Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Ratings: Craig changes!

For the week of October 30-November 6, syndie game shows only saw small moves here and there. But the yuuuuuge news was that Celebrity Name Game changed at all. Too bad it was change in the wrong direction. TV News Check has the household ratings...

Family Feud 6.4 - down four ticks, maybe they should add another daily run
Wheel of Fortune 6.0 - down a tick
Jeopardy 5.8 - up a tick to close in on the Sony soulmate
Millionaire 1.6 - flat
Celebrity Name Game 1.2 - down a tick and can you believe it moved

That 1.2 was a season low for Celebrity Name Game, of course. The show had locked in at 1.3 for several centuries.

After a bad October thanks to the Friday night fiasco, GSN's numbers are trending up in November. 405K/279K viewers prime time/total day for the week of November 7-13. The network ranked 37th and 31st in the windows. One show that won't help is Window Whatever. To nobody's surprise the non-game show flopped. 208K viewers and a 0.04 18-49 rating for the November 15 debut.

Speaking of GSN, a rerun of The Chase on November 14 got 313K viewers, retaining most of the Feud lead-in. That's a hit compared to new eps of Hellevator or Window Whatnot. But the show skews old, which is why GSN canned it. They only want young'uns.


  1. Any chance Celebrity Name Game gets canceled

  2. My guess is that the cheap show can survive at 1.2 or even lower.

    1. that's very rare if CNG were to get renewed despite low ratings somehow

  3. Hardly very rare. Jerry Springer and Dr. Oz got 1.2 ratings this week and they keep getting renewed forever. It's the 2,000-channel universe nowadays. Steve Wilkos, Wendy Williams, Rachel Ray and Maury all got ratings of 1.5 or less and they always get renewed.

    1. Well most talk shows get renewed at those ratings half the time anyway game shows are different though if CNG got renewed by the end of the season it will be a miracle