Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Ratings: syndies sweep down

TV News Check posts their usual sweeps roundup for May this week. They compare syndie shows to their showings in 2016. It's not a pretty sight for almost every show in syndication. The site blames the declines on mobile gadgets, the gazillion channel universe, competition from cable news, and belly button lint. Syndie game shows sure got hit hard, with one notable exception...

Family Feud 6.3 - down eight ticks from last year, ouch
Wheel of Fortune 5.8 - down six ticks
Jeopardy 5.7 - down three ticks, a relatively decent performance
Millionaire 1.6 - up three ticks, the big winner in syndie game shows thanks to better time slots
Celebrity Name Game 1.2 - down a couple ticks for its final May sweeps

GSN perked up a bit for the week of May 29-June 4. 397K/274K viewers prime time/total day. The network ranked 38th and 33rd in the windows. Best numbers in a while.


  1. CNG didn't get hit that hard despite being canceled. Not a bad way to go out. Heck even if Feud and Wheel got hit hard, those numbers I'm sure aren't bad for this time of year.

  2. TV By The Numbers posted the regular numbers and a blah week for the top three.

    Family Feud- 6.2
    Wheel- 5.8
    Jeopardy!- 5.6