If there is such a thing as a one hit wonder of television, The Weakest Link would be it. Premiering in 2001 on NBC, this show was an instant hit with a catchphrase that became immortalized in pop-culture. “You are the weakest link….goodbye!” The NBC version (American version) was adapted from the British version which was highly successful and ran for over a decade. The NBC show only lasted for 2 years (3 seasons).
Ratings were solid off the get go, but quickly started to drop. I think that’s the case with most game shows really. NBC tried to entice viewers to tune-in with celebrity versions but ratings were even worse on those episodes. Soon after the show was cancelled. I guess it was the weakest link of game shows….goodbye.