Thursday, January 16, 2014
The latest object of my ire is a couple of shrewd programming decisions from GSN. Recently I haven't been dissecting GSN's ratings like I used to. Scott Rahner does a good job with the numbers at Game Show Network News, for anybody who's interested.
In general, GSN is performing just fine, with its most-viewed year ever in 2013. One of the shows turning in consistently good ratings is Chain Reaction. In the latest week of January 6-12, the oft-rerun show still pulled seven of GSN's top fifteen slots, with an average of 585K viewers for the 3:00 PM hour. So naturally GSN is taking Chain Reaction off its schedule completely starting January 20. That's what networks do all the time with their top-rated shows.
Meanwhile, Mind of a Man bombed like a B-52 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. So of course, that show gets a bunch of timeslots on the network. It all makes sense, right?