Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Ratings: syndies bob up and down

Family Feud had a nice week for October 10-16, as it hit a season high. Otherwise there was little movement. TV News Check has all the household ratings...

Family Feud 6.6 - up three ticks to the new high
Wheel of Fortune 5.9 - down a tick
Jeopardy 5.5 - flat
Millionaire 1.5 - down a tick
Celebrity Name Game 1.3 - flat for the 99th consecutive week (slight exaggeration)

After scoring truly awful ratings, Hellevator is gone from the GSN schedule next month (November 7-13). For some absurd reason Scare Tactics hangs around in a single time slot at midnight on Friday. Why don't they put this loser out of its misery completely? On a much better note, The Chase returns to prime time on Monday and Saturday. Only in reruns, sadly.

Meanwhile, GSN had a blah week for October 17-23. 345K/253K/354K viewers prime time/total day/extended prime time. The network ranked 41st, 37th and 42nd in the windows. At least the end of Friday Night Farts will help the prime time average.

UPDATE: Just to show what an epic, colossal, thermonuclear disaster Friday Night Farts has been, the full numbers from GSN for October 21 prime time (courtesy Douglas Pucci)...

GSN 10/21, in total viewers (adults 18-49)
8:00 Family Feud 425K (108K)
8:30 Family Feud 536K (142K)
9:00 Hellevator 161K (51K)
10:00 Scare Tactics 123K (61K)
10:30 Scare Tactics 137K (69K)

Even I didn't think the Soska twins could cut an audience of 536K to 161K. That takes hard work and steely will power. But wait, there's more. Scare Tactics somehow managed to get fewer viewers than Hellevator. That's like getting fewer votes than the Vegetarian Party. How's that demo chase going, guys?

1 comment:

  1. Bobbing up and down like Madonna's head at a Hillary benefit