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07Aug2013
“The Chase” Debuts Strong for GSN Thumbnail

“The Chase” Debuts Strong for GSN

GSN's newest quiz show The Chase and its star, Mark "The Beast" Labbett, came, saw, and conquered during their debut Tuesday.  The first episode premiered to 511,000 viewers.  It retained 97% of its lead-in audience.  Throughout the evening a total of over one million viewers tuned in to see The Beast take on some of America's smartest quizzers for a chance at hundreds of thousands of dollars.  If you saw the second episode, at 10:00PM ET, you saw three BuzzerBlog readers win $180,000, the biggest cash prize GSN has ever given away in a game show, and we could not be happier to see it.  Click here to learn more about how the show did last night.

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17Jul2013
“Whose Line is it Anyway” Launches to 2.9 Million Viewers Thumbnail

“Whose Line is it Anyway” Launches to 2.9 Million Viewers

If yesterday's two episodes are any indication, we may have a lot more life left in the Whose Line is it Anyway? franchise.  The rebooted comedy game, hosted by Aisha Tyler, debuted to 2.9 million viewers throughout its hour-long two-episode debut.  The first episode at 8:00PM ET scored a 1.9/3 rating and 8:30PM ET grew to 2.0/3 rating.  For the night, across all broadcast television in its time slot, it got a number two 1.2/4 demographic rating for A18-34.  It was only bested by the MLB All Star Game.   Click here to learn more and when to watch reruns in case you missed it the first time.

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26Jun2013
GSN’s “Minute to Win It” Debuts to 438K Average; Peaks at 525K Thumbnail

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.  Click here to tell us what you thought of the series and to see how it stacks up against other recent GSN entries.

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Updates While We Were Away

Apologies for the slow few days.  We've been away and incredibly busy.  Luckily there hasn't been a lot going on.  We do have a few small updates you may be interested in, though.  What you may also be interested in is we'll be on the set of Wheel of Fortune next week so watch out for some cool features then.  Until that time, though, here's what we missed while away. We've got updates on The Price is Right, Robot Combat League, America's Got Talent, CBS's upcoming import of The Great British Bake Off, ITV's Tipping Point, and UK Millionaire. Click here for the full story on each.

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Ratings: “Robot Combat League” Debuts to 1.38 Million Thumbnail

Ratings: “Robot Combat League” Debuts to 1.38 Million

Good news for fans of ass-kicking robots.  Syfy's Robot Combat League started strong out of the gate.  The robot boxing game scored 1.38 million viewers total.  This was a drop of just 25% from its lead-in of Face Off.  It also got a two-year-unscripted high viewership of 748,000 in the target demographic.  No Syfy series has debuted that high in over two years.  Robot Combat League retained 68% of its target demographic rating. Syndicated game shows didn't have such a great report for the second week of Sweeps.  Only two shows managed to stay even or grow. Click here to read the report about all the shows and their ratings.

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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. Click here to read the rest of the ratings for this week, including Millionaire, Family Feud and GSN's ratings.

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Ratings Report: “Wheel” Stays Steady, “Millionaire” Stays Strong, “Chain Reaction” Reruns Very Well Thumbnail

Ratings Report: “Wheel” Stays Steady, “Millionaire” Stays Strong, “Chain Reaction” Reruns Very Well

Syndicated and GSN ratings are here for the week of January 28th, 2013. Great numbers all around this week once again, so let's take a look at them. Wheel of Fortune keeps its 7.8 household rating from last week's season high, but dips a few hundred thousand viewers to just fewer than 12.3 million. Jeopardy! goes down a tenth of a ratings point down to 6.9 and has a 100,000 viewer dip to land at just under 10.7 million viewers. Click here to read the rest of the report, including a comparison for these shows against primetime TV, the ratings for other shows like Family Feud and Millionaire, and to read about Chain Reaction having a surge of popularity on GSN's schedule.

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Ratings Report: “Wheel,” “Jeopardy!,” “Millionaire” & “Ask America” Hit Highs Thumbnail

Ratings Report: “Wheel,” “Jeopardy!,” “Millionaire” & “Ask America” Hit Highs

If you are associated with a syndicated game show this week, chances are you're feeling pretty good. All of those programs had very impressive numbers this week, going higher than some of us thought it might. The numbers for the week of January 21st are fun to look at. Wheel of Fortune stands head-and-shoulders above the rest of its competition this week as the highest rated first-run syndie program. Vanna and Pat gained just over 100,000 viewers to make a new viewership high for the season of 12.3 million viewers with a 7.8 household rating. Its Sony counterpart Jeopardy! had a great week too. Click here to read about that and other shows including Family Feud, Millionaire and Let's Ask America.

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UPDATE: Ratings Report: “Deal” Hits Series High, “Wheel” Spins Higher, “Price” Up Over Average Thumbnail

UPDATE: Ratings Report: “Deal” Hits Series High, “Wheel” Spins Higher, “Price” Up Over Average

UPDATE: Instead of putting it off until next week, we've updated this week's Ratings Report to put out some great ratings news for Let's Make a Deal. According to CBS, the week of January 21st (last week) saw the Wayne Brady show reach its highest viewership ever since beginning in 2009. The show averaged 3.14 million viewers over the hour (2.9 million viewers in the first half hour, almost 3.4 million in the second) and tied or beat many highs in the important female demographics. Congratulations to them!

