The show started off with serious topics and guests. When the ratings were lagging, and Multimedia Entertainment, the show's production company, threatened to cancel the show, the format was changed in 1994 to the sensationalism that it is famous for today.

(May 2009) In a poll conducted by The O'Reilly Factor (1996), host Bill O'Reilly revealed that this series was voted the 2nd worst TV show in broadcast history. Other dubious nominees included: (1) My Mother the Car (1965) / (3) Friends (1994) / (4) The Gong Show (1976) and (5) Cop Rock (1990).