Now that we're done with our 2013 overview, here are some rough predictions to what we can see ahead in 2014. Can't really tell the future, especially with a cable network like GSN.
I can already tell some topic trends will be Family Feud, American Bible Challenge and It Takes a Church while I have a feeling Skin Wars and Mind of a Man won't be lasting that long.
This year is going to get a lot more Family Feud on the schedule, I can guarantee. Once GSN picks up the 2012-13 of the Steve Harvey-hosted edition (3rd Harvey hosted season; 14th of this version), GSN will probably see some of its highest rated Feud episodes yet and Steve Harvey's Family Feud will gain more late-afternoon (weekday) slots, along with Saturday and especially Sunday. This is the first season of Family Feud in high definition and a difference between previous Steve Harvey episodes. I think they'll be grabbing some attention.
American Bible Challenge and It Takes a Church I could see faring well. It Takes a Church can't possibly cost that much money to produce. Both shows, with great ratings could generate revenue for GSN to add more variety/acquisitions to the schedule.
Maybe Minute to Win It (GSN), Lingo and Jeopardy! will make a comeback on the schedule. I can't really see much of a shake-up from 1 to 4pm weekdays, nothing much really happened in 2013 from 2 to 6pm with successful ratings besides Shop 'Til You Drop dropping in at the end.
I can easily see Love Triangle vanishing in the first quarter while 1 vs. 100 and Dog Eat Dog will fade off the schedule by year-end, as Richard Karn and John O'Hurley Family Feud will steepen in ratings and disappear off most of the schedule.
Even a potential 5th Grader or Deal or No Deal revival could be in the works. Just my guess.
I do have a feeling this year that something big will happen, whether it's a big acquisition like very modern runs of Wheel of Fortune or Who Wants to be a Millionaire? In 2012, the big deals were Dancing with the Stars and Steve Harvey's Family Feud while in 2013 GSN spent a lot of money on bringing The Chase to the United States.
Lastly, I feel like 2014 will deliver a solid, above average year of ratings in the first three quarters, but just from my prediction I believe GSN will see some of its lower primetime/total day averages in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Any predictions for what this year might bring?