500 Questions ABC’s intriguing quiz game show, season 2 came to an end on June 1 after gaining huge viewership. Will this massive success drive help the show-runners to renew the show with a third season?
“500 Questions” is not just any regular game show with regular series of questions. The show is a well-designed formula that can make any nerd go numb on his expertise. “500 Questions” features “smartest people in the country” who attempt for answering 500 questions without getting three wrong in a row. The show allows absolutely no saves, no helps, no multiple choices and it keeps the participant on the edge of his seat to see if any of these geniuses can do it.
Relevant sources say that this ABC quiz-series is trickier, tougher, and challenging than the classic game show “Jeopardy!” Not only the highbrow show ditched the myth of TV being an idiot box, but also made the viewers stay glued to it by offering them a scoop of high-intellect. “500 Questions” high viewing ratings gave its rival channels a run for their money.
Here is a quick glimpse of the rating board via Broadway World.
‘500 Questions” was airing on 8:00-10:00 p.m. opposite the season premiere of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” and night 4 of this unscripted show grew sharply from night 3 on Saturday in Total Viewers (+56% – 4.2 million vs. 2.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (+200% – 0.9/3 vs. 0.3/2). These numbers equalled a season high with young adults (tying its season premiere on 5/26/16).
Head to head in its 2-hour time period, ABC’s “500 Questions” dominated its unscripted competition on FOX (“Hotel Hell”/”Coupled” = 1.9 million and 0.7/2) by 2.3 million viewers and 29% in Adults 18-49. “500 Questions” gained 13% in Adults 18-49 from its first hour to second hour.
The figures mentioned above are in reference to the data available during pre-finale of season 2. However, the burgeoning fame of “500 Questions” may inspire the franchise to opt for a season 3. And if it does so, then the audience can expect that there will be some new formats attached to test their brainpower.