Thursday, January 7, 2016

Ratings: bah humbug for syndies

Christmas week is always a downer for syndie game shows, as people are more interested in opening presents than vegging in front of the TV. This year was no exception. TV News Check has the un-merry household ratings for the week of December 21-27...

Wheel of Fortune 6.3 - down eight ticks
Jeopardy 5.8 - down six ticks to tie for second
Family Feud 5.8 - down seven ticks, this is getting depressing
Millionaire 1.2  - flat
Celebrity Name Game 1.2 - down a tick and back into the basement

The news probably won't be much better for New Year's week, but we'll see. Meanwhile, Soap Opera Network reports that Let's Make a Deal scored its best fourth quarter ever in 2015. The Price is Right enjoyed its best fourth quarter since 2001.


  1. At least Wheel unseated the big mouth judge. Looks like former Millionaire host Meredith Vieira might have to find another job. Her show on Monday was canceled despite good timeslots. I predict that Millionaire might go after this season. Because the format is tired out now and I guess people have lost interest in it. And due to bad timeslots as well. Non related, but I forgot about the premiere of HGN on NBC this past Tuesday. I'm glad it held up in the ratings despite CBS' giant, NCIS. I'm starting to think the show is just timefiller until Voice returns in late February.

  2. Casey, an episode of "What's My Line?" that was thought to have been lost forever, has been rediscovered. It comes from October 1, 1950.

    I wonder if you will do an article on that one as soon as it is posted to the tubes?