Thursday, December 5, 2013

Ratings: syndies don't do bad

There were no declines among syndie game shows for the week of November 18-24, and a couple of upticks. So nobody could complain too much. TVNewsCheck has the generally encouraging news...

Wheel of Fortune 7.5 - flat at a season high
Jeopardy 6.5 - up a couple ticks to a season high
Family Feud 5.5 - up three ticks to a season and post-1991 high
Millionaire 2.1 - flat as Cedric has become the new Jerry, tagging far behind

The viewer averages were very impressive for the top three. TV by the Numbers brings the figures: Wheel of Fortune 12.0 million to lead all syndies, Jeopardy 10.5 million, Family Feud 8.1 million. The shows look good heading into the winter.

GSN enjoyed a better week for November 25-December 1, with 344K/275K viewer averages prime time/total day. The network ranked 43rd and 42nd in the windows. The schedule got a makeover starting December 2, so we'll see if the numbers move any.

CBS is smiling about the latest numbers for The Price is Right and Let's Make a Deal, which averaged 5.2 million and 3.2 million viewers in the November sweeps. That was a nice bump over 2012, and the demo ratings were also up.


  1. 5.5. It's hard to believe Feud was facing the axe 3 years ago.

  2. Feud will keep rising. It may get into the high 5's by January, then again I really didn't see a 5.5 rating coming so soon.

    Harvey is also delivering some other big numbers as well