Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ratings: Wheel skids

The week of June 10-16 saw bad news for Wheel of Fortune, which slipped to another season low. But other syndie game shows mostly had reason to smile. Despite warm weather and a beckoning outdoors, better ratings were in evidence for three of the shows. Broadcasting & Cable has all the news...

Wheel of Fortune 5.9 - down a couple ticks to the aforementioned season low
Jeopardy 5.4 - down a tick
Family Feud 4.5 - up three ticks as Mr. Harvey beams
Millionaire 2.3 - up a couple ticks
Baggage 1.1 - up a couple ticks in some good news even for poor Jerry

Meredith managed to climb back into the top 25 list at TV by the Numbers. The viewership averages: Wheel of Fortune 9.0 million, Jeopardy 8.1 million, Family Feud 6.7 million, Millionaire 3.2 million. A small present for Meredith as her reruns wind down.

GSN stumbled to its worst week in a while for June 17-23. Douglas Pucci says the network averaged 309K/262K viewers prime time/total day for the week. Not horrendous by the network's historical standards, but pretty bad compared to recent weeks. Meanwhile, the official June 25 debut of GSN's Minute To Win It with Apolo Ohno fetched a decent 525K total viewers, with a very high (for GSN) 250K folks in the beloved 18-49 demo.

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