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Ratings Report: Season Highs Across the Syndicated Board, “Feud” Nearly to 5.0

After a lackluster Thanksgiving report last week, the ratings for the week of November 26, 2012 are certainly worth cheering over. Every single show reported a very good viewership number compared to the rest of the season. Wheel of Fortune bounced back nicely, gaining almost 2 million viewers and a full rating over last week. Wheel clocked in with nearly 11.9 million viewers and a 7.5 household rating, beating out mainstay Judge Judy as the number one first-run syndicated show for that week. Jeopardy!, its companion, did very well also. A 6.5 household rating and nearly 9.9 million viewers, jumping up a full ratings point and nearly a million and a half viewers. Jeopardy!’s numbers this week also bring them to a season high.

Around this time two years ago, Family Feud was averaging around 3 million viewers, which was impressive enough compared to numbers in previous seasons. This week, that number has more than doubled as the show reaches another series high. The show was viewed by 7.3 million people, earning a 4.9 ratings point. Will they break the 5.0 threshold? At this point, anything the Steve Harvey engine that could does would not surprise me. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire tied their season high, netting a 2.4 rating. Syndicated repeats of Baggage continue to do well, earning a 1.2 household rating.

In network news, as you may have seen earlier today, last night’s episode of Take It All premiered to okay ratings, with 7.4 million viewers, taking second place in its timeslot. Cable news from last week brings us Newlywed Game ratings for the November 26 week. With a high of 367,000 viewers and a low of  307,000 viewers, Newlywed averaged a very solid 338,000 viewers. Thursday nights appear to work well for that block of new episodes. Can these game shows keep their numbers going in a positive direction? Ratings will tell next week.

Sources :

TV by the Numbers
Broadcasting & Cable
Son of the Bronx

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9 responses to "Ratings Report: Season Highs Across the Syndicated Board, “Feud” Nearly to 5.0"

  • WmBermudez says:

    How is Steve’s new talk show doing in the ratings?

  • DENo1MatchGameFan says:

    Thing is though, “Judge Judy” airs repeats on and a week after the holidays – for first run programs, she’s still usually on top.

  • CarShark says:

    1) Take It All barely beating Harvey Feud in viewers with The Voice as a lead-in isn’t OK, as far as I’m concerned. Not doing much better in the demo than Who’s Still Standing? when it had to self-start in the 8 pm time slot AND started a week closer to Christmas AND didn’t have a 3.8 lead-in.

    2) How ,much money is GSN making from Baggage reruns? If it’s a decent amount, would they do the same with Catch 21 or Newlywed Game?

    • James says:

      2a) Or better yet, The Pyramid to see if it does better in syndication? (Can you tell I don’t want this show wasted?)

    • James says:

      To me it is, cause Feud is better. Despite me thinking all these ratings should come with an asterisk and message saying, “They needed a TV-14 style to achieve this.” (seriously, what IS Feud’s current rating?)

  • Matt says:

    Jeopardy! better look out for Feud. It’s a 1.5 rating difference between them.

    • GSNFan says:

      Feud sure is catching up. When a 4.5-5.0 rating was predicted, I didn’t believe that right away. Now, easily I think sometime in the future Feud could even hit 6.0. But really,.who knows if this will last forever. Regis’ Millionaire didn’t….

  • Adam says:

    Watch Feud crush the 5.0 threshold when 2013 commences.

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