Tuesday, December 29, 2015

GSN Ratings 12/23 and 12/25: 'Idiotest' okay in reruns; 'Chain Reaction' new runs improve on Christmas

Friday, December 25th:

Source: ShowBuzz

8:00pm Chain Reaction (new): 426,000 total viewers/0.10 18-49 HH rating (about 130,000 18-49 viewers); up 31% in total viewers from last week
8:30pm Chain Reaction (new): 399,000 total viwers/0.10 18-49 HH rating (about 130,000 18-49 viewers); up 18% in total viewers from last week; down 6% in total viewers from lead-in

Overall, these two new runs of Chain Reaction are a large improvement in both 18-49 and total viewers over last week. We will see exact 18-49 viewer figures once ratings are made available later.

Wednesday, December 23rd:

10:00pm Idiotest (rerun): 254,000 total viewers/57,000 18-49 viewers
10:30pm Idiotest (rerun): 248,000 total viewers/69,000 18-49 viewers; down 2% in total viewers/up 21% in total viewers from lead-in

This proves how strong Family Feud really is on GSN in comparison. The night before (Tuesday 12/22), an hour of Family Feud at the same time averaged a much more powerful 483,000 total viewers and 134,000 18-49 viewers. Idiotest sticks around because of how young it skews in general. Above, total viewers fell but 18-49's rose big half-hour to half-hour. Still not impressive numbers at all for GSN primetime, but the 18-49 rise means something.

Also take into account for Idiotest on 12/23, 22% (at 10pm) and 28% (at 10:30pm) of the total audience was under 50 years of age, which is quite incredible and young-skewing for GSN.


  1. Good to see it held on a major holiday. At least the 18-49s are better. I think it has a good chance at another season. I wonder how it will do on New Years Day seeing how the only major competition it has is the last half hour of the Rose Bowl and the Sugar Bowl on ESPN. I still think it will do good, but I am a little worried.

    1. The holiday ratings do not matter too much, even though they were good numbers. I'm probably not doing another renewal odds until January 11th because nothing interesting is really happening.

      The numbers that will matter most for Chain Reaction will be January after New Years.

    2. I think it will do well. If The Chase did well on a Friday, so will CR.