Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ratings: syndies climb back

Syndie game shows regained some lost ground in the week of April 14-20. All the shows moved up, as TV by the Numbers reports. The household ratings and the viewer averages...

Wheel of Fortune 6.6 - up three ticks
Jeopardy 6.4 - up a couple ticks to stay close to the soulmate
Family Feud 5.0 - also up a couple ticks
Millionaire 2.1 - up a tick and Cedric can use every tenth

For the umpteenth week in a row Pat and Vanna led all syndies in total viewers. All four shows made the top 25 list at TV by the Numbers. The averages: Wheel of Fortune 10.4 million, Jeopardy 10.1 million, Family Feud 7.4 million, Millionaire 2.9 million. The numbers will probably coast down as the summer nears, but nobody will go broke on these audiences.

TV Newser says that GSN got respectable but not blowout numbers for April. 315K/258K viewer averages prime time/total day. The network ranked 45th and 36th in the windows. Things should start perking up in May with the return of American Bible Challenge.


  1. Just announced today http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2014/04/30/cedric-the-entertainer-to-leave-as-host-of-who-wants-to-be-a-millionaire/8533797/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+usatoday-LifeTopStories+%28USATODAY+-+Life+Top+Stories%29

  2. Just posted an item about this. Not really a surprise that Cedric departed.

  3. Saw a feed for KHON(bomb threat called into the Kauai Walmart) and saw this ad on the side. Looks like Pat and Vanna are back on the islands! http://khon2.com/wheel-of-fortune-is-coming-back-to-hawaii/

  4. Yep, I posted a faux tweet a while back about Wheel going to the big island to tape four weeks of episodes.