The Dumbest Show on Television
I’ve had a tough time figuring out what the dumbest show on television is. I’m waiting for Monday NIght Football to come on (Bears vs Rams), and I found a strong candidate. Deal or No Deal is certainly in the top 5 of the dumbest. I’m sure it gets phenomenal ratings, though.
The whole thing is an expected value problem. Right now, there are 4 briefcases left, the highest of which is $500,000. Expected value of this problem is a little over $125,000 (the other 3 are small dollar amounts). The offer is $119,000. I’d probably stop there. Too bad we won’t know what happens ’cause I’m gonna go watch football now (’cause that’s what men do).