Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A million viewers?

http://on-camera-audiences.com/shows/American_Bible_Challenge/imgIt is the last month of 2014 and it has occurred to me that 2014 is the first year in three years (2011) where we have not seen a GSN program topple over one million viewers.

American Bible Challenge is the only show in recent history to hit the one million mark, twice. On August 23, 2012, the series premiere of American Bible Challenge hit 1.730 million viewers, while the Season 2 premiere in March 2013 hit 1.152 million viewers. The only shows to come close to the one-million viewer mark in 2014 have been The Chase and Skin Wars, but each of their highest rated episodes have been 173,000 to 275,000 total viewers off, respectively. [The Chase hit 827,000 total viewers on January 27th and Skin Wars hit 725,000 total viewers on August 20th.]

Can any GSN show hit a million viewers this month? Maybe The Chase can come close, but I am not too optimistic.

For all we know, an episode of Harvey Feud hit a million viewers and we never heard about it since Douglas cannot post the full week grid any longer.


  1. The Chase is the only original that has a chance; perhaps Harvey Feud does as well, but only as a lead-in to The Chase. I'm sure that if an episode of Harvey Feud hit a million, we probably would have heard about it by now.

  2. 2011 was not a good year for GSN, 2014 also had some bad moments. I'm not alone, millions of people aren't interested. Bible Challenge didn't get a million viewers because GSN waited too long to air it. That was a self inflicted wound on GSN's part.

  3. Didn't Big Bucks:The Press Your Luck Scandal, hit over a million viewers?Also, I heard the first airings of Millionaire with Regis, got over a million.

    1. Yes, the Press Your Luck Scandal special did, I don't know about Millionaire. In the post, I was just talking about in recent years.