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NBC Remains Bullish on Million Second Quiz

The clock hasn't run out yet on NBC's late summer live game show experiment Million Second Quiz . Beyond some early technical hiccups and mild ratings, Peacock network execs remain enthusiastic for the show. Paul Telegdy , NBC Entertainment president of alternative and late night programming, admits to TV Guide Magazine that the show's ratings have so far been softer than he would have liked, but that he still is banking on audience growth by the end of the show's 10-day run.     Read More...   //www.tvguide.com/News/NBC-Million-Second-Quiz-1070218.aspx?rss=breakingnews

TV ratings: 'Million Second Quiz' has OK start Monday, 'Mistresses' ends on high note

Fast National ratings for Monday, Sept. 9, 2013The premiere of NBC's game show "The Million Second Quiz" scored decent but not great ratings Monday night, improving a bit the numbers for previous timeslot occupant "American Ninja Warrior." It led its hour across the board but didn't crack a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49.Also Monday, the season finale of ABC's "Mistresses" scored its biggest total audience of the summer and matched its best 18-49 rating. The U.S. Open men's final ran well into primetime on CBS in much of the country, pushing everything else back. "Under the Dome" began airing at 10:30 p.m. ET.CBS led the night with just over 6 million viewers and a 4.0 rating/6 share in households, pending updates for the U.S. Open runover. ABC (5.2 million, 3.5/6) came in second in viewers, beating NBC (4.6 million, 2.9/5). FOX drew 3.4 million viewers and a 2.1/3 to finish fourth. The CW (555,000, 0.4/1)... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/09/tv-ratings-million-second-quiz-has-ok-start-monday-mistresses-ends-on-high-note.html

'Million Second Quiz' premiere: Better bone up on your current events

NBC debuted its new game show event, "Million Second Quiz," Monday night (Sept. 9). The game, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, features someone holding the "money chair." This person must face all comers and continue to hold the money chair in order to be eligible for the money. The show will be going on 24 hours a day for a million seconds, or roughly 11.5 days. At the end of that span, the four players in "winners' row," or the four players who held the money chair the longest (and therefore have the most money, because contestants earn $10 per second in the chair) will win the money they earned for their time in the chair and then battle it out for an additional $2 million. The premiere featured a man named Brandon holding the money chair for the entire show. His showdown with one of the people in winners' row was quite tense and came... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/09/million-second-quiz-premiere-better-bone-up-on-your-current-events.html