Friday, January 16, 2015

Ratings: 'Idiotest', 'Baggage On The Road' dip

Source: Douglas Pucci (@SonoftheBronx) Twitter

New episodes of Idiotest and Baggage On The Road dipped this past Wednesday night (1/14). Last week, premiere week, the two-hour block of Idiotest and Baggage On The Road averaged 408,000 total viewers. This week, 283,000 total viewers, a 31% decrease.

At 8pm (ET), Idiotest scored 343,000 total viewers and at 8:30pm, 289,000 total viewers. A 16% decrease from half-hour to half-hour and a 28% decrease from week-to-week for the entire hour (408K to 316K).

At 9pm, Baggage On The Road scored a poor 208,000 total viewers, a 28% drop from Idiotest at 8:30pm. The second episode of Baggage On The Road, at 9:30pm, scored 290,000 total viewers, a 22% increase from the first episode.

Summary (1/14):
8:00pm Idiotest: 343K (down 34% from same slot last week)
8:30pm Idiotest: 289K (down 22% from same slot last week)
9:00pm Baggage On The Road: 208K (down 40% from same slot last week)
9:30pm Baggage On The Road: 290K (down 29% from same slot last week)


  1. Also: This comes off of GSN moving Baggage On The Road to a later timeslot due to, what we see now, pretty bad ratings.

  2. Here's the irony. When Mind Of A Man debuted on January 8th, 2014, it had a respectable start. A week or two after that, it starting stinking up the ratings and by mid February last year, the show moved to 10 pm. Same thing with BOTR, started off great, then bombed badly. Now it airs at 10 pm. Another show that aired that suffered the same fate was Late Night Liars in 2010. I think it started off decent, then bombed really quickly. I thought LNL was the dumbest show they ever aired, but there's Love Triangle and Mind Of A Man. What i'm saying is shows that are half hour originals, they start off okay, then fall really deep in ratings. Improv A Ganza didn't work on GSN either. Although that show and Love Triangle combined did better than MOAM and possibly, BOTR.

  3. Idiotest might be better served going back to The Chase's leadout instead of having to play lead-in to Jerry...

    1. Idiotest only has four episodes left, so GSN will leave Idiotest as is.

      When Idiotest Season 2 starts, I assume Idiotest will get the lead-out from The Chase or even the lead-in/lead-out from Skin Wars.

  4. BOTR is horrible. I don't want to spend 5 minutes learning about the daters. Just get to it. I don't need their life story.

    And stop getting these inter city people that sound like they took a break from dealing drugs or robbing a bank to go on TV.

  5. Idiotest season 2 should air on Tuesday nights.