Wednesday, April 13, 2016

GSN Ratings 4/12: 'Idiotest' season premiere comes in low (UPDATE: 'THE CHASE') (UPDATE: 'FAMILY FEUD AND FULL 'IDIOTEST' NUMBERS)

GSN Ratings for Tuesday, April 12th (All Times ET):
8:00pm The Chase (rerun): 387,000 total viewers/73,000 18-49 viewers
9:00pm Family Feud: 412,000 total viewers/91,000 18-49 viewers; up 6% in total viewers/up 25% in 18-49 viewers from lead-in
9:30pm Family Feud: 538,000 total viewers/127,000 18-49 viewers; up 31% in total viewers/up 40% in 18-49 viewers from lead-in
10:00pm Idiotest (premiere): 397,000 total viewers/119,000 18-49 viewers; down 26% in total viewers/down 6% in 18-49 viewers from lead-in
10:30pm Idiotest (new): 358,000 total viewers/108,000 18-49 viewers; down 10% in total viewers/down 9% in 18-49 viewers from lead-in
Primetime average: 413,000 total viewers and 99,000 18-49 viewers 

Percentage of viewers under 50 years old per show:
8:00pm The Chase: 18.9%
9:00pm Family Feud: 22.1%
9:30pm Family Feud: 23.6%
10:00pm Idiotest: 30%
10:30pm Idiotest: 30.2%

A piece of good news for Idiotest is that this marks the highest rated hour of Idiotest since June 24, 2015. No hour of Idiotest new runs has averaged as high as last night's premiere did, with 378,000 total viewers, since June 24, 2015.

The Season 2 Idiotest premiere ratings on April 1, 2015 were 388,000 total viewers/148,000 18-49 viewers for the first episode (8pm ET). For the second episode (8:30pm ET), 360,000 total viewers/160,000 18-49 viewers. From the Season 2 to Season 3 premiere, Idiotest is about even in total viewers but down in 18-49 viewers.


  1. It seems they were tired of it.

    1. It seems like the Idiotest premiere was weaker than GSN probably had hoped, but Idiotest ratings fluctuate a lot. We will see how the coming weeks go and interest surrounding Political Idiotest.

  2. The demos could have been better, but viewerwise, back on track. Even with Steve Feud, Idiotest is all on its own.

    1. I will be very curious to see the Harvey Feud ratings at 9pm and 9:30pm. If Harvey Feud had a weaker than usual night, that's fine news for Idiotest. But if Harvey Feud was on-par with what it usually does or more, that's a problem for Idiotest...especially with the fact that the season premiere was well-advertised and far in advance too.