Monday: Family Feud (Karn/O'Hurley):
|128||FAMILY FEUD||Mon||7:00PM- 7:30PM||30||0.2||257|
|152||FAMILY FEUD||Mon||7:30PM- 8:00PM||30||0.2||232|
|97||FAMILY FEUD||Mon||8:00PM- 8:30PM||30||0.2||284|
|191||FAMILY FEUD||Mon||8:30PM- 9:00PM||30||0.1||202|
|224||FAMILY FEUD||Mon||9:00PM- 9:30PM||30||0.1||163|
A very poor performance for Richard Karn (7-8pm; 10-11pm) and John O'Hurley (8-10pm) Family Feud. The whole night, err, block averaged 213,000 viewers. This is way down from the three previous weeks, 411K (8/26), 355K (9/2) and 301K (9/9).
When the network competition heats up for the Fall, things can go South for cable reruns. Plus Dancing with the Stars (which premiered that night) and The Voice have always hurt GSN, while when Dancing and Voice do not air (Winter, Summer), Feud on Monday does much better.
Solution: What GSN has always loved on Sundays since November 2011, to Mondays: 5th Grader. A re-acquisition or maybe the half-hour version would work better, being the fact that it's a half-hour show.
Tuesday: Minute to Win It (Ohno)/The Chase:
|196||MINUTE TO WIN IT (OHNO)||Tue||7:00PM- 8:00PM||60||0.1||193|
|69||MINUTE TO WIN IT (OHNO)||Tue||8:00PM- 9:00PM||60||0.2||336|
|206||MINUTE TO WIN IT (OHNO)||Tue||10:00PM-11:00PM||60||0.1||185|
|130||MINUTE TO WIN IT (OHNO)||Tue||11:00PM-12:00AM||60||0.2||255|
Glad this is getting fixed effective this Tuesday (10/1). The only two hours that did decent were 8pm and 9pm, which is the way it was all Summer. I'm glad to see The Chase rerunning well, even though it's only once a week.
Solution: Minute (New) at 8pm, rerun at 11pm, The Chase at 9pm, Harvey Feud at 7 & 10pm. In other words, what's actually happening soon. Come November, a double-run of The Chase. Two new runs at 8pm and 9pm first, then a rerun at 8pm and a new run at 9pm.
Wednesday: Family Feud (Harvey):
|48||FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY)||Wed||7:00PM- 7:30PM||30||0.2||361|
|20||FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY)||Wed||7:30PM- 8:00PM||30||0.3||410|
|38||FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY)||Wed||8:00PM- 8:30PM||30||0.3||373|
|29||FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY)||Wed||8:30PM- 9:00PM||30||0.3||388|
|4||FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY)||Wed||9:00PM- 9:30PM||30||0.4||511|
|1||FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY)||Wed||9:30PM-10:00PM||30||0.4||598|
|3||FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY)||Wed||10:00PM-10:30PM||30||0.3||518|
|2||FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY)||Wed||10:30PM-11:00PM||30||0.4||522|
These numbers are all great, but not spectacular, even down to prior weeks: 543K (8/14); 440K (8/21); 481K (8/28); 460K (9/4); 449K (9/11); 460K (9/18). Going back four to six months, numbers were usually better.
Solution: Acquire 2012-13 Feud as soon as earthly possible, which won't be until Mid-March 2014.
Thursday: Newlywed Game/Family Feud (Harvey):
|84||FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY)||Thu||7:00PM- 7:30PM||30||0.2||303|
|80||FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY)||Thu||7:30PM- 8:00PM||30||0.2||311|
|83||NEWLYWED GAME (GSN)||Thu||8:00PM- 8:30PM||30||0.2||304|
|104||NEWLYWED GAME (GSN)||Thu||8:30PM- 9:00PM||30||0.2||278|
|18||NEWLYWED GAME (GSN)||Thu||9:00PM- 9:30PM||30||0.3||412|
|10||NEWLYWED GAME (GSN)||Thu||9:30PM-10:00PM||30||0.3||444|
|42||FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY)||Thu||10:00PM-10:30PM||30||0.2||368|
|24||FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY)||Thu||10:30PM-11:00PM||30||0.3||400|
No complaints really about Thursdays. Newlywed Game had a sort-of rough hour at 8pm but not bad numbers for a primetime night that is almost not advertised at all. The Newlywed Game averaged 360,000 viewers while Steve Harvey Feud in the 7pm and 10pm hours averaged 346,000 viewers.
