Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Ratings: that corrupt and boring sports show whacks the syndies

Thank heavens the Olympics are finally over. But before the endless sports show stumbled to a halt, it inflicted a lot of Nielsen damage on syndie game shows. They all got creamed. TV News Check has the discouraging household ratings for the week of August 8-14...

Family Feud 5.9 - down five ticks, even with its zillions of daily runs
Wheel of Fortune 5.2 - down a couple ticks
Jeopardy 4.9 - down three ticks to a season low
Celebrity Name Game 1.1 - down a couple ticks
Millionaire 1.1 - down a tick

Next month the reruns will end at last, and the numbers might start perking up.

GSN continued to have less than stellar ratings by recent years' standards in the week of August 15-21. 359K/262K/362K viewers prime time/total day/extended prime time. GSN ranked 42nd, 34th and 42nd in the windows. Winsanity is clearing hurting the prime time average.


  1. Ouch. It really took a toll on everyone. But Wheel ain't that far behind Feud now. It's a matter of time before Pat and Vanna reclaim their #1 throne.

    Noticed yesterday that starting September 5th in my local Pittsburgh area, Millionaire is moving to 3 and 3:30 pm for my CW affiliate. That's a good sign. It currently airs from 10 to 11 am.

  2. They moved it to 3 & 330 in Detroit as well hopefully it stays that way

    1. It's previous slot was 2 a.m.!! I always thought since the Detroit CBS affiliate has no local news and on their 10th year of 2 1/2 Men reruns at 11:00p.m., they might consider Millionaire for that period. Someone at the station loves games shows as they carry Name Game, double run of Feud, double Millionaire...and of course Price and Deal.

    2. I know I used to DVR millionaire since I couldn't watch it at 2am I hope it stays at 3pm