all the ratings for the week of September 30-October 6...
Wheel of Fortune 6.6 - up a tick
Jeopardy 6.0 - flat
Family Feud 4.2 - down three ticks, an ouchie for Steve
Millionaire 2.0 - down a tick as Cedric falters
Don't want to sound too alarmist about Cedric. The household ratings haven't collapsed compared to Meredith's final season, but they're not improving, either. To give him credit, there has been the tiniest demo uptick year over year. We'll need a couple more months to get a true sense of how well he's doing. I can tell you that he slipped out of the weekly TV by the Numbers top 25 list. The viewer averages for the other three shows: Wheel of Fortune 10.4 million, Jeopardy 9.2 million, Family Feud 6.3 million.
GSN had its first outright bad week in a while. 270K/232K viewer averages prime time/total day for the week of October 7-13. The network's Family Feud pile-on is showing more than a hint of weakness. The second season of The Chase can't arrive soon enough. See the upcoming schedules in the sidebar for more on the return of Brooke and friend next month.
UPDATE: A thread on what's left of what used to be Matt Ottinger's board chews over Cedric's ratings and mentions this entry. Matt himself chimes in with an observation that numbers are stupid. Maybe so, but those stupid numbers explain why Baggage isn't around in syndication any more while Jeopardy has lasted thirty years.