Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Ratings: GSN rocks
Sure, a blizzard or three in January puts a lot of people in front of a lot of TVs. But GSN's rankings among its cable peers were also very good by historical standards, along with the viewer totals. TV Newser reports that GSN averaged 504K/383K/523K viewers prime time/total day/extended prime time. The network ranked 34th, 29th and 34th in the windows.
I usually don't comment on the performance of non-game show networks. But Fox News rode the presidential campaign to number one rankings in all the windows last week. I don't recall seeing that before. The other newsnets also did well. They'd probably like a presidential election every year.
Most syndie game shows endured a forgettable week for January 11-17. TV News Check has the mostly bad household ratings...
Wheel of Fortune 7.3 - down three ticks
Family Feud 7.0 - down a couple ticks
Jeopardy 6.6 - down four ticks, this is getting glum
Millionaire 1.4 - up a tick in the only good news
Celebrity Name Game 1.4 - down a tick