GSN Sets Record with Whammy! Launch

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Game Show Network's April 15 premiere of original game show Whammy! The
All New Press Your Luck
set a network ratings record for an original-series
premiere.

Whammy!'s 0.8 rating bested GSN's previous high of a 0.7 for the January
2000 premiere of Hollywood Showdown, network officials said.

Further, the show -- a new version of classic 1980s game show Press Your
Luck
-- generated a strong 0.5 rating within the adult 18-through-49 and
25-through-54 demographics for the older-skewing network.

The show also improved GSN's 10 p.m. ratings by 70 percent, the network
said.

Along with Whammy!, the network also premiered classic episodes of
Hollywood Squares, which generated an inaugural 0.5 rating, GSN said.

In June, GSN will launch two more original series, Russian Roulette
and Friend or Foe.

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