Sporcle TV Quizzes of the Week- Saturday Night Live Edition/Sporcle Contest Season 3 Part 1

Welcome back to the Sporcle TV Quizzes of the Week! We're back for season three, with similar rules as last season. For those of you just joining us and those in need of a refresher, the scoring system is as follows:
For each week in the 12-week tournament, players receive the sum of their points on three Sporcle quizzes, which counts towards their total tournament score. This means that if you receive 55 points on your quizzes for the week, these points will be added to any previous points, and the player with the most points after 12 weeks of competition will be the winner. Additionally, the first place competitor each week will receive a three-point bonus. It's about time to play some quizzes, and live from New York, it's Sporcle!

1) SNL - Kate McKinnon Impressions
Kate McKinnon is one of SNL's brightest stars currently on the show, picking up multiple Emmys for her role on the show and praise from just about everyone (including me). Part of what makes her so great is that she's a deeply gifted impressionist, and this quiz, part of a large series that I recommend everyone tries out, focuses on just a handful of her notable impressions. Not included are Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Kellyanne Conway, Attorney General Jeff(erson Beauregard) Sessions, Angela Merkel, and Frances McDormand, all of which I find way too hilarious to not include. So, maybe we can get a sequel? While I await part two of this quiz, you guys can play the original.
Number of Questions: 15

2) SNL Political Impressions (Multiple Choice)
Over the years, SNL has poked fun at a lot of political figures. From Ford to Trump, from Hillary to Bill, the show has made fun of just about anyone who has ever politicked. Of course, some impressions are more iconic than others. Many impressions have been forgotted over the years, either because they just weren't that great or because they didn't make enough appearances to make their mark. How many do you know?
Number of Questions: 20

3) Clickable Sporcle Quiz Show: SNL Celebrity Jeopardy
This is a much different SNL quiz than the other quizzes here, as it doesn't require any knowledge about the show at all. You can do well here even if you've never seen SNL before in your life. This one turns some silly categories from SNL's Celebrity Jeopardy segments into serious questions. And really, any quiz that can turn "Drummers Named Ringo" into a legitimate Jeopardy category deserves my undying admiration.
Number of Questions: 30

This is the first week of the 3rd TVRG-Sporcle Tournament. For each week, the number of questions you got correct on each quiz will be added up. The first place finisher receives 3 points for placing first, as well. Also, to make things fair, please use the score for your first attempt on each quiz as your official score.

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Network - Episode 1.14 - The Night Of

1x14 - “The Night Of”

By: Jessica Boggs

The network is housing a premiere party for Psych Med. The readers are cordially invited to the
festivities. Several people, including actors and producers, as well as writers and critics are having
a good time, drinking, and dancing to club music.

Jesse (excited): Now this is a party!
Kasey (in agreement): You said it, kiddo.

Leah, across the room, calls out.

Leah: Hey Kasey! Over here!
Kasey: Coming!

She then turns to Jesse.

Kasey: Gotta go, Jesse. I'm meeting up with a friend.

Kasey then leaves and heads over to the vicinity of Leah.

Leah: Will, let me introduce you to Kasey.
Will (greeting): Hello, Kasey!
Kasey: Hi Will! Great party, isn't it?

Across the room, a man named Dave meets up with Jesse. Dave is Jesse’s childhood best friend.

Dave: Hey Jesse. How are you holding up?
Jesse: To be expected, Dave. Holly and I are broken up right now. But we are hopeful that things
will work out for the best.
Dave: Glad that you're holding up. Pregnancy can take a toll out of anyone. Well, I gotta go dance.
Nice chatting with you, Jesse!
Jesse: Nice to catch up with you too, Dave. And congratulations on Psych Med, man!
Dave: Thanks, it is my pleasure!

All of a sudden, Holly shows up out of nowhere, dressed to kill in a sequined dress. Jesse’s jaw
drops to the floor.

Jesse (awkwardly): Holly? What are you doing here?
Holly: I came to explain things. We're going outside to chat. In private.
Holly and Jesse left the scene. As the party goes on, Ash and Leah are noticeably flirting, Dave
is dancing with Tara, an actress, and Charlie joins in.
Tara: This is fun guys!
Charlie (in agreement): Right back at you, girl!

All of a sudden, Ash interrupts the commotion and attempts to make a toast. Everyone pauses.

Ash: Hey everybody, I have an announcement to make!

The crowd is in silence.

Ash: I want to thank each and every one of you for showing up. This network party has been a success.

