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Game Day #3: Guess The Show (UPDATED WITH RESULTS)


Welcome to Game Day #3! This edition will also feature a description of three shows. If you correctly guess the show, you get one point. If you find a recurring theme throughout the three shows, you are awarded two extra points. Responses will be accepted in the comments below through the end of the day on Tuesday, June 20, Eastern Time.

Show #1
The second season of this show was up over 50% from the first season. That's when it would see both its series high and its highest season-low, and by a lot. It very aired some back-to-back episodes where the second episode would oftentimes be some three or four ratings points ahead the first episode in A18-49. It went downhill from there, but was still a solid staple for many years.

Show #2
The first season of this dramedy started at over double that season's league average. While it was pretty streaky, its finale was well over 4 ratings points higher than the premiere in A18-49, and also easily above the second-highest-rated episode of the season. It even did a recap special late into the season that did almost as high as its seasonal average. It held up very well in its second season, then year after year fell from grace to the point where its final seasons declined around 20% each in A18-49.

Show #3
This drama exploded in its first season, with almost every episode growing in A18-49 from the last. Its series premiere was its lowest-rated episode until its 4th season--unless you count the dozens of reruns per season it was airing. The show was so hugely popular that it helped make its creator a household name.

ANSWERS
Show #1: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Show #2: Desperate Housewives
Show #3: Grey's Anatomy
Theme: ABC Sunday, 2004-05

RESULTS FOR THIS ROUND
Raph: 2
Game of Thrones PT: 2
diegodaily: 2
Rebecca Bunch: 2
JB: 2
Miguens: 2
darkness: 2
Full Boyle: 1
Existence: 1

RESULTS FOR ROUND 2
JB: 3
Rebecca Bunch: 3
Good Behavior in Animal Kingdom: 3
Game of Thrones PT: 2
Full Boyle: 2
omabin: 1
Who Show JR: 1
Miguens: 1

RESULTS FOR ROUND 1
JB: 2
Good Behavior in Animal Kingdom: 2
Rebecca Bunch: 2
Full Boyle: 1
Game of Thrones PT: 1
Raph: 1

TOTAL RESULTS
Rebecca Bunch: 7
JB: 7
Game of Thrones PT: 5
Good Behavior in Animal Kingdom: 5
Raph: 3
Miguens: 3
diegodaily: 2
darkness: 2
Full Boyle: 2
Existence: 1
omabin: 1
Who Shot JR: 1

Either somebody wrote American Idol down first and everyone copied, or I really fooled you. American Idol was the unanimous guess for Show #1. The give-away should have been the fact that the second episode in a two-hour airing rated several ratings points higher than the first, back when Extreme Makeover aired at both 7 and 8pm occasionally.