The prize money won by participating in the show goes to charity work. The first season of ABC's primetime show “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” had an average rating of 0.91 and 6.51 million viewers, which is a good performance. One of the biggest differences between Wheel of Fortune and Celebrity Wheel of Fortune is that the celebrity version is broadcast on ABC. In many cases, when shows brag about having famous guests, the guests they talk about are usually celebrities that people haven't thought about in years.
One of the key differences between the original show and the celebrity version is that celebrities won't keep the money they earn on the show. The third season of Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, hosted by Sajak and Vanna White, has already featured celebrities such as Amanda Seales, Snoop Dogg and Mark Duplass. Not counting the Halloween 2000 episode Unmask the Stars, it's also the first time since Celebrity Week in November 1997 that celebrities play unaccompanied by civilians.