GSN’s “Minute to Win It” Debuts to 438K Average; Peaks at 525K
We don’t focus on ratings too much unless it matters, and a series launch is one reason to look. Yesterday GSN launched its newest series, a revival of NBC’s Minute to Win It. The results are in. The new show, hosted by Apolo Anton Ohno, debuted to a two-hour average of 438,000. Its peak rating was its debut 8:00PM ET episode at 525,000 viewers and 250,000 in the adults 18-49 demo. However, it dipped to 350,000 and a demo figure of 141,000 in the second hour at 9:00PM ET.
This is considerably better than recent reruns of the original NBC version. By comparison, standing up to other recent GSN game show debuts, 1 VS 100 debuted to 527,000 viewers at 7:00PM ET, Lingo to 524,000 at 8:00PM ET, and The Pyramid to 646,000 at 6:00PM ET. Nothing of what I’ve said is a knock on the show’s quality, by the way. I didn’t get to watch. I’ll leave that up to you to decide. However, the considerable loss between the hours is somewhat troubling, given that it’s usually the second episode of a series that gives indication to the potential. However, let’s see who returns next week before anyone says anything.
Source : The Futon Critic