Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Ratings: GSN gets happy with Steve
Despite grumps and groans from a few dozen posters on the game show Interwebs, the real world still likes Mr. Harvey. In the February 19-25 week GSN's prime time average rose to its highest level in a while, despite competition every night from the old skewing Olympics.
The network scored 428K/282K viewers prime time/total day. GSN ranked 35th and 32nd in the windows. Our little game show network even got 107K prime time viewers in the 25-54 demo. Any number in triple digits is more than fine for the ancient skewing GSN. To nobody's surprise the network just sent out an unchanged pdf schedule for March 12-18.
Once Nielsen gets the syndie numbers together, I'll post them. TV News Check now has the household ratings for February 12-18, and there's some silliness going on. A lot of syndies retitled with "special" in their name. That way preemptions for the Olympics won't affect their season averages. Tricky, tricky.
Anyhoo, I won't stand for the silliness. The syndie game shows with the actual changes from the previous week...
Family Feud 6.5 - down seven ticks
Jeopardy 5.8 - down ten ticks, the winter games took a bite
Wheel of Fortune 5.7 - also down ten ticks, thanks to the bleeping Olympics
Millionaire 1.6 - down a couple ticks
Funny You Should Ask 0.5 - flat, not even the Olympics can budge it off the number