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Pilots, May 1976
ABC Daytime, July 12, 1976 – June 14, 1985
(was supposed to end on June 28, 1985)
Syndicated, September 19, 1977 – September 6, 1985
Number of episodes
2,311 (ABC Daytime; 10 unaired)
976 (Syndication)
Run time
30 Minutes
Richard Dawson
Johnny Olson (May 1976 Pilots)
Gene Wood
ABC Vine Street Theatre, Los Angeles, California (first five weeks)
Studio 54, ABC Television Center, Los Angeles, California

Family Feud is a popular game show based on the big money "Supermatch" bonus round from Match Game where two families battle it out by answering surveys to win money. The first to reach a set number of money (usually 300 points/dollars) gets a chance to play Fast Money for a grand cash prize (i.e. $5,000 in the daytime version & $10,000 in the syndicated version). 

Game Format[]

Main Game[]


At the beginning of each round, two members of five groups where each family member came up to the main podium and played a mini-round for control of the question (identified as the "Face-Off"). Dawson announced how many answers are on the board (which are always in order based on popularity), and then read a survey question and the first player to buzz-in gets to answer. The player to give the number one answer or have his/her answer be higher than the other player's answer won control. In case of a tie (both answers with the same number of people who gave it) the player who answered first won control. If neither player gave an answer on the board, the players at the main podiums get a chance to answer for control. The player that won the Face-Off has a decision to either let his/her family play the question or pass the question to their opponents.

Main Question[]

The family that won the face-off earns control of the question. The controlling family's job is to reveal the remaining answers hidden on the board with each correct answer adding money to the bank above the board. The answer's value is determined by how many people who gave it. Each player on the controlling team in turn gave an answer and if the answer he/she gave is correct, it is flipped over and revealed. Revealing all the answers on the board won the round (this is classified as a "Clean Sweep"). Giving a wrong answer at any time earned a strike; getting three strikes caused the team to lose control of the question, giving the opposing family a chance to steal by giving one correct answer. A successful steal won the round, but an unsuccessful steal gave the round to the first family. The winners of the round took all the money/points in the bank.

Question Values[]

The first few questions had its values be worth the number showing. Later on in the game, the values of all the questions would be doubled; and still later usually on the last question, all the dollar values would be tripled.


  • ABC 1976-1979/ABC All-Star Specials: Single-Single-Double-Double
  • Syndicated 1977-1984/ABC March 5-16, 1979; March 16, 1982-1984/5-Day Tournaments: Single-Single-Single-Double-Triple
  • ABC March 19, 1979-March 15, 1982: Single-Single-Double-Double-Triple
  • ABC/Syndicated December 1984-1985: Single-Single-Single-Single-Double-Triple


The first family to reach a set number of money won the game. For most of this version, the goal is $300. From July 12, 1976-March 2, 1979 on ABC daytime, the first few months of the 1977-1985 syndicated version and pilot episode, the goal was $200; but in the final season of the Dawson run, the goal was set to $400. When the game takes too long to reach the 300/400 goal, Richard goes to the controlling family to tell them that each teammate has three seconds to answer once he reads the question to them during the TRIPLE Round.

By the fall of 1981, departing families would be guaranteed $100. About a year later, said minimum increased to $250.

Lollipop Tree[]

Due to Dawson giving away boxes of lollipops to some of the studio audience members (mainly children), a Lollipop Tree was introduced from March 2, 1983 all the way through June 14, 1985, where a tree of Tootsie pops was placed next to the fifth player on each team. If he/she chose a lollipop that had a black stem on the bottom, the family won a $100 bonus, which did not affect the outcome of the game. In the finale, when one family member failed to find a lollipop with no black stem on the bottom, Dawson used a black marker while coloring the bottom black as the family got a $100 bonus regardless.

NOTE: Originally, only one Lollipop in each tree had a black stem, but within weeks, there were ten on both trees.

