via press release:
“THE PRICE IS RIGHT” CELEBRATES ITS MILESTONE 8,000TH EPISODE
ON MONDAY, APRIL 7
Iconic Game Show Looks Back Its Most Memorable Moments and
Games from Past 42 Seasons
Daytime Emmy Award-winning game show THE PRICE IS RIGHT, daytime's #1-rated series and the longest-running game show in television history, celebrates its milestone 8,000th episode, Monday, April 7 (11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, ET; 10:00-11:00 AM, PT) on the CBS Television Network.
In the special occasion’s honor, THE PRICE IS RIGHT is looking back at the most memorable moments and games from its past 42 seasons. Contestants will have the opportunity to play pricing games that were featured in the 1,000th, 2,000th, 3,000th, 4,000th, 5,000th and 7,500th episodes, including the fan favorite Plinko, which celebrated its 30th anniversary last fall. In addition, prizes up for grabs include new cars and trips to Thailand and Hawaii.
In 8,000 episodes throughout 42 seasons, THE PRICE IS RIGHT has:
- Invited nearly 70,000 people to “come on down.”
- Had 2.4 million fans sit in the audience.
- Given away more than a quarter of a billion dollars in cash and prizes.
THE PRICE IS RIGHT is hosted by Drew Carey. Produced by FremantleMedia North America, THE PRICE IS RIGHT is broadcast weekdays (11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, ET; 10:00-11:00 AM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Mike Richards and Jennifer Mullin are the executive producers.
CBS Daytime has been #1 in the daypart for 27 consecutive years, featuring a balance of dramas, game shows and talk. The Network’s daytime lineup includes television’s #1-rated daytime program and longest-running game show THE PRICE IS RIGHT, the #1 daytime drama THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, daytime talk show THE TALK as well as THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and LET’S MAKE A DEAL.
This past summer, CBS led all networks with a combined 21 wins at “The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.” THE PRICE IS RIGHT won its sixth Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show.