Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Ratings: Wheel rolls to season low

It was a blah week for syndie game shows in general but a really forgettable week for Wheel of Fortune. Pat and Vanna hit a season low as the weather warmed up and the viewing audience dwindled. Sooner or later they'll probably have to add another daily run of Wheel to restore some ratings pizzazz. TV News Check has the household ratings for the week of June 13-19...

Family Feud 6.6 - down a couple ticks but still #1 in the genre
Wheel of Fortune 5.5 - down three ticks to the new low
Jeopardy 5.4 - down a tick
Celebrity Name Game 1.3 - flat and in reruns, as usual
Millionaire 1.2 - flat

The final nationals show that Pyramid's debut got over eight million viewers to go along with a 1.7 18-49 rating. Great numbers for summer broadcast. Looks like ABC may have another game show hit on its hands. Match Game did okay but not as well as its premiere mate.

GSN enjoyed a solid second quarter. 469K/311K/464K viewers prime time/total day/extended prime time. The network ranked 32nd, 30th and 33rd in the windows.


  1. It'll take more than an airing to set things straight.

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  3. They needs to increase more episodes of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. I also think GSN should air wheel of fortune and jeopardy episodes onto their schedule.

  4. Wheel was only the number one syndicated game show for three decades :)