Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Awkward pause

The Nielsen monster (or the cancellation bear) may be munching on another victim.

That Awkward Game Show has disappeared from the Spike schedule tonight. Instead the network will run Lip Sync Battle over and over. It's not hard to see why the awkwardness has halted. The Jeff Dye game got wretched numbers. 197K viewers for the last run on November 9. By contrast Spike averaged 514K/329K viewers prime time/total day for the November 7-13 week.

When you underperform your network by that much, you're in trouble. Personally, I kind of like the cheesy relationship show, but I can see the argument against. Things get a little (or a lot) smelly when parents and grown kids rat on each others' secrets.

At least Jeff Dye has some company. He can commiserate with the Soska twins after the Hellevator calamity on GSN.

1 comment:

  1. FYI, GSN schedule changes effective Monday. The Chase will air 5 days a week at 4pm. That won't last long I'm sure. Perry Card Sharks gone. Wheel expands to 4 shows a day 11-1.