Friday, June 17, 2016

GSN Ratings 6/16: 'Winsanity' down from premiere versus NBA Finals (UPDATE: 'FAMILY FEUD' NUMBERS) (UPDATE: ALL 18-49 NUMBERS NOW AVAILABLE)

GSN ratings for Thursday, June 16th (All Times ET):
8:00pm Family Feud: 620,000 total viewers/190,000 18-49 viewers
8:30pm Family Feud: 710,000 total viewers/193,000 18-49 viewers; up 15% in total viewers/up 2% in 18-49 viewers from lead-in
9:00pm Winsanity (new): 351,000 total viewers/123,000 18-49 viewers; down 31% in total viewers/up <1% in 18-49 viewers from last week; down 49% in total viewers/down 36% in 18-49 viewers from lead-in
9:30pm Winsanity (new): 311,000 total viewers/109,000 18-49 viewers; down 25% in total viewers/up 5% in 18-49 viewers from last week;  down 11% in total viewers/down 11% in 18-49 viewers from lead-in
10:00pm Family Feud: 339,000 total viewers/119,000 18-49 viewers; up 9% in total viewers/up 9% in 18-49 viewers from lead-in
10:30pm Family Feud: 373,000 total viewers/105,000 18-49 viewers; up 10% in total viewers/down 12% in 18-49 viewers from lead-in

Primetime average: 451,000 total viewers and 140,000 18-49 viewers

Percentage of viewers under 50 years of age (and approximate median viewer age):
8:00pm Family Feud: 30.6% (56 years old)
8:30pm Family Feud: 27.2% (62 years old)
9:00pm Winsanity (new): 35.0% (50 years old)
9:30pm Winsanity (new): 35.0% (50 years old)
10:00pm Family Feud: 35.1% (50 years old)
10:30pm Family Feud: 28.2% (61 years old)

The good news for Winsanity: The only real good news is that the median viewer age is down significantly from last week. It came at a cost at a big loss in total viewers. Winsanity did skew as young or younger than the surrounding episodes of Family Feud, but still not necessarily good news since Feud had higher 18-49 and total viewers.

The bad news for Winsanity: A big drop in 18-49 and total viewers from Family Feud and a big drop in 18-49 and total viewers from the 9pm to 9:30pm Winsanity. Of course, more bad news is the sizable total viewer drop from last week.


  1. 9-11 pm seemed off compared to the last couple of Thursdays. The 18-49s were good, but the viewer numbers were average. Even Feud at 10 was not at its hot pace. I guess the NBA really did impact the 9-11 pm hour.

    1. NBA Finals has to be it-we will see for sure next Thursday (6/23) when competition is a lot lighter.

    2. Here's an interesting observation. I wonder if ABC's Sunday Fun And Games block beginning June 26th will impact Harvey Feud. It seemed like last summer, CFF took away some of the Harvey Feud GSN viewers.

      BTW, Family Feud averaged a 7.2 rating throughout the week of May 30th-June 3rd. Compared to the week of May 25th to May 29th last year, Feud had a 6.0. According to TV News Check, FF grew 14% year to year while Wheel declined 8% and Jeopardy! tumbled 13%. I think there may be a new game show leader.

    3. Agreed Feud is a leader. Great observation and I expect another rise next year.

      I wonder how SONY is feeling about this.

    4. I'm sure Sony isn't freaking out. It's two of their highest rated properties, so they're happy about that. The execs at Fremantle however are probably laughing evilly that Steve has taken down Alex, Pat and Vanna. Wheel could have a big rise and take the lead back from Steve.

    5. I would be a little panicked if I were SONY. Think about if those shows drop another 8% or 13% next year.

      On the other hand, Harvey is not going to last forever. His current contract ends in either 2020 or 2021. After that, I believe Harvey's years hosting Family Feud are numbered.