Fast Money[]

The winning family went on to play Fast Money for a grand cash prize. The winning family chose which two players will play the game. The first family member stood at center stage while the second family member went off stage to a soundproof area. The first player has 15 seconds (later 20) to answer five Family Feud questions. He/she has to give the most popular answer to each question. When he/she was done, the answers were reveled on a different board followed by the number of people who gave them. After all the answers were revealed and scored, the second player came out and took his/her turn. The second player had 20 seconds (later 25) to answer the same five questions but with one exception: he/she cannot repeat any of the answers previously given by the first player or a double buzzer will sound, at which point the host says, "Try again." The contestant must give a different answer (the second player will also be charged for similar answers or an answer which fits into the same category as the first player's answer). When the second player was done, his/her answers were revealed and scored. The family wins $5 for each point made in the round, but if the two playing players reached 200 points or more, the family wins the grand cash prize.

NOTE: This was the only version to never use the *blip* SFX. In addition, the Game Show Marathon episode of Feud from 2006 also never used the *blip* SFX as well.

Grand Cash Prizes[]

The grand cash prizes were different depending on the series:

Versions Years Values
ABC Daytime 1976-1985 $5,000
Syndication 1977-1985 $10,000

NOTE: These amounts were carried over in the version hosted by the late Ray Combs until the Bullseye round was introduced in 1992. In addition, the syndicated version's amount hosted by the late Louie Anderson was also carried over until 2001, when the top prize increased to $20,000.

Returning Champions[]

On the ABC run, families retired from the show after winning over $25,000, a limit which had been lifted during the final season to $30,000. On the syndicated series from 1977 to 1985, two new families competed on each show.


Broadcast History[]

ABC Daytime

  • July 12, 1976-April 22, 1977 (ABC Weekdays at 1:30 p.m.)
  • April 25, 1977-June 27, 1980 (ABC Weekdays at 11:30 a.m.)
  • June 30, 1980-October 05, 1984 (ABC Weekdays at Noon) 
  • August 13-October 05, 1984 (ABC Weekdays at 11:00 a.m.; Repeats of Celebrity Weeks)
  • October 08, 1984-June 14, 1985 (ABC Weekdays at 11:30 a.m.)


  • September 1977-September 1985 (Weekly 1977-1979; twice weekly 1979-1980; daily 1980-1985, usually at 7:30 p.m.)


As mentioned above this article, the format of this show was inspired by the bonus round from another classic Goodson-Todman game show Match Game called the big money Supermatch (sometimes called "Audience Match").

In 1975, Before changing its name (and later its format) to Family Feud, the show was originally titled as Fast Company. (click on the title for details)

Richard Dawson was best known for starring in the 1965-71 CBS sitcom Hogan's Heroes as the wisecracking Royal Air Force Corporal Peter Newkirk.

Before Feud, Dawson hosted a locally-produced game show called Lucky Pair (created by Bob Barker) from 1970 until 1971. In addition, he also hosted a short-lived revival of the classic 1950's panel game Masquerade Party (under the Hatos-Hall brand at the time) from 1974 until 1975. prior to this, he was also a frequent panelists on Match Game until 1978.

Feud is one of two Goodson-Todman/Goodson game shows in history that has a share of multiple hosts (mainly six), the second one of that nature is To Tell the Truth which in general mainly consisted of nine multiple hosts.

As mentioned above, the fast money blip sound effect was never used in the original 1976-85 version but was debuted in the Combs version along with the other previous incarnations of the franchise since 1988.

Two years later, after the show's cancellation in 1985, Dawson played as a sinisterly evil game show host named Damon Killian in the 1987 film (loosely based on the 1982 novel written by famed horror writer Stephen King) called The Running Man where convicted criminals (runners) must escape death at the hands of professional "Stalkers".

In all 2,311 ABC Daytime episodes, 19 families retired undefeated.

The show taped as many as twenty episodes every other week; four tape dates were arranged with two of them for the ABC Daytime version using fourteen families, and the rest for the Syndicated version using twenty families.

Dawson hosted a pilot for the possible NBC daytime revival of You Bet Your Life in 1988 which was never sold later on.

After Ray Combs was fired from the show, in 1994 Dawson returned as host after a nine year absence for one more season until 1995.

