Wednesday, November 20, 2013

GSN Ratings November 11-17, 2013: 'The Chase' fails to crack top 15

For the second week of November, GSN received extremely poor averages, 275K/249K (primetime/total day), the worst since the Dancing with the Stars era.

Steve Harvey's Family Feud continued to dominate taking the top three slots and the top six of ten. The top five airings for Steve Harvey's Family Feud occurred for the 6:30pm weekday airing. Other shows in the top 10 included Chain Reaction (7th and 8th), Catch 21 (6th), The Pyramid (Tied for 3rd).

Family Feud consumed the top 64 of 100 slots, with Steve Harvey's version consuming 39 of those slots, 13 for the John O'Hurley version and 12 for the Richard Karn version.

The Chase (airings):
Tuesday 5:00pm: 194,000 viewers
Tuesday 8:00pm: 433,000 viewers
Tuesday 9:00pm: 261,000 viewers
Tuesday 11:00pm: 227,000 viewers
Tuesday 12:00am: 134,000 viewers
Saturday 2:00pm: 195,000 viewers
Saturday 9:00pm: 202,000 viewers
Sunday 12:00pm: 178,000 viewers
Sunday 10:00pm: 191,000 viewers
Average: 224,000 viewers

Daytime and Dark
8:00am Match Game 147K
8:30am Match Game 176K
9:00am Super Password 151K
9:30am Press Your Luck 196K
10:00am Sale of the Century 197K
10:30am $25,000 Pyramid 201K
11:00am Super Password 189K
11:30am $100,000 Pyramid 168K
12:00pm Family Feud 137K
12:30pm Family Feud 197K
1:00pm Family Feud 219K
1:30pm Family Feud 275K
2:00pm Catch 21 341K
2:30pm The Pyramid 395K
3:00pm Chain Reaction 418K
3:30pm Chain Reaction 428K
4:00pm Family Feud 367K
4:30pm Family Feud 377K
5:00pm Family Feud 246K
5:30pm Family Feud 286K
6:00pm Family Feud 377K
6:30pm Family Feud 531K
11:00pm Family Feud 273K
11:30pm Family Feud 314K
12:00am Baggage 228K
12:30am Baggage 223K
1:00am Family Feud 217K
1:30am Family Feud 215K
2:00am Family Feud 229K
2:30am Family Feud 219K
3:00am Baggage 161K
3:30am Baggage 130K

Monday Family Feud (7-11PM): 210K
Tuesday The Chase/Family Feud (Harvey) (7-11PM): 353K
Wednesday Family Feud (Harvey) (7-11PM): 384K
Thursday Newlywed Game/Family Feud (Harvey) (7-11PM): 285K; Newlywed Game (only): 303K
Friday 1 vs 100/Minute to Win It (Fieri) (7-11PM): 295K
Saturday Dog Eat Dog/The Chase/1 vs 100 (8-11PM): 233K; [Harvey Feud (6-8pm; 11-12am): 319K]
Sunday Minute to Win It (Ohno)/1 vs 100/The Chase (6-11PM): 218K; [Ohno MTWI (6-9pm): 249K]


  1. For the 7th straight week, the high..... nevermind, you already know what I'm gonna say.

    This week was very poor, if the ratings don't pick up, then I don't see The Chase getting a 3rd season, despite a search for contestants on their website.

    Baggage in the 3am hour had 3 airings below 100k, hopefully What's My Line and I've Got a Secret will do better than that. I'm hoping that late-nights(1am-4am) will go back to classics in January, doubtful, but I have the right to fantasize.

    Monday night was the worst night of the week, I think me and the "Too Much Feud" crowd agrees it's time for a change.

    Friday night did better than Monday and Thursday, I think GSN has finally found a Friday night winner.

    As always, I have the weekend ratings:
    10:00am Whammy! 275k
    10:30am Love Triangle 171k
    Over 100k decrease proves it's time for a change.

    Sunday nights aren't doing well, and with Sherriwed taking it over next week, I have even more of a reason to watch Sunday Night Football instead.

  2. The 6pm hour did very well for Family Feud (Harvey) this week, with the 6:30pm airings (Mon-Fri) all in the top 10.

    Don't expect much from 3am. Latenights did poorer than usual but had a very slow drop post-midnight, a good sign of no schedule changes there.

    It may be time for Love Triangle to depart. They'll probably just add another Whammy! I don't see why not.

  3. The 6pm hour always does well, I wouldn't be surprised if GSN were to try another first-run original in that hour, whatever it may be, in 2014.

    I didn't think late-nights were gonna change, it was just a thought if What's My Line and I've Got a Secret do really well there next month.

    Whammy! would certainly do better at 10:30am than Love Triangle, I hope that will happen in January, as well as remove Love Triangle's Sunday late-night slot. I don't know if you're tired of my "prediction schedules", but here's what I think should happen to weekends starting in January.

    9:00am Password Plus
    9:30am Lingo (Woolery)
    10:00am Whammy!
    10:30am Whammy!
    11:00am The Pyramid
    11:30am The Pyramid

    11:00pm Camouflage
    11:30pm The Chase
    12:30am 1 vs. 100
    1:30am Lingo (Engvall)
    2:00am The Pyramid
    2:30am The Pyramid
    3:00am Minute to Win It (Ohno)

    Word games Camouflage and Lingo would make a return and Ohno MTWI wouldn't be schedule yanked. Might not happen, but I can hope.