Just some things to note around GSN today.
Family Trade may be getting a little boost in ratings tonight. The third week of these airings, will have a Harvey Feud lead-in. The past two weeks had NBC reruns of Minute to Win It as a lead-in and lead-out on Tuesday nights, and now they're trying something different, most likely better. I believe these are 11-12 episodes of Harvey Feud.
Then if Harvey Feud does just 'OK' in the 7pm hour tonight, they'll just have to see how much of a drop there was going into Family Trade at 8pm. With all the advertisement, Family Trade should rise but it's probably not going to. I'll be watching NBC or FOX come 8pm.
Classic fans can't be much happier lately with GSN, but some still complain. There was a holler on the GSN forum board about them not airing Press Your Luck episode #51 come April, out of their new 50-lease order. 95%, if not nearly 100% of the audience in the morning is not going to care, or even notice if a day was skipped.
Personally, I care a lot about GSN pre-2pm. I like classic game shows, but I just don't need to see what exact episode numbers are airing. I watch Family Feud on GSN, and if they air two different episode cycles, or even two different versions in one hour, I'll still watch. I don't need to see the same exact episode next. I just want to see Karn/O'Hurley/Harvey Family Feud.
As long as there's variety and also not a huge rerun cycle per show like Match Game just had.