Guinness World Records Gone Wild

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Guinness World Records Unleashed
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Also known as 'Guinness World Records Unleashed'
Genre Reality
Presented by Dan Cortese
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 16
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Jim Berger
  • Burt Kearns
  • Fred Birckhead
  • Rob Molloy
Running time 40 to 43 minutes
Production company(s) High Noon Entertainment
Release
Original network truTV
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release February 7, 2013 (2013-02-07) – February 6, 2014 (2014-02-06)
External links
Official website www.trutv.com/shows/guinness-world-records-gone-wild/index.html
Production
website
www.highnoonentertainment.com/shows_detail.php?show_id=114

Guinness World Records Gone Wild, also known as Guinness World Records Unleashed, is an American reality television series on truTV. The series debuted on February 7, 2013 and is hosted by Dan Cortese.[1] The series' first season averaged more than 1.3 million viewers and ranked as one of ad-supported cable's Top 3 programs in the Thursday 8 p.m. timeslot with key adult and male demos.[2] It was also cable's No.1 unscripted entertainment program in the timeslot with men 18-49 and adults 18-34.[2] It was announced in April 2013 that truTV has ordered an additional ten episodes.[3] Season 2 premiered on November 7, 2013, and features a title change to Guinness World Records Unleashed.[2]

Premise[edit]

The series features average citizens who attempt at breaking records which could allow them to be in the Guinness Book of World Records. Stuart Claxton, Liz Smith and Zach Selwyn are recurring cast members in the series. Claxton is the primary Guinness World Records adjudicator for the series, Smith also works with Guinness World Records and Selwyn will provide commentary. Each stunt is performed in front of a live studio audience.[4][5]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale
1 6 February 7, 2013 (2013-02-07) March 14, 2013 (2013-03-14)
2 10[3] November 7, 2013 (2013-11-07)[2] February 6, 2014 (2014-02-06)

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
1 1 "Leaps and Bounds" February 7, 2013 (2013-02-07) 1.38[6]
Record attempts include candle swallowing, collision avoidance, a trampoline jump with fluorescent light tubes, and hammering with the head.
2 2 "A Big Splash" February 14, 2013 (2013-02-14) 1.10[7]
Record attempts include a watermelon slicing team, live cockroach swallowing, arrow catching blindfolded, and a diving attempt from forty feet into a small one-foot wading pool.
3 3 "It's A Smash" February 21, 2013 (2013-02-21) 1.23[8]
Record attempts include a 50 meter dash blindfolded, most self headkicks, destroying the most iceblocks solely by human strength, slicing potatoes with a shovel within a minute, most sausages swallowed in a minute, and most skips of a rope in a minute bouncing off the buttocks.
4 4 "Viva!" February 28, 2013 (2013-02-28) 1.26[9]
Record attempts include crushing watermelons solely using the skull, most quarters fit in a nostril, most can pop tops in a minute ripped from the can using teeth, most burst hot water bottles using just breath in a minute, and fastest traverse of a greased pole.
5 5 "Taking the Plunge" March 7, 2013 (2013-03-07) 1.17[10]
6 6 "Shattered!" March 14, 2013 (2013-03-14) 0.82[11]

Season 2 (2013)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
7 1 "Bungee Breakfast" November 7, 2013 (2013-11-07) 1.05[12]
8 2 "Fighting a Jet" November 14, 2013 (2013-11-14) 0.83[13]
9 3 "Ramped Up" November 21, 2013 (2013-11-21) N/A
10 4 "Bouncing Back" December 5, 2013 (2013-12-05) N/A
11 5 "Blast Off!" December 12, 2013 (2013-12-12) N/A
12 6 "One Giant Leap" December 19, 2013 (2013-12-19) N/A
13 7 "The Blob" January 2, 2014 (2014-01-02) N/A
14 8 "Hanging Tough" January 9, 2014 (2014-01-09) N/A
15 9 "Flipper" January 16, 2014 (2014-01-16) N/A
16 10 "Thrown for a Loop" January 23, 2014 (2014-01-23) N/A
17 11 "Episode 11" January 30, 2014 (2014-01-30) N/A
18 12 "Wet Suited" February 6, 2014 (2014-02-06) N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sara Bibel. "Dan Cortese to host truTV's new series 'Guiness (sic) World Records Gone Wild'". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Record Chasers Prepare to Wow Viewers in truTV's Hit Series "Guinness World Records(R) Unleashed," Returning Nov.7". The Futon Critic (Press release). September 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (April 17, 2013). "truTV Greenlights Three Series: 'Panic Button', 'Big Sam's Kentucky Auction' & 'Cash Dome Pawn'". TV by the Numbers. 
  4. ^ "Dan Cortese to Host truTV's "Guinness World Records(TM) Gone Wild" As New Series Starts Production". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ "truTV Goes "Bigger, Bolder and Broader" with Original Programming Slate". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ Bibel, Sara. "Thursday Cable Ratings:'Buckwild' Wins Night, 'Suits', 'Archer', 'Impractical Jokers', 'King of the Nerds' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Returns on Top for History". the Futon Critic. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  8. ^ Bibel, Sara. "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Swamp People' Wins Night, 'Archer', 'Suits', 'Impractical Jokers','King of the Nerds', 'Project Runway' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Tops Third Consecutive Week". the Futon Critic. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  10. ^ Bibel, Sara. "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Swamp People' Wins Night, NBA Basketball, 'Archer', 'Project Runway', 'Ridiculousness', 'Anger Management', 'King of the Nerds' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Swamp People" Continues Its Reign for History". the Futon Critic. March 16, 2013. 
  12. ^ Yanan, Travis (November 10, 2013). "Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Bang Theory" Holds Off "The Voice"". The Futon Critic. 
  13. ^ Yanan, Travis (November 15, 2013). "Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Bang Theory," "Scandal" Keep Top Spots". The Futon Critic.