Ratings Report: “Wheel” Approaches 10 Million, “Feud” Breaks 6 Million, “Pyramid” Struggles
It’s time for the weekly ratings report here at BuzzerBlog. We have numbers for the syndicated programs from two weeks ago and some GSN cable ratings for last week.
For the week of October 8, 2012, we’re finishing up the first month of new episodes for Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! Wheel of Fortune, as usual, had the #1 viewership in first-run non-sports programming and the #2 household rating. Wheel was again up another 100,000 viewers over last week, just a few thousand shy of 10 million, and gaining another slight bump with a 6.5 household rating. The third-highest scoring first-run non-sports syndie was, again, Jeopardy! The show was up in viewers, with over 8.5 million viewers but going up two-tenths to a 5.8 household rating.
Family Feud is still on fire, climbing back up the charts. They earned a 4.2 household rating, up a tenth of a point from the last week – and going to a new viewership high of almost 6.2 million viewers, passing the 6 million mark for the first time. The little show that could keeps on, uh, coulding. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire stayed with the same 2.1 rating as last week. Repeats of GSN’s original Baggage went down slightly to a 1.0 rating.
This past week (the week of October 15) was week seven of new episodes of The Pyramid along with the grand finale of the first season of The American Bible Challenge. The finale was GSN’s #1 show for the week, amassing 703,000 viewers. The new episode of The Pyramid that followed did not impress in comparison, finishing 38th on the weekly schedule with 312,000 viewers. In its daily 6PM slot, the show stayed practically even with last week averaging 275,000 viewers. Its high rating for the week was 314,000 viewers finishing 34th, while the low was an odd 185,000 viewers landing in the 144th spot. As you can see, the show is still struggling in its final weeks with the last one wrapping up this Friday.
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