The crowd roars in applause.

Ash: What I want to say is, that this is a celebration of many achievements. The President's Daughter
has been nominated for an Emmy for Best Drama! And I also like to say that we have been fortunate
to host this premiere party of Psych Med.

Applause breaks out.

Ash: That’s right! Psych Med premiere is tonight, and we are really excited to see how it does.

All of a sudden, Tara faints, causing the lamp to crash.

Kasey: Oh my gosh! Tara just fainted! Somebody help her up, please!

The music stops. Charlie tries to help up Tara.

Charlie: Tara, are you okay? Tara?

Tara is unresponsive. Gabe, an actor frantically yells.

Gabe: Somebody call 9-1-1!

Kasey then grabs her cell phone and heads outside. The guests are dismayed.


Kasey: Hello operator, get me an ambulance to 1347 West Manhattan Blvd. A guest at our network
premiere party has just fainted and she's not responding.

Holly and Jesse rush to the scene. They meet Kasey.

Jesse: Oh no! What happened?
Holly: Something happened. It's bad.
Kasey: One of the guests have just fainted. She's not responding.

Holly then cries hysterically.

Jesse (mortified): Why does this happen when I'm outside having a private conversation?
Kasey: I'm really scared for her to be honest.

Tara stayed overnight for observation at the hospital when she walked out of her room, ready to be
discharged. Kasey is in shock and excitement.

Tara (confused): What happened?
Kasey: Tara! You're okay!
Tara: Of course I’m okay. Why am I in this hospital? What am I doing here?
Kasey: You fainted last night at the party.
Tara (mind blown): Hmmm...I’m ready to get out of here!

Since it is morning, next week’s episode continues where we left off and the numbers are in! Make sure
to read next week’s Network to get the juicy scoop!


NETWORK is written and executive produced by Jessica Boggs and production is overseen by TVRGO. 

NETWORK is one of The TV Ratings Guide's first ORIGINAL SERIES, an exclusive feature of  The TV Ratings Guide.


Summer Reality Renew/Cancel, Week 1: Truthfully, To Tell the Truth Will be Back

It's week one of the 2018 Summer Renew/Cancel, and I'll be taking over the predictions this season from Jonathan, who has stepped back. But don't worry, everything is the same about the index, just a new showrunner and a new look.

Certain to be Canceled:
Phenoms (0.2, 0.1-0.2)

Likely to be Canceled:
The Last Defense (0.5)
Love Connection (0.5, 0.5-0.6)
My Last Days (0.1)

Leans Cancellation:
48 Hours: NCIS (0.5)
The Proposal (0.8)

Leans Renewal:
Beat Shazam (0.7, 0.7-0.8)
The Four (0.7)
Little Big Shots (0.9, 0.8-1.1)
Running Wild with Bear Grylls (0.8, 0.7-0.9)
So You Think You Can Dance (0.7, 0.7-0.8)

Likely to be Renewed:
24 Hours To Hell and Back (1.1)
Celebrity Undercover Boss (0.6, 0.5-0.7)
Whose Line Is It Anyway?  (0.3, 0.3-0.4)

Certain to be Renewed:
The $100,000 Pyramid (1,1 1.0-1.2)
American Ninja Warrior (1.1, 1.0-1.2)
America's Got Talent (2.3, 2.1-2.5)
The Bachelorette (1.5, 1.4-1.6)
Celebrity Family Feud (1.4, 1.1-1.8)
MasterChef (1.0, 0.9-1.2)
To Tell the Truth (0.8)
What Would You Do? (0.6, 0.5-0.8)

Fate Determined:
World of Dance (RENEWED)

Yet to Premiere:
The Gong Show (June 2018)
Match Game (June 2018)
Masters of Illusion (June 2018)
Big Brother (June 2018)
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (June 2018)
TKO: Total Knock Out (July 2018)
Making It (July 2018)
Bachelor In Paradise (August 2018)
Castaways (August 2018)

To Tell the Truth: While it isn't doing huge numbers, TTTT is doing quite well in a toxic timeslot. With a 0.8 average thus far, the show has improved on what Fall occupant Ten Days In the Valley has done, and is in-line with the performance of Deception, despite a much lower lead-in. It's also retained a decent percentage of its Pyramid, and it managed to hold steady this week despite the first two hours of the Fun & Games lineup sinking. That's pretty impressive, and the show's a CERTAIN RENEWAL.

