ABC Moves Up Premiere of I Survived A Japanese Game Show

ABC is shuffling around its summer schedule a bit, moving up the premiere of I Survived a Japanese Game Show by three weeks and sending The Goode Family to Fridays.

The moves come after a weak ratings performance by The Goode Family in its second week on the air. Back-to-back episodes of the show drew a meager 2.4 million viewers on Wednesday, finishing a distant fourth to NBC, FOX and CBS. (The show’s premiere on May 27 brought in 3.65 million people.)

The Goode Family will pair with Surviving Suburbia at 8 p.m. on Fridays starting June 12. Reruns of Wife Swap, which have been airing there, will sit out for a while.

ABC will air a double shot of Wipeout on Wednesday, June 10, with the second season of I Survived a Japanese Game Show moving to 9 p.m. Wednesdays starting June 17. It had been scheduled to premiere July 8.

Japanese Game Show, hosted by Rome Kanda, transports a dozen Americans to Tokyo, where they take part in a string of wacky game-show challenges, with the winner pocketing $250,000. The show averaged about 6.5 million viewers a week last summer.

Source: Zap2It