Sunday, February 21, 2016

GSN Ratings Sunday 2/14 primetime ('Family Feud') and Monday 2/15 daytime ('Catch 21' and 'The Pyramid')

Source: ProgrammingInsider (Douglas Pucci) from Sunday 2/14 and Monday 2/15

GSN primetime ratings for Sunday, February 14th (All Times ET):
8:00pm Family Feud: 650,000 total viewers/197,000 18-49 viewers (30.3% of audience <50 y/o)
8:30pm Family Feud: 659,000 total viewers/224,000 18-49 viewers (34% of audience <50 y/o)
9:00pm Family Feud: 597,000 total viewers/224,000 18-49 viewers (37.5% of audience <50 y/o)
9:30pm Family Feud: 668,000 total viewers/265,000 18-49 viewers (39.7% of audience <50 y/o)

Absolutely fantastic ratings for Steve Harvey Family Feud reruns, especially in comparison versus the prior Sunday (Super Bowl Sunday) in nearly the same timeslot. This block was also the "Valentine's Day Family Feud marathon", which was promoted by GSN but not any different scheduling-wise. The above numbers are fantastic in many ways. 

The total viewer numbers were beyond spectacular in a week (February 8-14) where the primetime average was 464,000 total viewers. This means somewhere in GSN primetime, a certain chunk is weighing down the GSN average but I am clueless as to where. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday night all contain two hours of Family Feud at some point between 8-11pm ET while on Wednesday and Friday night, only one hour of Harvey Feud at 9pm and 9:30pm ET. Something must be on the weak side somewhere, pulling in only about 300,000 total viewers for at least an hour of primetime per week.

Last for Harvey Feud on 2/14: The 18-49's were fantastic. For the 9:30pm run, never have I seen an 18-49 number that high outside of a few rare new runs of Skin Wars. The median viewer age for all four episodes was fantastic too, averaging around 45 to 55 years old.

GSN daytime ratings for Monday, February 15th (All Times ET):
2:00pm Catch 21: 510,000 total viewers/84,000 18-49 viewers (16.5% of audience <50 y/o)
2:30pm The Pyramid: 441,000 total viewers/97,000 18-49 viewers (22% of audience <50 y/o)

Very good showings for both shows, considering The Pyramid (as I stated in a comment the other day and on a schedule change post not too long ago) must have cycled through its 38 episodes in the 2:30pm timeslot at least ten times now, if not closer to 20, since its induction in that timeslot in 2013. It must also be considered that this was Presidents' Day when a lot of America was off from work. With ratings, definitely old-skewing but GSN should be very satisfied with this hour and another sign that a daytime schedule change is not imminent.


  1. Good to see a rerun of Catch 21 still pull in big ratings. This is another show I like to see revived, but with GSN, I doubt that will happen. I like to see how Chain Reaction did at 3 pm.

  2. Steve Harvey's Family Feud is the Teen Titans Go! of GSN.

    *Both have main stars who start to act like assholes to others.
    *both have unfunny humor.
    *Both have way too many marathons.
    *Both are parodies of their former selves.

    Need I say more?

    1. Funny you compare the networks that way, because I was also going to say CN is the same, airing TTG way too often. Though it does seem they're cutting back a little bit in favor of some new originals, like my new favorite, We Bare Bears.

      I can almost certainly say this:

      "Ice Bear needs more camera time."

  3. Believe or not Scott T., I think Cartoon Network itself has become Adult Swim for kids who want to be future stoners/potheads.

    But that's just me!