Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Ratings: more bad news for Jeopardy

What's with poor Alex lately? The reruns ain't getting it done. Jeopardy hit another season low during the week of August 12-18. Otherwise, there was almost no movement among syndicated game shows. TVNewsCheck brings the bad news for the answer-and-question gang...

Wheel of Fortune 5.8 - down a couple ticks
Jeopardy 5.0 - down a tick to that season low
Family Feud 4.5 - flat
Millionaire 2.3 - flat as Meredith is almost finished
Baggage 1.2 - flat but a pretty good number for Jerry

TV by the Numbers has the viewer averages for the top four. Not much joy for Alex there, either. Wheel of Fortune 8.8 million (weekend repeat 3.9 million), Jeopardy 7.6 million, Family Feud 6.7 million, Millionaire 3.2 million. I'll keep a close eye on Cedric's numbers when he starts the new gig on Labor Day.

TVNewser reports that GSN did just fine in August with 380K/285K viewer averages prime time/total day. The network ranked 40th and 37th in the windows for the month.


  1. Looks like for the week of August 19-25 alone, GSN averaged 354K/256K, based on calculations. I guess you can get the exact number when Douglas posts the full weeks. I'm curious if I'm close.

  2. Douglas Pucci just posted the numbers. You were almost dead-on. The averages were 354K/261K for the August 19-25 week. Decent for GSN if down a little from the previous weeks.

    By the way, Chase's first-run landed at 19th for the week. Respectable but hardly overwhelming. At least it's better than 46th! The repeats trailed far behind down the list, of course.

    Chase's place on the weekly list for August 26-September 1 should be higher. Might even crack the top ten.

  3. 354K is a more than decent primetime average. GSN has just been spoiled the past year and three months, about.