It turns out that Family Feud‘s solid formula of asking people sexually charged or suggestive questions, and then having Steve Harvey react to their borderline off-color answers — only with celebrities — is working out great, because Celebrity Family Feud is officially the most watched new show of the summer. In fact, not only is Celebrity Family Feud the top newcomer, but, according to AdWeek, it’s also beating out every returning series aside from America’s Got Talent, making it the second most watched show this summer with 8.3 million total viewers.
In a summer filled with underperforming new shows, Celebrity Family Feud is the rare exception—a true summer TV hit. Bringing a celebrity version of the show to ABC “is something I’ve been trying to do for years, but everything has to come together at the right time,” said Rob Mills, svp, alternative series, specials and late-night programming for ABC. “This past spring, we needed something for summer, and I was able to do it.”
Due to the unexpected ratings and Steve Harvey’s busy schedule, they weren’t able to extend the run past Sunday’s finale that will see former child stars Joey Lawrence and Mario Lopez face off against one another, but ABC is already planning to bring it back for November sweeps.
In the meantime, our own Andy Isaac has been campaigning on Twitter for a job as a Celebrity Family Feud question writer: