Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Ratings: syndies bounce back in new year

As usual, most syndicated shows recovered from the Christmas week lull. Syndie game shows joined in the Nielsen fun. TVNewsCheck makes everybody happy with the household ratings for the week of December 30-January 5...

Wheel of Fortune 6.8 - up seven ticks
Jeopardy 6.2 - not to be outdone by the soulmate, up six ticks
Family Feud 5.5 - also up a half-dozen ticks
Millionaire 2.3 - Cedric gets some much-needed good news, up four ticks to a new season high

TV by the Numbers has all the viewer figures, even though Millionaire didn't make the top 25 list. But the site did get a press release with Cedric's stats. The viewer averages: Wheel of Fortune 11.2 million to again lead all syndies (weekend repeat 4.2 million), Jeopardy 10.0 million, Family Feud 8.4 million, Millionaire 3.4 million.

GSN had an odd week for January 6-12. The network did just okay in prime time but really rocked in total day. 340K/312K viewer averages for the two windows. This produced an odd split: GSN ranked 44th in prime time but 36th in total day. We'll see if the split continues in future weeks.


  1. Looks like Mind of a Man really tanked in some reruns, especially Sunday from 7-9pm which would have weighed down primetime

  2. Yeah, Mind of a Man had some absoutely horrendous numbers on Sunday night, and some pretty horrendous ones on Friday night. Saturday night wasn't so swell, either. I can see why the prime time average suffered.

    DeRay Davis probably won't be seeing many prime time slots except for first-runs. In general, the show is doing pretty badly, with a 215K average for all its runs in the first week.

    Chain Reaction had seven of the top fifteen slots for January 6-12, and GSN is pulling it off the air! Sure, that makes sense.