Ratings Report: “Wheel” Stays on Top, “Jeopardy” Goes to High, “Newlywed” Goes Down Thumbnail

Ratings Report: “Wheel” Stays on Top, “Jeopardy” Goes to High, “Newlywed” Goes Down

Many of us might be having a holiday hangover, but the weekly ratings report has come in this afternoon. The numbers are mostly filled with bright spots, which is good news for people who like to see game shows flourish. This week’s ratings are regarding the week beginning December 10, 2012. Wheel of Fortune kicks off the report as it usually does with some positive news. Wheel gained a few hundred thousand viewers and two-tenths of a rating point over last week’s showing, with over 11.5 million viewers on average tuning in over the week, corresponding with a 7.4 household rating. Its syndicated counterpart was up over last week as well in a big way. Jeopardy! jumped up about 200,000 viewers, capturing just under 10 million viewers and going up a tenth of a ratings point to a 6.6, creating a new season high for the Alex Trebek-led quizzer.

Family Feud‘s viewership is slightly down over last week, going just under 6.7 million viewers, but keeping the same 4.6 household rating. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire took a slight dip, losing a tenth of a point to go to a 2.3 household rating. Syndicated repeats of GSN’s Baggage borrowed the point that Meredith’s show lost, inching up to a 1.2 rating.  The Thursday night block of new Newlywed Game episodes was down from last week, averaging 286,000 viewers over the two-hour timeslot, but the viewership during the block was very steady. And in the interest of fairness, Friday repeats of Drew Carey’s Improv-a-Ganza didn’t stink up the joint this week, with all episodes actually registering enough viewership for a ratings point and two episodes in the block actually gaining a little over 200,000 viewers.

Sources :

TV by the Numbers
Broadcasting & Cable
Son of the Bronx

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