The ABC run was set to end on Friday June 28, 1985, according to newspapers via Associated Press. But for reasons that remain unclear to this very day, it instead ended two weeks earlier. In 2022, Bob Boden confirmed to Connor Higgins, who did a series of videos on the history of Family Feud, that the final two weeks never aired originally.

In Popular Culture[]

Family Feud has been referenced, featured or spoofed in the following:

  • Playboy's Roller Disco & Pajama Party (1979) (TV Movie) - Richard Dawson mentions "Family Feud"
  • Mama's Family: Family Feud (1983) (TV Episode) - The sets, theme, and personnel of the show are featured prominently herein. This episode was taped on September 26, 1982 and aired on NBC on February 19, 1983.
  • National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
  • Miami Vice: Brother's Keeper (1984) (TV Episode) - referenced by name
  • St. Elsewhere: Family Feud (1986) (TV Episode) - Title reference
  • Lethal Weapon (1987) - Clips from Dawson's version on TV can been briefly seen in Riggs' trailer home and at Murtaugh's kitchen at home.
  • Misery (1990)
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: Being from Another Planet (1992) (TV Episode) - Tom: "Dare we forget the now-classic 'Lost in Space' reunion on 'Family Feud'?"
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Human Duplicators (1992) (TV Episode)- Tom: "Let's all play the 'Family Feud'!"
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hercules (1993) (TV Episode) - Crow (as Richard Dawson): "Survey says: gluteus maximus!"
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: Warrior of the Lost World (1993) (TV Episode) - Joel: "And they're all here to play the 'Family Feud'!"
  • The Critic: Marty's First Date (1994) (TV Episode) - a poster advertises "Family Feud: The Movie"
  • Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas (1994) (TV Movie) - Bert says, "Survey says, right answer!"
  • Sliders: Eggheads (1995) (TV Episode) - Opening question in "Mindgame" matches uses the same format as Family Feud.
  • Clueless (1995) - Cher says "Survey says" when asking Dionne's and Tai's opinions of a guy.
  • The Nanny: A Fine Family Feud (1995) (TV Episode) - Title reference
  • The Nanny: Shopaholic (1995) (TV Episode) - When the children play a guessing game and Grace states what the others think is the most correct answer, Maggie and Brighton clap and say "good answer, good answer" like on the game show.
  • Mallrats (1995)
  • Saturday Night Live: John Goodman/Everclear (1996) (TV Episode) - Title mentioned by Gary MacDonald
  • Dexter's Laboratory: Labels/Game Show/Fantastic Boyage (1997) (TV Episode) In "Game Show," the announcer says, "It's the game show where families feud!"
  • (1997) - An short online comic strip spoofs the show as Royal Family Feud.
  • Dogma (1999) - Bartleby says "...survey says!!" during the Mooby board meeting
  • ER: Sins of the Fathers (1999) (TV Episode) - "Survey says..."
  • Freaks and Geeks: Tests and Breasts (1999) (TV Episode) "Cervix says" (a la "Survey says")
  • Family Guy: Da Boom (1999) (TV Episode) - The leader of the mob on the road challenges Peter with a Family Feud-style question.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Crush (2001) (TV Episode) - Buffy: "Unconfirmed reports of severe trauma to the throats of one or more of the victims. Survey says... vampire."
  • Bruce Almighty (2003)
  • Wonderland (2003) - In montage of TV Guide listings
  • Strongbad_email.exe (2004) (Video) - In "Invisibility", the buzzer sound and the line, "Survey says...", are both references to this game show.
  • Veronica Mars: Mars vs. Mars (2005) (TV Episode) - teacher plays Family Feud-like game in class
  • Jeopardy!: Episode #22.69 (2005) (TV Episode) - correct response in "Tough TV" category
  • Two Tickets to Paradise (2006) - mentioned in dialogue
  • Game K N B: Episode dated 12 October 2006 (2006) (TV Episode) - mentioned in the question.
  • The Darkroom (2006) - patient introduces himself as Richard Dawson and mentions this show
  • The Insatiable (2007) - after saying something rude, a co-worker says "Things an asshole might say. Things a douchebag might blurt out." and someone else says "Ding ding ding ding ding"
  • Mama's Boy (2007) - Referenced in Nora's song
  • Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner (2008) (Video Game) - As Strong Bad deletes an email, he says, "Survey says... Deleted!"
