Cannonball
CannonballTitleScreen.jpg
GenreGame show
Presented by
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive producers
  • John de Mol
  • Bernie Schaeffer
  • Keith Geller
  • Shye Sutherland
  • Stijn Bakkers
Production companies
DistributorITV Studios
Release
Original networkUSA Network
Picture format1080i HDTV
Original releaseJuly 9 (2020-07-09) –
September 3, 2020 (2020-09-03)
Chronology
Related showsBritish version
Australian version

Cannonball is an American game show that aired on the USA Network from July 9 to September 3, 2020. Inspired by the British series of the same name, it featured 16 contestants from across America facing off in a series of water-based obstacle courses to win a cash prize of $10,000.

The series premiered on NBC as a special preview on June 29, 2020. The simulcast was made permanent shortly after, albeit in the form of a slightly edited broadcast television version, after receiving satisfactory response from audience.[1][2]

Episodes

No.Title [2]Original air date [2]Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"I Need to Pay My Bills!"July 9, 2020 (2020-07-09)1010.771[3]
2"The Human Dart"July 16, 2020 (2020-07-16)1020.592[4]
3"Dare to Cannonball"July 23, 2020 (2020-07-23)1030.561[5]
4"Cannonballs and Mullets"July 30, 2020 (2020-07-30)1040.565[6]
5"Thrills, Spills and A Cat Daddy"August 6, 2020 (2020-08-06)1050.570[7]
6"Swimming with Socks"August 13, 2020 (2020-08-13)1060.434[8]
7"Viva el Mustache!"August 13, 2020 (2020-08-13)1070.434[8]
8"Tiny Weenie Mankini"August 20, 2020 (2020-08-20)1080.576[9]
9"Cannonballed"August 27, 2020 (2020-08-27)1090.526[10]
10"When Ducks Attack"September 3, 2020 (2020-09-03)1100.554[11]

Production

The series was ordered at the USA network on July 17, 2019, with a 10 episode order.[12] On January 14, 2020, it was announced that The Miz would promulgate the play-by-play, Rocsi Diaz would provide color commentary, and that comedian Simon Gibson would act as the sideline reporter.[13]

Filming on the series took place at the Hansen Dam Recreation Park in Los Angeles, California.[14]

Reception

NBC ratings

Viewership and ratings per episode of Cannonball
No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Cannonballs and Mullets: Network Cut" June 29, 2020 0.6/4 2.65[15] 0.1 0.28 0.7 2.94[16]
2 "Viva El Moustache!: Network Cut" July 12, 2020 0.4/3 1.83[17] 0.0 0.17 0.4 2.00[18]
3 "When Ducks Attack: Network Cut" July 19, 2020 0.3/2 2.09[19] 0.1 0.15 0.4 2.24[20]
4 "The Human Dart: Network Cut" July 26, 2020 0.3/2 1.74[21] 0.0 0.07 0.3 1.81[22]
5 "Dare to Cannonball: Network Cut" August 2, 2020 0.4/3 2.07[23] 0.0 0.12 0.4 2.19[24]
6 "Thrills, Spills and A Cat Daddy: Network Cut" August 16, 2020 0.4/3 1.88[25] 0.0 0.09 0.4 1.97[26]
7 "Swimming with Socks: Network Cut" August 23, 2020 0.4/3 1.93[27] 0.0 0.08 0.4 2.00[28]
8 "Tiny Weenie Mankini: Network Cut" August 30, 2020 0.4/3 1.62[29] 0.0 0.07 0.4 1.69[30]
9 "Cannonballed: Network Cut" September 6, 2020 0.3/3 1.52[31] 0.0 0.08 0.3 1.60[32]

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