Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Ratings: Jeopardy hits another season low

The syndication season officially closed with the week of August 19-25. And wouldn't you know, Jeopardy hit another season low. Ouch, Alex. The news was blah for all the syndie game shows, in fact. The household ratings from TVNewsCheck...

Wheel of Fortune 5.7 - down a tick
Jeopardy 4.9 - down a tick to that season low
Family Feud 4.5 - flat
Millionaire 2.3 - flat as Meredith enjoys her second-last week
Baggage 1.0 - down a couple ticks for last-place Jerry

Everybody except Jerry made the top 25 list at TV by the Numbers. The viewer averages: Wheel of Fortune 8.7 million, Jeopardy 7.4 million, Family Feud 6.6 million, Millionaire 3.2 million. The new season has already started for Millionaire, but it will be a while before we get the numbers on Cedric's first week. The other shows kick off their new seasons soon.

ABC Family's Spell-Mageddon is bombing big time. The August 28 run fetched an embarrassing 194K total viewers. Way, way below ABC Family's normal prime time average of over a million viewers.

GSN rolled to another good week for August 25-September 1. Douglas Pucci reports that the network chalked up 380K/286K viewer averages prime time/total day. The Chase cracked the top ten for the first time.

COMPLETELY UNRELATED UPDATE: I just noticed that Game Show Newsnet has redesigned their site. They've actually got a few pictures now to break up the miles and miles of text. Not to mention tweets (real not faux) in the sidebar. I wonder where they got that idea? One of these days, they might even allow comments!

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