PokerStars.net is debuting a similar concept to NBC's Face the Ace (which briefly aired on Saturdays in primetime) called the PokerStars.net Million Dollar Challenge with according to PR has both a high production value and is in a highly preferred time slot – following the NFL on FOX broadcast.
I'm not sure just how how cushy the timeslot is though, but I have a weird view of things being a west coaster. Here, the show will not air after the game, but before it (from 12p-1p).
Big Shots: Titans at the Tee had been running nationally in the slot after the game. Last week's 1pm national game on FOX averaged 19.33 million and the national post-game coverage that followed (which granted, had a duration of only 3 minutes) dropped to 13.37 million. Big Shots averaged 1.42 million. But that's probably pretty good considering its primary competition: the NFL on CBS (that averaged 18.1 million). Having a show that's targeted at males that has to compete with the NFL? That doesn't sound like a such a cushy time slot to me, no matter how grea the lead-in is...
The airdates for PokerStars.net Million Dollar Challenge (Sunday at 4:30 PM EST, and if you're like me, other times in other time zones, so check your listings):
- - October 11
- - October 18
- - November 22
- - December 13
- - December 27
The show is also airing on these dates in Canada on Global TV.