Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Ratings: syndies wobble up and down

Syndie game shows only saw little moves up and down for the week of February 3-9. Nothing much to get excited about either way, though Cedric got a bit of welcome news. TV News Check brings all the household ratings for your Nielsen enjoyment...

Wheel of Fortune 7.6 - down three ticks
Jeopardy 7.2 - up a tick to creep closer to the soulmate
Family Feud 6.0 - down three ticks but hardly worrisome for Steve
Millionaire 2.4 - up a couple ticks and Cedric will take every tenth he can get

As always, the big three made the top 25 chart at TV by the Numbers. Even Jeopardy's weekend repeat got into the list, and Wheel of Fortune's weekend repeat made the top 10! The viewer averages: Wheel of Fortune 12.1 million (weekend repeat 7.0 million), Jeopardy 11.4 million (weekend repeat 4.2 million), Family Feud 8.8 million.

TV Newser reports that GSN went through a bizarre week for February 10-16. The network averaged 292K/290K viewers prime time/total day. That's right, the total day number was virtually the same as prime time. That's why GSN ranked 38th in total day but only 48th in prime. The network could use new seasons of American Bible Challenge and The Chase in prime time ASAP.


  1. GSN is suffering due to the Olympics. The same happened in the Summer of 2012. This is the way most of television heads versus the Olympics.

  2. It's not the Olympics so much. Sports is not the toughest competition for GSN's old-skewing and female-skewing audience. The real culprit is Mind of a Man, which just died in its three prime time hours and hurt everything around it. The show's overall average is now down around 160K. I look for major cutbacks soon, and a not so eventual disappearance.