Ratings Report: A Few Downs, A Few Sames, No Ups, “Improv” Stinks Up GSN Fridays
Tuesday afternoon means it’s time for the weekly ratings gathering for syndication – and the usual one or two from cable. This week’s ratings come to us from the week beginning December 3, 2012. Wheel of Fortune , the game show always on the top of the syndicated game show food chain, lost three-tenths of a ratings point and also lost 700,000 viewers from last week to go down to just under 11.2 million viewers with a 7.2 household rating. It’s not as huge as last week, but it’s still a fine figure. Jeopardy! had a much slighter loss, losing only less than sixty thousand viewers, sticking with a 9.8 million viewership number, coupled with the same 6.5 rating as last week.
Family Feud also took a dip this week, losing over 500,000 viewers and dropping three-tenths of a ratings point, finishing the week with over 6.7 million viewers and a 4.6 household rating. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire kept their same rating over last week, staying with a 2.4. The reruns of GSN’s Baggage in syndication are slightly down to a 1.1 rating, the same general territory it always finds itself.
With a viewership high of 321,000 and a low 251,000 during its Thursday night block, The Newlywed Game on GSN did okay. And because some of you have asked about it previously, Drew Carey’s Improv-a-Ganza is doing terribly back on the GSN schedule, with a Friday night average of 129,000 viewers. The 8PM episode from this week did so poorly in the ratings that it only had a viewership of 86,000 viewers (not a typo), a number so low that it registers as a 0.0 household rating. Yikes. I know Friday is usually a throwaway night for scheduling, but one has to think anything would do better on Friday nights than “Not Quite Whose Line?“
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