Friday, April 17, 2015

Ratings: 'Idiotest', 'It Takes a Church' up in total viewers week-to-week

This past week, Idiotest aired its third week of new episodes (on Wednesday 4/15). Idiotest received 473,000 total viewers at 8pm ET and 463,000 total viewers at 8:30pm. From the prior week, Idiotest is up 31% in total viewers at 8pm and 25% in total viewers at 8:30pm.

Idiotest received 138,000 18-49 viewers at 8pm and 114,000 18-49 viewers at 8:30pm. Idiotest increased 6% in 18-49 viewers at 8pm from the prior week but had a decrease of 24% in 18-49 viewers at 8:30pm from the prior week.

This marks a season high for Idiotest in total viewers.

In three weeks (and six half-hour episodes), Idiotest has averaged 393,000 total viewers and 140,000 18-49 viewers. On average, good total viewer numbers but above and beyond/fantastic 18-49 demo numbers for GSN (for example, new runs of The Chase typically average less 18-49 viewers but a ton more total viewers).

It Takes a Church was up in both 18-49 and total viewers for its fourth week of new episodes (on Thursday 4/16). This marks the halfway point of this season of It Takes a Church. It Takes a Church received 351,000 total viewers and 95,000 18-49 viewers this past Thursday at 8pm ET. This is up 21% in total viewers versus last week and up 40% in 18-49 viewers over last week.

In four weeks, the second season of It Takes a Church has averaged 337,000 total viewers and 80,000 18-49 viewers. Overall, slightly under-performing in both viewership figures, but still stands a chance for renewal. Next renewal odds come out Monday, which will definitely have changes for these two shows with these latest ratings, changes for Baggage On The Road and predictions for Lie Detectors.


  1. Showbuzz has some more details on the 8:00 PM Idiotest. Did 0.11 in 18-49 and 0.13 in 25-54. Good numbers by GSN standards. The show will get another season easy if it maintains anything like these ratings...

  2. Another bit of GSN ratings news from my blog...

    TV Newser says that GSN cooled a little from its torrid pace in the first quarter. But the network still put up decent numbers for the week of April 6-12. 386K/310K/435K viewer averages prime time/total day/extended prime time. GSN ranked 40th, 30th and 35th in the windows.

    1. Those are still great numbers for GSN

  3. Idiotest has a really good chance at getting a 3rd season. It Takes a Church might also have a shot at a 3rd season if the numbers don't go down.

  4. goody that fake ghetto church dating show gets another season? thats why i stopped watching black gsn.