Ratings Report: Big Money Shatters Another “Family Feud” Record, How Much Further Can They Go?
Syndicated ratings are in for the first week of 2013! These are ratings from the week of December 31, 2012 and one show in particular has really good news. But we will start first with our two traditional toppers. Wheel of Fortune begins to recover from the holiday season breaks, gaining back 150,000 viewers and inching up two-tenths of a ratings point, finishing with just fewer than 11 million viewers and a 6.9 household rating. Jeopardy! shows the wackiness of the correlation between overall viewers and the household rating, as it loses 40,000 or so viewers but gains a tenth of a point to go to a 6.0 rating.
At this time last year, Family Feud was posting around a 3.2 rating with 4.8 million viewers, which was very impressive for them at the time. The Feud started their first week of Steve Harvey’s first Big Money Tournament this week and clearly viewers were interested in watching. Family Feud broke their most talked-about ratings barrier this week, jumping past the “can they do it?” 5.0 mark. Feud gained 800,000 viewers to retain over 7.7 million of them. They also jumped up half of a ratings point to the big 5.1, continuing to break milestones for the show that have been in place since Ray Combs was the host in the late ’80s and early ’90s. They are within a point and 1.5 million viewers of Jeopardy! this week, which will be the next chapter in this Little Engine That Could story. How far can Family Feud with Steve Harvey go?
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire came off its season high from last week, going down a tenth of a point to a 2.4 household rating. Repeats of Baggage took that fraction point for themselves, going up a tenth of a point in syndication to a 1.2. Because of the speed of cable reports from Son of the Bronx versus syndicated reports lagging from the holiday season, we have no new GSN numbers to report as of press time.
Now that Family Feud has broken the 5.0 barrier, what do you think is next for them? Is this where they plateau? Or do they still have higher places to go? Will they move closer towards neck-and-neck competition withÂ Jeopardy!? Let us know in the comments section below!
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