‘The Price Is Right’ Hits 9,000 Episodes — The Game Show by the Numbers
Come on down! TV’s longest-running game show, The Price Is Right — with more than 65,000 contestants and $250 million–plus awarded in cash and prizes since Bob Barker debuted as host in 1972 — airs its 9,000th episode on Thursday, October 10!
Current host Drew Carey celebrates by bestowing a bonus $9,000 on every player who wins a pricing game; anyone who spins $1 on the Big Wheel pockets $9,000 too.
Here are more interesting numbers.
The largest cash prize ever won, during a game of Cliff Hangers.
The cost of the most valuable item ever won: an Audi R8.
The perfect Showcase Round bid by Terry Kniess in 2008.
The age of the oldest winner. (There have been two almost-centenarians!) And the youngest? A 4-year-old betting prodigy.
Different games currently in rotation.
Plinko chips now in existence: five for game play and five backups.
Warehouses needed to store the show’s prizes, including the cars.
The Price Is Right, weekdays, check local listings, CBS