Trivia / Queen for a Day


  • Adored by the Network: Impressed by Queen for a Day's high ratings, NBC president Robert E. Kintner decided to expand the show's running time from 30 minutes to 45 minutes in order to sell more commercials, at a premium rate of $4,000 per minute.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: 17 episodes and a partial 18th are known to exist of the original run two Mutual, four NBC (plus the partial), and eleven ABC (mostly from 1964). In 2005, First Look Media released a three-disc DVD set containing seven full episodes and fragments of another five, all with their commercials intact.
    • Several episodes appear on various public-domain compilations, with the "Classic Game Shows & More" DVD set containing a 45-minute episode from March 1958 (taped at the Moulin Rouge) and a half-hour Circus Day show from 1963.
    • The Internet Archive has the aforementioned March 1958 and 1963 episodes, plus one from October 17, 1960.
  • Long Runner: Nineteen. And a half. Freaking. Years. In daytime. Five days a week. Most of it helmed by someone who looked and acted quite like an alcoholic...
  • The Pete Best: Ken Murray, the original host, although considering the subsequent infamy this is probably for the (ahem) best.

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