The scores are in and the A+ quiz show “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” leads the class and Thursday nights with four original one-hour episodes scheduled to air Thursdays, March 29, April 5, April 12 and April 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), in addition to the previously announced time period airings on Thursdays, March 15 and 22 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Another episode will also air after “American Idol” on Thursday, March 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Fox.
The ratings report card for the series premiere of “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” broke records as Fox’s highest-rated series premiere in 13 years and the highest-rated series premiere on any network in more than five years among Adults 18-49 (11.2/26), and in eight years among Total Viewers (26.6 Mil.).
“Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?”, hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, is an atypical game show measuring adults lack of knowledge as revealed by how much they’ve forgotten since grammar school. Grownup contestants find themselves in a classroom setting, revisiting their youth, as they tackle subjects they’ve already been taught, ranging from art to geography and math to social studies. However, the players are not alone and there is a way for contestants to cheat in this classroom. The adults have the opportunity to get some help in the form of elementary advice from real grade-schoolers who have hit the books.
Mark Burnett Productions produces “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” in association with Zoo Productions. Burnett, Roy Bank, Barry Poznick and John Stevens serve as executive producers.