Port of Spain, Trinidad – The top-rated U.S. television game show, Family Feud, will now be shown on broadcast television exclusively across the English-speaking Caribbean. The move will significantly expand public access to the show across the region.
Since its premiere in 1976, Family Feud (U.S.) has remained one of television’s most popular and enduring game shows. The show features two families who compete for cash and cars by trying to guess the most popular answers to a survey-type question posed to 100 people.
Family Feud (U.S.) is hosted by the multi-hyphenate standup comedian, actor, author, deejay and Emmy® Award-winning talk show host Steve Harvey. As host, Harvey engages competing family members in hilarious repartee, and his honest reactions to their responses have brought a fresh appeal to the show. Family Feud (U.S.) continues to shatter ratings barriers with its widespread popularity and most recently rose to the top of the ratings charts for both syndicated game shows and all syndicated programs in the United States.
While piracy in the region for this type of programming has been an ongoing problem, the broadcast television rights to Family Feud (U.S.) have been officially acquired by Pavilion Entertainment from FremantleMedia International, authorizing broadcast stations across the English-speaking Caribbean to air the program. Currently in the Caribbean, broadcast television is the most widespread choice for content consumption. Therefore, with this new deal, the television audience for the already popular game show is expected to increase significantly.
“We are very happy to bring such fun and family-friendly programming to regional broadcasters,” said Colette Hosten, Corporate Communications Manager for Pavilion Entertainment. “Family Feud (US) has some of the highest ratings among all of daytime television. It is a hit, nationally syndicated game show and rates high among women, adults ages 25-54, and multi-generational families. Because of this extensive appeal, we expect that viewers and advertisers alike will fully embrace the game show once available on broadcast television across the Caribbean market.”
Taped in front of a live audience from its home in Atlanta, Georgia, Family Feud (US) is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Gaby Johnston and Jennifer Mullin are Executive Producers and Jim Roush is Executive in Charge of Production.