  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.40 (2008) (TV Episode) - Included in a $500 question
  • House M.D.: Saviors (2009) (TV Episode) - When House lists some items, Wilson replies "Things you use to make bratwurst."
  • Whip It (2009) - mentioned in dialogue
  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.36 (2009) (TV Episode) - Subject of a $3,000 question
  • Castle: Love Me Dead (2009) (TV Episode) - Referenced in dialogue by Castle.
  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.89 (2010) (TV Episode) - Included in a $2,000 question
  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Dancing with the Stars 2 (2010) (TV Episode) - Included in a $15,000 question
  • Huckabee: Episode dated 30 October 2010 (2010) (TV Episode) - "Federal Feud" segment based on the game show
  • Conan: A Renaissance Most Foul (2011) (TV Episode) - Conan O'Brien's tour guide at Madame Tussaud's mentions this game show
  • Arena (2011) (Video) - "Survey says"
  • Conan: Karate Kid 9: Return to Nun-Chuck Island (2011) (TV Episode) - Title mentioned while introducing tomorrow night's guests
  • Conan: The Pretty Girl Waving to Someone Behind You (2011) (TV Episode) - Title mentioned while introducing Steve Harvey
  • Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.17 (2012) (TV Episode) - Chelsea mentions the show by name.
  • American Dad!: Old Stan in the Mountain (2012) (TV Episode) - mentioned in dialogue
  • Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.84 (2012) (TV Episode) - The narrator uses the phrase "survey says" from the show.
  • Bones: The But in the Joke (2012) (TV Episode) - mentioned in song lyrics
  • The Office: Moving On (2013) (TV Episode) - "Survey says..."
  • Bob's Burgers: Family Fracas (2013) (TV Episode) - Mentioned in dialogue
  • Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/Kanye West (2013) (TV Episode) - Referenced by Stefon on Weekend Update
  • Melissa & Joey: Family Feud (2013) (TV Episode) - title reference
  • American Dad!: Familyland (2014) (TV Episode) - Mentioned in dialogue
  • How I Met Your Mother: Unpause (2014) (TV Episode) -The narrator infers that Richard Dawson continually kisses women.
  • Parks and Recreation: Anniversaries (2014) (TV Episode) - Andy says, "They're old people. They eat, they sleep, they complain, they watch 'Family Feud.'"
  • Please... Mr. Postman (1981)- Paul Thomas's character is watching it when his wife returns home.
  • Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) - TV's Funniest Game Show Moments (1984) (TV Special)
  • Moonlighting: Gunfight at the So-So Corral (1985) (TV Episode) - Instead of working David is watching this show when Maddie arrives.
  • Lethal Weapon (1987)
  • Just Visiting (2001)
  • I Love the '70s: 1976 (2003) (TV Episode)
  • Screenwipe: Screenwipe USA (2006) (TV Episode) - Clips shown.
  • Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin/Randy Newman, Dirt Band (1978) (TV Episode) - Spoofed in the Coneheads on Family Feud
  • Uncensored (1984) - Spoofed.
  • European Vacation (1985) - Spoofed.
  • Dinosaurs: Family Challenge (1991) (TV Episode) - The Sinclair family appears on a Family Feud-like show
  • Saturday Night Live: Christian Slater/Bonnie Raitt (1991) (TV Episode) - Spoofed as Dysfunctional Family Feud
  • Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies (2000) (TV Movie)
  • Rocko's Modern Life: Heff in a Handbasket (1996) (TV Episode) - In round 2, Heffer appears in a Family Feud-like spoof as part of the game show Triple 6 hosted by a hooded devil named Peaches.
  • Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005) (Video) - The scene where Peter is shown as the host of "Family Feud" is a parody of the show.
  • Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd (2005) (Video) - Spoofed in Conehead Family Feud
  • Family Guy: Stewie B. Goode (2006) (TV Episode) - Peter hosts Family Feud and feels up the women
  • Robot Chicken: Massage Chair (2006) (TV Episode) - Spoofed bloopers
  • Saturday Night Live: Ryan Reynolds/Lady Gaga (2009) (TV Episode) - Spoofed in Family Feud sketch
  • Family Guy: Big Man on Hippocampus (2010) (TV Episode) - The Griffins are contestants on the game show. Richard Dawson is host, and the original 1976 set, music and rules are used.
