Saturday, September 26, 2015

GSN Ratings 9/16: 'Steampunk'd', 'Family Feud' and 'Idiotest' rerun poorly

We have gotten around to receiving the GSN primetime ratings from last Wednesday. This is the night where GSN pre-empted Steampunk'd and Idiotest new runs in favor of the Republican Debate on CNN, which drew record breaking numbers for CNN and cable historically. It was a smart move for GSN to move new runs of their originals away from the debate, as a lot of the rest of television hurt because of the Debate.

GSN Ratings 9/16 (all Times ET):
7:30pm Family Feud: 548,000 total viewers; 141,000 18-49 viewers
8:00pm Steampunk'd (rerun): 184,000 total viewers; 58,000 18-49 viewers
9:00pm Family Feud: 252,000 total viewers; 79,000 18-49 viewers
9:30pm Family Feud: 286,000 total viewers; 75,000 18-49 viewers
10:00pm Idiotest (rerun): 186,000 total viewers; 55,000 18-49 viewers
10:30pm Idiotest (rerun): 159,000 total viewers; 58,000 18-49 viewers
GSN primetime average (8-11pm): 209,000 total viewers; 64,000 18-49 viewers

In summary, debates hurt GSN. The whole night was just poor and GSN, because of this, should always considering adding a one-week hiatus for new episodes of originals when a major political debate is on. Debates kill GSN.

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