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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Jim Henson Company's BBC "That Puppet Game Show" Draws 2.5 Million U.K. Viewers in Debut

The show, which combines elements of game shows and sitcoms and features celebrity guests, got mixed reviews from the British Press.

"That Puppet Game Show", the new BBC show from The Jim Henson Company, debuted Saturday night with an average audience of 2.5 million. 

That meant a share of 16.2 percent of people watching TV in Britain at the time, according to ratings data unveiled on Monday. Flagship network BBC One saw its viewership for the program in the 6:45 p.m.-7:30 p.m. time slot peak with 3.6 million. 

The show, eyed for an eight-episode run, combines elements of game shows and sitcoms and features celebrity guests  competing to win money for charities.

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