Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Ratings: not a bad week for syndies

In a generally bad week for syndication, game shows did pretty well. No big gains, but no losses, either. TV News Check has the household ratings for the July 17-23 week, which could have been worse...

Family Feud 6.5 - up a couple ticks
Jeopardy 5.6 - flat
Wheel of Fortune 5.5 - up a tick to creep closer to the soulmate
Millionaire 1.5 - flat
Celebrity Name Game 1.1 - up a tick, though it means nothing

Last night's run of To Tell the Truth scored 3.6M viewers and a 0.7 18-49 rating. Not too bad for summer stuff. In fact, a commenter points out that it's just fine for ABC on Monday at 10:00 PM. We'll see how the show does in the fall on Sunday night.

Same old same old for GSN in the July 24-30 week. 355K/272K viewers prime time/total day. The network ranked 42nd and 34th in the windows. A little more distance than usual between the two rankings.


  1. It did better than that scripted bomb ABC had earlier in the summer. Maybe Truth might do okay on Sunday nights.

  2. Casey, exactly when in August do they start streaming "Starcade" on twitch?

    Also, I wonder when they'll do the same thing to all 750+ episodes of "Press Your Luck"? It doesn't look like Buzzr or GSN will ever show the final three months from Summer 1986, the only part of the run missing in action right now.

  3. The TTTT numbers got revised down slightly, but they're still not bad for ABC summer stuff. I have no idea when Twitch will stream Starcade.