  • Mad: Pirates of the Neverland: At Wit's End/Batman Family Feud (2010) (TV Episode) - Batman goes on "Family Feud". (Batman Family Feud)
  • How I Met Your Mother: The Perfect Cocktail (2011) (TV Episode) - After Robin mentions Richard Dawson hosting the show, the scene moves to a spoof of the show in the bar.
  • Mad: S Cape from Planet Earth/The X-Mentalist (2013) (TV Episode) - Tube Feud is a spoof of this show.
  • The Dream Team (1989)
  • The Larry Sanders Show: Hey Now (1992) (TV Episode) - Larry meets Ray Combs
  • Family Guy: Big Man on Hippocampus (2010) (TV Episode) - The Griffins audition and appear on the TV game show, "Family Feud".
  • Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
  • GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (2012) - clip shown
  • Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin & Kim Basinger/UB40 (1994) (TV Episode) - Parodied in Family Feud skit
  • Saturday Night Live: Ian McKellen/Kylie Minogue (2002) (TV Episode) - Mentioned on Weekend Update
  • Watching Ellie: Feud (2003) (TV Episode) - Ellie and her friends fake they were a family to win a holiday trip to Hawaii in this show
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.62 (2011) (TV Episode) - Chris Paul mentions that he was on the show with his family
  • Jeopardy!: Episode #28.154 (2012) (TV Episode) - Answer to question in category Game Shows
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.184 (2012) (TV Episode) - Jay describes the dispute in the Jackson family as an episode of the show
  • The Governor's Wife: (2013) referenced in the episode's title.
  • Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.25 (2013) (TV Episode) - Ryan mentions Steve Harvey hosting the show.
  • After Lately: Gay for Jiffy (2013) (TV Episode) - Chelsea and Jay Leno mention the show.
  • Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.86 (2013) (TV Episode) - Chelsea mentions the show by name.
  • Scrubs: My Two Dads (2001) (TV Episode) - In a fantasy sequence, J.D. appears as a contestant on "Family Feud."
  • Scrubs: My Night to Remember (2007) (TV Episode) - clip in fantasy sequence
  • Burn After Reading (2008) - Oswald is watching on TV
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.19 (2010) (TV Episode) - a clip from the show is shown during the Ross Report
  • Saturday Night Live: Jimmy Fallon/Justin Timberlake (2013) (TV Episode) - Parodied in the "Celebrity Edition Family Feud" sketch
  • Saturday Night Live: Andrew Garfield/Coldplay (2014) (TV Episode) - Parodied in the "Celebrity Edition Family Feud" sketch
  • Saturday Night Live: Blake Shelton (2015) (TV Episode) - Parodied in the "Celebrity Edition Family Feud" sketch
  • Saturday Night Live: Tracy Morgan/Demi Lovato (2015) (TV Episode) - Parodied in the "Family Feud Extended Family" sketch
  • Nostalgia Critic: Legend of Zorro review: (2015) - Critic says the shows catch phrase Survey Says! Then shows a survey board from the Harvey era along with the classic *ding* sound effect that says "Pretty Lame!"
  • Saturday Night Live: Ariana Grande (2016) (TV Episode) - Parodied in the "Celebrity Edition Family Feud" sketch.
  • Saturday Night Live: Margot Robbie/The Weeknd (2016) (TV Episode) - Parodied in the "Family Feud: Political Edition" sketch.
  • K.C. Undercover: (2017) Referenced in the episode's title.
  • Supernatural: (2017) Referenced in the episode's title.
  • Saturday Night Live: Kristen Stewart/Alessia Cara (2017) (TV Episode) - Parodied in the "Family Feud: Super Bowl Edition" sketch.
  • Saturday Night Live: Jimmy Fallon/Harry Styles (2017) (TV Episode) - Parodied in the "Celebrity Family Feud: Time Travel Edition!" sketch.
  • Celebrity Name Game: (2017) (TV Episode) - In round 3, when Craig Ferguson says that he will act as a clue giver the theme from the 1988-94 version of Family Feud is played. Also the podiums for the celebrities and contestants looks similar to that from the original Dawson era of Feud.
  • The Goldbergs: I Lost on Jeopardy! (2019) (TV Episode) - a clip from the original Dawson version is briefly shown on television.
  • Teen Titans Go!: Cartoon Feud (2019) (TV Episode) - The Titans (i.e. Robin, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy & Cyborg) play against the cast of Scooby-Doo! (i.e. Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy & Scooby) on an episode of Feud hosted by The Titans' arch nemesies Control Freak on the set of the classic Dawson era.

