Viewers get a good deal more Deal

The Howie Mandel-hosted gameshow hit, Deal Or No Deal, got a good deal itself today as NBC announced it was adding eight more episodes to the show's full-season order. The extra episodes will bring the show's total run to 30 episodes.

Deal Or No Deal has contestants pick one of 26 sealed briefcases, which may contain pennies or $1 million. Each round, contestants are tempted into giving up their briefcase by a mysterious man called "the banker" who offers to buy it from them, or they can keep the briefcase on the chance that it contains more money than the banker is willing to pay. As the contestant agonizes over the decision, a bald, goateed Howie Mandel asks the fateful question, "Deal or no deal?"

Upon premiering in December, Deal Or No Deal ran five consecutive nights, Monday through Friday. When it returned on February 27, again airing five nights in a row, it increased time-slot ratings an average of 38 percent from NBC's non-Olympic first-quarter average. NBC will now offically showcase the show on both Monday and Friday nights at 8 p.m.

The Friday, March 4 broadcast matched the highest non-sports rating in the 18-49 demographic for any network in the time period since December 13, 2002, when CBS ran Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Through last Monday, March 6, more than 73 million viewers have tuned in to the gameshow.

"This show has caught on so fast with audiences and has consistently lifted us at 8 pm," said NBC Entertainment president Kevin O'Reilly. "The fast pace and the potential for a true reversal of fortune has attracted a lot of people for us in that crucial time slot, and we look forward to seeing more of the same with these new episodes."

Deal Or No Deal is produced by Endemol, creators of successful reality-show franchises Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Fear Factor, and Big Brother.

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Dear Mr. Howie Mandel, Hi I'm "DEAF".I've been deaf since I was a baby. I speak very well and hear very well with bilateral cochlear implants for two years. I'd like to be the first deaf person contestant on deal or no deal. I went to an open casting call on May 13th, 2006 on Bowery street. How would I know if they read my application? I'd like to buy a house in florida in a beautiful community called "TerraLargo" in lakeland. But my husband can not leave his good job as a printer press operator. he said we will go to florida when he retires. but i want to go there while we are young. if i had the money id buy a house in TerraLargo and use as summer vacation home. Thanks for reading, Rosie
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IENJOY WATCHING THE SHOW IT IS THE BEST GAME SHOW IVE SEEN IN A WHILE. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO BECOME A CONTESTANT YOU CAN CONTACT ME AT JYZERO5322@HOTMAIL.COM THANKS
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This game show is one of the best I ever watched. I make sure I don't have plans during the airtimes. It gives real people the chance to realize some family dreams. Like the others I would like to know how to be a contestant. I can be contact at kjnail2000@yahoo.com.
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I sent a text message to deal or no deal to enter their contest. Now I keep getting multiple messages from deal or no deal that cost me 99 cents per message. When I respond to remove me from the list, they just send me another text email?!?!?! Help!! Please let us know how to remove ourselves from this mailing list.
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FIRST OFF "I LOVE THIS SHOW." I WAS WONDERING HOW DO YOU APPLY TO BE ON THE SHOW? IF YOU COULD PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL TELLING ME HOW I COULD APPLY FOR THIS SHOW.
MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS
ALKAYLEA@AOL.COM
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME
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I have been looking where to enter which case I pick. My son is picking case #4.

Leslie
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I LOVE THIS SHOW!
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i would like to know how i can get on to this show please e-mail me at joecook1973@yahoo.com
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I was wondering if there is a form that can be downloaded or sent through emial for possible acceptance onto the show?
My email address is
Scott.ferrin@catvexpress.net

thank you for your time.

Scott Ferin
11 Oak Road
White Haven, PA. 18661
570-443-2474
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This is a great show.How are the contestants picked? I would Love to be on this show.Easy Money!
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