Saturday, May 28, 2016

GSN Ratings 5/26: 'Family Feud' proves strong again

GSN Ratings for Thursday, May 26th (All Times ET):
8:30pm Family Feud: 571,000 total viewers/0.16 18-49 household rating (approximately 200,000 18-49 viewers)
9:00pm Family Feud: 650,000 total viewers/0.16 18-49 household rating (approximately 200,000 18-49 viewers)

The above two Family Feud airings were in the top 100 most-watched cable shows (in total viewers) for May 26th. The 8:30pm Feud episode was 74th and the 9pm Feud episode was 66th. This is a regular occurrence for Harvey Feud reruns on GSN (just not mentioned at this blog often).

For typical GSN ratings standards, these two Family Feud episodes were very above average in both 18-49 and total viewers. For a non-Family Feud program on GSN in or near primetime*, the above two runs of Harvey Feud are about 50% above the GSN average in total viewers and approximately double the GSN 18-49 viewer average.

*If there is such a thing as a "non-Family Feud program" on GSN since 16 of 21 hours of the primetime lineup are Harvey Feud. Two-fifths (40%) of the entire weekly GSN schedule consists of Family Feud (O'Hurley and Harvey).


  1. Well some good news for Millionaire and bad for Steve fans. In Detroit a second run of Steve's talk show at 9 every morning is replaced w/ the canceled FabLife. Fablife was on daily at 3 p.m., which will now be double run Millionaire, upgraded from the 2 a.m. single ep. slot. This should give a boost to local ratings and hopefully maybe .1 extra nationwide.

    1. Good for FabLife failing because it's good for Millionaire. Other affiliates may be making similar changes through the Fall which could push Millionaire up a tenth or more-depending on how many stations improve timeslots and how big the adjustment is.

    2. Most shows that get canceled get moved to either early morning or late night. My affiliate still has the Millionaire double run at 10 am, but that might change by fall.

      BTW, the third night of 500 Questions did okay for Saturday night. It had 2.6 million and a 0.4 in the demo. It was ABC's most watched program of the night. I fear how the show will do on Tuesday against the premiere of America's Got Talent. But it held well last year against it, so I guess it shouldn't do terribly.

    3. Good looking out Tammy since i live in Detroit but CBS Detroit should've had it at 3pm in the 1st place hopefully it stays that way once September comes around