"According to latest Nielsen numbers, "Pyramid" finished the week of Jan. 4 up, with a 1.9 rating, a 6% increase season to date. Although sixth among syndie gameshows, it was widely thought to be renewable.
News comes the same day the distrib released its Feb sweeps celebrity sked, including a promotion on the Feb. 5 episode of "Friends" when Matt LeBlanc's character appears as a "Pyramid" contestant.
Since strip exhibited no signs of being on the bubble, insiders believe Sony is clearing the decks for its fall launches: Hourlong chatfest "Life & Style" or half-hour "Pat Croce: Moving In."
Pat Croce, although I don't know who that is, is stupid.
Then on Page 43 of Variety, in an article about a new game show called "Deal Or No Deal" coming to ABC prime time, a producer is quoted as saying:
"There's a feeling out there that the game is coming back," Goldberg said. "It's part of the natural ebb and flow of genres. The fact that...Pyramid is doing quite well, people feel like now's the time for a new game."
Dude. Bad omen for "Deal or No Deal."