Thursday, December 8, 2016
Ratings: sweeping with the syndies
November sweeps this year ran from October 27 to November 23, for those keeping score at home. Family Feud was the number one game show. I've often whined about the unfair comparison between Feud's many daily runs and Wheel of Fortune's single run. But Steve continues to produce impressive numbers. Meanwhile, Chris Harrison also can be happy about his ratings. All the household averages with changes from last year...
Family Feud 6.7 - up three ticks
Wheel of Fortune 6.2 - down eight ticks
Jeopardy 5.9 - down six ticks, the Sony soulmates have seen better sweeps
Millionaire 1.6 - up three ticks with better timeslots and a steady hand from Chris Harrison
Celebrity Name Game 1.3 - up a tick, like it matters any more
GSN endured a so-so week for November 28-December 4. 367K/252K viewers prime time/total day. The network ranked 42nd and 38th in the windows.