“Minute to Win It” Debuts Big for GSN; Steve Harvey’s “Feud” Hits Highs
GSN has been having a good deal of ratings success recently due to some very smart acquisitions. Their newest show, the former NBC stunt show Minute to Win It, is another big hit for them. The debut on July 24th maxed out at 540,000 viewers for its 9:00PM ET showing. The next episode at 10:00PM ET lost only 5,000 viewers; it scored 535,000. The rest of the episodes did fine as well. 8:00PM saw 495,000 and 7:00PM saw 396,000 viewers. It kept gaining viewers through the next so people clearly liked what they saw. Congratulations to them on that smart pickup.
We may want to pay attention to MundoFox’s upcoming revival based in Los Angeles. They’ve got a very nice scaled down set, a great host, and a $100,000 format which fits with GSN’s budget. Not only that but the host, Marco Antonio Regil, told us that they’ve discussed a new English-language version if MundoFox’s edition is successful. Depending on how the numbers hold up and all the particulars it may not be a bad idea for GSN to look at this in the future. All the pieces are in place.
Bigger than that, though, was Family Feud. The Steve Harvey edition scored some of the biggest ratings I’ve seen GSN have since Baggage‘s debut. On July 25th Feud saw 715,000 viewers for its 8:30PM slot. That equals a 0.5 rating which is incredibly good for them. All of hits airings do well. Tuesday at 11PM his Feud got 622,000 viewers, Wednesday at 8:00PM got 615,000; at 9:00PM 595,000; and at 9:30PM 577,000. Steve can literally do no wrong with Feud. He saves the syndicated version and brings it massive success and notoriety, and now he’s bringing up GSN’s ratings in a giant way. We don’t praise him for no reason. He really is this good.
Source : Son of the Bronx