Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Ratings: Steve smiles

Steve Harvey sure enjoyed the week of May 16-22. Family Feud topped all of syndication. Yeah, the show gets the Nielsen benefit of multiple daily runs, but it's still a nice achievement. Otherwise, there wasn't much movement among syndie game shows. TV News Check has all the household ratings...

Family Feud 7.4 - up four ticks to lead all syndies
Wheel of Fortune 6.4 - up a tick
Jeopardy 6.0 - flat
Millionaire 1.3 - flat
Celebrity Name Game 1.3 - down a tick to share the basement

Hard to know exactly what will happen with 500 Questions. The show didn't crash and burn in the ratings, but it didn't set the Nielsen world alight, either. The final installment got 4.51M viewers with a 0.8 18-49 rating. Good enough for a third season? We'll see.

The month of May was merry for GSN. 475K/305K/463K viewers prime time/total day/extended prime time. The network ranked 33rd, 30th and 34th in the windows.


  1. I don't know if ABC will like the demo. The Saturday episode had a 0.3 in the demo. Ouch. But, the viewer numbers aren't bad. It held up okay against Talent. We'll see how the finale does. Apparently for the TTTT debut on June 14th, there is a sneak peek at 8 pm and the official premiere at 10 pm.

    1. Saturday ratings don't mean much. The broadcast networks get such low numbers for the night, they've pretty well given up. 500 Questions has gotten a couple 0.9 18-49 ratings, which really isn't too bad by broadcast standards at this time of year.

    2. ABC might renew 500 Questions because it is good filler. But who knows.