Behind the Scenes Specials[]

E! True Hollywood Story: Family Feud[]

Main Article: E! True Hollywood Story: Family Feud

InFANity: Family Feud (2008)[]

On November 20, 2008, an episode of InFANity on the TV Guide Channel hosted by Lisa Joyner features a look at the show which includes a retrospective of its hosts along with an interview of its fifth former host John O'Hurley along with the origins of the survey answers and memorable contestants.

International Versions[]

Main Article: Family Feud/International

Game Show Marathon (2006)[]

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Family Feud was featured in the weekly hour-long tournament-styled game show, Gameshow Marathon, the episode premiered on June 29, 2006.

Game Show Marathon was hosted by Ricki Lake and announced by Rich Fields along with Todd Newton as the prize delivery host featuring six celebrity playing seven classic game shows. The show was filmed at CBS Television City in Hollywood and aired on CBS from May 31, 2006 until June 29, 2006.


Just like in the civilian version, teams competed to reach 300 points. The points doubled in round four and tripled in round five and beyond. In addition, The Fast Money round was played the same way as the civilian version as well including the time limits (first player [20], second player [25]) except that after one or two players were able to reach or exceed 200 points, the celebrity family would win $100,000 plus a Gameshow Marathon trophy. In addition, the home viewer won $50,000.

Full Episode[]

Set Pics[]


Additional Notes[]

The buzzers on the G$M episode of Family Feud's face-off podium were red where in the actual show they were yellow during the whole entire series as they were never red until the Combs version in 1988 and all other previous versions since then. Plus, the lights wiped-in rather than just plain flash.

In Fast Money, the time limits 20/25 seconds were used this time around instead of 15/20 from the original.

Similar to the original 1976-85 Dawson version, the "Blip" SFX from the Fast Money Round was also "absent" from this version as well.

For the seventh and final Home Viewer Question based on a 1976 episode of Feud in which Dawson asked "Give a word polite people use instead of cursing" the choices were...


Although it was never answered in the next episode, the correct answer was #2 instead.

The winner of the episode (and the show in general) was Kathy Najimy in particular.


Main Article: Family Feud/Merchandise


Main Article: Family Feud/Photos

Episode Status[]

All episodes exist and have been rerun on GSN and Buzzr.

Episode Guides[]

Recorded in Hollywood, California at ABC Vine Street Theater May 1976 (Pilots), from July to August 1976, and ABC Television Center Stage 54 from August 1976 to May 1985 (Series). All sections will be eventually completed. Winners are bolded.

The Syndicated episodes don't have air dates due to bicycling. For Syndicated Celebrity Specials, the airdates are taken from NBC affiliates such as WNBC in New York City.

