Ratings Report: No Syndies But “Price” & “Deal” Up, “Figure It Out” & “Newlywed” Not
It’s Tuesday afternoon, so it’s time for the weekly feature at BuzzerBlog, the ratings report. Notably absent this week will be the ratings for the syndicated programs. The ratings this week would have been for the week of October 29th, however Superstorm Sandy got in the way causing much of the East Coast to preempt shows with local coverage. If less than 90% of markets air a national show for that week, Nielsen usually does not release the numbers so we will have no data for that week. However, as we mentioned on the site earlier today, congratulations to Family Feud who is reporting another record shattering, knocking down a viewership bar set in the Ray Combs era. We still have some cable and rare CBS games news to share with you, however.
First off, we have Figure It Out numbers for the week of October 29th. After a slight schedule change to 7:30PM, the numbers seem to have been affected by that switch. They averaged 1.55 million viewers over that week, with a high of 1.72 million and a low of 1.37 million. As of yesterday, the network has put new episodes of the show on hiatus. By themselves, the numbers look pretty good for cable but put up against other numbers for Nickelodeon, they end up on the middle or lower end of the spectrum. It’s hard to break up the SpongeBob monotony, especially when the reruns remain so popular.
Speaking of middling, the Newlywed Game block of new episodes on GSN Thursday episodes is doing just that. For the week of October 29th, the block averaged 279,000 viewers from 8PM to 10PM, with a high of 332,000 and a low of 243,000. That is down from the previous week’s average of 312,000 viewers. That average also just about ties The Pyramid‘s worst performance on that night and comes nowhere near American Bible Challenge‘s worst night, so it will be interesting to see what plans GSN will have for the show in the future.
It’s rare to get overall viewership reports for daytime TV, especially the CBS game shows, but thanks to a press release late last week we have some. CBS was very proud of their daytime games, showing the average ratings for the 2011 season versus up to this point in 2012, the “year-to-year comparison.” Let’s Make a Deal was averaging 2.35 million viewers in 2011, but is now up 10% this year, to 2.61 million viewers for 2012. The Price Is Right’s average viewership in 2011 was 4.38 million viewers and has climbed a couple of percentage points to 4.47 million in 2012. Great news for both shows is that there are still a large percentage of viewers that tune in from the first half hour to the second. If people were turning out during the second hour, that would spell bad news. But both shows still remain successful, with Price staying near the top of the daytime charts as it has for many years.
Source : Son of the Bronx