Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Ratings: syndies regain some ground

Syndie game shows perked up some in the February 22-28 week. There was a tie at the top, even though the race is of course unfair. (If you don't know why it's unfair, you haven't been reading this blog.) TV News Check has the mostly happy household ratings...

Wheel of Fortune 7.2 - up four ticks into a tie for first
Family Feud 7.2 - up a couple ticks
Jeopardy 6.6 - up a tick
Celebrity Name Game 1.5 - up a tick and out of the basement
Millionaire 1.4 - flat

In the department of the painfully obvious, GSN's weekday morning oldies get 18-49 numbers that are barely visible with an electron microscope. But the block has been around for a long time, despite GSN's youth movement.

By the way, TV Newser now posts 25-54 numbers. For the week of February 29-March 6, GSN got 440K/321K/462K total viewers prime time/total day/extended prime time. But the network only got 125K/80K/132K viewers in the 25-54 demo. Now you know why GSN wants to go younger.


  1. Any word from the show's producers whether Celebrity Name Game will air new episodes in March? It's a bit surprising that they have only aired 100 new episodes this season so far; we're almost done with the season!

  2. I haven't heard anything about the Celebrity Name Game reruns. It does seem strange that they're repeating so many shows, but the ratings are holding up.