Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Ratings: GSN rocks

Nielsen is still in its post-holiday daze, so the syndie ratings aren't out yet. I'll update this post with the syndie figures when they finally emerge from the number munching machines. Meanwhile, GSN rocked down the highway for the week of January 18-24.

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

1 comment:

  1. Of course the blizzard kept everyone inside, so it'll be interesting in a couple of weeks when last week's syndie ratings come out.