My friends and I have been watching these shows together for years, and it will be more fun this season since we will have an even more vested interest in how our favorite (and least favorite) contestants perform.
Scottsdale, Ariz. (PRWEB) September 10, 2009 -
Launched earlier this week, GuessWhoWins.com offers viewers the chance to play fantasy sports-style games, but instead of drafting football players, users of GuessWhoWins.com select contestants on their favorite reality television shows.
Web site visitors to GuessWhoWins.com can make their choices from one or more of the most popular reality television programs. The available shows currently include Amazing Race, America's Next Top Model, Biggest Loser, Dancing With the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Survivor and The Next Iron Chef, with more shows being added as they begin to air new seasons. People can join the site at any time and do not need to start playing before the show begins to air.
Users on GuessWhoWins.com are asked to predict how they think the contestants on certain shows will fare. For example, points are awarded if people select the contestant that will win each episode as well as which contestant will be sent home. Additional points are earned each week from the contestant chosen in the beginning of the season to be the overall winner, so long as that choice is not eliminated. Bonus points are also awarded for various other selections making each episode important for the viewer as points are accumulated.
Similar to fantasy sports, GuessWhoWins.com also allows users to create and join leagues to compete against their friends, families and co-workers. Private leagues with their own standings display how each member of the league is faring against one another. Public leagues are also available for people to compete against other users for bragging rights. For users that visit the site by themselves, there are default leagues for each show that can be joined at any time.
"We wanted GuessWhoWins.com to allow viewers to feel even more connected and part of their favorite reality shows," said Michael Goldfarb, co-creator of the site. "I play fantasy baseball and football and find that it adds quite a bit to the overall viewing experience. I actually had the idea for GuessWhoWins.com after seeing my wife yell at the television screen when her favorite contestants were eliminated from shows she watched with the same passion and enthusiasm as I had playing fantasy sports!"
The web site is extremely easy to use and also features current information on each show including related news headlines and videos. There are also overall standings where visitors can see how their scores compare to everyone else using the site.
"I can't wait for the shows to get started already!" said Becky Kelley, co-creator of the site. "My friends and I have been watching these shows together for years, and it will be more fun this season since we will have an even more vested interest in how our favorite (and least favorite) contestants perform."
Applying many of the same concepts as fantasy sports, GuessWhoWins.com provides its users with the ability to select how they think contestants on their favorite reality television shows will fare. People earn points throughout the season based on how their choices perform. Visitors can join public leagues, or private leagues to compete directly against their friends, family and co-workers.