Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Ratings: syndies mostly get happy

The week of February 6-12, which happened to be the first week of sweeps, was mostly kind to syndie game shows. There were even a couple of season highs, though one of them was sadly meaningless. TV News Check has the household ratings...

Family Feud 7.7 - up three ticks to a season high
Wheel of Fortune 7.0 - up a tick
Jeopardy 6.8 - up a tick
Millionaire 1.7 - down a tick, every party has a pooper
Celebrity Name Game 1.5 - up a tick to a season high, as if it matters any more

To Tell the Truth crashed to its worst numbers ever. 2.8M viewers and a 0.7 18-49 rating. Can the show survive at this level? The numbers make Match Game look like a hit.

GSN got decent ratings for the February 13-19 week. 434K/308K viewers prime time/total day. The network ranked 35th and 30th in the windows.


  1. What was Match Games ratings from last week?

  2. That TTTT rating looks bad, but Quantico and Agents of Shield both got 0.6's this week. Not only did they perform worse but they are presumably far more expensive. With ABC's problems with their dramas it looks good for the game shows to continue.

    1. True. Even though the TTTT numbers are alarming, it still did better than what Shield or Quantico put up. And besides, that and Match Game are cheap to make so I think both shows will be fine.

    2. Speaking of MG, the winter finale left on a wimp. A 2.4 overnight rating. According to Programming Insider, they think it's better suited for summer. Will it return in the summer though?

    3. It should return this summer hopefully