ABC Daytime


ABC Primetime

Uncertain Tape Dates[]

January 17, 1977
May 10, 1977
May 26, 1977
July 20, 1977
July 22, 1977
July 27, 1977
February 27, 1978
March 14, 1978
May 09, 1978
May 22, 1978
June 13, 1978
July 12, 1978
January 15, 1979
October 08, 1979
June 23, 1980
April 01, 1981
April 13, 1981
May 12, 1981
June 12, 1981
March 15, 1982
July 07, 1982
July 21, 1982
October 12, 1982
May 26, 1983
June 23, 1983
November 07, 1983
November 08, 1983
March 20, 1984
April 16, 1984
March 20, 1985


1976–1985 era Statistics


These are the stations that carried the syndicated 1977-1985 version of "Family Feud."

An asterisk (*) means that this station is (or was) an NBC O&O and was among the first to carry this version.

  • New York City - WNBC* (1977-85), WOR-TV (1985-86, Best of Family Feud
  • Los Angeles - KNBC* (1977-85), KHJ-TV (1985-86, Best of Family Feud)
  • Chicago - WMAQ* (1977-85), WLS (1985-86, Best of Family Feud)
  • Philadelphia - WPVI (1977-80), WCAU (1980-84), KYW (1984-85)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth - KDFW
  • San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose - KGO, KPIX
  • Atlanta - WXIA
  • Houston - KHOU (1977-78), KTRK (1978-82), KPRC (1982-85)
  • Washington, DC - WRC*
  • Hagerstown - WHAG (now WDVM)
  • Boston - WNAC (now WHDH)
  • Phoenix - KTVK, KTSP-TV (now KSAZ-TV)
  • Seattle/Tacoma - KIRO, KCPQ
  • Tampa/Saint Petersburg - WFLA (WXFL for the final two seasons)
  • Twin Cities - WCCO, WTCN (now KARE)
  • Detroit - WXYZ, WJBK
  • Denver - KMGH, KBTV (now KUSA)
  • Orlando/Daytona Beach/Melbourne - WFTV
  • Miami/Fort Lauderdale - WPLG
  • Cleveland - WKYC* (Was an NBC O&O from 1948-1956 and 1965-1991)
  • Stockton/Sacramento - KOVR
  • Portland, OR - KATU
  • Charlotte - WCPQ (now WCNC)
  • St. Louis - KMOX-TV (now KMOV)
  • Raleigh - WTVD
  • Indianapolis - WTHR
  • Pittsburgh - WTAE
  • San Diego - KCST (now KNSD)
  • Baltimore - WBAL
  • Nashville - WTVF
  • Salt Lake City - KTVX
  • San Antonio - KSAT
  • Hartford - WTNH
  • Columbus, OH - WBNS (weekly 1977-79, twice weekly 1979-80), WTVN (now WSYX, nightly 1980-85)
  • Kansas City - KCMO (KCTV since 1983)
  • Milwaukee - WTMJ (1977-84), WITI (1984-85), WCGV (1985-86, Best of Family Feud)
  • West Palm Beach - WTVX
  • Grand Rapids - WZZM
  • Harrisburg - WHP-TV
  • Jacksonville - WJKS (now WCWJ-TV)
  • Birmingham - WVTM
  • Norfolk - WTKR
  • Winston-Salem - WXII
  • Carlsbad, NM - KAVE (later KVIO, then KOCT, and now part of KOAT)
  • Louisville - WLKY
  • New Orleans - WWL-TV, WVUE
  • Providence - WPRI
  • Fort Myers - WEVU (now WZVN)
  • Richmond - WTVR
  • Mobile, AL - WALA
  • Scranton - WYOU
  • Albany, NY - WRGB
  • Tulsa - KTUL
  • Lexington - WKYT
  • Dayton - WKEF
  • Spokane - KREM
  • Ames/Des Moines - WOI
  • Green Bay - WLUK, WLRE (now WGBA)
  • Omaha - WOWT
  • Flint/Saginaw/Bay City/Midland - WSMH
  • Springfield, MO - KOLR
  • Charleston/Huntington - WCHS
  • Rochester, NY - WHEC
  • Portland, ME - WMTW
  • Toledo - WTOL
  • Madison - WISC, WKOW
  • Paducah, KY - WPSD
  • Syracuse - WSTM
  • Champaign - WICS
  • Springfield, IL - WICD
  • Cedar Rapids - KDUB (now KFXB)
  • El Paso - KVIA-TV
  • Burlington - WCAX
  • Jackson, MS - WJTV
  • South Bend - WSBT
  • Tri-Cities, TN/VA - WJHL
  • Quad Cities - WHBF
  • Tallahassee/Thomasville - WTXL
  • Sioux Falls - KELO
  • Fort Wayne - WKJG (now WISE-TV)
  • Valley City/Fargo, ND - KXJB
  • Lansing/Jackson - WSYM
  • Springfield, MA - WGGB
  • Traverse City - WGTU
  • Peoria - WEEK
  • Eau Claire - WEAU
  • Amarillo - KVII
  • Wausau - WAOW
  • Odessa/Midland - KTPX-TV (now KWES-TV)
  • Big Spring, TX - KWAB (now KCWO)
  • Rockford - WQRF
  • Duluth/Superior - WDIO
  • Minot - KMOT
  • Bismarck - KFYR
  • Dickinson - KQCD
  • Williston - KUMV
  • Topeka, KS - KTKA
  • Monroe/West Monroe, LA - KNOE-TV
  • Lubbock - KLBK-TV
  • Sioux City, IA - KMEG
  • Joplin, MO - KOAM
  • Ardmore/Ada, OK - KXII
  • Gainesville, FL - WCJB
  • Laurel/Hattiesburg, MS - WDAM
  • Utica, NY - WKTV
  • Quincy, IL - WGEM
  • Meridian, MS - WTOK
  • Zanesville, OH - WHIZ

