ABC's 'FUNDERDOME' Finale Spikes 33% to Equal Its Highest Rating Since Early July
Steve Harvey's FUNDERDOME, from Mark Burnett, is a seed-funding competition reality series where two budding entrepreneurs go head-to-head to win over a live studio audience to fund their ideas, products or companies. The audience represents the "customer" and, as the customer is always right, they vote to determine the winner. But, in each round, following the pitches and before STEVE HARVEY reveals the results of the crowd's majority vote, the entrepreneurs face a major dilemma: one of the entrepreneurs is allowed to cash out and walk away for a lesser amount. But if an entrepreneur cashes out, they forgo the opportunity to win the whole cash prize for that round-a good move if they lost the crowd vote, but a bad move if they would have won it.Steve Harvey hosts, infusing humor, passion and support for the American Dream.The series is produced by MGM Television and internationally distributed by MGM. The executive producers are Mark Burnett, Leslie Garvin and Barry Poznick. At 9:00 p.m. on Sunday against NFL-fueled competition on CBS and NBC, the season finale of ABC's "Steve Harvey's FUNDERDOME" shot up week to week by 30% in Total Viewers (3.9 million vs. 3.0 million) and by 33% in Adults 18-49 (0.8/3 vs. 0.6/2), equaling its highest young adult number since early July - since 7/9/17. Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 9/24/17.