Ratings Report: “Figure It Out” and “Pointless Celebrities” are Last Week’s Winners
We’ve had a few new game shows pop up recently and I wanted to be sure to share the nice success stories we’ve had for the genre. The biggest recent success is Nick’s revival of Figure It Out. It seems the new series left off where the old one did…it’s a big hit. The show has been averaging over 2.5 million viewers for its debut week. Specifically, on Thursday’s episode, the Jeff Sutphen-hosted game saw 2.956 million viewers at 7:00PM ET. It was Nick’s second most watched show of the evening and was in the top 40 most-watched cable shows of the night. By comparison it’s doing better in total viewers than Fox’s (sadly) failing dating game show Take Me Out, which only got 2.63 million viewers on the same night. If Figure It Out can keep this up be expecting a nice future for it.
Over in the United Kingdom, BBC’s Saturday special Pointless Celebrities scored big for the network. The celebrity special of BBC’s hit daytime quiz show scored 3.47 million viewers and a 19.2% share. It nicely beat ITV’s popular returning drama Primeval with 2.93 million viewers and a 16.1% share. Congratulations to them. The Million Pound Drop’s return on Channel 4 saw over a million viewers combined with 4+1. The debut episode was going up against the Euro 2012 match-up of England VS Scotland so I think, all things considered, that’s not too bad.
We haven’t done syndicated ratings in a while, so let’s close out the report correctly. With the season winding down and people heading outside to enjoy the days, as always, the ratings start to dwindle a bit. Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! still sit at the top with 6.1 and 5.2, respectively. Each was down 5% from the previous week. Family Feud and Millionaire stayed the same, though, with 3.1 and 2.4, which is good news for them.
TV By the Numbers: http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/06/15/thursday-cable-ratings-swamp-people-wins-night-burn-notice-suits-men-at-work-mountain-men-dont-be-tardy-for-the-wedding-more/138300/