Last updated on 27 June 2006 at 11:57:06 UTC
|Years of production
||1977-1984, 1989-1996, 2006
Nine Network (GTV)
The original Family Feud ran on both networks between 1977-84 on the Nine Network in Sydney and Melbourne and on the Seven Network in Perth (TVW was independent from the Seven Network until 1989), Adelaide and Brisbane. Family Feud originally started as a Perth-based game show which is relayed to TVW in Perth, ADS in Adelaide and BTQ in Brisbane. But because Grundy could not persuade HSV in Melbourne&ATN in Sydney to air the program, Grundy sold the program to the Nine Network and eventually the production moved to Melbourne's GTV9 BUT it ended up on both 7&9. The original has gone through 3 hosts which are Tony Barber (1977-79), Daryl Somers (1980-83) and Sandy Scott (1984).
In December 1989 Family Feud resurfaced again this time on the Seven Network with Rob Brough as host. Originally as a summertime replacement for Wheel Of Fortune but due to it's popularity it stayed on between 1989-96 at 5:00pm following Wheel Of Fortune. There were also Celebrity Family Feud and Team Family Feud which aired in 1990 and 91 respectively where the Celebrity version has celebrities (usually Channel 7 stars) and their families competing against other celebrities and their families. In 1991 it then have celebrities who fit into certain categories (EG Home and Away stars vs. A Country Practice stars) but it later became Team Family Feud which features teams of fire-fighters, police officers, road workers, casino workers, etc. By 1995 ratings have seem to declined and for the 1996 season John Deeks was brought out of his role as announcer on Wheel Of Fortune to host Family Feud only for the show to be axed 6 months later.
In February 2006 Family Feud made its return to the TV screen this time on the Nine Network with Bert Newton as host and with a new refreshed format the show was simply called Bert's Family Feud. Bert's Family Feud has been placed at a competitive 5:30pm timeslot to combat Deal Or No Deal which is doing so well for Seven as a lead-in to the news (in particular Sydney) and bring in the numbers of audiences to lead into National Nine News. Currently Bert's Family Feud hasn't been doing well in the ratings (now averaging about 500,000 viewers a day against Deal or no Deal's 900,000 viewers) In the week of the 3rd through to the 7th of April 2006, there was a "Celebrity Showdown" where 100 celebrities were surveyed and the top 16 (8 at a time, the best 8 played on the final night, the 7th), played for up to $100,000 to give to a charity of their choice