Ratings Report: “Money Drop” Finishes Where it Started
Million Dollar Money Drop had its season finale last night and it doesn’t seem to be able to gain or lose viewers. It finished pretty close to where it’s been the entire time: a 3.3/5 rating. I’ve got no idea if it’s coming back or not. It needed to get closer to a 4.0 rating last night to seem likely to me, but it’s in the in-between world right now. I’ve said it repeatedly, though, Minute to Win It gets hailed as some sort of phenomenon and it doesn’t do any better than Money Drop, so I won’t be shocked to see it come back.
It was a shame about last night’s online game not working for the east coast, though. I think I realized that’s one of the ways that you don’t tell how badly the British version drags on. When you’re actually playing the game the time goes by a bit quicker. When you’re forced to sit there and you have no stake in it, it gets pretty boring. Luckily, as I’ve said, they have considerably sped up the show recently.
Syndication for the week ending January 18th wasn’t too great for anyone. Wheel of Fortune sunk back to an 8.0 rating. Poor Wheel. Jeopardy! went back to a 6.5. Good news for Who Wants to be a Millionaire: it was frozen at a season high 2.4. Family Feud slid to 1.8, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? dropped to a 1.0 (goodbye) and Don’t Forget The Lyrics actually rose for a change to a 0.9. But still, goodbye.