“Dancing With the Stars” Exits GSN’s Schedule Starting April 16th
That didn’t last long, did it? GSN’s most recent attempt at reality shows, exclusive off-network reruns of Dancing With the Stars, are on their way out. The reruns of ABC’s popular dancing game show, which have proved to be anything but popular for GSN, are leaving the network’s schedule starting the week of April 16th. GSN debuted the show on Saturday, January 21st. The debut failed to crack the top 15 most watched shows. First-run reruns averaged 304,000 viewers and has gone down hill since. Most recent figures had the show down to 173,000 viewers on average. Reruns of shows like Family Feud take its place. Click here to visit our Facebook page where we post the full GSN schedules whenever they become available.
I have to say that I’m a bit shocked by this. No, I didn’t expect this to be a long term blockbuster for them, but I expected something at least somewhat decent. I didn’t expect Dancing With the Stars to bomb the way it has, and to vacate the schedule within four months. So can someone at GSN, especially the genius who greenlit the lame reality shows at the recent upfront, realize that people watch for game shows? And that sticking to stuff like the revival of Pyramid is probably for the best?
So, GSN, good luck with Pure Gold and The Family Trade. The people that still watch your network will be waiting for game shows. Like they were here.
This is the full scheduling note, from GSN representatives.
Starting on Monday, April 16th, we will be running the Steve Harvey Family Feuds on M-Sun at 5:00pm and 5:30pm.
Starting on Saturday, April 21st, we will be airing Chain Reaction Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30am.
Starting on Sunday, April 22nd, we will be airing Deal or No Deal (hours) on Sundays at 1:00pm & 2:00pm (note, this means we will now be airing the show on both Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00pm and 2:00pm).
Starting on Saturday, April 21st, we will air a 4-episode block of The Newlywed Game on Saturdays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. We will air an encore of this block later the same night, Saturdays from 11:00pm to 1:00am.
Starting on Saturday, April 21st, we will air a 10-episode stack of Karn and O’Hurley Family Feuds on Saturdays from 6:00pm to 11:00pm.
Starting on Saturday, April 21st, we will air a 4-episode block of Baggage on Saturdays from 1:00am to 3:00am.
Starting on Saturday, April 21st, we will air Catch 21 on Saturdays at 3:00am and 3:30am.
Starting on Sunday, April 22nd, we will air Family Feud (Karn) on Sundays at 3:00pm & 3:30pm.
Starting on Sunday, April 22nd, we will air Family Feud (O’Hurley) on Sundays at 4:00p, and 4:30pm.