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Ratings Report: “Feud” On Fire, Positivity for “Wheel”, “Jeopardy” & “Newlywed”

After the devastation of Superstorm Sandy the previous week, the ratings for game shows syndicated and otherwise performed fantastically. For the week beginning November 5th, we have some great numbers to share. Wheel of Fortune had a 7.0 household rating, improving four-tenths of a point over the previous week (for which we have data, the week of October 22nd). Viewership jumped up 700,000 viewers to a great figure of 10.8 million. Jeopardy! improved just as impressively, also gaining 0.4 over the previous week with a 6.4 household rating and gaining an additional 700,000 in the viewership column for a season high 9.6 million viewers.

Family Feud seems to be breaking decades-old ratings records every other week and this set of data is no different. They have again broken viewership records from the Ray Combs-era of the show, earning a 4.6 household rating and over 6.7 million viewers. Again, you may personally not agree with what the show is doing but it is certainly bringing them success in the general television marketplace. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire comes in its recent general range this week, with a 2.3 household rating. Let’s Ask America, a sleeper success for Scripps, is still doing good figures in their timeslots, earning a 1.7 in the markets in which it is airing.

After a sad showing on GSN last week, this week’s Newlywed Game airings performed much stronger in the Thursday primetime slot than it has been previously. It had a high of 420,000 viewers and a low of 351,000 viewers, averaging 392,000 viewers. This is over 100,000 more viewers in the 8-10PM slot than last week. Also, in the last week it was on the air before Nickelodeon put it on break, Figure It Out averaged almost 1.7 million viewers. For the most part, everything has been great for game show viewership in this week. Let’s hope we see even better numbers last week.

Sources :

TV by the Numbers
Broadcasting & Cable
Son of the Bronx

Chad Mosher

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