GSN Sets Ratings Record With 'Bible Challenge' Debut
Original game show debut draws 1.7 million viewers
By R. Thomas Umstead, Multichannel News -- Broadcasting & Cable, 8/25/2012 10:00:00 PM
The game show series, hosted by Jeff Foxworthy, drew 1.7 million viewers for its 8 p.m. series debut, according to network officials, outperforming the previous record by more than half a million viewers. Overall the series, which challenges participants to answers questions based on the Bible, averaged 2.3 million viewers for the night including additional replays.
"The best-selling book of all time is now GSN's most viewed program of all time, which proves that consumers are yearning for fun, family- friendly entertainment," said Amy Introcaso-Davis, executive VP of programming and development, GSN, in a statement. "We are incredibly proud of this show and are happy that it connected with so many viewers."
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