It may have ended its run nine years ago on SBS, but game show Letters & Numbers still has a diehard following.
Screening at 5:30pm in reruns it drew 90,000 viewers yesterday. That was well up on US game show Jeopardy 54,000 which preceded it at 5pm.
And it was even ahead of the more profile Mastermind at 6pm in first run episodes, which drew 88,000.
The Shine series ran for 2 years at 450 episodes. But not too many local shows draw such a consistent crowd as this cheap and cheerful quiz does.
SBS could do a lot worse than consider a reboot with word-wiz David Astle and mathematician Lily Serna.