household ratings for the week of September 7-13...
Family Feud 5.8 - up a tick
Wheel of Fortune 5.7 - down three ticks to fall just behind Steve
Jeopardy 5.5 - also down three ticks
Millionaire 1.6 - up a tick for Terry's final week
Celebrity Name Game 1.2 - up a tick in a welcome bit of good news
Some folks get annoyed when I remind everybody of the single vs. multiple run issue. But the issue is still there. Anyway, TV by the Numbers says that Pat and Vanna finished first among game shows in viewer average. Wheel of Fortune 9.0M, Family Feud 8.5M, Jeopardy 8.4M. Wheel was second only to the loud judge among all syndies.
TV Newser says that GSN slumped a bit for the week of September 14-20. Well, the broadcast competition is getting tougher as we go into the fall season. The numbers were still pretty good by the network's historical standards. 367K/279K/394K viewers prime time/total day/extended prime time. GSN ranked 42nd, 31st and 38th in the windows.
In possibly related news GSN is dumping the Man v. Fly interstitials. The insects sure weren't helping the prime time ratings.