Ratings Report: Syndies Fluctuate, “Figure It Out” Strong, “Pyramid” Stays In Danger, Final Charts
Apologies for the tardiness of this post. I’ve just returned from a fantastic Vegas vacation and am exhausted, but I am here for my people. Let’s get into the weekly ratings report here at BuzzerBlog. We have numbers for the syndicated programs from two weeks ago, Figure It Out‘s premiere two weeks ago and some GSN cable ratings for last week.
For the week of October 15, 2012, the second month of new episodes for Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! is just beginning. Wheel of Fortune, as usual, had the #1 viewership in first-run non-sports programming and, for the first time this season, beat out Judge Judy for the #2 household rating. Wheel was down a couple hundred thousand in viewership to 9.8 million, but retained its 6.5 household rating from last week. The third-highest scoring first-run non-sports syndie was, again, Jeopardy! The show was almost even with last week in viewers, with over 8.5 million viewers but going down a tenth to a 5.7 household rating.
Family Feud went down over 200,000 viewers from last week to a smidge under 6 million viewers, keeping the 4.2 rating foothold it has managed for a few weeks now. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire rebounded nicely, up two-tenths to a 2.3 household rating, paired with a viewership of 3.1 million. Baggage repeats stays in a similar range, an impressive one considering some of its placements and timeslots, to a 1.1 rating. Next week’s ratings will be the start of the November sweeps period, so those numbers will be important to look at.
Figure It Out, with the second new season and sixth overall of Nickelodeon’s guessing game, premiered on October 15th with almost 2.2 viewers, a very nice figure. That was its high for the first week back on the air with new episodes, averaging just under 2 million viewers across the whole week. Last week on GSN was the premiere of the two-hour Thursday night Newlywed Game block. The two hours of new episodes averaged 312,000 viewers, mimicking the numbers produced by The Pyramid‘s “disappointing” weeks. Last week also saw the final week of new episodes of GSN’s The Pyramid and its future is still waaaaay up in the air. The final week averaged 278,000 viewers in its 6PM slot, with a high of 321,000 viewers and a low of 244,000. The whole network viewership kind of looks lackluster without new Bible episodes, the highest viewership of the week being a Steve Harvey Family Feud slightly over 400,000 viewers. The average viewership for The Pyramid has stayed very consistent in the last three weeks, as can be seen in the final viewership charts below:
|High for week Rank for week||Low for week Rank for week|
|Week 1 9/3||519,000||646,000 2nd||421,000 42nd|
|Week 2 9/10||329.000||361,000 40th||248,000 111th|
|Week 3 9/17||344,000||381,000 47th||292,000 102nd|
|Week 4 9/24||341,000||375,000 35th||291,000 90th|
|Week 5 10/1||314,000||382,000 27th||267,000 98th|
|Week 6 10/8||279,000||371,000 20th||214,000 112th|
|Week 7 10/15||275,000||314,000 34th||185,000 144th|
|Week 8 10/22||278,000||321,000 29th||244,000 89th|
|The Pyramid Primetime Ratings||Viewers avg. during slot||Rank for week||Timeframe|
|Aug. 30, 10PM||443,000||22nd||Sneak preview|
|Sept. 20, 9 PM||545,000||10th||During week 3|
|Sept. 27, 9 PM||446,000||13th||During week 4|
|Oct. 4, 9 PM||505,000||5th||During week 5|
|Oct. 11, 9 PM||280,000||64th||During week 6|
|Oct. 18, 9 PM||312,000||38th||During week 7|
The show has a real potential of not being chosen to return for a season two on GSN. As always, you can voice your opinion to GSN and tell them how much you enjoy the program but in the end, the viewership will more than likely have the final say.
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