Midway through its first, the network has decided to bring back the music game show for another season. Jamie Foxx will return as host and executive producer. So far this season, Beat Shazam has average 4.4 million viewers across all viewing platforms and has become the most social new series of the summer with over 23 million engagements across a variety of social media. Mark Burnett, Jeff Apploff, Barry Poznick, Rich Riley and Lauren Zalaznick also executive produced the series with Foxx.
In case you have yet to watch an episode, Beat Shazam has three pairs of teams listen to songs and race to identify the song titles as quickly as possible. The winning team plays against Shazam for up to $1 million. The show crowned its first million-dollar winner on its fourth show of the series.
Although the first episode took the top spot that Thursday evening among Adults 18-49, Beat Shazam‘s total viewership and key primetime demo ratings have been overall average thus far. Nevertheless, I’m not surprised in the least in the show’s renewal, as I had predicted in my review. Beat Shazam‘s has a fun, engaging, entertaining format that is easy and simple for anyone to play, as well as an excellent selection of songs that span across a healthy range of genres.
In the first five episodes, contestants and viewers were treated with celebrity appearances, including Terrance Howard, Snoop Dogg, Odell Beckham Jr., M.C. Hammer and Tony Gonzalez. Take a look at a sneak peek of tonight’s episode with special guest Mariah Carey in the clip below and stay tuned for Beat Shazam all summer on FOX.