October 28, 2014


Comedian Ben Gleib Returns to Host the 65-Episode Second Season 
October 28, 2014, SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Coming off its most watched summer ever, GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today it has ordered a 65-episode second season of original hit series IDIOTEST, hosted by comedian Ben Gleib. This marks the third consecutive new series pick-up for the network this year, following matchmaking series IT TAKES A CHURCH and body painting competition show SKIN WARS, hosted by Rebecca Romijn.
The first season of IDIOTEST was seen by more than 12 million total viewers, nearly doubling the time period average (+82%) among W18-49 versus the year-to-date time period average.
“IDIOTEST’S fresh take on brain teasers has resulted in ratings success for GSN in every daypart, across all demographics” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, executive vice president, programming, GSN.  “Our audience loves Ben Gleib’s irreverent repartee with contestants on air and with fans online, and we are thrilled that he will continue to host the next 65 episodes.”
IDIOTEST, based on the highly popular app game, gives two pairs of contestants the opportunity to face off in several rounds of visual brain teasers that look deceptively simple, but whose answers actually require a keen eye, quick mind and heightened sense of logic. Every question involves a fun, colorful and often whimsical scene that tests observation and attention to detail as much it tests general knowledge.  Contestants play the game on a giant touch screen in the center of the set, trying to win money...or at least not look stupid.
IDIOTEST is produced by Little Wooden Boat Productions, Inc.  Executive producers are Mark Cronin of Little Wooden Boat Productions, Adam Rosenblatt, Jamie Rosenblatt and Christian Horner of H2R Productions; Ryan Devlin and Shawn Greenson of He Shoots, He Scores Productions, and Larry Barron and Ryan Curtis. Ben Gleib serves as a producer on the series.
About GSN
GSN is the leader in game show entertainment across multimedia. GSN presents original and classic game programming and competitive entertainment and games via its 80-million subscriber television network, a dedicated GSN.TV website and via digital game sites. GSN’s cross-platform content gives game lovers the opportunity to win cash and prizes, through GSN’s popular TV game shows and GSN Games free casual games, mobile and social games, and skill-game tournaments. GSN’s television network is distributed throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Canada by all major cable operators, satellite providers and telcos. GSN is owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and DIRECTV.  For further information, please visit GSNTV.com.
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Ratings Source: Nielsen, Data based on Most Current Live + 3 data