Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Ratings: last week of summer for syndies

The week of September 5-11 was the last period before new eps of syndie game shows began to roll out. So it's no surprise that the numbers were generally blah. But Chris Harrison had a little something to be happy about. TV News Check has the household ratings...

Family Feud 6.2 - down a tick
Wheel of Fortune 5.4 - down a couple ticks
Jeopardy 5.0 - down a couple ticks like the Sony soulmate
Celebrity Name Game 1.3 - what else, flat at its usual number
Millionaire 1.3 - actually up a tick for the perennial cellar dweller

The ABC game shows have been drooping as their seasons went on and the competition got tougher. Match Game closed out its first season with 4.4 million viewers and a 0.9 18-49 rating. The show's seen better days.

GSN got pretty much their average numbers for the September 12-18 week. 445K/287K/438K viewers prime time/total day/extended prime time. The network ranked 35th, 31st and 36th in the windows.


  1. Casey, I WANT THE PDFs FOR OCTOBER 3-9 NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. A reply to the above comment was deleted for gross profanity. Please observe the rules posted in "Legalities and Technicalities."

    1. Sorry. Why haven't you done anything about Michael Taylor? He keeps saying the same things over and over and over again.

    2. I think his posts are silly, too. But they don't violate any of the rules. Once he spammed two entries with the same comment, and I deleted one of them. He also once spammed with a demand for soap opera ratings. (Guess that was left over from another site.) But as long as he obeys the rules, I just laugh at him. He's good for a few chuckles, after all.