MORE FAMILIES, MORE FUN! "FAMILY FEUD" RETURNS WITH ALL-NEW SEASON ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
Los Angeles, CA - August 28, 2014 - It's time to play the Family Feud! Producer FremantleMedia North America and distributor Debmar-Mercury today announced the hit nationally syndicated game show "Family Feud" - coming off its fourth straight year of growth since the arrival of Steve Harvey as host in September 2010 - will return for a new, side-splitting season on Monday, September 15, 2014 (check local listings).
During the nearly concluded 2013-14 season, "Family Feud" is averaging a 5.0 household rating to date nationally, putting it 9% over a year ago and making it the fourth highest-rated first-run strip. It scored an all-time high mark of 6.3 in late January.
In the key demos of women (2.5) and adults (2.1) ages 25-54, the game show - which tied top-rated "Wheel of Fortune" last season - is up year-to-year by 4% and 5% respectively, and is poised to finish this season as the No. 1 game show and No. 2 first-run daily series in syndication.
In the upcoming season, families from across the U.S. will be joined by Steve Harvey as they compete for the chance to win up to $20,000 by guessing the most popular answers to questions posed to 100 people surveyed. Auditions for the season were held in Chicago, Atlantic City, Tampa, San Diego, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Charleston and Nashville.
ABOUT "FAMILY FEUD":
Since its premiere in 1976, "Family Feud" has remained one of television's most popular and enduring game shows. Featuring two families who compete for cash and cars, contestants try to guess the most popular answers to questions posed to 100 people surveyed. As host, Harvey engages competing family members in hilarious repartee, and his honest reactions to their responses have brought a fresh sense of comedy to the show.
Fans are invited to follow Family Feud on Twitter @FamilyFeud, on YouTube at youtube.com/familyfeud, and on the web at www.familyfeud.com, where they can answer survey questions, find out about upcoming auditions and more.
Taped in front of a live audience from its home in Atlanta, Georgia, "Family Feud" is produced by FremantleMedia North America, and is distributed by Debmar-Mercury. Gaby Johnston and Jennifer Mullin are Executive Producers and Jim Roush is Executive in Charge of Production.
ABOUT FREMANTLEMEDIA NORTH AMERICA:
FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. arm of global media giant FremantleMedia, which includes a distribution arm, FremantleMedia International, a digital and branded entertainment division and a kids & family entertainment business. As one of the world's largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of TV brands in the world, FremantleMedia's comprehensive global network has operations in 28 countries, creating over 8500 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 400 individual titles. The company also distributes more than 20,000 hours of content in over 200 territories. FMNA and its portfolio of companies, including Original Productions and 495 Productions, produce entertaining and innovative scripted and alternative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms. Their slate includes a diverse range of both critically-acclaimed and award-winning successes including American Idol (FOX), America's Got Talent (NBC), Family Feud (SYN), Let's Make A Deal (CBS), The Price Is Right (CBS), The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC), Deadliest Catch (Discovery), Married to Medicine (Bravo), Party Down South (CMT), Ice Road Truckers (HISTORY), Storage Wars (A&E) and the upcoming The Returned (A&E) and Celebrity Name Game (SYN) among others.
Debmar-Mercury, a leading media company specializing in syndication, network, cable and ancillary markets, produces and distributes The Wendy Williams Show and, starting in fall 2014, the Craig Ferguson-hosted Celebrity Name Game with co-producer FremantleMedia North America; has U.S. distribution rights to FremantleMedia North America's Steve Harvey-hosted Family Feud; distributes Tyler Perry sitcoms House of Payne and spinoff Meet the Browns, as well as Revolution/CubeVision's Are We There Yet? (starring Ice Cube); and, for FX, sitcoms including Lionsgate Television's Anger Management (starring Charlie Sheen and entering off-network syndication in September 2014) and Partners (starring comedy legends Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer); and has U.S. TV distribution rights to South Park, Hell's Kitchen and a movie library featuring titles from Revolution Studios. Debmar-Mercury is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company.