Mensa Members Reveal Top 10 Game Shows of All Time

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In a recent survey of randomly selected Mensa members “Jeopardy” was chosen as the best television game show.

"Jeopardy" is a show that demands knowledge of a wide range of topics.

In a recent survey of randomly selected Mensa members “Jeopardy” was chosen as the best television game show. One of the highest rated syndicated shows in the United States, “Jeopardy” enjoys a well-deserved intellectual image. “Jeopardy is a show that demands knowledge of a wide range of topics. More than any other, it requires a quick mind and intellectual depth,” said one survey responder. “Jeopardy winners are smart.”

The top ten list of game shows, as selected by Mensa members includes: “Jeopardy”, “Wheel of Fortune”, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”, “Family Feud”, “The Price is Right”, “Password”, “Hollywood Squares”, “Cash Cab”, “What’s My Line”, and “Pyramid”. The complete survey was dissected further, as Mensa members do love data. The results highlighted interesting differences as Gen X survey responders were pitted against baby boomers. FremantleMedia provided a list of 30 top game shows for members to vote on. Selected shows had to meet at least one of the following criteria: Emmy award winner, on air for at least 10 seasons, receives or received high Nielsen ratings, or is considered a groundbreaking or culturally significant show. The full details can be found at http://www.us.mensa.org/topten.

FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators and producers of television entertainment brands in the world. FremantleMedia’s worldwide production arm is responsible for many of the world’s highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama and factual entertainment programs, including “American Idol” and “The Price is Right”. Find out more at, http://www.fremantlemedia.com.

The mission of American Mensa is to identify and foster human intelligence, as well as provide a stimulating intellectual and social environment for its members. Mensa is the organization open to anyone who achieves scores in the top two percent of any standardized intelligence test. Mensa has more than 57,000 members in the United States and more than 110,000 members around the world. For more information about Mensa, or to apply for membership, visit http://www.us.mensa.org or call (800) 66-MENSA.

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