"The MATCH GamE" pitted 2 teams of 3 members each (2 Contestants each paired with 1 Star team captain for a total of 6 contestants). Rayburn posed a simple question (e.g., "Name a green vegetable" or "To a rich man, _____ dollars is nothing."). Each team member without consulting the others writes his/her response on an index card with a crayon. Rayburn then calls for each team member's answer, one at a time. The teams earn points for each correct answer as thus: * 2 Members Match the answer to the question worth 10 points (25 points for most of the period) & All 3 Members of The Team Match the answer to the question including The Star Team Captain worth 20 points (50 points) and the 1st team Scores 100 points or Greater than that for 4 Matches (10 Matches) wins the game collects $100 or Greater than that and go to "THE AUDIENCE MATCH" Where The Team Answer 3 Secret Survey Questions and each 1 of the 3 Questions is "THE BEST ANSWER" and conveys the survey of 100 people in the studio audience of this, other show & Outside The Program takes place on a specific date what Gene Rayburn Announced and the 1 Member of the Team Match "THE BEST ANSWER" worth $50, 2 Members Matched worth $100 & All 3 Members of The Team including The Star team Captain wins $150 for the possible perfect total of $450 and on January 2, 1964 The Secret Survey Questions Convey the Survey of 100 people or Less than That. On February 27-March 3, 1967 "The TELEPHONE MATCH" is Presented by The American Telephone & Telegraph Company (AT&T) Bell System will be called the viewer of the NBC-TV Station whom watches the show on a real telephone by Gene Rayburn whom asked 1 Member of The Studio Audience at NBC Studio 8H in New York, NY to Play to be called by a ticket number (1-100+) and Rayburn Reads A Question with the blank on it and the in-Studio Audience Member will write the answer without consulting from the audience & the contestant and when he/she finished and Rayburn calls for the answer to the question to match the audience member contestant what he/she written down and faced down & hit the finish bell to win the share of the cash jackpot worth $500 to make the exact match or otherwise it's a mismatch they both lose and $100 Added the Cash jackpot right up to the day exact match wins the share of the cash jackpot and the 1st recordbreaking cash jackpot win the share of $2600 in 1967, The 2nd is worth $5200 & The 3rd is $7800.
The MATCH GamE (1962-1969)
Debuted: Monday December 31 (New Year's Eve,) 1962
Cancelled: Friday September 26, 1969 in living color on NBC-TV.
Monday-Friday at 4:00-4:25PM (9:00-9:25, 9:30-9:55 AM or 1:00-1:25 PM for Optional NBC-TV Stations.)