Ratings Report: The Usual Suspects “Wheel” and “Jeopardy!” Stay High, “Millionaire” Stays Steady Thumbnail

Ratings Report: The Usual Suspects “Wheel” and “Jeopardy!” Stay High, “Millionaire” Stays Steady

Here comes this week’s report of game show ratings in syndication and cable. This is for the week of February 4th, 2013. Wheel of Fortune remains the unsurprising king of the syndicated ratings, scoring a 7.7 household rating and averaging 12.1 million viewers, losing a tenth of a ratings point and 200,000 viewers over last week. Jeopardy! naturally trails ever so slightly behind with a 6.9 rating, the same rating as last week, and stays in a virtual tie with last week’s ratings, just fewer than 10.7 million viewers.

Family Feud is also taking a slight dip in its household rating this week, going down a tenth to a 5.2 household rating and losing about 100,000 viewers to go just under 7.8 million viewers. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is staying steady with its 2.6 household rating, the same figure it has carried for a couple of weeks now. Let’s Ask America, in its metered markets, performed a 1.8 household rating this week. That’s down from recent numbers, but it’s still nothing to scoff at. GSN’s syndicated Baggage rests at a solid 1.1.

GSN’s Thursday night Newlywed Game block was very mixed, with a range of 150,000 viewers between the high and low score, ending up averaging just over 290,000 viewers for the block. As we talked about last week, Chain Reaction performs another week of interesting numbers, with two afternoon repeats earning over 400,000 viewers.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the weekly coverage of the ratings in this favorite genre of ours. Thanks for reading.

Sources :

TV by the Numbers
Broadcasting & Cable
Son of the Bronx

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7 responses to "Ratings Report: The Usual Suspects “Wheel” and “Jeopardy!” Stay High, “Millionaire” Stays Steady"

  • Paco says:

    I wonder whats up with Chain Reaction doing so well lately? I think its an okay show

  • John says:

    If Chain Reaction is doing so well, why doesn’t GSN get Dylan Lane & the show back on the air, so contestants (and possibly change format to the 1-on-1 or 2-on-2 version with returning champions) can win some money on that show?

    Do you think we (USA) will get to see Concentration or Sale of the Century or The Joker’s Wild come back on tv?

    • James says:

      Chain yes, Lane noooooooo. And why not rerun the Cullen eps? It was one season, so a lease would be easy.

  • John says:

    I am another fan of Chain Reaction and would also like to see the revival of Concentration. And please add back Black and White Overnight again.

  • SEAN says:

    As I recall Sony still owns the B & E library. Jokers Wild is more suted for cyndication rather than cable. I actually liked the revamped 1990 version as the question format was quite interesting & challenging as aposed to the basic Q & A.

  • HomerJay says:

    I liked the faster pace of that version as well, once they used categories on the wheels.. Contrasted with the concurrent Tic Tac Dough revival that maintained the slower, downright plodding pace, of the previous incarnation.

    • SEAN says:

      Exactly. Patt Finn was a good host, but Patric Wayne? Oh, my god just rediculous.

      You are right regarding the improvement to the show when the catagories were on the wheels.

      WNBC aired the show overnight dooming it’s prospects, same for John Davidson’s 1991 $100,000 Pyramid.

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