Monday, January 11, 2016

GSN Ratings 1/8: 'Chain Reaction' remains strong (UPDATE: FULL 18-49'S AND 'FAMILY FEUD' NUMBERS NOW AVAILABLE)

GSN Ratings for Friday, January 8th (All Times ET):
7:30pm Family Feud: 642,000 total viewers/154,000 18-49 viewers
8:00pm Chain Reaction (new): 596,000 total viewers/139,000 18-49 viewers; up 4% in total viewers/down 24% in 18-49 viewers from last week; down 7% in total viewers/down 10% in 18-49 viewers from lead-in
8:30pm Chain Reaction (new): 599,000 total viewers/111,000 18-49 viewers; up 14% in total viewers/down 32% in 18-49 viewers from last week; up <1% in total viewers/down 20% in 18-49 viewers from lead-in
9:00pm Family Feud: 503,000 total viewers/120,000 18-49 viewers; down 16% in total viewers/up 8% in 18-49 viewers from lead-in
9:30pm Family Feud: 541,000 total viewers/119,000 18-49 viewers; up 8% in total viewers/down 1% in 18-49 viewers from lead-in

Update: More digging into past Chain Reaction ratings. Last night's Chain Reaction placed 2nd and 3rd place in total viewers in the whole series since July. 1st place was 621,000 total viewers on July 30th.

Friday night's Chain Reaction was the highest rated hour (averaging both episodes) in total viewers of new episodes of Mike Catherwood-hosted Chain Reaction yet since and including the premiere. 


  1. Wow, with Chase and Chain Reaction performing well on Fridays, I wouldn't be surprised if they decided to try out more originals in that slot on Friday nights. Do you think GSN will put Idiotest on fridays to see if it works?

  2. I hope not, but they might if Season 3 is Idiotest's last one. We all know that Chase and CR are on Fridays for one reason only -- because GSN doesn't plan on renewing either one. Otherwise, why not just leave them on the same nights as before? It's not as if they were doing poorly on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    Wouldn't be surprised if Skin Wars gets moved to Fridays as well, when GSN loses interest after Season 4 or 5.

  3. Idiotest is more of a priority show for GSN. They are probably going to air Idiotest before/after Skin Wars again. But who knows, it's GSN. Anything goes with this network.

    I would not wait to give Idiotest a try on Fridays during the summer months, when I think Friday night is much more of a death slot in the summer than over the colder months.

    1. Hopefully if someone at GSN has a brain, they would renew The Chase and Chain Reaction. Because you want shows to fill the schedule and perform very well in viewers. If GSN gets rid of them because of a "weak" 18-49 demo, that's just dumb. Although CR could be heading to syndication this upcoming fall so hope that happens. Chase could end up on network TV. Go to ABC because CFF is a hit for them and they got revivals of To Tell The Truth and $100,000 Pyramid coming soon.