Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Ratings: one unfortunate season low

Syndie game shows budged up and down for the week of May 15-21. None of the shows made big moves, but there was one sad season low. Not that it mattered much any more for the show in question. TV News Check has the household ratings...

Family Feud 6.1 - down a tick
Wheel of Fortune 5.8 - up a tick
Jeopardy 5.6 - flat, not a lot of excitement so far
Millionaire 1.6 - up a tick
Celebrity Name Game 1.1 - down a tick to a season low as the show wanders off to the end

All the reruns are taking a toll on Craig and friends. It is a little depressing to watch the show trudge off to Nielsen Boot Hill. Maybe GSN will pick it up sooner or later.

Same old, same old for GSN in a not very merry month of May. 356K/254K viewers prime time/total day. The network ranked 41st and 37th in the windows. Okay by historical standards, but below GSN's best levels.


  1. Is Millionaire renewed that you know of or you don't know?

  2. Any chance you'd be able to give us some deep dive gsn ratings?

  3. That's just unfortunate for CNG. It hits a season low and is canceled. It's sad. I hope one day this show comes back. At least Millionaire is hanging in there for another year. Feud lately has been sliding a bit in ratings. But I guess a 6.1 is still really good for spring. It's better numbers than most primetime shows nowadays. But I wonder now if Feud can return to its highs it had earlier this year.

  4. I will say that CNGis always good for a smile and fun. Craig is mostly to praise for the simple game. I do hope GSN picks it up in dayrime at least. Seems like a good replacement for thier TIRED (oh so TIRED!)Pyramid and Chain Reaction reruns. PS Do you think they have been rerun even more than Spikes Cops? Now there would be a rerun battle!

    1. I hope GSN picks it up too. The CR episodes have to be really worn out. You can virutally memorize them by now. But it must be doing well along with 2012 Pyramid, so it ain't going away.

      Maybe GSN can revive CNG. It's cheap, so shouldn't cost anything large. Craig can't be that expensive either so get him back as host.