National Bingo Night will return to ABC this December with five consecutive nights of the high-energy game of luck based on the popular American pastime. The Network will ring in the holidays with a festival of fantastic prizes, culminating in a massive cash jackpot. National Bingo Night will air this December on the ABC Television Network.
During its six-week summer run, the popularity of National Bingo Night helped drive ABC.com to be the top entertainment TV site for May, with over three million grids downloaded for at-home play prior to the series premiere. ABC.com ranked No. 1 in May for both unique visitors and page views according to MediaMetrix and Nielsen NetRatings. Over $550,000 in cash and prizes were given to at-home viewers who logged on and played along.
In each episode, three high action Bingo games are played in-studio, with the viewing public invited to play along. In each game, a contestant tries his/her luck, racing against the studio audience as balls numbered from 1-75 are randomly selected from a giant sphere set in a high tech "Bingo Plex" arena. The studio audience tracks the numbers on their own Bingo cards for a chance to win and send the in-studio contestant home empty-handed. Millions of viewers are also able to play along at home by printing out free cards via ABC.com for the opportunity to collect tens of thousands of prizes and become eligible for a huge cash jackpot.
The show is hosted by Extreme Makeover: Home Edition design team contributor Ed Sanders" and co-hosted by Sunil Narkar.
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