Wanna Bet its Ratings Go Up?

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August 7th, 2008

ABC has announced that it is moving its summer game show, Wanna Bet from the Monday night original programming graveyard to Tuesdays following ABC's lone summer hit, Wipeout.

Sandwiched in-between the disastrously flailing High School Musical: Get in the Picture at 8pm and The Mole which is drawing few at 10pm, Wanna Bet did as badly as the shows it was sandwiched between.

Not including this past Monday, Wanna Bet was averaging 3.27 million in its first couple of airings. It's Monday number in the overnights was 2.81 million. Wipeout, excluding this past Tuesday's "best of" compilation was averaging 10.21 million for its summer run. There's no doubt at all that Wanna Bet will benefit from the switch, the question is how much?

Consider that if Wipeout holds its current numbers and Wanna Bet loses even half the lead in it will still have around 5 million viewers -- that would be about a 66 percent improvement.

How many viewers do you think it will get in the new slot?

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