|Family Feud will become the number one syndicated game show|
this season, but not number one consistently. Wheel of Fortune
and Family Feud will switch off as number one and two in
Family Feud: Steve Harvey is simply on a roll. The summer rerun numbers for Family Feud have been elevated from the ABC Celebrity version. Year to year, the syndicated household numbers are up more than 30%.
Year to year, the peak for Family Feud has been climbing and continues to climb at a steady rate:
In 2010-11, a 2.5 HH rating (+1.0 from 2009-10, which is approximate).
In 2011-12, a 3.2 HH rating (+0.7 from 2010-11).
In 2012-13, a 5.4 HH rating (+2.2 from 2011-12, thanks to better, double-run timeslots almost everywhere).
In 2013-14, a 6.3 HH rating (+0.9 from 2012-13).
In 2014-15, a 7.2 HH rating (+0.9 from 2013-14).
The climb year to year is steady and there is no sign of decline for Family Feud any day soon. Have you heard too: ABC's Celebrity Family Feud was the number one new show of the summer and the GSN Harvey Feud rerun numbers are huge too, if not growing.
In short, Family Feud will be the number one syndicated game show at some point of the 2015-16 year, but not consistently. Wheel of Fortune will take first too at times as Pat and Steve will battle it out between one and two. Just once, Family Feud will top Judge Judy as the number one syndicated show, but again, I do not believe that will be consistent.
Ratings prediction for Family Feud: This season's high will top out at an 8.0 in the winter months. It will range between a 6.0 and 7.5 from September to December and then a 8.0 down to a 7.0 into late next Spring.
Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune: The two least interesting of topic here, in my opinion. I think both will stay afloat, if not tick up a little when it comes to the Household rating.
Ratings predictions for Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune will remain flat. At their peaks, I see the same as last year: 7's in the HH rating for Jeopardy! come winter and an 8.0 for Wheel.
|Chris Harrison takes on the role of host for the fourteenth|
season of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire??
Ratings prediction: At the start of the Fall, Millionaire will float at 1.6/1.7 like it has this summer then rise to a 1.8/1.9 average throughout the winter. This will not be enough for an additional season. It's too bad, I like Millionaire when I can see it, but the general trend since 2002 has been declining ratings, which the decline has only accelerated since 2013.
Celebrity Name Game: I actually think some bright news will come for Craig Ferguson in his upcoming sophomore season. Although I do not see a Feud-like ratings uptick, I see Celebrity Name Game averaging a 1.4/1.5 as the season goes on. Celebrity Name Game averaged a 1.2/1.3 in its first season.
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