See Also[]

Fast Company
All-Star Family Feud Special
Family Feud (1988)
Family Feud Challenge (1992 pilot)
Family Feud (1996 proposed revival)
Family Feud (1999)
E! True Hollywood Story: Family Feud
Family Feud Live!
Gameshow Marathon
Celebrity Family Feud
Family Feud (Buzzr)
Celebrity Family Feud (2015)


Family Feud description by Game Show Network (via Internet Archive)
Family Feud @ (via Internet Archive)
Official FremantleMedia site
Official Fremantle Site
Family Feud (program description)
Family Feud site @ FremantleMedia (via Internet Archive)
Game Night: Family Feud
Kyle's Family Feud Dominion (via Internet Archive)
The May 1976 Pilot
The 1976-1985 Version
A popular segment of the 1970s blank-filling game show
Here are earlier entries about Family Feud



History of The Feud


Family Feud (1975 Pilot)


Family Feud - July 12, 1976 (Premiere)


Family Feud Richard Dawson's 1,000th Episode


Family Feud 40th Anniversary Special


Family Feud - "The Day After" (Ending, 1983)


Family Feud - June 14, 1985 (Final Episode)


Richard Dawson's Final Words (Family Feud 1985 Finale)


Richard Dawson's Unaired Farewell Speech from Family Feud


ABC promo Family Feud 1976


Family Feud 1978 ABC Promo


1979 All-Star Family Feud & Friday Night Movie Promo


Family Feud WNBC promo, 1979


All-Star Family Feud & Winter Olympics promo, 1980


ABC Family Feud Promo


The Family Feud commercial 1980


Richard Dawson 1980 Family Feud Promo


1980 Family Feud Promo


WNBC promos Donahue & Family Feud 1980


Family Feud WNBC promo, 1980


WNAC Family Feud promo, 1981


Family Feud 1981 WPLG Promo


Family Feud tel-op slide, 1981


Family Feud 1982 WNBC Richard Dawson Promo


Family Feud 1982 KNBC Just Watch Us Now Promo


Family Feud Promo (1982)


Family Feud promo, 1983


1984 Family Feud and Loving Promo


KCTV Family Feud promo, 1984


KOVR Family Feud promo, 1984


KOVR Family Feud promo 2, 1984


Family Feud (Best of) WOR promo, 1985


FAMILY FEUD ad - 1985 Chicago TV


Family Feud mid-break bumper, 1983


Family Feud II Mid break bumper Vintage 1985


GSN Promo Family Feud Karaoke


Wink's Game Show Bloopers - Episode 1