Ratings Report: “Feud” Sets New Highs, All First-Run Shows Rise
Syndication ratings came out today for the week of September 24th, 2012. This is the second week of new episodes for Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! Wheel of Fortune had the #1 viewership in first-run non-sports programming and the #2 household rating. (The ratings system is still fun!) Wheel was up over 100,000 viewers this week with 9.65 million viewers, scoring the same 6.3 household rating as last week. The third-highest scoring first-run non-sports syndie still remains Alex Trebek’s Jeopardy! The show was slightly up in viewership was well, with nearly 8.5 million viewers and the same 5.6 household rating as last week.
The #4 daily first-run non-sports spot is the show once about to be canceled, now climbing the charts rapidly, Family Feud. They again set a new viewership standard for themselves in week three of new programs, scoring a 4.2 household rating – two-tenths of a point up from last week – and just about 6 million viewers, up another 100,000 viewer increase over the previous week and a new high for the program. The Feud is currently on fire.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is doing better than it had been this season, scoring a 2.3 rating which is up a tenth-point from last week, with 3.14 million viewers. That puts it at #11 for daily first-run non-sports programming. Like I mentioned last week, it could be doing better but it has moved back in the same general area it has been for the last two seasons or so now. And, also, repeats of GSN’s original Baggage fell down a tenth of a point to 1.0 during its second syndicated week.
That’s your syndie ratings report for the week of September 24th. Feel free to give us your thoughts on these ratings. Since I strive to cover what the readers would like, I have a question for you. Would you care to see individual charts each week to track a show’s performance week-to-week over the season, or are the reports like this, simply reporting over the previous week enough for you?
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