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'Million Dollar Money Drop' online play-along: Did it work for you?

We'll confess -- we were excited about the online play-along aspect of the season finale of "Million Dollar Money Drop." We've been following the show all along and, other than the fact that the show moves too slowly, we've enjoyed testing our trivia/deductive reasoning skills along with the TV players.A chance to play along online with the TV players seemed like a great time. We settled in with our playing partner and were ready and raring to go. Except it didn't really work, for several reasons.First, our window froze after the "Wizard of Oz" question. We bet our million dollars on "Toto" and then nothing ever happened. Nothing dropped and it didn't move on to the next question. After about 10 minutes of waiting, we closed the window.But we have other qualms. When the question appeared, the choice screens didn't put the choices on them. That would have been handy because you had to pause... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/02/million-dollar-money-drop-online-play-along-did-it-work-for-you.html

TV Tonight: What's On Thursday 1/13

This Thursday be sure to check out new episodes of ABC medical series Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice, but don't forget to balance all the drama with some mindless entertainment, courtesy of Jersey Shore and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills! See what else is new tonight: 8/7c Wipeout  on ABC Million Dollar Money Drop  on FOX 8:30/7:30c $#*! My Dad Says  on CBS 9/8c Grey's Anatomy  on ABC The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills  on Bravo 10/9c Private Practice  on ABC Jersey Shore  on MTV What will you be watching?

TV ratings: 'Wipeout' makes a splash in winter debut, but CBS takes Thursday

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 CBS took its usual spot at the top of the total-viewer rankings on Thursday, but the wintertime debut of "Wipeout" on ABC gave that network its best 8 o'clock numbers of the season -- by a huge margin -- and helped pave the way for a demographic win. CBS and ABC were pretty much the only games in town ratings-wise Thursday night as the other broadcast nets are a couple weeks away from debuting their midseason schedules. The Eye led the night with 13.8 million viewers and an 8.3 rating/14 share among households. ABC (10.3 million, 6.1/10) was a solid second. There was a huge drop from there to third-place FOX (4 million, 2.6/4). NBC (3 million, 1.9/3) came in fourth, and The CW trailed with 1.4 million viewers and a 0.9/1. "Wipeout's" strong debut (3.7 rating among adults 18-49) helped ABC lead the night in the demographic; it averaged 3.6 for the evening. CBS was close behind at 3.4. FOX and NBC tied for third at 1.2, while The CW delivered a 0.5. To Read More Click Here.

TV Tonight: What's On Thursday 1/6

It's Thursday night, which means it's time to get ready for an all-new season of Jersey Shore! Check out the premiere on MTV, where we meet the new girl as our favorite guidos take their fist-pumping back to Jersey. Also, don't forget our favorite ABC medical dramas, Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice! See what else is new tonight: 8/7c Wipeout  on ABC -- season premiere! The Big Bang Theory  on CBS Million Dollar Money Drop  on FOX 8:30/7:30c $#*! My Dad Says  on CBS 9/8c Grey's Anatomy  on ABC CSI: Crime Scene Investigation  on CBS The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills  on Bravo 10/9c Private Practice  on ABC The Mentalist  on CBS Jersey Shore  on MTV -- season premiere! What will you be watching?

'Million Dollar Money Drop' Contestant Gabe Okoye Speaks Out

Losing $800,000 on a TV game show is tough enough. But, losing $800,000 then finding out you were actually right? It's "haunting," according to 'Million Dollar Money Drop' contestant Gabe Okoye. Yes, the 'Million Dollar Money Drop' saga continues. The wronged contestant spoke to the Hollywood Reporter about his ordeal and said what they showed on TV was edited, he was a "worse than that." "I was haunted for a long time between the taping and the actual airing. I was distraught," Okoye told the Hollywood Reporter. "I'd like to know someone who has lost money like that and just smiled about it." To Read More Click Here.

'Million Dollar Money Drop' Bosses Refuse to Return Wronged Couple's Money

Last week, Gabe Okoye and Brittany Matyi, who lost $800,000 in "Million Dollar Money Drop", were invited back to the game show. It was revealed that their answer for a question given by host Kevin Pollak had been wrongly deemed incorrect. The couple risked the money on one question, "Which product was sold in stores first, the Macintosh computer, the Post-It Note, or the Sony Walkman?" Gabe confidently chose "post-it notes", but they were told that Walkman came out a year before the post-it notes. In fixing the error, Fox released a statement, "Unfortunately, the information our research department originally obtained from 3M regarding when Post-it notes were first sold was incomplete. As a result of new information we have received from 3M, we feel it is only fair to give our contestants, Gabe and Brittany, another shot to play Million Dollar Money Drop." To Read More Click Here.

'Million Dollar Money Drop' Still Won't Give Players Their $800,000, Fox Executive Denies That Any Mistake Was Made (VIDEO)

'Million Dollar Money Drop' is having the most controversial debut of any game show, ever. The show seemed fun, at first. Watching tons of money being dumped down a chute had a certain visceral charm, in a gross sort of way. But now, things are getting weirder. On tonight's episode (Wed., 9PM ET on Fox), a couple won $240,000, while debating the relative merits of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Which is nice, but ... ... But most people are distracted by the scandal that took place on the show's first episode. During the premiere, Gabe Okoye and Brittany Mayi lost $800,000 after they answered a trivia question "incorrectly." There was only one problem. ... They weren't really wrong. But now, a Fox executive is denying that show made any mistake, and is insisting that the netwok is not at fault. //www.tvsquad.com/2010/12/23/million-dollar-money-drop-still-wont-give-players-their-800/

TV Tonight: What's On Tuesday 12/21

The game shows rule the tube tonight with with an all-new episode of Minute to Win It, as well as a brand new Million Dollar Money Drop! See what else is new tonight: 8/7c Skating with the Stars  on ABC Minute to Win It  on NBC 9/8c Million Dollar Money Drop  on FOX 10/9c 16 and Pregnant  on MTV Glory Daze  on TBS What will you be watching?

A Couple Bets $800,000 on Post-It Notes, on 'Million Dollar Money Drop' (VIDEO)

Most game shows give you the prize at the end. The new series 'Million Dollar Money Drop' (Mon., 8PM ET on Fox) reverses this concept. Players are given $1 million to start with -- the test is whether they can hang on to it. Contestants must answer seven multiple-choice questions to keep the $1 million. But if they guess wrong, the money is lost ... literally. It plummets away forever, falling through a trap door. The first players are a couple named Gabe and Brittany. They get this question: To Read More Click Here.

TV Ratings: Millon Dollar Money Drop Premieres Cautiously

That’s not how FOX would visualized things:  Millon Dollar Money Drop  got off on the moderate foot. However, the two-hour season finale of  The Sing-Off  topped night with adults 18-49. What else happened on Monday… NBC scored Monday victory in the demo. The two-hour season finale of  The Sing-Off  attracted 8.51 million viewers and a 2.7/7 among adults 18-49. But compared to last week, the singing competition show dipped by 11 percent in total viewers and 18 percent in adults 18-49 but in comparison with a year ago,  The Sing-Off  climbed by 17 percent in total viewers and adults 18-49. Following  The Sing-Off  were the preview special of  Perfect Couples  (3.80 million viewers; A18-49: 1.4/4) which couldn’t benefit from its strong lead-in support, and a repeat of  The Office  (2.22 million viewers; A18-49: 0.9/3). To Read More  Click Here.