Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Ratings: syndies have all-round bad week

Syndie game shows would just like to forget the January 16-22 week. All the shows slid except for one, and that one show has been cancelled. Good news galore, right? TV News Check brings the lousy household ratings...

Family Feud 7.1 - down a couple ticks, maybe they should try another run each day
Wheel of Fortune 6.7 - down five ticks
Jeopardy 6.2 - down six ticks, it's all just great
Millionaire 1.7 - down a tick
Celebrity Name Game 1.3 - flat, the soon-to-depart show stays at its usual number

Speaking of Family Feud, that contract dispute over some old comedy tapes by Steve Harvey has breathed its last. A jury said there was no contract and the warring parties ended the case. Couple more numbers: Wheel weekend got 2.9 and Jeopardy weekend got 1.9.

GSN enjoyed a solid January, once they rid themselves of Window Whatnot. 442K/305K viewers prime time/total day. The network ranked 35th and 34th in the windows.


  1. Wheel sucks. It'll end up in the high 4's before long

  2. The Wheel weekend number, which usually hovers around three, indicates how much the show would beat Feud with a second daily run.

    1. Not to be picky, but Feud had a 7.1 for the week, not a 7.3.

    2. Right you are. Made the correction.