Family Feud: TV2 at 5:30pm

Widely regarded as one of the most perfectly constructed game shows, Family Feud combines interesting questions, great humour, fascinating families and great cash prizes.

Family Feud, hosted by legendary Australian television personality Bert Newton, is a game played by two competing teams, each consisting of four family members. Bert Newton poses a question to the teams, which has already been surveyed across 100 people. The first team to buzz in with an answer that matches one of the survey’s responses, gains control of the game board. The family playing the board is given up to three incorrect guesses to match all of the survey’s responses. Points are awarded based on the number of people in the survey who responded with each answer.

The first family to reach 200 points in the main game is the winner and goes on to play the fast money game for substantial cash prizes. The winning family selects two of its members to play against the clock. The first contestant has to try to answer all five questions in just 15 seconds. The second contestant, waiting off stage in a sound-proof booth, then joins the host on stage to answer the same five questions in 20 seconds. Unable to repeat the answers given by their partner, a combination of quick-fire replies and high-scoring answers could boost their score beyond the magic 200 barrier, winning the family the incredible cash jackpot!

Since television began in Australia, Bert Newton, with his twin talents as a natural comedian and compere, has been a favourite with the viewing public, visiting celebrities, and critics alike. During a visit to Australia in 1983, Bob Hope said of Bert, “Personally, he is a fine man. Professionally, he is one of the best I’ve ever seen.”

Now, Kiwis can watch Bert in action with Family Feud coming to life on TV2, 5.30pm weeknights.

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