Wheel of Fortune 7.0 - up nine ticks from the turkey hangover
Jeopardy 6.4 - up eleven ticks to take back second place
Family Feud 5.9 - up three ticks
Millionaire 1.2 - flat
Celebrity Name Game 1.2 - up a tick
A very interesting ratings case is GSN's The Chase. The show ended its fourth season last week with just over 600K viewers. That's almost double GSN's recent prime time averages. But the show skews old, drawing about 100K 18-49 viewers. What will GSN do with its critically praised quizzer? Fifty-one eps now sit on the shelf. Will GSN execs figure that's enough for perpetual reruns?
Meanwhile, GSN's prime time numbers perked up a bit for the week of December 7-13. 391K/304K/414K viewers prime time/total day/extended prime time. The network ranked 39th, 31st and 47th in the windows.
A related GSN schedule note, as I posted on Game Show Paradise...
Monday, December 21 is now available at gsn.com. No changes that I can see, except one that will set off weeping and gnashing of teeth. The 8:00 AM hour of Match Game is gone. In fact, there's nothing scheduled in the hour.
I don't know if this is a mistake or if GSN has really decided to sell infomercials in the hour. But that's what the online schedule says as I type. A commenter points out that it could be a typo, because Match Game is listed in the 8:00 AM hour on Saturday, December 19. Which makes no sense. That hour has been infomercials for a long time. We'll see as the online schedule develops. And sooner or later GSN will send out the pdf advance schedule for the week.
Also, O'Hurley Family Feud is listed at 12:00 PM instead of Harvey Feud. One more note: Zap2it has Match Game still safe and sound at 8:00 AM for the December 21 week, in what appears to be an updated schedule. It could be they got the advance schedule but a copy hasn't made its way to little old me. Which has happened in the past. Zap2it is way higher on the food chain for the schedules than I am, as you would expect.
UPDATE: Finally got the schedule for December 21-27 courtesy of Scott Rahner and posted it in the sidebar. Match Game is safe at 8:00 AM.