Friday: Baggage/Minute to Win It (Ohno):
|169||MINUTE TO WIN IT (OHNO)||Fri||9:00PM-10:00PM||60||0.1||217|
|106||MINUTE TO WIN IT (OHNO)||Fri||10:00PM-11:00PM||60||0.2||274|
Not horriffic but nothing great. Baggage takes over from 7pm-11pm effective October 4th.
Solution: Same as Mondays. Acquire something new.
Saturday: Family Feud (Harvey)/Minute to Win It (Ohno):
|13||FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY)||Sat||6:00PM- 6:30PM||30||0.3||432|
|6||FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY)||Sat||6:30PM- 7:00PM||30||0.3||465|
|17||FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY)||Sat||7:00PM- 7:30PM||30||0.3||413|
|21||FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY)||Sat||7:30PM- 8:00PM||30||0.2||409|
|129||MINUTE TO WIN IT (OHNO)||Sat||8:00PM- 9:00PM||60||0.1||256|
|139||MINUTE TO WIN IT (OHNO)||Sat||9:00PM-10:00PM||60||0.1||242|
|66||FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY)||Sat||10:00PM-10:30PM||30||0.2||341|
|28||FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY)||Sat||10:30PM-11:00PM||30||0.3||389|
|61||FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY)||Sat||11:00PM-11:30PM||30||0.2||345|
|67||FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY)||Sat||11:30PM-12:00AM||30||0.2||339|
We know which show really drops here from the averages. 6-8pm Feud averaged 428,000 viewers, Minute to Win It averaged 249,000 viewers and 10pm-12am Feud averaged 354,000 viewers. Not a strong primetime presence without more Family Feud.
Solution: Minute to Win It (Ohno) OUT. O'Hurley (8pm hour) and Karn (9pm hour) IN.
Sunday: Minute to Win It (Ohno):
|136||MINUTE TO WIN IT (OHNO)||Sun||6:00PM- 7:00PM||60||0.2||243|
|143||MINUTE TO WIN IT (OHNO)||Sun||7:00PM- 8:00PM||60||0.2||240|
|62||MINUTE TO WIN IT (OHNO)||Sun||8:00PM- 9:00PM||60||0.2||344|
|84||MINUTE TO WIN IT (OHNO)||Sun||9:00PM-10:00PM||60||0.2||303|
The whole 6-10pm block averaged 283,000 viewers. Some of the 5th Grader audience must have tuned-in, but a lot tuned out with disappointment. From 8-10pm, Minute averaged 324,000 viewers, where 5th Grader averaged 424K (8/25), 390K (9/1), 417K (9/8), 390K (9/15). Whenever 5th Grader was in primetime, the show would raise the primetime and network viewer averaged.
Solution: 5th Grader. Or, Syndie Millionaire. Or, Wheel of Fortune. Big acquisitions needed. Even Cash Cab, on a smaller scale, could work.
In the end: Mondays and Fridays need complicated work, where GSN needs to figure what can compete against Dancing with the Stars and The Voice, while whatever audience they can get for death-slot Friday nights. For Tuesdays, the solution is happening with the schedule effective October 1st. Saturdays just needs an Ohno Minute reduction, Sunday is eventually going to need something else, while Wednesdays and Thursdays are as perfect as can be.
All Times Eastern.
Source: Douglas Pucci/SonoftheBronx