Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ratings: Pat and Vanna hit a season low

It was a mostly blah week for syndies of all sorts. But Wheel of Fortune really took a dive. Maybe it's time for another daily run to goose the ratings on Nielsen's add-'em-up system. If it's any consolation, a couple other syndie game shows also saw declines. TV News Check has the household ratings for the May 29-June 4 week...

Family Feud 6.3 - up a tick in the only good news
Wheel of Fortune 5.3 - down five ticks to a season low
Jeopardy 5.3 - down three ticks in sympathy with the soulmate
Millionaire 1.5 - down a tick
Celebrity Name Game 1.1 - flat as it plays out the string

ABC's Sunday night game shows came back with okay but not great numbers. Celebrity Family Feud got 7.0M viewers and a 1.5 18-49 rating. 100K Pyramid got 5.5M viewers and a 1.2 18-49 rating. Enough to keep the shows around, I guess.

GSN continued the better news in the week of June 5-11. 413K/283K viewers prime time/total day. The network ranked 36th and 31st in the windows.


  1. Pyramid and Celeb Feud faced competition from the Tony Awards AND what turned out to be the final game of the Stanley Cup, as the game was decided(Penguins won) around the time the final WC round would have aired on Pyramid

  2. Jeopardy might surpass Wheel since they're still doing new episodes until the end of July while Wheel is now on repeats for the summer

  3. "Okay but not great numbers"

    I'm sure ABC will be pleased with a 7 mil number. The only issue was competition on two other networks. Both games held up solidly. Tomorrow, they should improve with much lighter competition since every show except for ABC are in reruns.