Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Ratings: Steve is happy

The week between Christmas and New Year's is not usually a big ratings winner. But Family Feud hit a new season high (with its eighteen runs a day - slight exaggeration). Otherwise the syndie news was blah at best. TV News Check has the household ratings...

Family Feud 7.4 - up four ticks to the new high
Wheel of Fortune 6.2 - down a tick for its one daily run
Jeopardy 6.0 - down a couple ticks
Millionaire 1.7 - flat
Celebrity Name Game 1.3 - flat

Of all the new and returning broadcast game shows, The Wall is doing the best. The latest new ep got 7.0M viewers and a 1.7 18-49 rating. The show seems to have settled around these numbers, which should be plenty good enough for a renewal.

After a hiatus TV Newser is posting its cable rankers again. GSN enjoyed its best week in a while for January 2-8. 455K/306K viewers prime time/total day. The network ranked 35th and 34th in the windows. Speaking of windows, getting mega-flop Window Whatever off the network sure didn't hurt the averages.


  1. It's great that The Wall is doing well. Really hope NBC brings it back. I mean, they've already started casting for a 2nd season, so obviously NBC has faith in it. The Wall is like a mixture of luck (Deal or No Deal) and trivia (1 VS 100), which is probably why I enjoy it so much. You could get every trivia question correct and still walk away with nothing. And likewise, you could get every question wrong, and still leave with hundreds of thousands of dollars. In fact, isn't it doing better than The New Celebrity Apprentice?

    Also, the pacing is actually pretty decent for the show, unlike previous NBC games like Minute to Win It, where the contestants would be crying so much and they'd cut to commercial so often, that you'd be lucky to watch 6 minutes of games throughout an entire hour.

  2. The rest of the country saw a rerun of the 10/4/2016 episode of TPIR yesterday

    1. Um, no it was a a new episode, and it was January 11, 2017, 7802k

  3. Also, has Step Up officially been retired or is it still on hiatus?