Above is the GSN primetime/overall viewership average for the week of October 7-13, 2013.
TVNeswer, (forwarded on GameShowFollies where I notice the number usually) published that number, the worst average for GSN in primetime since the week of May 14-20, 2012 and the lowest overall average since the week of December 10-16, 2012. Together, the numbers haven't been this terrible since the presence of Dancing with the Stars.
It all has to do with the following:
1) There is no presence of a strong original on the schedule while GSN had very strong numbers with The Chase new runs, American Bible Challenge and when Minute to Win It (Ohno) was in its peak.
2) The "wear and tear" (as the famous Casey Abell describes it) of Family Feud. The Karn and O'Hurley numbers have been thinning week after week while the Harvey numbers have fallen just slightly, more so in the 6pm hour weekdays than anywhere else.
3) Very dull schedule right now, which happened two years ago now (September-October 2011) and about a year ago now (October-Early December 2012), to be more exact. No fresh acquisitions, plus a lot of the schedule needs a shake up.
This can't be too excellent for The Chase. Before the premieres of The Chase season 1 and American Bible Challenge (both) GSN viewership was fairly high overall with show like Family Feud and 5th Grader. Now, 5th Grader is axed and Feud is overrun but not watched enough as it should be.
According to the latest schedule updates, nothing else yet through November. Hopefully December, crossing my fingers for sooner.