Thursday, November 7, 2013

GSN Ratings October 28-November 3, 2013: Harvey Feud will shoot you in eye at top

Douglas Pucci has posted the numbers for the last week of October going into November. GSN averaged 333K/266K, primetime/total day, up from many previous weeks.

Steve Harvey's Family Feud consumed the top 18 of 24 slots, though The Newlywed Game took 2nd and 3rd place while Chain Reaction took 14th (twice) and 19th place and The Pyramid (GSN) took 7th place.

Three shows were ranked above 500,000 viewers, 29 shows above 400,000 viewers and an improving 86 shows above 300,000 viewers* (during very good weeks, more than 100 slots will be above 300,000 viewers).

For the top 60, Family Feud consumed 41 slots. 35 for the Steve Harvey version; 5 for the Richard Karn version and 1 for the John O'Hurley version.

Minute to Win It (Ohno) airings:
Tuesday 4:00pm: 192,000 viewers
Tuesday 5:00pm: 157,000 viewers
Tuesday 8:00pm: 339,000 viewers (Season Finale)
Tuesday 11:00pm: 318,000 viewers
Saturday 8:00pm: 299,000 viewers
Saturday 9:00pm: 309,000 viewers
Sunday 6:00pm: 200,000 viewers
Sunday 7:00pm: 217,000 viewers
Sunday 8:00pm: 188,000 viewers
Sunday 9:00pm: 219,000 viewers
Average: 244,000 viewers

The Chase airings:
Tuesday 9:00pm: 403,000 viewers

8:00am Match Game (Mon – Thu) 140K
8:30am Match Game (Mon – Thu) 185K
9:00am Super Password (Mon – Thu) 193K
9:30am Press Your Luck (Mon – Thu) 211K
10:00am Sale of the Century (Mon – Thu) 197K
10:30am $25,000 Pyramid (Mon – Thu) 234K
11:00am Super Password (Mon – Thu) 183K
11:30am $100,000 Pyramid (Mon – Thu) 177K
12:00pm Family Feud 160K
12:30pm Family Feud 219K
1:00pm Family Feud 239K
1:30pm Family Feud 269K
2:00pm Catch 21 315K
2:30pm The Pyramid 365K
3:00pm Chain Reaction 370K
3:30pm Chain Reaction 403K
4:00pm Family Feud 332K
4:30pm Family Feud 353K
5:00pm Family Feud 235K
5:30pm Family Feud 260K
6:00pm Family Feud 360K
6:30pm Family Feud 444K
11:00pm Family Feud 305K
11:30pm Family Feud 346K
12:00am Baggage 271K
12:30am Baggage 248K
1:00am Family Feud 234K
1:30am Family Feud 219K
2:00am Family Feud 206K
2:30am Family Feud 209K
3:00am Baggage 169K
3:30am Baggage 170K

Note: The Marcia Wallace tribute marathon (Fri. 8am-Noon) averaged 166,000 viewers, versus 190,000 viewers the other four days.

Monday Family Feud (7-11PM): 252K
Tuesday Minute to Win It (Fieri)/The Chase/Harvey Feud (7-11PM): 367K
Wednesday Family Feud (Harvey) (7-11PM): 427K
Thursday Newlywed Game/Harvey Feud (7-11PM): 391K; Newlywed Game only (8-10PM): 446K
Friday Baggage (7-11PM): 265K
Sunday Minute to Win It (Ohno) (6-10PM): 206K


  1. For the 5th straight week, the highest rated Harvey episode was not on Wednesday nights. I'm now starting to think that Mind of a Man will be a one season flop, but after seeing the promos for it, it looks more like a MTV program than a GSN program, so I'd probably be okay if it becomes a flop.

    The Minute finale ranked higher than I thought it would, I'm starting to think this "season 2" might be a success.

    The Marcia Wallace marathon did okay, but I still think it would've done better on Friday night.

  2. Minute to Win It did well but on Tuesday nights only, twice.

    Steve Harvey's Family Feud is doing fine, with three slots for its Wednesday 7-11pm block in the top 10 for the whole week. No show would leave a primetime timeslot at that rate.

  3. "Season 2" of MTWI might do decent on Tuesday nights, but as we just saw with the ratings of The Chase, I'm not going to put expectations on it.

    I agree that Harvey does well on Wednesday nights, I was just pointing out the fact that the highest rated episode of the week was on a different night for at least the 5th straight week.