A slight delay in this week's Ratings Report for whatever reason, but here it is, packed with all kinds of information this week! The syndicated ratings for the week of January 14th will kick us off. Wheel of Fortune hit another ratings high this week, eclipsing the previous one by more than 400,000 viewers. They scored over 12.2 million viewers, netting a 7.8 household rating. Jeopardy!'s viewership is very slightly down from its season high last week, losing fewer than a hundred thousand viewers to finish with more than 10.4 million viewers and a solid 6.8 rating. Click here to read much more detailed information about ratings from Family Feud, The Price Is Right, Let's Make a Deal, GSN shows and much more!

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Ratings Report: Syndies Hit More Season Highs, “Family Feud” Soars Even Higher Thumbnail

Ratings Report: Syndies Hit More Season Highs, “Family Feud” Soars Even Higher

The week of January 7th was a great time to be a syndicated game show. Just about every first-run program hit a season high with their ratings this week, putting them all in great standing. Wheel of Fortune stayed the pack leader this week, logging an average of over 11.8 million viewers this week, giving them a 7.6 household rating. That's one-tenth of a rating point more than the previous high and is over 800,000 viewers higher than last week's viewership. Jeopardy! is ringing in for joy as well, as its previous high this season was just over 9.9 million viewers. This week, they accounted for almost 10.5 million viewers coupled with a 6.8 rating. The Sony squad is happy to hear that, I'm sure. Click here to read about the numbers for other shows this week, like Family Feud, Millionaire and Newlywed Game.

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15Jan2013
Ratings Report: Big Money Shatters Another “Family Feud” Record, How Much Further Can They Go? Thumbnail

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. Click here to read about the new record-setting numbers Family Feud delivered this week and to weigh in on how much farther you think they will be able to go.

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Ratings Report: “Millionaire” Hits Top, Most Others Seasonally Drop, Some GSN Ratings Flop Thumbnail

Ratings Report: “Millionaire” Hits Top, Most Others Seasonally Drop, Some GSN Ratings Flop

It's time for another holiday week of syndicated ratings! That means some lower-than-usual numbers in a few cases and a surprisingly large bump in another. These ratings are for the week beginning December 24th, 2012, making it the last set of ratings entirely resting in 2012. Wheel of Fortune kicks the report off as usual, checks in with another tumble. The spinner lost 600,000 viewers and six-tenths of a point, going to a 6.7 household rating. Jeopardy! falls similarly, losing 500,000 viewers with 9.3 million viewers checking in and losing half of a ratings point, sliding down to a 5.9 rating. Click here to read reports for other shows, including good news for Millionaire, numbers for Family Feud and figures for GSN's original series and final holiday marathons.

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Ratings Report: Syndies Mostly Down, “Newlywed” Stays Strong, Black and White Beats Harvey “Feud” Thumbnail

Ratings Report: Syndies Mostly Down, “Newlywed” Stays Strong, Black and White Beats Harvey “Feud”

The holidays have caused some delays in getting the numbers to report to you all, but that means we have an extra jam-packed ratings report this Friday. We have syndicated ratings for the week of December 17th and, in addition, we also have two weeks worth of GSN ratings to report, including all of their holiday marathons around Christmas and how well the black and white programs did in their two-week stint. But first, the big ones - the syndicated ratings. Wheel of Fortune lost just 100,000 viewers over the previous week, going down to 11.4 million viewers and losing a tenth of a ratings point to go to 7.3. Click here to read the rest of this week's extra-detailed report, with numbers for other syndicated shows, like Jeopardy! and Family Feud, along with extra-detailed GSN ratings information, including the Bible, Feud and Match Game marathons, primetime Newlywed Game numbers and how Late Night Black and White did.

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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. Click here to read more of the ratings from this week, including other syndicated game shows,Newlywed Game and to see how Improv-a-Ganza repeats are doing on GSN's Friday nights.

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Ratings Report: A Few Downs, A Few Sames, No Ups, “Improv” Stinks Up GSN Fridays Thumbnail

Ratings Report: A Few Downs, A Few Sames, No Ups, “Improv” Stinks Up GSN Fridays

Tuesday afternoon means it's time for the weekly ratings gathering for syndication - and the usual one or two from cable. This week's ratings come to us from the week beginning December 3, 2012. Wheel of Fortune , the game show always on the top of the syndicated game show food chain, lost three-tenths of a ratings point and also lost 700,000 viewers from last week to go down to just under 11.2 million viewers with a 7.2 household rating. It's not as huge as last week, but it's still a fine figure. Click here to read more of the ratings from this week, including other syndicated game shows, Newlywed Game and how very poorly Improv-a-Ganza repeats are doing on GSN's Friday nights.

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