full-year viewership averages for every cable network under the sun. GSN enjoyed a decent year in 2012, averaging 326K/242K viewers prime time/total day.
The biggest splash, of course, came from American Bible Challenge. Mr. Foxworthy and friends posted the best numbers in the network's history, including a ridiculous (by GSN standards) 1.7 million viewers for the debut. The show didn't perform well in reruns, and we'll see how the second go-round fares beginning March 21.
Steve Harvey's Family Feud took over the network's ratings week after week. Not surprisingly, it also took over the network's schedule. And the other acquisitions, 5th Grader and Minute To Win It, did okay business for GSN. Old-faithful originals Baggage and Newlywed Game also kept chugging along. Jerry even went syndie, with very modest results.
Then there were the losers. Dancing With the Stars expired messily, and so did Beat the Chefs. You cannot win them all. But for the most part, GSN shouldn't complain about the past twelve months.