Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Ratings: it's a tie...for last

At least Celebrity Name Game improved a little in the week of September 21-27. This meant that for the first time ever, Craig wasn't alone in last place. Which also meant really bad news for Millionaire, of course. Meanwhile, Pat and Vanna held on to the number one spot for another week. TV News Check has the household ratings...

Wheel of Fortune 5.8 - up a tick
Family Feud 5.7 - up a couple ticks in hot pursuit
Jeopardy 5.5 - flat, when will the new season have any effect?
Millionaire 1.1 - gulp, down a tick to another all-time low
Celebrity Name Game 1.1 - up a tick, could it finally get out of the basement?

If Craig can climb out of last place, maybe he'll get another season despite pretty low numbers. Especially if he can build the ratings as we go into the peak viewing months of fall and winter.

GSN enjoyed a decent week for September 28-October 4. The numbers are down a bit from the sizzling summer, but the broadcast season is in full swing now. 394K/316K/429K viewers prime time/total day/extended prime time. GSN ranked 40th, 30th and 38th in the windows.


  1. Yikes. I'm already thinking Millionaire is dead in the water already. Didn't CNG start its first season last year with a 1.1. Those timeslots are killing them both. Surprising how Jeopardy is in 3rd. I thought it would be second, but it looks like now Pat and Vanna have to worry about Mr. Harvey.

  2. Jeopardy is in double run in a few cities(second run is reruns from last season), it was in a double run in more cities last season when paired with WWTBAM(including NYC and Philly). WOF isn't double run anywhere IIRC