Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ratings 4/22: 'Lie Detectors' flat in total viewers; down 56% in 18-49 viewers (from 4/21) (UPDATE: 'Idiotest' numbers)

Lie Detectors has already bombed in 18-49 and total viewers the past few nights, but it appears Lie Detectors set a GSN low for 18-49 viewers. In its third night of new episodes, Wednesday 4/22, Lie Detectors at 6:30pm ET had 180,000 total viewers and 19,000 18-49 viewers. The total viewer number is exactly flat with Tuesday's numbers but down a massive 56% from the second episode (which had already lost 16% in 18-49 viewers from the premiere and a loss of 36% in total viewers).

6-9pm ET block from Wednesday 4/22 (with increase/decrease from lead-in):
6:00pm Family Feud: 353,000 total; 63K 18-49
6:30pm Lie Detectors (new): 180,000 total; 19K 18-49 (-49% in total viewers; -70% in 18-49)
7:00pm Family Feud: 398,000 total; 76K 18-49 (+55% in total viewers; quadrupled in 18-49)
7:30pm Family Feud: 464,000 total; 109K 18-49 (+14% in total viewers; +30% in 18-49)
8:00pm Idiotest (new): 266,000 total; 68K 18-49 (-43% in total viewers; -37% in 18-49)
8:30pm Idiotest (new): 247,000 total; 54K 18-49 (-7% in total viewers; -21% in 18-49)

Meanwhile, Idiotest hit series lows in total viewers (18-49 unknown). The numbers are displayed right above. At 8pm ET, Idiotest is down 44% in total viewers and 51% in 18-49 viewers over last week. At 8:30pm, Idiotest is down 47% in total viewers and 53% in 18-49 viewers over last week. From half-hour to half-hour, Idiotest dropped 21% and 7% in 18-49 and total viewers, respectively. Both Idiotest episodes were new.

Of course, 19,000 18-49 viewers isn't the worst ever in GSN history. I'm sure Match Game is down there in the morning. But, 19K in the 18-49 demo is probably the lowest 18-49 viewer in the Steve Harvey Family Feud GSN era and even before that with The Newlywed Game and Baggage around from 2009-13. I don't know when the last time a GSN primetime (or near primetime-like the 6-8pm windows) show scored anywhere near 19K 18-49 viewers but if I had to guess, Lie Detectors has hit a seven-year low.


  1. I said Idiotest's numbers might get affected due to LD, and I guess i'm right, but probably not. GSN should get rid of Lie Detectors after this week if the Thursday and Friday numbers bomb. Although Idiotest's numbers were way down from last week, it performed better than Lie Destinkors, a new name I gave it yesterday. At least Harvey rebounded in the 7-8 pm hour. Look at the increase Feud had after LD. This show might as well move to 1 am.

    1. I really don't know where I should put the blame for Idiotest. Lie Detectors completely ruins the flow of the 6-8pm block night after night.

      On the other hand, Feud perked up massively in the 7pm hour, therefore Idiotest shouldn't really have dipped.

      Overall, an off week for Idiotest and Lie Detectors is a cause for bad Idiotest numbers, but not exactly a main cause. It's not like Lie Detectors with the numbers it had led into Idiotest.

    2. Next week I'll post a list of everyone 18-49 who watched LD, along with their address and phone #? Shouldn't be hard if the drops continue.

    3. Tammy Cox-BlockerApril 23, 2015 at 9:15 PM

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    4. "Next week I'll post a list of everyone 18-49 who watched LD, along with their address and phone #? Shouldn't be hard if the drops continue."

      Yeah, if the drops continue, that post might be an empty white space.

  2. Idiotest hits a series low, and it's Lie Detectors' fault. If It Takes a Church hits a series low, Lie Detectors will be to blame for that.

  3. I watched Lie Detectors for the first time earlier today. Kept forgetting it was on at 6:30. It's very boring. Dry humor at its best. $5,000 as a top prize is lousy. The game kept being dragged out over commercial breaks and they could've played about twice as many rounds in that half-hour segment if they didn't keep dragging out the segments. The comedians just aren't that funny either. I won't be watching it again.

  4. no worries black family feud from ferguson with guest host al sharp ton will save the day. more of black gsn.

  5. What a giant turd of a show. Hope they flush it immediately.