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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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TV by the Numbers
Broadcasting & Cable

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7 responses to "Ratings Report: “Feud” Sets New Highs, All First-Run Shows Rise"

  • GSNFan says:

    Great to see these numbers. I’m waiting for Feud to climb higher!

    And man, you’ve got to give Baggage a break for getting 1.1 and 1.0 in latenights, considering it’s on at 3:30am where I live, on an “OK” affiliate, and no double run.

  • Robert says:

    Baggage airs at 2:30am where I live. All I have to say is, Wow. I don’t like shows like Baggage, or trash like that (it’s trash in my opinion), but if it airs that late in most markets, I say it would do better if it aired after Jerry Springer’s talk show in all markets.

    He would probably do better that way, because Jerry’s fans would probably tune in. And what’s a better lead-in then this?

    I have to say, wow on Baggage airing that late in all markets if not most.

    By the way, Chad I think a chart would be better. This is fine the way you do it, but since your asking, a chart would be great. You’re doing okay.

    • DENo1MatchGameFan says:

      They should have kept “Password Plus”, and “Super Password” running in the early morning slots!

      • GSNFan says:

        It is possible that Baggage airing at 3am and 3:30am Eastern on GSN affects the late night syndie ratings.

        • Robert says:

          GSN is a small network though, and the 3am airing are the ones from earlier at 12am ET if I recall so it can’t be doing much better. I haven’t really been paying attention to the 3am ratings.

          Excluding Thursdays though where Bible, Pyramid and Feud currently air most of the night.

  • Jason says:

    They’ve gotta reduce the sex questions and replace the host next year so I can watch new Feuds again.

    • Dorvell says:

      Yeah, let’s fire the man who is responsible for the show’s climb in the ratings, replace him with someone else and run the risk of it dropping back to the point of near-cancellation that it was at when we hired him. Makes perfect sense…

      Let’s be real here. They’re not going to do that if the direction the show has gone is helping them stay afloat. If it were hurting them ratings-wise, maybe so, but it clearly isn’t.

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