Even if you didn't watch the live bouts online, it was interesting to watch the show each night to see who would end up on Winner's Row -- would the long-time champs keep their spots, or would some newbie jump in and unseat someone? I can't say that I loved how easy it was to take someone out and get a huge lump sum for winning a single bout in prime time. That part of the game needs work. And we need much clearer rules and more of a focus on the trivia. But still, The Million Second Quiz ended, at least for me, on a high note.
Should it come back for a second season? Maybe, with tweaks. It's a great idea for event programming and if the online component had worked from the beginning I think viewers would have warmed up to the show a little quicker. What I really liked (just as Wayne predicted) was how the endgame played out. A three-bout playoff amongst the folks on Winner's Row was a solid way to cap off a massive trivia effort, and congratulations to Andrew Kravis for taking the title and all of that cash.
One last observation - why oh why did NBC bump up the prize money to $2.6 million? It was such an odd little move to cap off the show.
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