48 Hours: NCIS: This CBS filler series was a flop from the start, and it's anyone's guess as to why it was renewed for a second season. It rates lower than the Tuesday procedural repeats, despite its ties to two well-known CBS franchises. Because it was low-rated in season one, I really can't count this one out, especially considering CBS's bad luck recently in the summer. And hey, at least it's steady. Not that steady at 0.5s is really a good thing. I don't think it's coming back though, and it currently LEANS CANCELATION.

The Proposal: With a 0.8 premiere, the new ABC post-Bachelorette show isn't off to a great start. The series enjoyed a large and incredibly compatible lead-in, and it really didn't capitalize on it. This is clearly better than last year's scripted attempt, Still Star-Crossed, but it still isn't a very viable option considering that, being a new series that's subject to sampling, it's likely to fall in the coming weeks. We'll see how far it falls and if it settles around renewable territory, but for now I just can't see it coming back. I'll re-assess next week, but it LEANS CANCELATION for now.

So You Think You Can Dance: Even though it doesn't enjoy very high ratings, this long-running Summer staple just keeps chugging along. This season, it's not even doing that badly. It'll probably end up being Fox's #1 show this week, tying or beating out newer, younger shows like The Four and Beat Shazam. And it's holding up very nicely year-to-year, which is much easier said than done. It's not a hit by any means, but SYTYCD will probably get at least one more dance. It LEANS RENEWAL.

What do you think of my predictions? Let me know in the comments and vote in the poll below!

Tuesday Cable Ratings 6/19/18: Love Is Starts OK, Drunk History Falls for Midseason Premiere

Below are the Top 25 programs on cable on Tuesday, 6/19/18. Items of note include the series premiere of Love Is on OWN, the season finale of Genius on NatGeo, and the return of Drunk History on Comedy Central.
(Note: Click any show with its name in green or blue to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)
18-49 Viewers
Viewers (mil.)
WWE SmackdownUSA0.782.32
Below Deck MediterraneanBravo0.531.52
Chrisley Knows BestUSA0.51.66
Deadliest CatchDiscovery0.481.76
Chrisley Knows BestUSA0.431.45
Animal KingdomTNT0.431.33
The Haves and the Have NotsOWN0.411.92
Forged In FireHistory0.391.17
World Cup: Colombia v. JapanFS10.370.95
The ChallengeMTV0.350.53
Little People, Big WorldTLC0.321.71
The Wonderland MurdersInvest. Discovery0.321.29
HannityFox News0.33.29
Expedition UnknownDiscovery0.291.16
The Rachel Maddow ShowMSNBC0.282.82
Tucker Carlson TonightFox News0.272.72
Love IsOWN0.271.00
Hidden PotentialHGTV0.261.33
The Ingraham AngleFox News0.262.96
Good BonesHGTV0.261.50
House HuntersHGTV0.251.31
The Last WordMSNBC0.242.34
Murder Comes to TownInvest. Discovery0.231.09
Fox & FriendsFox News0.232.12

Highlights Below the Chart:

YoungerTV Land0.220.64
Drunk HistoryComedy Central0.210.44
Anderson Cooper 360CNN0.180.91
The Bold TypeFreeform0.170.40
The Daily ShowComedy Central0.170.65
Erin Burnett OutFrontCNN0.160.79
Deadline: White HouseMSNBC0.151.40
The Lead with Jake TapperCNN0.150.92
Morning Joe
At This HourCNN0.080.60
Velshi & RuhleMSNBC0.070.84
TeachersTV Land0.070.35

The CW Announces Fall Premiere Dates, Tweaks Monday Lineup

The CW has revealed their Fall 2018 premiere dates, and this announcement includes a small change to the network's new Monday lineup. The network will kick off their premieres on October 9th, with their latest Fall premiere airing October 25th.

Tuesday, October 9:
8PM: The Flash (P)
9PM: Black Lightning (P)

Wednesday, October 10:
8PM: Riverdale (P)
9PM: All American (Series Premiere)

Thursday, October 11:
8PM: Supernatural (P)
9PM: All American (R)

Friday, October 12:
8PM: Dynasty (P)
9PM: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (P)

Sunday, October 14:
8PM: Supergirl (P)
9PM: Charmed (Series Premiere)

Monday, October 15:
8PM: Arrow (P)

Monday, October 22:
8PM: Arrow
9PM: DC's Legends of Tomorrow (P)

Thursday, October 25:
8PM: Supernatural
9PM: Legacies (Series Premiere)