Family Feud

Family Feud is an American television game show created by Mark Goodson in which two families compete to name the most popular answers to survey questions in order to win cash and prizes.

The show has had three separate runs starting in 1976. Its original run from 1976 to 1985 aired on ABC and in syndication, with Richard Dawson as host. In 1988, the series was revived and aired on both CBS and in syndication with Ray Combs hosting until 1994, with Dawson returning until that version ended in 1995. In 1999, the series was revived through it’s first-run syndication with four different hosts: Louie Anderson (1999–2002), Richard Karn (2002–2006), John O’Hurley (2006–2010), and Steve Harvey (2010–). Studio announcers who introduce the contestants and read credits included Gene Wood (1976–1995), Burton Richardson (1999–2010), Joey Fatone (2010–2015), and Rubin Ervin (2015–). Within a year of its debut, the original version became the number one game show on daytime television; however, as viewing habits changed, the ratings declined. Harvey’s takeover in 2010 increased Nielsen ratings significantly and eventually placed the program among the top three most popular syndicated television shows in the country. Harvey has also surpassed every previous host to date in the length of single consecutive tenures, although Dawson hosted more episodes of the show. In 2013, TV Guide ranked Family Feud third in its list of the 60 greatest game shows of all time.

The program has produced multiple regional adaptations in over 50 international markets outside the United States. Reruns of episodes hosted by Steve Harvey air on Game Show Network, as well as in syndication while reruns of earlier versions air on Buzzr. Aside from television shows, there have been also many home editions produced in a board game, interactive film, and video game formats.

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