting This Wednesday, July 30
"Criminal Minds" will return to its regular 9:00/8:00c slot followed by new drama "Extant" at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 01:08 PM]
Don't Miss the Season Two Premiere of "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" on Sunday, August 3 at 10PM ET/PT Only on E!
Plus: don't miss an all-new episode of the hit series "Botched" airing Sunday, August 10 at its new time of 10:30/9:30c.

[07/28/14 - 01:06 PM]
NBC Sports Group's 5 Match Soccer Slate This Week Kicks Off with Manchester United v. FC Internazionale Tomorrow at 7 PM ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Group's lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White will be on site to call both matches.

[07/28/14 - 12:20 PM]
Video: "Atlanta Exes" + Super Trailer + Monday, August 18th on VH1
Watch a sneak preview of the new series, featuring the once significant others of an elite list of A-list men, which has no shortage of fabulousness, ambition, love, and drama.

[07/28/14 - 11:46 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Announces Digital Content Partnership with Redd's Apple Ale for the Launch of the Original Weekly Improv Series "CC: Social Scene"
Socially inspired by Comedy Central's CC:Studios, the six-episode improv series is hosted by comedian Paul Scheer and directed by Rich Talarico.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
Investigation Discovery's Got Talent! August Slate Sizzles with the Return of ID's Most Beloved Stars: Paula Zahn, Susan Lucci, Joe Kenda, And Candice DeLong
First, tour the mind of infamous accused-ax-murderer Lizzie Borden in the season premiere of "Deadly Women" with Candice DeLong on Friday, August 1 at 9:00/8:00c, followed by the landmark 100th episode at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
CBS Summer Dramas Score Big Live+7-Day Playback Lift for the Week of July 7
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/28/14 - 11:27 AM]
Michelle Beisner Joins ESPN as NFL Features Reporter
Since 2006, Beisner has worked as a studio host and field reporter for NFL Network.

[07/28/14 - 11:15 AM]
Special Guest Jay Leno Mentors the Comics as the Final Five Move One Step Closer to Being the "Last Comic Standing" on Tues, July 31 (10-11 P.M. ET)
Only five comics remain in the competition, and the stakes have never been higher as they move one step closer to winning the coveted title of "Last Comic Standing."

[07/28/14 - 09:51 AM]
Showtime(R) Presents "David Bowie: Five Years" - Documentary Special Premieres Friday, August 1st at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
The film is the definitive portrait of one of rock's most influential stars.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
"Gypsy Sisters" Focus on Family in New Season on TLC
The series returns with a special two-hour season premiere on Thursday, August 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
El Rey Network And Celestial Pictures Boost Multi-Year Partnership To Bring Viewers The Best In Classic Martial Arts
The new deal will provide the network with access to 255 iconic martial arts titles from the Shaw Brothers vault - the world's leading martial arts collection, many on an exclusive basis.

[07/28/14 - 08:57 AM]
Season Two of "Shark Hunters" Premieres Wednesday, July 30, at 9 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The 60-minute outdoor fishing show features three long-standing East Coast shark tournaments and five captains pitted against each other to catch the heaviest shark.

[07/28/14 - 08:29 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos for Second Straight Week
"60 Minutes" and "Big Brother 16" are the most-watched programs in said categories.

[07/28/14 - 08:27 AM]
USA Network Announces Pilot Pick-Up for Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal Drama "Colony"
The project is a naturalistic drama about a family torn by opposing forces and making difficult choices as they balance staying together with surviving the struggle of the human race.