MGM Domestic Television Distribution’s game show will not return this fall after three seasons in syndication.
The syndicated game show Let’s Ask America distributed by MGM Domestic Television Distribution and hosted by Bill Bellamy will not return for a fourth season this fall, a spokesperson for station group E. W. Scripps confirms.
“In reviewing the data after three seasons of the game show, we see that the audience affinity settled at a level that is below where we want it to be,” she says.
Let’s Ask America was created by Jeff Apploff and the late Jim Paratore and was originally produced by Warner Bros.’ Telepictures for Scripps. Kevin Pereira hosted the show’s first two seasons.
Bob Sullivan, who this month was named SVP of programming at Gannett Broadcasting, was instrumental in getting the show on the air when he held a similar position at Scripps.
For the two-week period March 9-20, Let’s Ask America averaged a 0.6 household rating and 2 share in 16 metered markets, according to Nielsen.
Scripps said it will continue to produce original programs for its stations. “We remain committed to our three other original programs: The List, The Now and Right This Minute,” says the Scripps spokesperson.
“All three shows remain in production. We also plan to continue our efforts to develop shows within Scripps for distribution through our stations.”