Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ratings: syndies slip and slide

Spring has sprung and the ratings are tumbling. Syndie game shows weren't immune to the trend. Everything was down except for the one show where it doesn't matter any more. TV News Check brings the unhappy household ratings...

Family Feud 6.2 - down a tick
Wheel of Fortune 5.7 - down a couple ticks
Jeopardy 5.6 - down a couple ticks, be like the soulmate!
Millionaire 1.5 - down a tick
Celebrity Name Game 1.2 - flat, as if it's still important

From what I can tell, the jury remains out on ABC's Match Game. There's conflicting info on the web about the show's fate, but the numbers were unimpressive at best for the show's second go-round. ABC's version wasn't nearly as bad as some other re-dos of the classic, so I hope it scrapes through to a renewal.

More of the same for GSN. 349K/253K viewers prime time/total day. The network ranked 40th and 36th in the windows.


  1. Since Feud has been leading game shows for the 55th straight week, I guess that means Harvey has unseated Wheel as the top game show in syndication. Pretty impressive even with the 4 runs a day.

  2. Tvbythenumbers has Match Game as a renewal, but no specifics as to when it will air.